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Does the 6770 have enough power?

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July 28, 2011 4:14:23 AM

I am looking at a whole new system for under 600 and i was wondering if the Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 has enough power to handle all my games at at least 720p ( Borderlands, Darksiders, Bad Company 2, Metro 2033) . It will be paired with a phenom II x4 955 and 8gb of DDR3 1600. If there is another one for a bit more that would be even worth the money then let me know. Thanks for the help

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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 4:19:20 AM

6850 is another option, unless you plan to Xfire the 6770, with a 600 budget you could do way better, there's something you're wasting to much money on.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 4:20:56 AM

Oh okay, its the 8GB of RAM, completely unnecessary.
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July 28, 2011 4:28:33 AM

Well, here is the build ( i already have a hard drive and an optical drive)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz

Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5

MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600

Antec Earthwatts EA-650 GREEN 650W Power Supply

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming Case ( i know this does not play a part but i put it anyway)

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
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July 28, 2011 5:14:07 AM

I would personally suggest skimping a bit on the ram to maybe 4GB and splurging a bit more money to get a motherboard supporting crossfire and an HD 6850. This will allow you to later on being able to add another 6850 increase your performance by large margins.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 5:19:19 AM

If the goal is no higher then 720P then you should honestly be well off. The 5770/6770 cards run games really well at 720p. Most games run well at even higher res on those cards at decent settings.
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July 28, 2011 5:26:50 AM

Well, my monitor supports 1080p so i could play it at that resolution. What about a a 6790? Would it change much?
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 5:54:50 AM

A 6790 is a little faster due to the 256 bit memory bus, but its not worlds faster or anything. Either card will handle some games fine at 1080P, though the ideal gaming res for a 6770 for sure is something around 1440x900. It will just depend on the game and eye candy settings. You wont be able to do Metro 2033 though maxed out at that 1080p on those cards though. You would have to have at least two 6770 cards running in Crossfire, as Metro is a card crusher. If you really want to know more, you probably should google for HD 6770 and 6790 reviews.
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July 28, 2011 7:36:05 AM

I agree with the above. Drop the RAM down to 4gb, more than that isn't really necessary and you can always add more later. Also drop your versions of Window 7 down to Home from Pro. These things should easily save you enough to get an HD6850 instead on an HD6770. The PSU is also more powerful than you need unless you plan to crossfire. If you don't you could save some money there too.
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July 28, 2011 6:16:33 PM

Best answer selected by Gallagher1991.
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July 28, 2011 6:22:47 PM

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