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February 17, 2012 2:21:22 AM

Im thinking of upgrading my computers gfx card.
I currently have a radeon hd 5770

My budget is 200$ but if you suggest something less than that I wont complain. There are a lot of choices so I would like to get the most performance for my money. I don't have a preference whether its nvidia or radeon.

Please any help would be welcomed. I would look this stuff up on my own but I am currently without a computer and have to use my smartphone. It just takes a long time so please suggestions will be welcomed

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 2:36:28 AM

You can always get a second HD 5770, but TBH it's not really a worthwhile route.
At a $200 range, go for a GTX 560:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its performance is equal to an HD 6870, but take into account nVidia's better drives, Physx, and EVGA's warranty and service, it wins.
February 17, 2012 2:51:05 AM

Is that the evga 560 fermi? The link wasn't working but I was just looking at that
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 7:33:11 PM

tph15 said:
Is that the evga 560 fermi? The link wasn't working but I was just looking at that

Yes it is.
February 17, 2012 8:04:37 PM

ok now should i spring for the ti for 20 dollars more or should i go for the radeon hd 6870?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 8:18:29 PM

tph15 said:
ok now should i spring for the ti for 20 dollars more or should i go for the radeon hd 6870?

The GTX 560 Ti is an excellent choice as well.
From the benchmarks I've seen between with the GTX 560 and GTX 560 Ti, there is a 10% to 15% difference in performance.
However, you can always overclock a GTX 560 to GTX 560 Ti performance, or slighty more.
If you are willing to spend the extra $20, go for it.
February 17, 2012 8:19:36 PM

plus i could oc the ti as well. i think ill go with the ti thank you
February 17, 2012 8:24:21 PM

Wait a minute why would you recommend anything over the brand new 7770. Its a pretty beastly card for the performance. Gets 30 FPS at 1920x1080 on ultra settings. thats pretty legit for something that is 170 bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Something to look at. Plus less power,heat, and noise.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 8:45:51 PM

mourice12 said:
Wait a minute why would you recommend anything over the brand new 7770. Its a pretty beastly card for the performance. Gets 30 FPS at 1920x1080 on ultra settings. thats pretty legit for something that is 170 bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Something to look at. Plus less power,heat, and noise.

The GTX 560 Ti outperforms the HD 7770 by a noticeable margin (by about 25 to 30 FPS in most games benchmarked).
It also overclocks to GTX 570 performance and beyond.
The HD 7770 barely surpasses an HD 6850, and when overclocked, it probably only reaches HD 6870 performance AT MOST.
So yes, recommending anything besides an entry to mid level card that needs better pricing is perfectly fine.
February 17, 2012 8:49:21 PM

in the benchmarks ive seen the 7770 beats the 560 and 560 ti
February 17, 2012 8:50:08 PM

ok so heres teh thing. my psu 630 watts. i have 8 gigs of ram and the penom 2 quad core 965. will i be able to use this card?
February 17, 2012 8:54:19 PM

the r7770 uses like 150 watts, 560 ti uses are 225+.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 9:03:21 PM

tph15 said:
ok so heres teh thing. my psu 630 watts. i have 8 gigs of ram and the penom 2 quad core 965. will i be able to use this card?

That's more than enough for the GTX 560 Ti.
You can also overclcok the GPU and CPU, and most likely have some headroom left.

@Mourice12 Which benchmarks specifically?All is not majority of the ones on Tom's, Anand, Guru3D, and so on show the GTX 560 Ti significantly surpassing the HD 7770:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7750-and-77...

Look at the other gaming benchmarks as well.

February 17, 2012 9:09:11 PM

ok thats good because ill definitely overclock the psu. im not sure what the future holds for my cpu but i might possibly oc it someday
a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 9:14:21 PM

tph15 said:
ok thats good because ill definitely overclock the psu. im not sure what the future holds for my cpu but i might possibly oc it someday

You mean GPU, right?
I definitely wouldn't recommend overclocking you PSU :lol: 
Yeah, these acronyms can get confusing.
February 17, 2012 9:47:11 PM

Nah I know the acronyms just typed wrong lol. Been a long week
February 17, 2012 9:48:19 PM

Kk so ima gonna buy the 560 ti and over clock it thanks for ur help sir
a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2012 10:03:50 PM

No problem.
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