Getting a new card very very soon and with the release of the 7770 today I'm contemplating of getting it over the 5850 and 6790/6850/70 but I was wondering on other peoples opinions on the 7770, Should I get it at (supposedly) $179 or wait until the 20th to get the 7850?
Would an amd triple core bottleneck? and I play at 1280 x 1024, im not a heavy gamer if anything I would play Wow or GTA and maybe skyrim (I understand it is a demanding game) I've looked at benchmarks for the 7770 and it seems mid range and i was looking to get the SO version
It's a good card, slower than 6850 (let alone 6870), good temperatures with reference cooler (which means aftermarket cooler will be very good), very efficient, overclocks extremely well, recommendedly priced by AMD at $160.
Basically this card is good, but very stupidly priced in my opinion. By this price you can even get an aftermarket cooler such as IceQ, 6870, which is much much better.
7770 not so much a good card. Anand has it closer to between the 6850 and 6870 while toms has it at the 6850 if its lucky. At $160ish, its a joke. If it performs around a 6850 but costs more, there is little point to it. As mentioned you are better off just buying a 6850/6870 in this case. (unless or until it comes down $130 price point, or as I prefer the $100 price point.)
I do like what I see in the 7750. No PCIe plug, small PCB, and nearly 5770 level performance??? WOW. Great HTPC card and at a similar price to the 5770 it's priced correctly as well. Good job on the 7750, not so much on the 7770.