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February 15, 2012 12:37:13 PM

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?

Budget is £140-£150 ($220)

CPU: AMD ATHLON X3 3.2GHZ 450
PSU: Alpine 650W
4GB DDR3 Ram

Thank you all.

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February 15, 2012 1:01:07 PM

I would also like to know this. I have an i3 build and want to add a Graphics Card, but I
have been on the fence between getting a 6850, or a 6870, or wait on the new 7XXX series.

Price is key, and the current price for a 6850 is $120, 6870 is $150.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 1:02:56 PM

First off, your CPU is a bottleneck. As well your RAM in some cases.

The 7770 is a decent card - it gives about 85-95% of the performance of the 560TI but is cheaper, runs a good 10-20c cooler at full load than the 560TI, and uses less energy.

Take a look here:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/02/14/xfx_r7770_bla...

What resolution do you play at? That would greatly help determining what video card you may want to look at.
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February 15, 2012 1:10:57 PM

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
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 1:13:01 PM

I agree with you, Chainzsaw, but if the OP can get a 6870 or even a 6850 for cheap, he'll be better. Gaming wise, they're better unfortunately.

All of the cards mentioned should handle everything at medium or high in 1080p and 1920x1200 even.

Cheers!
February 15, 2012 1:17:14 PM

The 7770 seems close to the 6870, and it's main draws is that it pulls less power, and runs much cooler. I have a CX430 Watt Power Supply, but it should handle either one of the cards.

Any idea when the 7770 XFX will launch? I intend to game at no resolution higher then 1080P.
February 15, 2012 1:19:18 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
The 7770 seems close to the 6870, and it's main draws is that it pulls less power, and runs much cooler. I have a CX430 Watt Power Supply, but it should handle either one of the cards.

Any idea when the 7770 XFX will launch? I intend to game at no resolution higher then 1080P.



Its already launched, launched today
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 1:19:22 PM

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.

So, get a 6870 :) .
February 15, 2012 1:24:22 PM

Does anyone know when the 7800 series will be coming out? I read somewhere it may be around the 20th Feb.
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 1:28:13 PM

sammyboy2 said:
Does anyone know when the 7800 series will be coming out? I read somewhere it may be around the 20th Feb.

I think next month.
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 1:36:08 PM

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.
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