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February 22, 2012 12:45:38 PM

I am looking to buy a new graphics card and was looking at the 6670/6750/6770 or 7770.
can anyone give me and advice on which card my budget is up to £120 and i can get the 7770 for £120
my monitor res if 1440*900 but i am going to buy a new monitor soon 1920*1080
i would like to play skyrim on med/high at a nice frame rate.
or does anyone have any other suggestions.

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February 22, 2012 12:59:02 PM

mentalhomer said:
I am looking to buy a new graphics card and was looking at the 6670/6750/6770 or 7770.
can anyone give me and advice on which card my budget is up to £120 and i can get the 7770 for £120
my monitor res if 1440*900 but i am going to buy a new monitor soon 1920*1080
i would like to play skyrim on med/high at a nice frame rate.
or does anyone have any other suggestions.



Here is a benchmark for some medium gameplay ...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-...


Here is a benchmark for some high gameplay ...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-...



Honestly there are so many options now with video cards it makes things easy if you can sort through it all. It is nice to have options. I would say honestly with a 1920x1080p setup you might want to aim higher in terms how you want to play this game. I purchased a 560 Ti 1 GB card at $199.99 after MIR at the time which was the cheapest I had seen it but if I had more money I would have gotten a 2 GB Powercolor 6950 and flashed it to a 6970. Seriously think about playing Skyrim on Ultra and yes you can do that with a 560 Ti. I actually saw a 560 Ti 1 GB card at $150 recently on NCIX but it may have just been a promotional thing as NCIX started selling a certain company's cards again.

I also recommend you consider buying a card used. Just ask to see it tested properly and if the person will give you the card for an hour or so to test on your home computer that is even better. I got a 9800 GT that way long ago and saved myself $50+ at the time.
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February 22, 2012 1:03:40 PM

7770 is the best performing of those options, but a 6850 performs a little better and can usually be found for less.
a c 84 U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 1:05:11 PM

an hd 7770 is performing like an hd 6850 which is good so no need to buy any of them that u have given there go for sapphire hd 7770 you will be happy with that upgrade have a good day.:) 

for clearification look at this:- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...
a c 171 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
February 22, 2012 1:21:11 PM

What's the cost of the 6850? What's the cost of the 6790?
March 17, 2012 5:56:47 AM

Between the two definitely get a 7770. For almost the same price you get better performance with less power consumption! 7770 has a TDP of 80w whereas the 6790 consumes around 150w. No sense buying a more power hungry card with less performance.

EDIT: It would be better if you can get the 6850 since it outperforms both 7770 & 6790 and consumes less power than the 6790 too.
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