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HELP I do not know alot about graphics card and need answers.

I was at micro center and I saw some really nice graphics cards and have questions.

1) Does anyone have the 550ti? If so tell me the windows index experience.

2) It has an mini hdmi. Is there a difference resolution wise, if so what are they?

3) Which is better for my setup Radeon 7770, Radeon 7750 or 550ti?

hee is my setup to help with your decision.


intel i5 2500k @ 3.30ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 mobo
8gb of Kingston Hyper x
1 tb of hitachi deskstar
460 watt psu
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  1. Performance goes as follows:

    HD 7770 > GTX 550 Ti > HD 7750.

    Resolution wise, connector has little to do with it unless you go into extremely high resolutions (2560x1600 for example).

    Lastly, don't look at windows experience index. It's piece of crap. Check benchmarks instead, like this one:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-6.html
  2. I am an nvida guy and will probably go with the GTX 550 ti because it uses very little power but i still need to know what the windows experience index is for it. Is it a good pair for a 23" asus 2ms response time 1920x1080 monitor?
  3. Aslong as your gaming on 1 if your gaming on both at the same time the preformance will be horrible.
  4. Depends on your definition of 'good'. HD 7770 uses way less power than GTX 550 Ti, but I respect your wish to stay with Nvidia, so be it. Why do you need windows experience index? It has nothing to do with graphics performance. AT ALL. Its score depends on CPU and RAM, even though it says it's graphics score!
  5. Sunius said:
    Performance goes as follows:

    HD 7770 > GTX 550 Ti > HD 7750.

    Resolution wise, connector has little to do with it unless you go into extremely high resolutions (2560x1600 for example).

    Lastly, don't look at windows experience index. It's piece of crap. Check benchmarks instead, like this one:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-6.html


    Thank you for the advice would the 550 ti be a good pair with a 23" asus 2ms response time led hd 1920x1080 monitor??

    here is my monitor.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+23%26%2334%3B+Widescreen+LED+Monitor/3706239.p?id=1218428704344&skuId=3706239
  6. Sunius said:
    Depends on your definition of 'good'. HD 7770 uses way less power than GTX 550 Ti, but I respect your wish to stay with Nvidia, so be it. Why do you need windows experience index? It has nothing to do with graphics performance. AT ALL. Its score depends on CPU and RAM, even though it says it's graphics score!


    Thank you for the help which is a better deal for the price?? Are there any really good deals out there on other cards??
  7. Well, you probably won't max out all recent games, only most of them :lol: On some more demanding ones you'll have to turn down a few settings (like battlefield 3 or witcher 2).

    Also, I think they are on par as far as price/performance ratio.
  8. What is your budget? If your budget is around $130 the AMD HD 7770 is the best card for the money. The 550 ti/7750/7770 are all very good cards in a performance per dollar prospective but the HD 7770 is much better since its performance is better and consumes less energy than the 550ti. If you want more performance and a reasonable price then the AMD 6870 or the nvidia 560 would be what your looking for. Above that would be the AMD 7870.
  9. If your using a 8800 gt the hd 7700 is only going to be about 60% faster with support of directx 11 and more ram. You might want to get the HD 7870 if you want to see double. Or you could by a HD 7850 with an AMD logo right above its connector pins and overclock it. They can overclock extremely well which will allow you to surpass a 7870's default performance. Sapphire Trixx or MSI afterburner with its EULA agreed upon would be the software you'd use for this.
  10. My budget is around $150 how good is the 560
  11. firo40 said:
    Aslong as your gaming on 1 if your gaming on both at the same time the preformance will be horrible.



    What do you mean
  12. 2fast4thetown_down said:
    My budget is around $150 how good is the 560


    Then your budget would get you a AMD HD 7770. Do you want to explore overclocking? If yes then, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664. It support MSI afterburner for overvolting though you have to agree to its EULA.
    If not then this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

    If you use take advantage of MSI's mail in rebate they'll cost the same but the other save you money instantly even though your not guaranteed to get overvoltage support from MSI Afterburner or Sapphire Trixx.
  13. Are they both crossfirex capable
  14. Best answer
    For $150, this is what you should get.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0381819
    If you want AMD, get this instead.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354216

    Both of them are much better than the 770 or the 550 Ti. However, they are older and use more power than the newer cards. Still, you should be fine with a 460W PSU.
  15. the 7770 needs a 600 watt, the 550ti only needs a 400 watt. I can not use that I have a 460 watt psu.
  16. That's all gibberish to get you to buy a better PSU. As long as you have a reliable PSU, 450W will be fine for a 6850/GTX 460. I'm using a 460 on a 430W PSU.
  17. 2fast4thetown_down said:
    the 7770 needs a 600 watt, the 550ti only needs a 400 watt. I can not use that I have a 460 watt psu.


    Assuming you have a power supply capable of "continuous power" you only need a 250w PSU to power a system running a HD 7770. Though you'll be on the bleeding edge leaving little room for overclocking or expansion.
  18. Also you forget that the 7770 is much more energy efficient then the 550ti. Were did you get the assumption that it is less energy efficient. AMD GPU architectures have generally been more energy efficient.
  19. 2fast4thetown_down said:
    Are they both crossfirex capable

    Yes

    Anonymous said:
    For $150, this is what you should get.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0381819
    If you want AMD, get this instead.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354216

    Both of them are much better than the 770 or the 550 Ti. However, they are older and use more power than the newer cards. Still, you should be fine with a 460W PSU.


    If you cannot find any HD 6870 at the Geforce 560's price then you should go with nvidia. The HD 6850/HD 7770 competes with the neutered 560 SE.
  20. 2fast4thetown_down said:
    I was at micro center and I saw some really nice graphics cards and have questions.

    1) Does anyone have the 550ti? If so tell me the windows index experience.

    2) It has an mini hdmi. Is there a difference resolution wise, if so what are they?

    3) Which is better for my setup Radeon 7770, Radeon 7750 or 550ti?


    1) yes . .ok

    2) never used it DVI FTW! i do not believe there is any difference, it depends on the screen.
    3) 7770 hands down.

    i have my 550ti overclocked with presicionX to 1033 (just 83 more than the SC setting from EVGA) and i have no problems getting 40-45 fps in BF3 (single player) crysis2, BFBC2 and it screams through far cry2 on ultra/high setting @1920x1080.

    though had 7770s been out when i put my rig together, i would have reached for that . . .
  21. Best answer selected by 2fast4thetown_down.
  22. I just learned I can crossfire x 1 7770 and 1 7750 is that a good idea??
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