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May 28, 2012 7:56:49 PM

I am looking to buy a new gpu that is around $130. I have a 450w power supply. The card must be able to out perform a 7750

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May 28, 2012 8:08:40 PM

6770, 7770, or gtx550Ti all fill your requirements
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May 28, 2012 8:11:23 PM

adzx said:
The cards I'd think of are:
The7770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and the 560 ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They both outperform the 7750.


thanks for the quick response. Do you think this 7770 would be better than the 560 ti? and would i need more psu since it says requirement 450w and it is factory oc'd?


http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

edit: would this one be better? http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

also, should I consider the 550ti over the 7770?
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May 28, 2012 8:29:45 PM

To calculate your psu wattage, use either of these:
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index...

The 7770 would definitely use a lot less wattage than the rest of those cards because it's from the 7xxx series which are a lot less power consuming and.

I'm not fond of nvidia cards, so I wouldn't really know what to choose, but the 560 ti seems like it'd be the most powerful because it's of the highest range e.g. the 570 wouldn't be as good as the 580 etc.
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May 28, 2012 8:30:58 PM

Also, to decide on which version of whichever card you choose, just look for reviews on the cards.
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May 28, 2012 9:00:16 PM

Versus the similarly priced 6770 and 550 TI, the 7770 is much faster. Reference 7770s are right behind the reference 6850 in performance and the most factory overclocked 7770s (a more than 15% faster than reference model is available for under $140) can fight it out with 6870s. The GTX 560 TI is still the fastest card. A very highly overclocked 7770 could catch a reference 560 TI, but it won't beat an overclocked 560 TI. However, the 7770 will be cheaper and use far less power than the 560 TI. A highly overclocked 7770 would use less power than the reference 560 TI. Heck, a highly overclocked 7770 would use less power than a reference 560 or reference 6870, despite beating them in performance.
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May 28, 2012 10:14:17 PM

blazorthon said:
Versus the similarly priced 6770 and 550 TI, the 7770 is much faster. Reference 7770s are right behind the reference 6850 in performance and the most factory overclocked 7770s (a more than 15% faster than reference model is available for under $140) can fight it out with 6870s. The GTX 560 TI is still the fastest card. A very highly overclocked 7770 could catch a reference 560 TI, but it won't beat an overclocked 560 TI. However, the 7770 will be cheaper and use far less power than the 560 TI. A highly overclocked 7770 would use less power than the reference 560 TI. Heck, a highly overclocked 7770 would use less power than a reference 560 or reference 6870, despite beating them in performance.



So the 7770 would be the best choice over the 550 TI?
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May 28, 2012 10:27:40 PM

pagethepwn said:
So the 7770 would be the best choice over the 550 TI?

YES!

i do like my 550ti but given the chance i would swap it out with a 7770 so fast that my computer may not be completely powered down before i am done.
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May 28, 2012 10:32:11 PM

pagethepwn said:
So the 7770 would be the best choice over the 550 TI?

Definitely.
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May 28, 2012 10:33:50 PM

Theres the GTX 560 SE also, which I believe is on par with a 460.
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May 28, 2012 10:36:24 PM

Thanks for all the responses. Is there any card that is better than the 7770 and only maybe 20 bucks more?

edit: should I spend the extra cash and get a 6850?
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May 28, 2012 10:46:30 PM

Yes, I think the 6850 is worth it. Might even find one on sale for your price point.

Or you could pick up a nicer 7770 with a better cooler and factory overclock.
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May 28, 2012 10:53:29 PM

pagethepwn said:
Thanks for all the responses. Is there any card that is better than the 7770 and only maybe 20 bucks more?

edit: should I spend the extra cash and get a 6850?


for a 7% performance increase? meh.
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May 28, 2012 11:01:34 PM

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