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June 16, 2012 4:42:12 AM

So, I'm about to upgrade soon, and I was planning on getting the HD 5770, but just today my friend suggested a 7750 as my budget could probably handle it, so I checked it out, honestly I couldn't find much helpful results on google, except a theoretical compare between the two of them on hwcompare.com which showed that the HD 5770 is better in terms of performance, while the HD 7750 is better in terms of power consumption, and I found a thread on these forums actually, but it was a HD 6770 vs HD 7750 instead, and since HD 5770 and HD 6770 are pretty much similar, I thought that thread would help, but that thread had both people saying the HD 7750 is overall better and others saying the HD 5770 is better, so I'm kinda confused here, I get that the HD 7750 consumes less power, but is it also better at performance than the HD 5770? I also see that the HD 7750 is slightly more expensive than the HD 5770, so I'm not really sure here, but what really matters to me now is to know which of them is better at PERFORMANCE? Also is the HD 7750 worth the extra money if I'm going for gaming? (Gonna be gaming at 1440x900)

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June 16, 2012 4:53:05 AM

HD 6850 is much better than both
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June 16, 2012 5:02:01 AM

7750 is near the performance of the 5770, 5770 = 6770, only difference between the 7750 and the 5770/6770 is a very very minor performance difference and uses around 60w + requires no external pcie power connection.
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June 16, 2012 5:11:04 AM

This line here is all you needed to say: "Gonna be gaming at 1440x900"


For the 5770 vs 7750, honestly newer is better, they're both roughly on par, bear in mind the 7750 is 2 generations above the 5770, it doesn't work as hard, it simply works smarter (read:less power hungry) BUT: they're both ENTRY level cards, and gaming even at Medium would be pointless.

See:http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/15/amd-radeon-...

Now, back to your statement, I concur with the above..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129 (after rebate, or $145 upfront)

Vs $130 for the 30fps of the 7750
or $150 for the 40fps of the 6850

and that's full HD gaming with all the eye candy on, which means you are future proofed, if you upgrade to an HD monitor, you won't need to buy a new gfx card with the 6850, whereas with the 7750, any games (or even newer ones at your current resolution!) in HD are gonna be become stop motion video.

So, long story short, the 7750 if you re-heally have to skint and buy a cheap as entry level card. If you can find the cash, the 6850 is a much much better deal, both for now, and into the future!

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June 16, 2012 5:21:03 AM

7750 is the budget card dream for non power supply unit use. It's also useful for later down the road for upcoming games. Especially low budget gaming.
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June 16, 2012 6:39:03 AM

teh_gerbil said:
This line here is all you needed to say: "Gonna be gaming at 1440x900"


For the 5770 vs 7750, honestly newer is better, they're both roughly on par, bear in mind the 7750 is 2 generations above the 5770, it doesn't work as hard, it simply works smarter (read:less power hungry) BUT: they're both ENTRY level cards, and gaming even at Medium would be pointless.

See:http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/15/amd-radeon-...

Now, back to your statement, I concur with the above..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129 (after rebate, or $145 upfront)

Vs $130 for the 30fps of the 7750
or $150 for the 40fps of the 6850

and that's full HD gaming with all the eye candy on, which means you are future proofed, if you upgrade to an HD monitor, you won't need to buy a new gfx card with the 6850, whereas with the 7750, any games (or even newer ones at your current resolution!) in HD are gonna be become stop motion video.

So, long story short, the 7750 if you re-heally have to skint and buy a cheap as entry level card. If you can find the cash, the 6850 is a much much better deal, both for now, and into the future!


I really oppose this, I was using a 5670 at 1920 x 1080 and the performance was still adequate, Which is quite alot slower then the 7750/5770. Crysis on medium at a minimum of 30fps

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June 16, 2012 7:08:23 AM

What part do you oppose?

I am saying the 6850 is a better card, and the 7750 is an entry level card, you will get better value for money from a 7750.

The user did not stipulate he wishes to play on Medium, I (like many forum contributers) wish to inform the requester of the card that he will get the highest value for, at the best price.
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June 16, 2012 7:28:52 AM

teh_gerbil said:
What part do you oppose?

I am saying the 6850 is a better card, and the 7750 is an entry level card, you will get better value for money from a 7750.

The user did not stipulate he wishes to play on Medium, I (like many forum contributers) wish to inform the requester of the card that he will get the highest value for, at the best price.


Oh yeah no doubt the 6850 is by all means worth a measly 20 bucks definitely.

Its just the way you worded it that made me think you were saying the 7750 would be around 5 fps at 1920 x 1080 even on low.

:)  probably me just misinterpreting.
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June 16, 2012 8:31:57 AM

Ah, sweet as. Naw, I would be lying if I said i wasn't exaggerating a tad!
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June 16, 2012 8:32:03 AM

Duplicated my post
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June 16, 2012 8:59:39 AM

You know, I use the 7750 in my HTPC and I wouldn't be too upset if it was my only gaming card. It actually handles quite well at 1080p without AA (some games even run happily with AA), at 1440x900 it's going to be fantastic. It's quiet, it's cool, it barely draws any power, and it lets you turn settings up. Don't hate on the 7750.
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June 16, 2012 11:41:14 AM

5770 ftw if you are gaming
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June 16, 2012 12:47:33 PM

Still kinda confused here, so is the HD 7750 better performance wise at gaming aswel? Also I know that the HD 6850 is a much better card but I'm not sure I can afford it at the moment, USD isn't my currency sadly.
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June 16, 2012 12:50:40 PM

Actually I just checked the HD 6850 out.. I MIGHT be able to get it depending on a few things.. First, what's the PSU requirement for the HD 6850? Also I'm using a dual core E5700 3ghz, so will the processor bottleneck the HD 6850 or will it be fine?
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June 16, 2012 12:51:55 PM

Yup, the 7750 would be the best option. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=535

Thats a bit of an old dual core, I think the 7750 would be the smarter choice unless you were going to upgrade the proc sometime soon (say a month or 2) And considering you most likely won't need a psu upgrade. Unless its <250w

What psu do you have? (model + amp/rails please :)  )
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June 16, 2012 1:02:58 PM

lancelionroar said:
Actually I just checked the HD 6850 out.. I MIGHT be able to get it depending on a few things.. First, what's the PSU requirement for the HD 6850? Also I'm using a dual core E5700 3ghz, so will the processor bottleneck the HD 6850 or will it be fine?


Sadly yes even the 5770 is held back by your CPU but not a horrible amount thus the 6850 would be as well.

I stopped gaining frames at 3.4ghz with the same cpu series

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June 16, 2012 1:09:13 PM

teh_gerbil said:
This line here is all you needed to say: "Gonna be gaming at 1440x900"


For the 5770 vs 7750, honestly newer is better, they're both roughly on par, bear in mind the 7750 is 2 generations above the 5770, it doesn't work as hard, it simply works smarter (read:less power hungry) BUT: they're both ENTRY level cards, and gaming even at Medium would be pointless.

See:http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/15/amd-radeon-...

Now, back to your statement, I concur with the above..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129 (after rebate, or $145 upfront)

Vs $130 for the 30fps of the 7750
or $150 for the 40fps of the 6850

and that's full HD gaming with all the eye candy on, which means you are future proofed, if you upgrade to an HD monitor, you won't need to buy a new gfx card with the 6850, whereas with the 7750, any games (or even newer ones at your current resolution!) in HD are gonna be become stop motion video.

So, long story short, the 7750 if you re-heally have to skint and buy a cheap as entry level card. If you can find the cash, the 6850 is a much much better deal, both for now, and into the future!



How exactly are they pointless at medium gaming? I own an HD5770 and it plays almost every game i throw at it at high settings with playable (50+) FPS.

And now to answer the question in the post

Performance - HD5770 wins
Features - HD7750 wins
Efficiency - HD7750 wins

The choice is really up to you and it doesnt really matter which one you pick.They will both give allow you to play games at high settings with good fps.
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June 16, 2012 1:41:31 PM

So, if your powersupply can handle it, grab whichevers cheapest/has the best cooling (depending on if noise is a factor for you)
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June 16, 2012 2:43:18 PM

lancelionroar said:
Actually I just checked the HD 6850 out.. I MIGHT be able to get it depending on a few things.. First, what's the PSU requirement for the HD 6850? Also I'm using a dual core E5700 3ghz, so will the processor bottleneck the HD 6850 or will it be fine?


The HD 6850 is easily the the best choice it is much faster then the 5770 an 7750 an yea most likely it will bottleneck it and the Psu Requirement is 500W but the most it should draw is about 150W at full load so it should be fine with a 400W
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June 16, 2012 3:18:59 PM

spentshells said:
Sadly yes even the 5770 is held back by your CPU but not a horrible amount thus the 6850 would be as well.

I stopped gaining frames at 3.4ghz with the same cpu series


I have to disagree on that, it has been confirmed by alot of tech geeks I've asked that the HD 5770 would NOT be bottlenecked by my processor, but yeah probably the HD 6850 would be.
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June 16, 2012 3:22:23 PM

mouse24 said:
Yup, the 7750 would be the best option. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=535

Thats a bit of an old dual core, I think the 7750 would be the smarter choice unless you were going to upgrade the proc sometime soon (say a month or 2) And considering you most likely won't need a psu upgrade. Unless its <250w

What psu do you have? (model + amp/rails please :)  )


Still confusing man.. I mean, in those results the HD 5770 wins at some, the HD 7750 wins at some, also I'm not really about my PSU but I'm sure even if I need a new PSU it won't be something major.
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June 16, 2012 3:25:49 PM

Kamen_BG said:
How exactly are they pointless at medium gaming? I own an HD5770 and it plays almost every game i throw at it at high settings with playable (50+) FPS.

And now to answer the question in the post

Performance - HD5770 wins
Features - HD7750 wins
Efficiency - HD7750 wins

The choice is really up to you and it doesnt really matter which one you pick.They will both give allow you to play games at high settings with good fps.


Thanks man, that is rather helpful and positive aswel :p  yeah I've heard some good stuff about the HD 5770, but what really matters to me is the performance, but I still can't seem to decide which is better performance-wise at gaming.. You're saying HD 5770, others saying 7750, also what do you mean by "features" exactly?
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June 16, 2012 4:51:20 PM

lancelionroar said:
I have to disagree on that, it has been confirmed by alot of tech geeks I've asked that the HD 5770 would NOT be bottlenecked by my processor, but yeah probably the HD 6850 would be.



Disagree all you want but I've seen and done it.

My old system was e5300 @4GHZ with a 5770

While overclocking I saw gains all of the way up to 3.6 but they really tapered off after 3.4

Games crysis warhead DOW II ROC Deadspace turok and L4D and a few others
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June 16, 2012 6:10:47 PM

The 6770 performs considerably better than the 7750 under DX9.
The 7750 slightly outperforms the 6770 under Dx11 (except for games that use DX11 for a performance boost (WoW), instead of eyecandy)

The 6770 is essentially a rebadged 5770, with more current opengl support, blue ray support, and a few other things along those lines. Performance is identical.

The 6850 is a great card, but @1920 in dx11 can only push 30+ fps in more demanding games at low settings.

tom's card rankings:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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June 16, 2012 8:24:36 PM

Since the main comparison here is HD 5770 vs HD 7750 I need you guys to settle on one opinion, to avoid all the confusion, just a simple answer.. which one of these two will perform better in games? And if it's the HD 5770, should I get that or the HD 6770? As they're pretty much identical.
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June 16, 2012 8:29:50 PM

5770 better in games due to brute force.
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June 16, 2012 9:36:53 PM

spentshells said:
5770 better in games due to brute force.


I would still grab the 7750 as the performance difference is most games is between 1-3fps when there is no proc bottleneck. I doubt the extra 1-3fps is even relevant due to test deviations.

heres your answer, Performance is to close to matter at all really, (except in some games like skyrim for some weird reason, maybe there was a driver performance update?) so if you really care about the 1-3fps average grab the 5770 and be warned it uses external pcie power connectors.

while the 7750 is vastly newer tech, requires no external power, and performs quite similarly, runs cooler and quieter.
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June 16, 2012 9:55:39 PM

mouse24 said:
I would still grab the 7750 as the performance difference is most games is between 1-3fps when there is no proc bottleneck. I doubt the extra 1-3fps is even relevant due to test deviations.

heres your answer, Performance is to close to matter at all really, (except in some games like skyrim for some weird reason, maybe there was a driver performance update?) so if you really care about the 1-3fps average grab the 5770 and be warned it uses external pcie power connectors.

while the 7750 is vastly newer tech, requires no external power, and performs quite similarly, runs cooler and quieter.


Nice.. But would it be bottlenecked by the E5700 or not?
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June 16, 2012 10:26:03 PM

lancelionroar said:
Nice.. But would it be bottlenecked by the E5700 or not?


Bottlenecked? no, but would you get better performance with a better cpu, most definitely. lets be clear on this, you won't get the same performance as in those benchmarks. They are using and i7.
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June 16, 2012 10:41:09 PM

mouse24 said:
Bottlenecked? no, but would you get better performance with a better cpu, most definitely. lets be clear on this, you won't get the same performance as in those benchmarks. They are using and i7.


I know, but the point is getting something much better than the crappy HD 5450 that I currently have, I just want the best that I can afford.. Of course a better CPU would give much better performance, but as I currently can't afford it, what really matters about the new card aswel is that it would not be bottlenecked by my CPU.

Edit: I just noticed in these rankings http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... that the HD 7750 is one tier below the HD 5770, why is that? Is it only because of the 1-3 FPS difference? Or is it more than that apparently?
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June 17, 2012 12:00:58 AM

Mate, it's a tough call, even we can't make it, you've got old hands thoroughly divided.

If you want a GPU to *tide you over* get the 5770. It is FASTER but I would say, you'll be upgrading 2 years from now, due to the old architecture not being able to handle the newer games.

The 7750 is more highly optimized towards DX11 and above, but in the same breath, it's not as powerful, and relies on that optimization to get it through.

The only thing we can agree on is the 6850 is much better, for a wee bit, and on games that aren't CPU bound, will kick ass NOW and the future.
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June 17, 2012 1:00:33 AM

teh_gerbil said:
Mate, it's a tough call, even we can't make it, you've got old hands thoroughly divided.

If you want a GPU to *tide you over* get the 5770. It is FASTER but I would say, you'll be upgrading 2 years from now, due to the old architecture not being able to handle the newer games.

The 7750 is more highly optimized towards DX11 and above, but in the same breath, it's not as powerful, and relies on that optimization to get it through.

The only thing we can agree on is the 6850 is much better, for a wee bit, and on games that aren't CPU bound, will kick ass NOW and the future.


I also just got a suggestion from a friend to check out the HD 7770, I'll probably be able to afford that, so let's say my new options are the HD 6850 and the HD 7770, which one of them would be bottlenecked by my processor? Cause if I get a much better card than what I initially suggested but got a bottleneck it would be kinda pointless, so I think the most important thing at the moment is bottlenecking.. So, HD 7770 or HD 6850?
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June 17, 2012 1:33:11 AM

I 'spose you could grab a 7770 and get better performance, it really depends on the game and how optimized it is in taking full use of cpu/cores/architecture/gpu

Basically here is what I think of it, if you WANT to get a higher specced card so you don't need to upgrade it later then go for it (IE once you upgrade your proc)

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June 17, 2012 2:15:18 AM

I have to ask at your local what kind of prices are we talking about for the 7750 vs 5770 vs 6850 vs 7770?
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June 17, 2012 3:11:54 AM

mouse24 said:
I 'spose you could grab a 7770 and get better performance, it really depends on the game and how optimized it is in taking full use of cpu/cores/architecture/gpu

Basically here is what I think of it, if you WANT to get a higher specced card so you don't need to upgrade it later then go for it (IE once you upgrade your proc)


So you're suggesting the HD 7770 over the HD 6850.. No bottleneck?
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June 17, 2012 3:14:35 AM

teh_gerbil said:
I have to ask at your local what kind of prices are we talking about for the 7750 vs 5770 vs 6850 vs 7770?


I'm not really sure yet, but USD isn't our currency and hardware is expensive here, so my budget converted to USD is about 170$, that's why I'm trying to make a final decision on which is better at performance, will it bottleneck etc. before checking the price.
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June 17, 2012 3:50:35 AM

No, the 6850 is a faster card.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r...

Even though that review has the faster 1GHZ edition it stills lags behind the 6850 on stock. At some points you're talking the 6850 is 20% better.


As I said earlier, your CPU will ONLY hold you back on CPU driven games. Games like BF3 that are highly reliant upon a good GPU will be a night and difference between your current and 6850 card.

Your budget allows you to spend the 6850, and your next big purchase should be a cooler to allow you to overclock your CPU, that should (at your current resolution) keep any game with eye candy and useable frames.
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June 17, 2012 3:53:45 AM

lancelionroar said:
So you're suggesting the HD 7770 over the HD 6850.. No bottleneck?


With your current proc there will most likely be a bottleneck with either,(depending on game) thats not to say its a bad thing, its just not using it to its full potential.

Its all up to you, if your going to upgrade your proc some times soon then it might be better to get the best graphics card you can now so your not held back by it later.
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June 17, 2012 3:58:36 AM

teh_gerbil said:
No, the 6850 is a faster card.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r...

Even though that review has the faster 1GHZ edition it stills lags behind the 6850 on stock. At some points you're talking the 6850 is 20% better.


As I said earlier, your CPU will ONLY hold you back on CPU driven games. Games like BF3 that are highly reliant upon a good GPU will be a night and difference between your current and 6850 card.

Your budget allows you to spend the 6850, and your next big purchase should be a cooler to allow you to overclock your CPU, that should (at your current resolution) keep any game with eye candy and useable frames.


So, if I don't really overclock, how bad would the bottleneck be? Also if I get the HD 7770 would I get less bottleneck=better performance or something like that?
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June 17, 2012 4:01:42 AM

mouse24 said:
With your current proc there will most likely be a bottleneck with either,(depending on game) thats not to say its a bad thing, its just not using it to its full potential.

Its all up to you, if your going to upgrade your proc some times soon then it might be better to get the best graphics card you can now so your not held back by it later.


Same as the post above, will the bottleneck in either case be minor (I hope)? Also in either case the HD 6850 wins right? Even if I get a bottleneck it performs better than the HD 7770?
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June 17, 2012 4:40:10 AM

Jasonhunterx said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5nTe91wTb4&feature=yout...

Same possible setup good frames


Yeah, I've come across similar videos with same setups, even one with E5300 instead, but they all mentioned that they're badly bottlenecked, also mentioned alot in the comments.. And it got me worried, I don't wanna waste my upgrade money on such a good card to barely notice any difference because of a bottleneck..
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June 17, 2012 4:46:39 AM

Well I would upgrade anyway an overclock until I could buy a new CPU
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June 17, 2012 4:55:07 AM

As for the dude in that other post: That was guy was over-expectant, he was hoping that getting a new GPU would speed up his whole computer, you are however smarter than that, and your expectations are much more in line with what you will be delivered.
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June 17, 2012 5:10:54 AM

The way I understand bottlenecking to be is your games (or pc rather) run at the same speed as the slowest component, and that right now is your GPU. (barring hdd performance because that is almost a moot point, except for diablo 3) (just a rough explanation)

Its not like running a 5450 now and popping in a 6990 will make the pc run worse then it was.

It will be an upgrade, but you most likely will stop seeing an increase in performance the closer your cpu gets to hitting 100% load in games, thats when it turns into a bottleneck and you can't squeeze out any more performance from the graphics card.
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June 17, 2012 2:19:41 PM

teh_gerbil said:
As for the dude in that other post: That was guy was over-expectant, he was hoping that getting a new GPU would speed up his whole computer, you are however smarter than that, and your expectations are much more in line with what you will be delivered.


Can you give me a % of how much would the improvement be over my current graphics card? (Bottleneck included please) Cause it feels like I won't be gaining much with that much bottleneck.
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June 17, 2012 7:32:29 PM

the 6850 will deliver say 40fps, whereas your existing card will deliver 10-15, but that's under ideal circumstances.

In games that are heavily CPU bound, you should still get a slight increase of at least 10-15%, ie: 30 fps to 40-50, but I really cannot say for certain due to other limitations. It will be one hell of a difference those games.
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June 17, 2012 7:51:41 PM

wow did the anandtech thing and I see no reason to get the 5770 at all
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June 17, 2012 7:55:22 PM

teh_gerbil said:
the 6850 will deliver say 40fps, whereas your existing card will deliver 10-15, but that's under ideal circumstances.

In games that are heavily CPU bound, you should still get a slight increase of at least 10-15%, ie: 30 fps to 40-50, but I really cannot say for certain due to other limitations. It will be one hell of a difference those games.


That sounds kinda bad tbh lol.

Can you give me another percentage now with the HD 7750 instead? (Considering no bottleneck this time)
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