Closed Solved

Replace 9800GX2 with HD7770

Hi all,

I want to replace my 9800GX2, I was thinking maybe with a HD7770.

What do you guys think?

I don't need more power since I mostly play old games (Starcraft 1, Diablo 1&2, The sims 3, Civ 3, ...) and the 9800GX2 has enough power.

The pros I see is the lower power consumption, newer tech, low price (about $120) and the possibility of adding another one if I need more power since I have a crossfire motherboard.

The specs of my systems:

MB: GA-X38-DS4
CPU: Q6600 oc'ed to 3.0Ghz
MEM: 8GB
OS: W7 HP
CASE: CM690 with all fans
COOLING: Ultra 120 with AS Ceramique
PSU: PC power & cooling silencer 750 quad (red)

I have a 32'' 720P HDTV and a 17'' 1280*1024 monitor and I might upgrade to a 40'' 1080P HDTV.
5 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about replace 9800gx2 hd7770
  1. Best answer
    thats pretty much it! hd7770 is all you need and you can add a second one if you need more power. hd7770 cfx would match a gtx580 while it would draw less power than a single gtx560. Just try to get the hd7770 Ghz edition. Sapphire makes good ones.
  2. It wouldn't be worth the extra money.

    Though, if you do PM me about the 9800GX2 :)
  3. Best answer selected by nocteratus.
  4. Thanks.

    After thinking a little the HD 7770 is the best choice, less heat compare to my 9800 GX2.
  5. This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Power Graphics Product