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WHICH GRAPHIC CARD SHOULD I CHOOSE ?

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September 7, 2012 5:08:21 PM

WHICH GRAPHIC CARD SHOULD I CHOOSE ?sapphire ati radeon hd 6850 ddr5 1gb or sapphire hd 7770 1gb ddr5 to play games like crysis 3 maxpayne 3 battlefield 3 in max settings and yes i guess my mobo asus M5A78L-MLX wont be a problem for installing one of the above gpu?

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September 7, 2012 5:36:44 PM

i went to www.gpureview.com and compared the cards and both are better in some ways and both are worse in some ways. However the 6850 has more things that are better so go with the 6850
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 7:39:22 PM

6850, compatibility we already verified in your other thread.
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September 7, 2012 8:04:44 PM

6850 was faster when 7770 launched, but newer drivers boost 7770 performance.
If 7770 is cheaper, get it instead of 6850. You will use far less wattage as well.
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September 7, 2012 8:21:38 PM

would also agree with Jtenorj - go with the 7770 b/c it uses less wattage and when you really need more horse power you could just get a second one in crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 8:21:45 PM

You won't be playing any of those games at max settings, even at 720p. None of those cards have the balls for it.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 1:01:19 AM

IDK if any rig out now or in the near future will be able to max out crysis 3, if we are
to believe crytek"we promise to melt your PC...". As for the most taxing game of those
mentioned out now, that would be BF3. (I still don't think you can run physx and be playable on the more demanding metro 2033...not even with gtx690... but I'm not sure).

Every site seems to do the majority of BF3 testing in singleplayer. But why? I mean the
story is ok I guess but online play is where the real action is (opposite of MW3 which had
a good story but what is becoming cookie cutter online play). The reason is so they can
get results that don't vary from one play through to the next so much. With all the chaos
of 64 players on huge maps in all kinds of vehicles(vs linear play with a squad against a
few baddies that pop up from time to time) the fps of a card in single will be woefully in-
adequate for playing online. When once a card could do aa, hbao and motion blur, you may
end up dropping to fxaa(small drop), ssao(same) and turning motion blur off(better for both
fps and spotting peeps around your ride) so you don't get slaughtered by folks who turned
their settings down to play like you should have.

HD7770 is a great overclocker. Even with a mild overclock it could deliver the same level of
gameplay as both hd6870 and gtx560ti back when it was launched, and that was months
before the more recent performance enhancing driver updates. Here is an article at
hardocp about just such a mildly overclocked xfx 7770 reviewed around Valentines Day:

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/02/14/xfx_r7770_black_e...

A 7770 would let you frag folks around the world just fine on near max settings at 1080p,
let alone 720p. And you can always overclock to get even more bang for your buck.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 6:27:42 AM

jtenorj said:


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A 7770 would let you frag folks around the world just fine on near max settings at 1080p,
let alone 720p. And you can always overclock to get even more bang for your buck.


Say what? Impossible. A 7770 would die at 1080p at max settings. My 7950 won't even hit max AA/AF @ 1080p.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 9:09:24 AM

That is why you turn off aa deferred and just use fxaa, turn off motion blur and turn
ambient occlusion down a notch from horizon based to screen space.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 10:29:00 AM

he didnt actually mention what resolution hes gonna play at. so if its less than 1080p , either cards are gonna be fine at max settings but no way at 1080p.
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September 8, 2012 11:30:18 AM

Smeg45 said:
You won't be playing any of those games at max settings, even at 720p. None of those cards have the balls for it.



man u kiddin' me??? bf3 and max payne 3 would run on maxx out settings on the resolution between 1366x768 or 1440x900 ,, you can play at 1080p by turning the settings to medium high with the 7770 ,,, do some research before you post!!
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 8:45:36 PM

hamzazahid said:
man u kiddin' me??? bf3 and max payne 3 would run on maxx out settings on the resolution between 1366x768 or 1440x900 ,, you can play at 1080p by turning the settings to medium high with the 7770 ,,, do some research before you post!!


Not at 16x AA and 16x AF, and most definitely not with textures pushed up. Not at 768 and not at 900.
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September 17, 2012 12:46:03 PM

with that kind of card you should not be turning on anti aliasing , specially when you are playing at 1080p!
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 3:24:15 PM

The highest level aa you can set on any card in bf3 is 4x. It's a limit in the options menu.
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