Wait for 650ti or get a 7770 now

I'm doing a budget gaming build for someone and they are deciding on wheather to get a 7770 now or wait for the Nvidia GTX 650 Ti. I really don't know what to tell him. The 650 ti isn't released yet so it's hard to compare. There is no way of knowing how good or bad the Keplar will be compared to the 7770.
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  1. If the GTX 560 ti even comes out then I think it will be better than the 7770 since it will most likely use the GK106 but with less SMX units and a lower clock speed. However it will most likely cost moree as well, probably around $170. I would imagine it's performance would be closer to an HD 6870-6950.
  2. By the time that a 650 Ti comes out (assuming that it does), the 7850 would have already hit the 650 Ti's pricing bracket and would be a superior card. If you want Nvidia, then you might as well step up to a GTX 660 or 670.
  3. 7770 now, no one know if it will came out.. just buy the 7 and start playing :D...

    (we getting older every second hehe...)
  4. AMD's about to do some price cuts, so buying now instead of waiting for the price cuts to hit in a day or two might not be a good idea.
  5. Don't buy a 7770 unless he is ok with playing games at Medium/Low settings at 1080p.

    I agree with blazorthorn. Wait at least another week. The price cuts have been great. Also, sometimes you can find 6870s floating around for $160. Or how about a 560 (non Ti) for $140.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127593
  6. They just cut prices again. I play games on higher settings all the time with my 7750 and i5-3570k. That's at 1080p.
  7. bak0n said:
    They just cut prices again. I play games on higher settings all the time with my 7750 and i5-3570k. That's at 1080p.


    What games? I played High settings with 560-Ti, and got 50-60fps in BF3. I imagine a 7750, at same settings, would be 20-30fps, which is unplayable.
  8. Embra said:


    Deadlink. Not sure what that was to be.
  9. envy14tpe said:
    Don't buy a 7770 unless he is ok with playing games at Medium/Low settings at 1080p.

    I agree with blazorthorn. Wait at least another week. The price cuts have been great. Also, sometimes you can find 6870s floating around for $160. Or how about a 560 (non Ti) for $140.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127593


    6870s aren't any better than the well-factory overclocked 7770s. The 560 Ti would be better, but the 560 Ti is too close in price to the Radeon 7850 and 7870.

    envy14tpe said:
    Deadlink. Not sure what that was to be.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-geforce-gtx-650-benchmark,3297.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/17606-55-cutting-prices-again#t361094

    Try these links.
  10. I think my advice to him will be to wait until the 650Ti comes out and see how it compares to the 7850 . I think it's suppose to be out this month
  11. rds1220 said:
    I think my advice to him will be to wait until the 650Ti comes out and see how it compares to the 7850 . I think it's suppose to be out this month


    Agreed, waiting seems to be the best thing to do here. With another card possibly coming out and price drops also on the way, it would be foolish to buy now unless there was a deadline that wouldn't be met if OP waits.
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