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7770 OC vs 7850

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September 19, 2012 5:06:06 AM

I read somewhere that the 7770 when overclocked consumes about 120-140W of electricity, which is just what the reference 7850 consumes. Is this true? If so, then is it worth buying the 7770 OC? I am looking at the Vapor-X version in particular.

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a c 109 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 5:14:58 AM

If you have the money, always get the higher end card.
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September 19, 2012 6:32:58 AM

It's not about the money. Heating and noise are bigger concerns for me. I understand that by getting these mid-tier cards some newly-released games would be unplayable, but that's okay. Currently I am just looking for a cool and quiet card that gives the most performance for 120W max and I would be playing games released around 2005.
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September 19, 2012 6:40:13 AM

If i were you i would have opt for the HD 7850 a single card is a better choice in this case.
Lower heat and noise.
And i guess it'll give you same or better performance.
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September 19, 2012 6:49:43 AM

Well, does anyone here have an OC'ed 7770 AND a typical 7850 just so that they have first-person experience with noise and heat levels of both cards?
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a c 123 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 7:16:08 AM

Heat and noise levels depend entirely on the cooler on it, and any overclock you have applied to them.
Get a good aftermarket HD7850, and you wont have an issue.
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September 19, 2012 7:21:06 AM

I am comparing a 7770 Vapor-X (I think it's the quietest and coolest 7770 OC?) with a typical reference 7850. How's that?
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a c 123 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 7:27:07 AM

So you are comparing a custom cooling solution to a reference design...
Of course the custom HD7770 is going to be better.

I dont really understand what you are wanting here. You look for heat and noise levels between different cards of the same GPU (So a Gigabyte 7850 vs an ASUS 7850), not across different GPU's entirely.
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