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Upgrading 5770 ASAP

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September 22, 2012 10:20:19 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: USD $150 Before rebate

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Guildwars 2, borderlands 2, torchlight 2. Not really looking into any high end games

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Current GPU = Radeon HD 5770 & PSU = Not 100% sure w/o taking it out but it looks like Antec BP550 Plus 550W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU = Phenom ii x4 965, MOBO = G45-870

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: USA Newegg

OVERCLOCKING: Possible

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm used to running most games on low/med without shadows, so any anything that lets me run on med with shadows / high is perferable.

I have been looking at the hd 6850 (as was suggested as best priced $150 card for september), but i just want some feedback before i hit buy incase there is a better option.

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September 22, 2012 10:44:18 PM

I believe that a 7770 is a better deal than a 6850, with the new drivers its performance has been improved and it goes ahead especially on new DirectX11 based games. My suggestions:

The cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The best that you can afford: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dont expect an impressive difference in performance though because 5770 is still a prety strong GPU, and your CPU will bottleneck GPUs like 7850 and stronger, especially in MMOs like GW2

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