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Replacing a ati 6770

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October 27, 2012 5:46:28 PM

looking to replace a ati 6770 was woundering what would be a good replacement

computer specs
750 watt psu
intel i7 2600k cpu
Intel BOXDZ68BC LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
8g of ram will be putting in more ram soon

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a c 80 U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 5:57:25 PM

What's your budget, what is the make and model of your PSU, what resolution does your screen have, and what kind of games do you play? (or what else do you use your graphics card for)

PS: You won't need more than 8 GB RAM for gaming, at least not for another couple of years.
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a c 80 U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 2:34:11 AM

That 7870 will work beautifully if it suits your wallet.
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October 29, 2012 2:44:24 AM

but the pci slot is only a 2.0 thats a 3.0 wouldnt it be kinda a waste of money because it wouldnt be able to use the card fully because its only a 2.0 ?
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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 2:57:34 AM

PCI 3.0 is backwards compatible and any differences in gaming are negligible or non-existent.
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a c 80 U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 3:19:20 AM

Even with a 7970 the difference is going to be no more than 1-2%.
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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 3:21:02 AM

There aren't any cards that can push data faster than a PCI 2.0 slot can handle, so PCI 3.0 compatibility is not something to worry about.

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October 29, 2012 4:28:11 AM

ok thanks alot so the radeon 7970 seems like alittle more then i want to spend on a video card what u think 150 dollars could get me can u give me some ideas for amd ati and nvidia or anything else i cant think of right off the top of my head thanks alot for ur comments and ideas :D 
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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 5:10:54 AM

In that price range you could try to pick up a used 560TI or 6950 to get/or close to double performance. As far as a new card the options are a 7770 or 650 TI. While better performers than a 6770, it's not much of a significant upgrade worth the money. Up that a bit more and you can get a HD 7850 1gb version, which is what I would recommend. Also

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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a c 175 U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 5:55:09 AM

wimpy40 said:
ok thanks alot so the radeon 7970 seems like alittle more then i want to spend on a video card what u think 150 dollars could get me can u give me some ideas for amd ati and nvidia or anything else i cant think of right off the top of my head thanks alot for ur comments and ideas :D 

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

$25 more than your budget, but worth it.
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