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Upgrading To Radeon 7770 -> Worth It?

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November 9, 2012 6:09:59 AM

Heya People.
I Recently started playing guild wars 2 and found out the gpu I use just isn't enough to run the game smoothly,So I thought about upgrading and found out that Radeon 7770 is decent enough + isn't that expensive here.

I was interested if i won't get bottlenecked + if the Radeon 7770 will work good on my computer.
I would also like to hear suggestions about other cards that would be better (I generally need a GPU that runs newer games on high graphics without AA and willing to throw a little more cash if the improvement over the 7770 is enough.)

This is the rig i'm using:
CPU-Intel i5 750 2.66Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1156
MB-Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (LGA 1156 Core i5/i7 Intel P55,DDR3 2000,2xPCI-E)
RAM-Kingston 2GB x2
PSU-Corsair HX 620W
GPU-Gigabyte Radeon 4870

Thanks :) 
November 9, 2012 6:13:01 AM

Also forgot to mention heh,Using 1920x1080.
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November 9, 2012 6:54:18 AM

The 7770 is a good card but a bit low on memory bandwidth for my taste. What's your budget?
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November 9, 2012 7:03:14 AM

well,I think something around 200$~300$ will be enough. (GPU's are a little more expensive in the place I live due to import fee/taxes)
Just for comparison,The 7770 costs here around 192$
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November 9, 2012 7:06:50 AM

where do you live?
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November 9, 2012 7:10:11 AM

Next step up from that would be a GTX650Ti or better yet, an HD 7850 (1GB version). Are they within budget?

Also, what games do you plan to play and at what resolution+settings?
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November 9, 2012 7:11:28 AM

i dont think 4870 to 7770 would yield a big difference in performance.
am just saying you may not be satisfied at 1080p.
better save up a little more and get the 7850.
that would be a solid upgrade.
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November 9, 2012 8:28:52 AM

Yeah,Both GTX650Ti and HD 7850 (even 2g) are within the budget,However woulden't those two cards get bottlenecked in an old rig like I have?

Other games I play include all the modern fps/Dota etc.. I'm usually satisfied with anything that is between balanced to high settings on 1920x1080 without AA.

As for 1080p with 7770/7850-> as long as they run the game smoothly ill be satisfied (no fps drops that are noticable).

So what do you say? and thanks for all the help ^^"
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November 9, 2012 8:44:59 AM

The i5-750 is a monster gaming CPU; don't think you'll have any trouble pairing it with a modern GPU.
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