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Powercolor 7770 or Inno3D GTX 650?

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November 20, 2012 10:44:29 AM

My monitor is 18.5"
I haven't bought it yet.

I'll mainly play BF3, GTA IV, (maybe V), Simcity V, Skyrim, etc.

And for the 650, it doesn't matter if it's pricier, let's just hypothetically think it's the same price as the 7770.

This two cards only please. :) 

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November 20, 2012 10:51:46 AM
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HD 7770 vs. GTX 650: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681

7770 is better
November 20, 2012 12:02:43 PM

Well, just because the 7770 is said to be better, that usually comes into play at higher resolution. Nvidia owns the market with 1080p gaming. Really, if you're willing to spend a pinch more you can look into the 650 ti video cards, if you can find a good oc edition, it will burn up a 7770 in mid resolution to high resolution gaming. Try zotac, the 7770 nor the 650 will even handle bf3 at high resolution/settings. So, if you are on a budget, the 7770 is the best choice, but if you are looking for a mid-budget card, gtx 650ti is the way to go.
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November 20, 2012 12:37:23 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
My monitor is 18.5"
I haven't bought it yet.

I'll mainly play BF3, GTA IV, (maybe V), Simcity V, Skyrim, etc.

And for the 650, it doesn't matter if it's pricier, let's just hypothetically think it's the same price as the 7770.

This two cards only please. :) 


If I were you, I would save my Money and get a GTX 660 or an AMD 7850.

But of those two 7770 easily surpasses the GTX 650, no doubt.
November 20, 2012 12:47:41 PM

Remember about the OP's price point. :non:  But, by all means if you have the money I will be happy to recommend a graphics card.
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November 20, 2012 12:49:42 PM

7770 hands down
November 20, 2012 12:50:56 PM

But, if you are consistent on your original question, 7770. If you are willing to spend a bit more, get the Gtx 650 ti. and IF you are willing to go ou tof your price range Gtx 660.
November 20, 2012 12:57:37 PM

powercolor 7770 hands down, stay away from those inno3d cards, bought 3 of them and none of them lasted for a year, cause of the problem, defective fans
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November 20, 2012 1:01:04 PM

of those two cards 7770
November 20, 2012 2:10:23 PM

For some reason I am seeing a lot of people selling their HD 7770 when you think about it..its a fairly new card. I really don't know why.. Just a caution, since I don't have first hand experience on both cards.. I'd still go for hd 7770. Don't limit yourself with this two cards.. Look for an hd 6850..has the price as hd 7770 but better..
November 20, 2012 2:13:49 PM

^+1, I wish more people looked to past generations, most of them still own the competition. :p 
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November 20, 2012 2:22:07 PM

My vote also goes to the 7770. It's ranked higher than the 650 on Tom's Hardware Graphics cards hierarchy chart:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

If you are willing to go above your budget the 7850 is a fantastic card as well. It performs on par with a 660 but cost significantly less. With AMD recent price cuts, the price/performance ratio clearly favors the Radeons right now. Nvidia will have to readjust its pricing.
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November 20, 2012 2:50:03 PM

7770 with the most recent drivers is just ahead of the 6850 actually
November 20, 2012 3:35:19 PM

^Remember the overclocking ability of the 6850 beats that of the 7770. :p 
a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 3:52:03 PM

Hd 7770 beat the 6850 :p 

So just get it

Less power draw = less heat
new gen card
better performance
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November 20, 2012 3:54:58 PM

Hilo1222 said:
^Remember the overclocking ability of the 6850 beats that of the 7770. :p 


remember those massive overclockers are not found in the bargain bin and still come with a 30 dollar premium.
November 20, 2012 4:00:18 PM

^ True enough, I was just mentioning the possibilities. The 6850 also performs better at higher resolution, but again with a premium for that extra vram.
November 21, 2012 10:21:56 AM

Should I really get the 7850?
or stick with 7770?
How long could 7850 last for me?
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November 21, 2012 10:31:48 AM

I think you should save up and get a 7850 or a 660 (both 2GB). New games now require more than 1GB of memory to max it out.

The new game 'Hitman Absolution' for example needs more than 1GB of memory if complex MSAA/AA is enabled at high settings.


Image source: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/hitman_absolution_...
November 21, 2012 10:36:10 AM

you can get the MSI 7770 now for 95$

although, as said before, it might be better to save some more money and get the 660 or 7870
saying that, the 7770 wil run BF3 on high settings on 1080p resolution - probably ultra settings with low AA
November 21, 2012 10:44:06 AM

calmlikeabomb said:
you can get the MSI 7770 now for 95$

although, as said before, it might be better to save some more money and get the 660 or 7870
saying that, the 7770 wil run BF3 on high settings on 1080p resolution - probably ultra settings with low AA


I can only buy the PowerColor 7770 or 7850, since I'm buying it in a store in my country, and I don't have access to credit cards nor be able to be living in the U.S. :) 

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November 21, 2012 12:59:59 PM

Power color 7850 is a really good budget brand. So get it .And 7850 will last you a long time with that monitor.

Just get it :)  its way better than 7770
November 21, 2012 2:49:08 PM

^The 7850 even with a "budget brand" like Powercolor can OC (Even reference cards) close to the performance levels of the 7870. Have fun. :) 
November 26, 2012 9:40:13 AM

I'll go for the 7770! :) 
but if I'm able I'll get the 7850.
Thanks guys!
November 26, 2012 9:43:38 AM

Best answer selected by ModernKamikaze.
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