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November 20, 2012 12:49:16 PM

GeForce GTX 650

Geforce GTX 560 SE

Radeon HD 7770

Radeon HD 7750 2GB

Which one is the best to get in your opinion? And can these be crossfire/SLI?

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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 12:57:57 PM

The best choice here would be the HD7770 as it performs similar to the 560SE but draws waay less power and is a newer card and can also be crossfired.

Hope this helps
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 1:09:46 PM

I am not 100% sure but i think a 650 is the fastest card out those closely followed by 7770.
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November 20, 2012 1:36:39 PM

Guys, The gtx 560 SE will beat out the 650 and the 7770, gaming wise the 560 has dominated the price range since it was conceived, the x5x nvidia series is a "price-point card", and the x7xx series of ATI/AMD is basically the same things. The gtx 560 is high-end card, albeit a series behind the others, but it will destroy the 650 and 7770 in 1080p gaming which the 650 nor the 7770 can handle.
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November 20, 2012 1:52:21 PM

prototype18 said:
7770 is the best card of the 4 . Than come 7750/650 and the last 560 SE.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7770_iCooler/

Both can be CF/SLI and for that price its really good. His is a good brand too and wont let you down.
Thanks for posting that i was not sure. ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 1:55:13 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Thanks for posting that i was not sure. ;) 

No Problem cyco :) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 2:02:49 PM

Hilo1222 said:
Guys, The gtx 560 SE will beat out the 650 and the 7770, gaming wise the 560 has dominated the price range since it was conceived, the x5x nvidia series is a "price-point card", and the x7xx series of ATI/AMD is basically the same things. The gtx 560 is high-end card, albeit a series behind the others, but it will destroy the 650 and 7770 in 1080p gaming which the 650 nor the 7770 can handle.


Not true. If you look at Tom's Hardware Graphics Card hierarchy chart, the 7770 is one level above the 560 SE:

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

And the 560 SE is not a high-end card, it's a good card but mid-range I'd say. Final nail in the coffin I checked the prices in Canada and the 7770 usually sell for 20$ less than the 560 SE and performs better. I guess the difference in pricing between the two will be similar in the US or other countries.
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November 20, 2012 3:59:46 PM

The GTX 560 is what I would purchase over the 7770...as seen here:

http://www.hwcompare.com/11885/geforce-gtx-560-vs-radeo...

The problem is the 7770 is cheaper and only requires only one 6pin connector while the 560 requires two...so if u are planning on getting the 560 you may need a better psu...

Hope this helps
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November 20, 2012 4:04:44 PM

reickmey said:
The GTX 560 is what I would purchase over the 7770...as seen here:

http://www.hwcompare.com/11885/geforce-gtx-560-vs-radeo...

The problem is the 7770 is cheaper and only requires only one 6pin connector while the 560 requires two...so if u are planning on getting the 560 you may need a better psu...

Hope this helps



That's a Gtx 560 -.- He compared 7770 with the SE version .
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November 20, 2012 4:09:25 PM

Sorry :( , I forgot that it was the SE, I was thinking of the normal GTX 560. Sorry guys.
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November 20, 2012 4:30:10 PM

reickmey said:
The GTX 560 is what I would purchase over the 7770...as seen here:

http://www.hwcompare.com/11885/geforce-gtx-560-vs-radeo...

The problem is the 7770 is cheaper and only requires only one 6pin connector while the 560 requires two...so if u are planning on getting the 560 you may need a better psu...

Hope this helps


:??:  why do people keep bringing up that site it is a terrible comparison. GPU arch does not compare apple to apple.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_P...

BUt yea, normal 560 should be faster than 7770

Might as well get this guy at 560's price point.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2012 4:42:07 PM

Oh man...I didn't see how many 560 versions they made...crazy...why?

Anyways, In my opinion, I’m not sure why people are trying to make a budget gaming computer and then skimping on the video card...It’s really the only part of the computer that you need to perform well...you could purchase an entire computer without the gpu for $340 and then purchase a $750 gpu and it could play anything…ANYTHING...just my opinion.

See below:

AMD Athlon II X4 640($79):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AM3 Motherboard($59):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR2 800 4GB = ($66):
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA800

Western Digital HDD($30):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive and burner ($19):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coolmax 700W PSU ($72):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Computer case ($15):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So why are we kicking this around?

HD 6990…get the used one($750):
www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-100...

Done!
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November 20, 2012 4:49:42 PM

reickmey said:
Oh man...I didn't see how many 560 versions they made...crazy...why?

Anyways, In my opinion, I’m not sure why people are trying to make a budget gaming computer and then skimping on the video card...It’s really the only part of the computer that you need to perform well...you could purchase an entire computer without the gpu for $340 and then purchase a $750 gpu and it could play anything…ANYTHING...just my opinion.

See below:

AMD Athlon II X4 640($79):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AM3 Motherboard($59):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR2 800 4GB = ($66):
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA800

Western Digital HDD($30):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive and burner ($19):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coolmax 700W PSU ($72):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Computer case ($15):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So why are we kicking this around?

HD 6990…get the used one($750):
www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-100...

Done!


Im not building a PC though. I got one from my cousin for free last year. Got tired of not being able to play games so im upgrading the GPU case and PSU.
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November 20, 2012 4:58:27 PM

Oh...well free is free...go for the 560 gtx then and get a new psu.

Thats my vote
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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 9:16:34 PM

We dont even know what PSU u have ... But anw Hd 7850 consumes 122W on peak so its not really a big problem. Just tell us ur total specs so we can help you. Ur monitor resolution and games u want to play
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November 21, 2012 5:51:55 AM

prototype18 said:
We dont even know what PSU u have ... But anw Hd 7850 consumes 122W on peak so its not really a big problem. Just tell us ur total specs so we can help you. Ur monitor resolution and games u want to play


Im waiting to get the PSU till i know what card for sure. It will probably be a 750 watt for future upgrades. I have the HP s5-1110. With a 1080P monitor. Down the road ill probably be getting a new mobo so i can crossfire or SLI whatever card i get. Im leaning towards the 7770. Unless i can sell my printer that i never use.

Some games would be Arma 2. Alan Wake. More older games than newer. I do have a PS3 which is what i play most games on since all my fiends have it.
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November 21, 2012 6:07:10 AM

mizzou852 said:
Im waiting to get the PSU till i know what card for sure. It will probably be a 750 watt for future upgrades. I have the HP s5-1110. With a 1080P monitor. Down the road ill probably be getting a new mobo so i can crossfire or SLI whatever card i get. Im leaning towards the 7770. Unless i can sell my printer that i never use.

Some games would be Arma 2. Alan Wake. More older games than newer. I do have a PS3 which is what i play most games on since all my fiends have it.


Well u dont need to spend so much on a 750W psu as new gen card dont use that much ( not all :)  but the one u are aiming at)

So get a quality 620/650W

Like XFX Pro Core Edition 650 W or Seasonic M12II 620 W

and get the 7850 . It will do everything on your res.

Here is arma II

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/03/05/amd-radeon-...

So 7870 would be a better deal.

Tell me your max budget for PSU+GPU so i might help u a bit more.
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November 21, 2012 6:27:46 AM

prototype18 said:
Well u dont need to spend so much on a 750W psu as new gen card dont use that much ( not all :)  but the one u are aiming at)

So get a quality 620/650W

Like XFX Pro Core Edition 650 W or Seasonic M12II 620 W

and get the 7850 . It will do everything on your res.

Here is arma II

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/03/05/amd-radeon-...

So 7870 would be a better deal.

Tell me your max budget for PSU+GPU so i might help u a bit more.


Really cant spend more than 200. So the 7850 is most likely of the question unless newegg or some site decides to get some good deal for Black Friday / Cyber Monday.

Your signature has G620. Is that your processor? If so how does it do on games?
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November 21, 2012 3:01:24 PM

The 7850 is also able to overclock (even reference cards). The 7850 can get speeds close to that of the 7870 which is a bit more. Good upgrade though. :)  +1 on the XFX core series PSU, they are excellent on voltage consistency.
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