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Upgrading Radeon HD 7770, $200 budget

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 - 4 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $200 before rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Guild Wars 2. Photoshop and video editing with Sony Vegas.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7770 and 750 watt PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: ASUS M5A99X EVO, AMD FX-8120, 16GB RAM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesn't matter to me

PARTS PREFERENCES: Anything reliable. Well known company

OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Wanting to play on Best settings on Guild Wars 2. I get about 30 fps but still sluggish and drops frames easily.
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  1. The 7850 is really the only choice here. Maybe you should sell your 7770 to get more money for a 7870 because going from 7770 to a 7850 will only be a slight upgrade.
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    that is also a very good idea
  3. If its just a slight upgrade than I suupose I will just hold on to it.
  4. Best answer selected by DemonRagna.
  5. the upgrade from a hd 7770 to hd 7850 is a noticeable upgrade and not slight upgrade, as the hd 7850 is around 40-45% faster then the hd 7770, and also it is a montrous overclocker, so buy the hd 7850
  6. jaideep1337 said:
    The 7850 is really the only choice here. Maybe you should sell your 7770 to get more money for a 7870 because going from 7770 to a 7850 will only be a slight upgrade.


    This is the correct answer. While the upgrade from a 7770 to a 7850 will be noticeable, if you could sell your 7770, then put the money made towards a 7870, you would see a much greater increase in performance.

    At 1920x1080 the 7870 will perform very well at least until we see new titles (Crysis 3 :pfff: )
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