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Best gaming graphics card between the AMD Radeon 7770 and the 7850

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December 31, 2012 5:35:14 AM

So I'm building a gaming PC, and I would like to get something better than an AMD Radeon 7770 but not as expensive as a 7850. Anyone have an suggestions? I'm aiming for about $140. My monitor resolution is 1680 x 1050; however, I would also like to be able to game on a 1080p LCD TV.
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December 31, 2012 5:52:38 AM

Hd 7850 is more powerful than hd 7770.
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December 31, 2012 5:53:26 AM

You can look at gtx 650 ti
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December 31, 2012 7:35:07 AM

Why the 2gb card instead of 1gb?
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December 31, 2012 7:43:33 AM

Yeah even as an nvidia guy I'd say go with the 7770 ghz edition, I've heard a lot of good things about the card.
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December 31, 2012 7:45:30 AM

schulmanworks said:
Why the 2gb card instead of 1gb?

As most people are obsessed with the video ram so I suggested a 2GB card although video memory doesnot make much difference. Core clock, memory clock and bus width are the ones which make a difference.
December 31, 2012 7:52:31 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Hd 7850 is more powerful than hd 7770.


Way to not even bother to glance at the OP.

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December 31, 2012 7:59:23 AM
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GTX 650 Ti. See Tom's best video card for the money ~$150 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

There's also the 7850 1GB, but the price difference between the 1GB and 2GB version is minimal, and if you can afford the 1GB, just shell out $10-15 more for the 2GB version.
December 31, 2012 7:59:39 AM

I found a GTX 560 for $140. Is it worth the $40 more than the radeon 7770?
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December 31, 2012 9:22:21 AM

schulmanworks said:
I found a GTX 560 for $140. Is it worth the $40 more than the radeon 7770?

For $40 more you could get a HD 7850 or HD 7870 $194. And yes it is worth upgrading to HD 7850 or HD 7870.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sapphire GD 7870 ghz edition
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December 31, 2012 9:41:33 AM

GTX 650 Ti for $100 after rebate, $130 before rebate. Shipping's about $7 depending on where you live.

http://bit.ly/WVldZ7

Had to use bitly to shorten it, but it points to Frys.com. Their URLs don't parse well on Toms forums.
December 31, 2012 4:36:39 PM

I can't afford a 7850 right now. What about upgrading from the gtx 650 ti to a gtx 560? Is there enough of a difference to be worth it? (I found a gtx 560 for $10 more than the 650 ti I want.)
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December 31, 2012 5:45:17 PM

GTX 650 Ti and 560 performs at the same tier. There's minimal difference between the two except the 560 uses a lot more power. If you find both at the same price, you'd want to get the 650 Ti. Newer cards of the same performance level also have better resell value in case you upgrade later.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
December 31, 2012 8:51:15 PM

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GTX 650 Ti. See Tom's best video card for the money ~$150 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

There's also the 7850 1GB, but the price difference between the 1GB and 2GB version is minimal, and if you can afford the 1GB, just shell out $10-15 more for the 2GB version.


This. If you HAVE to buy the part now and can't save a few more bucks for a 7850, the GTX 650 Ti will probably be your best bet. I would recommend saving up for at least the AMD 7850 though. It's a good boost in performance.
January 10, 2013 12:51:35 AM

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