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January 14, 2013 10:56:48 AM

Planning on using either of these GPU's.

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 OC 2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Obviously, I know the 7850 will give better frames but I would like to know the difference in frames between the 7850 and the 7770 ghz, and the better card for the price since the 7850 is $220, and $260 when not on sale.

Additional Info: Games being ran are WoW ultra settings, Black Ops 2 max, Skyrim max, Crysis, Planetside 2, BF3 high etc; Monitor resolution 1920x1080. Hoping one, or both of these cards would perform with these settings at around 60 fps, 50 minimum.

Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 11:21:15 AM

Obviously I can't guarantee 50fps minimum but it's way better to get the 7850, especially in those games at 1080p. Here is the proof of it http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=536

Plus, 7850 are well known to be great for overclocking and you can get performance somewhere around an HD7950 if you raise the clockspeeds enough.
a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 11:25:00 AM

i would get the 7850, better in every way.

i was in a similar shoe about 2 months ago, i was suppose to buy that exact 7770 for my younger brother, but i saw a 6870 at a similar price ($5 diff), but albeit a different (not-so-famous) brand. but i went for it since it is faster.

so far so good. and you would have 2gb, i know ram is not everything, but at this level of gpu, it will help you for using those large textures in high resolutions.

don't get me wrong, 7770 is good, but not that good. 7770 is about as low as i would go personally, otherwise ill just save my money and buy when i can afford a better one
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January 14, 2013 2:18:06 PM

Cons29 said:
i would get the 7850, better in every way.

i was in a similar shoe about 2 months ago, i was suppose to buy that exact 7770 for my younger brother, but i saw a 6870 at a similar price ($5 diff), but albeit a different (not-so-famous) brand. but i went for it since it is faster.

so far so good. and you would have 2gb, i know ram is not everything, but at this level of gpu, it will help you for using those large textures in high resolutions.

don't get me wrong, 7770 is good, but not that good. 7770 is about as low as i would go personally, otherwise ill just save my money and buy when i can afford a better one

For me the 2gb of vram is needed anyways. I mod skyrim pretty heavily, same with WoW. Thanks for both your answers. I'll probably go with the 7850. (:
January 14, 2013 2:36:52 PM

OBTW - 7850 will probably decrease in price in the next 1-3 months with the release of the HD 88XX.

good luck !
a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 2:43:14 PM

odiervr said:
OBTW - 7850 will probably decrease in price in the next 1-3 months with the release of the HD 88XX.

good luck !


That's very ambiguous. Plus, last I've heard they're planned to come out in June.

@ techdude9

There are some rumors that Nvidia will release a GTX660SE or something like that in a month or so to fill the large gap between the GTX650ti and the GTX660. I don't know how much you can trust the rumors but if you're interested, you might want to hold up upgrade for one month. If not, get a 7850 2GB like you planned to. Just thought I'd let you know.
January 14, 2013 2:59:23 PM

Here's what I know:

1. 88XX is not avail now
2. It will be avail in 2013 (2nd quarter best i can tell. April - June 2013). This is speculation. I do not know of a hard release date.
3. Once released - economics will lead to downward price pressure on the HD 7850

a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 3:26:39 PM

NVIDIA is also slated to release their GeForce 700 Series, which should cause AMD/ATI prices to drop.
January 14, 2013 3:39:07 PM

+1
a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 3:39:25 PM

Minimum framerate is almost entirely dependent upon your CPU. I have a very quick (for gaming) CPU, but I still cannot stay above 30fps at 1440x900 in all games at all times.

Crysis cannot give a minimum fps of 50 on any system because it was not coded for forward-compatibility in CPUs, and BF3 multiplayer is very CPU-bound. Even on a 5Ghz, water-cooled i7-3770K, you'll probably still see dips to 30fps or so in these games. But it will be infrequent, especially if you only play these games on High with no MSAA.

That said, you definitely want the best graphics card you can afford, and that is the HD 7850 2GB.
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