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January 23, 2013 2:12:10 AM

Hello, I am currently picking parts for my friends first desktop build and I have managed to convince him to come up to a 7750 (from a 6670). The problem now stands at which brand do I buy?

1) The Asus 7750 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

2) The Sapphire 7750 with 2GB of GDDR3 memory

The price difference is negligible so don't worry about that and please don't suggest I upgrade his card further as this is a budget system.

The real difference here is that one has less GDDR memory and one has more however the one with less memory has higher speed memory. Which is more beneficial? Also will the 7750 actually get to use more than 1GB of VRAM considering it is a low-mid range GPU?

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January 23, 2013 2:51:27 AM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Hello, I am currently picking parts for my friends first desktop build and I have managed to convince him to come up to a 7750 (from a 6670). The problem now stands at which brand do I buy?

1) The Asus 7750 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

2) The Sapphire 7750 with 2GB of GDDR3 memory

The price difference is negligible so don't worry about that and please don't suggest I upgrade his card further as this is a budget system.

The real difference here is that one has less GDDR memory and one has more however the one with less memory has higher speed memory. Which is more beneficial? Also will the 7750 actually get to use more than 1GB of VRAM considering it is a low-mid range GPU?


What resolution is he going to play at? With that low-end card, I can't imagine anything over 1080p. He really won't need anything above 1GB of GDDR5 memory for this graphics card. I would choose the one with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. Mind if you tell me the price difference between the two cards? Maybe you can get a HD 7770 since going from a HD 6670 to a HD 7750 isn't a huge leap.
January 23, 2013 2:55:19 AM

Yeah he'll only notice a %30 increase in performance which for me isnt that big of a change.. At least move up to a HD7770 but if you cant then both the cards you posted are crap.. id get something with a better fan.. Perhaps HIS cards have the solution for you.. they run cool and are great overclockers. You might even be able to overclock the 7750 up to the 7770's speed with no volt changes
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January 23, 2013 2:56:10 AM

go with GDDR5 version, its 2X faster than GDDR3, 1GB vram is more than enough for playing games in high settings.
January 23, 2013 3:05:02 AM

Thanks for the help guys, sorry but there is no chance of getting up to a 7770 because this is a seriously tight budget build.

The price of the Asus card is $159 and the Sapphire Card is $149 and then the cheapest 7770 I can get is $199 so it is too much of a step up.

This is the page I have to buy from if anybody wants to know: http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139234/CATID=755/page=...

Also to whomever asked about the resolution it is unlikely he will be playing at above 900p (can I write 900p? I'm sure you know what I mean anyway). He is not looking to play at high quality, in fact medium would make him happy to be honest. It is likely that this card will be updated in less than a year anyway so do not worry about that sort of thing either. I just want your straight opinions on which on the two cards I should get. Thanks a lot
January 23, 2013 3:07:39 AM

haider95 said:
Yeah he'll only notice a %30 increase in performance which for me isnt that big of a change.. At least move up to a HD7770 but if you cant then both the cards you posted are crap.. id get something with a better fan.. Perhaps HIS cards have the solution for you.. they run cool and are great overclockers. You might even be able to overclock the 7750 up to the 7770's speed with no volt changes


Sorry but the 7770 isn't an option, this build is seriously budget and he isn't actually upgrading his computer from a 6670, I meant he planned to get a 6670 new but I told him to get a 7750. Anything more is over budget but he doesn't care about playing any games on high etc so it's not a big deal
January 23, 2013 3:21:49 AM

The best choice would be to get saphhire hd 7750 1gb ddr5 at $94.you donot need more than 1gb.
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January 23, 2013 3:23:17 AM

GDDR5 over 3 any day.
January 23, 2013 3:23:20 AM

ASHISH65 said:
The best choice would be to get saphhire hd 7750 1gb.


Even though it has a slower VRAM speed?
January 23, 2013 3:26:23 AM

ASHISH65 said:
The best choice would be to get saphhire hd 7750 1gb ddr5 at $94.you donot need more than 1gb.


I don't live in the US so I don't have a choice of 1gb gddr5 on the sapphire. It's 2gb gddr3 on the sapphire or 1gb gddr5 on the asus. Thanks for the recommendation anyway though :) 
January 23, 2013 3:27:28 AM

nukemaster said:
GDDR5 over 3 any day.


Yeah, this seems to be the general consensus. Do you think that the 7750 will be able to play games smoothly at medium on a 900p display? I assume you know what I mean by 900p

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January 23, 2013 3:28:05 AM
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In that case GDDR5 Beats the crap out of GDDR3.. faster shader clock is what makes DDR5 the better option. He wont be needing the extra VRAM speed at that resolution because the extra VRAM only comes to play when gaming at a resolution of 1080p and the HD7750 GDDR5 would be more than enough for his needs. Id still recommend you get a HIS version of the card
January 23, 2013 3:30:20 AM

haider95 said:
In that case GDDR5 Beats the crap out of GDDR3.. faster shader clock is what makes DDR5 the better option. He wont be needing the extra VRAM speed at that resolution because the extra VRAM only comes to play when gaming at a resolution of 1080p and the HD7750 GDDR5 would be more than enough for his needs. Id still recommend you get a HIS version of the card


Sadly enough I can't get a HIS version from the shop I have to get the parts from as I can get a good discount at this store alone and nowhere else. Thanks a lot for the help and I will tell him to get the GDDR5 card.
January 23, 2013 3:30:24 AM

Go for asus 1gb ddr5.there is a big difference between ddr3 and ddr5 a gap of 10-15 fps for sure.at your resolution no game will use more than 1gbvram.do not think that 2gb is faster than 1 they both perform same to same.
January 23, 2013 3:32:28 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Go for asus 1gb ddr5.there is a big difference between ddr3 and ddr5 a gap of 10-15 fps for sure.at your resolution no game will use more than 1gbvram.do not think that 2gb is faster than 1 they both perform same to same.


Yeah thanks, will be getting the Asus card for him. I wish his budget could stretch to a 7770 but owel. I'll try get him to upgrade when the next generation of graphics cards are released and prices drop, until then this will do
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January 23, 2013 3:59:02 AM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Yeah, this seems to be the general consensus. Do you think that the 7750 will be able to play games smoothly at medium on a 900p display? I assume you know what I mean by 900p

I know you got the info you need, but many games played @ 1200p(1920 x 1200) without issues on a 5770. Sure some details needed to be turned down, but for a card in its price range it was good. the 7750 is similar in performance, but newer and more power efficient. I think you will be ok as long as you do not mind tweaking settings on more demanding games.
January 23, 2013 4:12:03 AM

nukemaster said:
I know you got the info you need, but many games played @ 1200p(1920 x 1200) without issues on a 5770. Sure some details needed to be turned down, but for a card in its price range it was good. the 7750 is similar in performance, but newer and more power efficient. I think you will be ok as long as you do not mind tweaking settings on more demanding games.


Yeah thanks. My friend won't mind turning settings down at all, he's one of those people who would rather have a good frame rate than the graphics looking amazing. Thanks for the help :D 
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