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HD 7770 GHZ Edition 1GB or 2GB HD 7850 Core Edition

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February 11, 2013 5:22:17 PM

Hey im after a new graphics card and its either this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1GB-Sapphire-Radeon-HD-7770-V...

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2GB-XFX-ATI-Radeon-HD-7850-Co...

its a 27pound price difference and i wondered if its really worth getting the 7850 other than the 7770, my budget is 160 pounds, which is around 270 dollars. my main aim with upgrading is to get a graphics card that can handle wow on ultra at a resolution of 1360x768 without having 10fps in crowded areas and 25 man raids, at the moment i have a 7750 which isnt really that good. i would also like to play Elder scrolls online (when it comes out) and Battlefield 3 with this new card.

So can anyone please help me decide or link me another card to fulfill my wishes :) 

Thanks
a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 5:35:18 PM

Tekyteky said:
Hey im after a new graphics card and its either this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1GB-Sapphire-Radeon-HD-7770-V...

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2GB-XFX-ATI-Radeon-HD-7850-Co...

its a 27pound price difference and i wondered if its really worth getting the 7850 other than the 7770, my budget is 160 pounds, which is around 270 dollars. my main aim with upgrading is to get a graphics card that can handle wow on ultra at a resolution of 1360x768 without having 10fps in crowded areas and 25 man raids, at the moment i have a 7750 which isnt really that good. i would also like to play Elder scrolls online (when it comes out) and Battlefield 3 with this new card.

So can anyone please help me decide or link me another card to fulfill my wishes :) 

Thanks


The 7850 no question. It's about 2-3x the performance over a 7770.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=536
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February 11, 2013 5:43:52 PM

Thanks both for the fast reply's,but i do have one more question, my motherboard is a ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M/USB3 3.3GHZ, will the motherboard be compatible with the card and will the FX6100 3.3GHZ 8gb ram ddr3 1333mhz and 2GB 7850 be able to play wow with my desired settings (ultra with no fps drop in fights) and Battlefield 3 on ultra with 1360x768 resolution?

Thanks again, ill hopefully be ordering this card tonight :) 
a c 109 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 5:50:39 PM

Yes, it's compatible, that motherboard has a pcie 2.0 16x slot, pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible with previous pcie versions.
You'll maxout those games with the 7850 at that resolution.
Just make sure you have a decent psu with at least ~400W.
February 11, 2013 6:03:10 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, it's compatible, that motherboard has a pcie 2.0 16x slot, pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible with previous pcie versions.
You'll maxout those games with the 7850 at that resolution.
Just make sure you have a decent psu with at least ~400W.


thanks again, yeh i think my psu can handle it, its 700 or 750 watts +

ordering this card tonight ! thanks for the help
a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 6:40:27 PM

note: Nvida is much more wow friendly in general.
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