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Thinking about: 1GDR2 AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe

1GDR2 AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card

(My system ->> Motherboard = GA-78MT-USB3, currently 4gb Ram, AMD Phenom II X6 1045T processor, Corsair GS600 power supply)

I'm not a gamer but I may be interested in eventually running a 3 monitor setup. Currently running two and can't see ever going back to one.
At around $115 will this card do the trick, even though it is a 1GB version?
I know I have read a few places that 2GB is good for multi-monitor display work but I also see many 1GB systems around the net that don't seem to have any complaints.
What do you guys think?
Thanks
Ken
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More about thinking about 1gdr2 radeon 7770 edition 1024mb gddr5 pcie
  1. For non-gaming, it should be fine, in fact you could use something like a HD6670 if you won't be gaming.
    Edit: I'm using a 1GB GT620 at work now, to drive two 1280x1024 monitors.
    The GT620 is an extremely weak card for games, but is fine for business purposes.
  2. Quick side bar:
    Other than games, what other activities actually tax a video card?
    Just want to make sure some other stuff I'm doing doesn't suffer by the purchase of a mid-range card.
  3. Some programs that rely on GPGPU processing (e.g. AMD Stream or nVidia CUDA) such as video rendering and conversion programs, may benefit from a higher-end card. Review your programs' documentation to see if any of them do, and if so, if they are limited to one architecture or another.
  4. Well, GPU based encoding generally sucks so don't ever get one for CUDA.

    The 7770 is right on the edge of needing 2gb... as it stands i doubt it will be strong enough to need 2gb of video ram. If you plan on xfire'ing a few together however... you might want to look into 2gb cards... as just 2 xfired jumps into 7870/660ti/7950 performance range... at that level of performance some more ram doesn't hurt.
  5. I have another option... maybe good maybe bad.
    I can get the following card for $59 (after rebate), is it worth it our just hold out for the 7770?
    ZOTAC ZT-60201-10L GeForce GT 640 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    Thanks
    Ken
  6. Best answer
    If you won't be playing games, that will do.
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