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Budget build 7770 or 650 ti

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March 8, 2013 2:13:41 AM

I am building a budget comp and im still undecided. What I will be building will either be I5 k or fx 8350 with asrock mobo My question is about the graphics. I can afford an 7770 ghz edition amd or the nvidia 650 ti. I know the 7770 is better gpu but I am planning on upgrading max 2 months. Should I buy the 650 and use it as a physx? or just buy the 7770? What would i Gain with physx?

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March 8, 2013 2:18:44 AM

If you're planning on buying a graphics for just 2 months and then upgrade again, then I would suggest you don't buy anything at all right now. You can save a little more money and go for an AMD 7850/7870 or Nvidia 660/660ti.

Btw, the graphics requirement depends on the games you're planning to play.
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March 8, 2013 2:25:26 AM

Buying gpu for 2months is to waste money.hold up your nerve for gaming for next 2 month
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March 8, 2013 2:27:20 AM

The 650 Ti is actually ranked better, although the 7770 is a good GPU too. Just check Tom's Hierarchy Chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The CPU is no contest. The 8 cores on the 8350 are simulated. AMD used a shared resource, 4 module system. But it doesn't work very well. And to top it all off... terrible power consumption(125 watts vs. 77).
CPU Hierarchy Chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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March 8, 2013 2:41:28 AM

austin707 said:
If you're planning on buying a graphics for just 2 months and then upgrade again, then I would suggest you don't buy anything at all right now. You can save a little more money and go for an AMD 7850/7870 or Nvidia 660/660ti.

Btw, the graphics requirement depends on the games you're planning to play.



lol I thought about that =) im an eager beaver. I am finally upgrading my old core 2 duo with AGP graphics and ddr 1 memory. Kinda excited the games I will be playing wont be alot but I plan on playing skyrim bf3, diablo 3 and the new Elder scrolls online when it releases.
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March 8, 2013 2:56:56 AM

I would get the 650ti over the 7770 or better yet save up and grab the 7850

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March 8, 2013 3:01:00 AM

Definitely get the 650 Ti and then use it as a PhysX card when you upgrade to a GTX 660 Ti or other Nvidia card. AMD cards can no longer be paired with an Nvidia PhysX card due to restrictions in the latest drivers.


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_650_Ti_SSC/...





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March 8, 2013 3:02:27 AM

wdmfiber said:
The 650 Ti is actually ranked better, although the 7770 is a good GPU too. Just check Tom's Hierarchy Chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The CPU is no contest. The 8 cores on the 8350 are simulated. AMD used a shared resource, 4 module system. But it doesn't work very well. And to top it all off... terrible power consumption(125 watts vs. 77).
CPU Hierarchy Chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...



the reason why the cpu question this day and age is now relevant again is due to the fact that this is the point in time where theres a console generation change. Expect the 8350 from this point on to have alot of gains due to multi core optimization. Crysis 3 was only the first step(it showed that 8350>3770k). with sony basically confirming that it has an 8 core apu installed, just about all AAA titles will be core optimized. CPU choice now is a debate against assuming that games will be core optimized or not. the hardware is there, its the game devs on the consoles job, which is more or less the gamble.

as for the 650ti vs 7770 debate, get the 650ti. I personally dont think the 7770 is worth crossfiring. if anything if you could delay choice, I would look into the AMD bonaire 7790 being released(date unknown) which will be the first experimental GCN 2.0 card going to be placed between the 7770 and the 7850.
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March 8, 2013 3:19:28 AM

Nebby said:
lol I thought about that =) im an eager beaver. I am finally upgrading my old core 2 duo with AGP graphics and ddr 1 memory. Kinda excited the games I will be playing wont be alot but I plan on playing skyrim bf3, diablo 3 and the new Elder scrolls online when it releases.



I understand about you being eager about upgrading your gaming pc. I was in the same state about a month ago. Check my signature below for the components I have built my new gaming pc with. You'll notice that I'm still using my old Nvidia 8600GT. I can afford to buy either of the cards you have mentioned but I'm still holding on to my old GPU, saving some more and planning to buy either the MSI GTX 660 or the MSI 7850 power edition, simple because they have more juice in them and they'll serve my gaming needs at least for the next 2years.

I suggest you do the same. If you hurry and buy now, you'll regret it later.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
March 8, 2013 3:39:52 AM

+1 650 Ti definitely
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March 8, 2013 2:43:22 PM

I have decided that I am just going to wait... I going to save up with what I saved and buy a 7970 in 2 months I guess. I've waited this long not to mention new haswell will be out and the new apu's from AMD will see how all that works out.
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