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HD 7790 1GB vs HD 7770 2GB

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April 15, 2013 4:35:18 AM

Here are the links to both cards:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Both are the same price: £119.99. What would you recommend? The 7790 is obviously newer and more powerful, but then the 7770 has that extra GB of GDDR5.

Thanks.

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April 15, 2013 4:55:53 AM

If you are playing at very high resolutions (above 1080p or multiple monitors), or VRAM intensive games (like Skyrim with mods, or Crysis 2 with HD textures), the extra 1 GB or VRAM will let the 7770 overtake the 7790. The 7770 is also factory overclocked with helps it close the gap.

Otherwise, 7790 is better hands down. You get Bioshock free with it.
April 15, 2013 5:01:00 AM

huilun02 said:
If you are playing at very high resolutions (above 1080p or multiple monitors), or VRAM intensive games (like Skyrim with mods, or Crysis 2 with HD textures), the extra 1 GB or VRAM will let the 7770 overtake the 7790. The 7770 is also factory overclocked with helps it close the gap.

Otherwise, 7790 is better hands down. You get Bioshock free with it.


Thanks. I won't be going above 1080p, but I do plan on picking up Skyrim. Would only having the 1GB have much of an effect on performance?

Would both cards be ok with a 500w power supply?
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April 15, 2013 5:06:13 AM

If you are going to stuff Skyrim full of mods like some people do, its going to have a noticeable impact if you have only 1GB or VRAM.

500W is more than enough for both cards.
April 15, 2013 5:10:08 AM

Thanks.
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