Is radeon HD7770 GPU old?

I'm planning on making a mid gaming PC and I've chosen the HD7770 as my GPU. My question is thus the lifespan of this card, in terms of future games, is close to "don't buy it and just buy a higher card" scenario? I'm not that of a hardcore gamer where in the settings and resolution should be maxed and I'm just gonna use a single 21.5" (max) LED monitor.

Hope you could enlighten me just a bit. Thanks in advance
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  1. It came out in February of last year, so I don't know that I would call it old. That being said, it's not particularly powerful. If you can afford another hundred dollars or so, you can get a lot more performance for your money. If not, the 7770 will play most modern games at reasonable frame rates, just not at maxed settings.
  2. 7790 which is latest gpu from amd in mid range will give you better fps & gtx 650 ti boost can also be considered. it is i think 150$ only
  3. genrldisaray said:
    It came out in February of last year, so I don't know that I would call it old. That being said, it's not particularly powerful. If you can afford another hundred dollars or so, you can get a lot more performance for your money. If not, the 7770 will play most modern games at reasonable frame rates, just not at maxed settings.


    yeah I'm not gonna max the settings for the games as of now. By the way is it better than gtx 650?
  4. akshayghai29785 said:
    7790 which is latest gpu from amd in mid range will give you better fps & gtx 650 ti boost can also be considered. it is i think 150$ only


    Is 7790 good for its price? I've heard that people prefer 7770 than the 7790. Correct me if I'm wrong
  5. The 7770 is better than the 650. The 7790 is slightly better than the 7770, but I wouldn't pay $50 more for it.
  6. 7790 trade blows with 7850 1GB google some benchies
  7. akshayghai29785 said:
    7790 trade blows with 7850 1GB google some benchies


    I've seen the 650 TI Boost go back and forth with the 7850, but the benches I saw of the 7790 had it fairly far behind both. I haven't looked at it very closely though, just the reviews that were around when the 7790 launched.
  8. genrldisaray said:
    The 7770 is better than the 650. The 7790 is slightly better than the 7770, but I wouldn't pay $50 more for it.


    Yeah me too. I think I'll just go with the 7770 because the upgrade to 7790 is not worth the extra bucks to buy it.
  9. Will the 7770 play majority of the games as of now? I mean are there games that is not compatible with the 7770?
  10. doggybear said:
    Will the 7770 play majority of the games as of now? I mean are there games that is not compatible with the 7770?


    There are not any games the 7770 won't play, but the 1GB 7850 will give you much better performance for about $70 more. I agree about the 7790 though, I would get the 7850 if you can afford it, and the 7770 if not.
  11. genrldisaray said:
    doggybear said:
    Will the 7770 play majority of the games as of now? I mean are there games that is not compatible with the 7770?


    There are not any games the 7770 won't play, but the 1GB 7850 will give you much better performance for about $70 more. I agree about the 7790 though, I would get the 7850 if you can afford it, and the 7770 if not.


    I'll think about it though. 1gb will be enough for a single monitor am I right?
  12. doggybear said:
    genrldisaray said:
    doggybear said:
    Will the 7770 play majority of the games as of now? I mean are there games that is not compatible with the 7770?


    There are not any games the 7770 won't play, but the 1GB 7850 will give you much better performance for about $70 more. I agree about the 7790 though, I would get the 7850 if you can afford it, and the 7770 if not.


    I'll think about it though. 1gb will be enough for a single monitor am I right?


    Yeah, 1 GB is plenty if you're playing at 1920 x 1200 or less. The GPU will run out of juice way before the RAM is a bottleneck.
  13. the card is not having enough juice for 2gb ram like genrldisaray said
  14. I purchased a 7770 a few days ago, and so far, I have been pretty happy with it. Then again, I upgraded from an HD 5770, which by the way, served me quite well. I do not upgrade components all that often, and once it is time to upgrade, the choices are overwhelming. I probably made an uninformed decision as well when choosing that card, but it is too late now. The money is spent. Perhaps I should have Googled "Best cards for the money"...
  15. What do you mean that the GPU will run out of juice way before the RAM is a bottleneck? I thought that the 1gb is plenty when your would not max the settings?
  16. akshayghai29785 said:
    the card is not having enough juice for 2gb ram like genrldisaray said


    I will be using it with 8gb of RAM
  17. doggybear said:
    What do you mean that the GPU will run out of juice way before the RAM is a bottleneck? I thought that the 1gb is plenty when your would not max the settings?


    doggybear said:
    akshayghai29785 said:
    the card is not having enough juice for 2gb ram like genrldisaray said


    I will be using it with 8gb of RAM


    What I mean is that you do not need more than 1 GB of RAM on the card. If you have your graphics settings high enough that 1 GB would not be enough, the GPU would not be able to handle the load at a reasonable frame rate. There would never be a situation that having the extra GB of memory on the card would increase performance. The amount of system RAM that you have (8 GB) would not affect this at all. Sorry for the confusion.
  18. genrldisaray said:

    What I mean is that you do not need more than 1 GB of RAM on the card. If you have your graphics settings high enough that 1 GB would not be enough, the GPU would not be able to handle the load at a reasonable frame rate. There would never be a situation that having the extra GB of memory on the card would increase performance. The amount of system RAM that you have (8 GB) would not affect this at all. Sorry for the confusion.


    hi man, i want to buy this hd 7770 or hd 7750 but well i'll ask latter... but by this time about the hd 7770 i want to know if the asus version with 2GB could give a better performance in games like elder scrolls v or GTA IV...

    one part of me knows that is just marketing XD
  19. davy rockstar said:
    genrldisaray said:

    What I mean is that you do not need more than 1 GB of RAM on the card. If you have your graphics settings high enough that 1 GB would not be enough, the GPU would not be able to handle the load at a reasonable frame rate. There would never be a situation that having the extra GB of memory on the card would increase performance. The amount of system RAM that you have (8 GB) would not affect this at all. Sorry for the confusion.


    hi man, i want to buy this hd 7770 or hd 7750 but well i'll ask latter... but by this time about the hd 7770 i want to know if the asus version with 2GB could give a better performance in games like elder scrolls v or GTA IV...

    one part of me knows that is just marketing XD


    The 2 GB version will not give you any increased performance in any game.
  20. genrldisaray said:
    davy rockstar said:
    genrldisaray said:

    What I mean is that you do not need more than 1 GB of RAM on the card. If you have your graphics settings high enough that 1 GB would not be enough, the GPU would not be able to handle the load at a reasonable frame rate. There would never be a situation that having the extra GB of memory on the card would increase performance. The amount of system RAM that you have (8 GB) would not affect this at all. Sorry for the confusion.


    hi man, i want to buy this hd 7770 or hd 7750 but well i'll ask latter... but by this time about the hd 7770 i want to know if the asus version with 2GB could give a better performance in games like elder scrolls v or GTA IV...

    one part of me knows that is just marketing XD


    The 2 GB version will not give you any increased performance in any game.


    and less if i use a 720p monitor XD... thanks man is good to know
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