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I would have to recommend against getting a 7770 for now. They're still in the $149 range (or higher) and don't provide any substantial improvement over older cards such as the 6850 and GTX 460. The fact that they are new, current-gen cards also means that a lot of retailers are going to be charging a premium for it.

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I would have to recommend against getting a 7770 for now. They're still in the $149 range (or higher) and don't provide any substantial improvement over older cards such as the 6850 and GTX 460. The fact that they are new, current-gen cards also means that a lot of retailers are going to be charging a premium for it.

460GTX 768mb =HD 7770 in performance
460GTX 1GB OCed> HD 6850 OCed
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Well, I've been proven wrong redface.gif. 7770 it is, then.
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Whoops sorry. I play everything at 1680x1050.

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How much power do those GTX 460s consume? What about the temps?

How does warranty work if you buy used cards? I can already see some good deals in the marketplace but worried about RMA'ing if anything goes wrong.
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For new cards, a 550Ti/6790 would fit in that range.
For used, you might be able to find a 6850/6870/460.
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Whoops sorry. I play everything at 1680x1050.
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How much power do those GTX 460s consume? What about the temps?
How does warranty work if you buy used cards? I can already see some good deals in the marketplace but worried about RMA'ing if anything goes wrong.

Most companies don't do warranty on used card. On top of my head MSI does warranty by serial number, not original purchaser.

GTX 460 consumes about 160 W, where as HD7770 consumes about 80 W.
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Wow, thx for all the help fellas.

I did look at the 7770, the 28nm is nice cuz of the low power and heat but would it be a substantial upgrade from a 4850? I saw that the 7770 have 128-bit bus.

I honestly dont care if it's new or not. I am trying to get the best performer for $125.
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Wow, thx for all the help fellas.
I did look at the 7770, the 28nm is nice cuz of the low power and heat but would it be a substantial upgrade from a 4850? I saw that the 7770 have 128-bit bus.
I honestly dont care if it's new or not. I am trying to get the best performer for $125.

Absolutely. HD7770 is pretty much an efficient HD6850 which blows HD4850 out of water.
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post #20 of 37
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Good heads up on that MSI warranty info.

Also doesnt the 460 blow the 7770 out of the water?
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