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My current video card, a 5450 is pretty terrible at gaming.I 'm looking for an upgrade, but I'm more geared towards the 7770 as its about 70$ cheaper, how big is the performance difference on a 1080p monitor? I'm also want to know the best price/performance brand for both the 7770 and 7850. Also are any of these still voltage unlocked?
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post #2 of 25
the 7850 offers better performance for price. It's leagues ahead of the 7770.
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best price performance is a 7950 currently but since you are very tight in budget i would say go 7850 to have playable frame rates at 1080p (above 30)
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post #4 of 25
7770 can easily get 30fps at 1080p, just not maxed. It falls between a 6770 and a 6850. 7850 is close to a 6950 at stock clocks, and OC's farther than a 6950.
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Originally Posted by Eatfoodnow View Post

7770 can easily get 30fps at 1080p, just not maxed. It falls between a 6770 and a 6850. 7850 is close to a 6950 at stock clocks, and OC's farther than a 6950.

i'm talking maxed, you want to play with all the bells and whistles on and have 30fps minimum that is the minimum you could really accept nowdays.....
7770 no go
go for something faster for 1080p res
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post #6 of 25
The general consensus is that the 7850 is the least expensive AMD card that's suitable for 1080p gaming at decent settings. In case you're wondering about NVIDIA, their least expensive 1080p card is the GTX 660.
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post #7 of 25
My 7850 does very tidily at 1080p, and I know it could do much better if I had a stronger CPU. Any games you're wondering about in particular?
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post #8 of 25
Why not a used 68xx or 69xx they have 256bit so they are ok for 1080p gaming at least better than a 7770
post #9 of 25
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I have no objections towards last generations video cards if they still work well within my budget. My only concern is my power supply, its a 430W CX so i don't think a 6850 could run on it. Sounds like 7850 is the winner, which brand would be best?
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post #10 of 25
This would be my bet if they were in stock > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

This LE model (Tahiti) will OC to a 7950 for much cheaper.
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