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So, basically I need a new graphics card. I have a limited budget and based on the selection made on my own knowledge I came down to two cards: AMD Radeon HD7770 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti. I will be doing 1080p gaming. I don't really care about the settings, I just want to run the games as smoothly as possible.

My current PC specifications are:
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
ASRock 970 Extreme3
Kingston HyperXblu 6GB DDR3 1333MHz
Corsair VS550 550W

The cards from which I have to choose one are as follows (the site is in Romanian because it's a national online computer store, but you get the idea, regardless of the language):

Asus Radeon HD7770 GHz Edition DirectCU Top
http://www.pcgarage.ro/placi-video/asus/radeon-hd-7770-ghz-edition-oc-directcu-top-1gb-ddr5-128-bit/

or

Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC
http://www.pcgarage.ro/placi-video/palit/geforce-gtx-650-ti-oc-1gb-ddr5-128-bit/

As I said, I don't really care about the settings used, I just want the smoothest experience as possible at 1920x1080.
Which one should I get? State facts and reasons please, not just lean towards one because you have it or because you like one company more than the other. Thank you.
Edited by iHav0c - 3/20/13 at 9:19am
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i woukd go for the hd 7770 because it faster than the gtx 650ti
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i woukd go for the hd 7770 because it faster than the gtx 650ti

Yea, that's so detailed. I am so convinced.

See, these are the answers I AM NOT looking for. I want (semi)professional advice and facts that can be backed up. You might think I'm asking for a lot but simply saying that card X is faster than card Y won't help me decide what to buy.

You might also say go look at some reviews. I did, trust me. And different websites state different opinions. It didn't help much.
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post #5 of 8
OP you have not mentioned a budget. but still the minimum card for 1080p gaming you should look at is HD 7850 2GB. you can sell the game coupons to cut your costs. thumb.gif

Sapphire HD 7850 - 845 RON
http://www.pcgarage.ro/placi-video/sapphire/radeon-hd-7850-dual-x-2gb-ddr5-256-bit/

also the HD 7790 is coming on Apr 2. reviews are out. its a good card if you are on a tight budget.
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for everyone's response.

I decided to go with the Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit Dual-X.
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Thanks for everyone's response.

I decided to go with the Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit Dual-X.

Good choose for the money. I have been with AMD/ATI for a number of years and have to say from my own personal experience they have just been getting better and better in hardware and there drivers over the years.

I picked a Gigabyte GTX 670 for my 2013 build and really wish I had not. Thinking that since Nvidia had 3x monitor gaming with Surround now that it would be a good match with my i5 3570K since this build I would be dual booting Windows 8 Pro x64 and OS X 10.8.2 the GTX 670 had good solid driver that would work for all three monitors. The problem there Surround support is so bad as to not even be worth it in Windows 8. This got even worse with SLI because unlike ATI you can't plug all of your monitors into the primary card owe no you have have some in the first and some in the second and they have to be in specific ports or it will not work. I still have not got a 3 + 1 configuration to work because no matter how I connect them the monitor that is connected to the DisplayPort gets disabled it is a complete mess. Sad because if it were not for the drivers the hardware is really good from what I can tell. But as soon as I can sell these cards I will be getting a Crossfire Sapphire HD 7950 setup and be done with Nvidia.
 
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