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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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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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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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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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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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I agree also, the 7870 seems like the obvious chaise but i can't really afford to dish out the extra $40 and then wait for the MIR
 

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I agree also, the 7870 seems like the obvious chaise but i can't really afford to dish out the extra $40 and then wait for the MIR
save up and then buy. purchasing a graphics card happens once in 2 - 3 years. so choose wisely.
 

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I got the 7770 and I regret it, for $50 more you get 50-60% more performance not including overclocking.
 

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OP here's the breakdown

CUs = Compute Units
Using this as a metric to show you the difference

7900 - Tahiti - 32 CUs
7800 - Pitcairn - 20 CUs
7700 - Verde - 10 CUs

Please get a 7800 or above
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if you want to game
 

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I started out looking at the 7850 to replace my 5770.

I ended up getting an I-3570K, 8GBDDR3, New Mobo, 3 Monitors, and a 7950 for an entry level Eyefinity setup.

I totally blew my budget. May you have more resolve than I.
 
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