HD 7770 or HD 7850 for 1366x768 gaming?

By TechGamer ยท 13 replies
Dec 8, 2012
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  1. So Ive been talking with people about my resolution my resolution is pretty much low but this current setup is a joy for me I dont like big screens or small just normal side view

    My resolution is 1366x768 and im deciding between going for a

    Radeon 7770 110$ and can be cheaper in christmas
    Radeon 7850 180$ and can be cheaper too but what I get is this radeon 7850 is overkill for my resolution most people say that card is for 1920x1080.

    Pixel rate 1920x1080=2073600
    Pixel rate 1366x768= 1049088

    So I see that the radeon 7770 reaches mostly 30 fps or abit higher or lower on 1920x1080 in almost most games of today does it mean if I use it on the 1366x768 the frame rates will double since there is a difference of double the pixels on the 1920x1080 from my resolution

    Any help would be thankfull

    Would this mean that score should be 58 on my Resolution or aproximately or?
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Yeah pretty much. But bear in mind those are average framerates, if you want to stay above 60fps in the biggest multiplayer maps it's probably better to get a 7850. Maybe you can even go for a 1GB 7850 as you probably won't need 2GB of VRAM at that resolution.
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  3. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370   +40

    Totally agree with what u just said just wanted to know
  4. vhalz

    vhalz TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Im also playing at this resolution....will gtx 560 ti be enough or I should get gtx 650 ti..?
    gtx 570??
    gtx 660(non ti)??
    hd 7850??

    I'm getting ready for future games like crysis 3 and gta 5...

    recommend pls..
  5. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370   +40

    Some of those games are Cpu bound to What cpu r u using
  6. vhalz

    vhalz TS Rookie Posts: 27

    4GB ddr2
  7. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370   +40

    Cpu is abit old but it should work fine with a radeon 7850
  8. vhalz

    vhalz TS Rookie Posts: 27

    goodness.....I just found out that my pci-e is x16 v1.1......hd7850 wont work on them, so I will need to stick with nvidia cards namely gtx 650 ti...is that a good investment for future games of reso 1366x768??..
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    Video cards with pci-e x16.0 v3.0 are backwards compatible with 2.0./1.1 ...although they run at not their full specs.
  10. vhalz

    vhalz TS Rookie Posts: 27

  11. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    Lol, now I am confused too.

    you can buy your preferred video card now and see what happens.

    if you are in doubt, you can make a new computer build to accomodate the latest pci-e x16 ver 3.0
    intel i5-3570k is about 215$ and mobo is about 120-160$; ddr3 memory is also cheap nowadays.
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  12. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    At 1366x768, get the 7850. With any overhead, that can be put to higher and/or steadier frame rates, higher graphic settings, and if you upgrade your monitor to 1680x1050 or higher later on, you won't be scrambling for a new video card as well. When it comes to computers, "just enough" is not the way to go when buying things like PSU's, HDD's, GPU's, CPU's or even RAM imo. Motherboards, sound cards, and optical drives are a different story - for the majority.

    PCIe 2.0/1 is more than enough right now for current low to midrange cards. PCIe 1.1 is a no no. No exceptions!

    That Q8400 has to go. It's a quad, which is good, but it's a quad paired with DDR2 memory. You can find DDR3 scaling reviews and the performance difference between DDR3 1066 and DDR3 1600 when gaming is HUGE. I can't remember what site I found the scaling review on, but if you'd seen it, you could easily come to the conclusion how further down DDR2 must be. And of course, Core 2 chips use an older architecture, meaning current software is not running as efficiently as it could. You're about 4 generations behind. Time to upgrade my friend.

    Running fast hardware with slow hardware should only be done if you are absolutely desperate. You are not going to get your moneys worth if you do it for too long.
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    660 for c3
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    with the 12.11 drivers coming out of beta any day, you will definitely be fine with any card >7750. 7850 1GB is a better choice as said above.

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