7770 vs GTX 650 ti?

Hello all :)

I am looking for a good price/performance GPU for under £100 and  dont know what is better between the AMD HD 7770 or the Nvidia GTX 650(ti) and I have been thinking about this for quite some time. some pros and cons of the both gpus are that the EVGA 650 ti doesnt come with any sli option witch doesnt bother my as such but its good to have the option right? I know you can go for an asus gtx 650 but that would coast an extra £20-£50 for maybe an extra output or a better stock cooler.

The cons with the 7770 is that some of the reviews I read arnt very positive and they often only have one dvi output which I dont need but for the same reason for the option of sli its nice to have the option.

I still need some help though because I am no PC smart guy compared to the rest of you guys and this will be my first gaming gpu that I am buying on its own (as in its now in a pre made PC) so I wont have any past experience of GPU buying.

Many thanks for any help :D



My advise buy this http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/AUUj for £130 becase its the cheapest HD7850 ive seen in the uk and its a MUCH faster card than those 2

allso XFX FX-785A-ZNFC Radeon HD 7850 £126

HIS H785F1G2M Radeon HD 7850 £125 

At the moment thats cheaper than a HD 7790 > its a bargin (there must of been a sale on becase thats ridiculously cheap)


thanksfor the bench marks, but the 7850 is out of my reach price wise

Thats a shame becase those cards are like £60-70 cheaper than a week a go :/

650 Ti Boost if you can afford it. Almost as good as a 660.

i'd say go with a HD 6870, it's about the same price as the other two and is about 50% faster.


^^^ thats not a 650ti in that test ...650ti still beats the 6870 (i dont think you can even buy a new 6870 any longer)




actually the 6870 is better than the 650ti


yeah I might wait a few weeks so I can afford it ;)

what I am going to do is wait a few weeks/months so I get a bit more money so I can either buy a 7870,650 ti boost or a 6870 as you recommended

Its not worth geting a 6870 its a 2010 card runs on original pcie x16 and not pcie x16 (v2) it allso needs a lot of power 2 6pin power connectors that will need a powerfull psu 

the 6870 is a pcie 2.1 card, there is also only a 40 watt difference between the two cards, the psu will not need to be much more powerfull. as well as this, no card, not even the titan or gtx 690, or hd 7990 will fully saturate the bandwith of a pcie 2.1 lane

The spec is on your own link 


Thats why it benckmarks so low (and probably why it needs x2 6pin leads)

Plus as i allready sead its a discontued card and you can no longer buy a new one 



and a 7850 rapes it http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=549

and a 7870 rapes it http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=548



that link is incorrect then, look at what Amd's website says: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6870/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6870-overview.aspx#

"PCI Express® 2.1 x16 bus interface"

also: http://5z8.info/getPersonalData-start_m0w4bq_killgays

yes, the 7850 and 7870 are better, but i was saying it's better than the 650ti, which it is. it is also cheaper, which was why i recommendended it over the 650 ti in the first place


see you can still get new ones

lol yes on ebay you may find stuff thats boxed thats been siting on shelfs (you can buy brand new betamax tapes still on ebay!)

40nm gpus havent been made for years.


but, its still new. did you enjoy the link?


so are these ^_^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealed-4-Sony-Betamax-L-750-Beta-Tapes-New-Unopened-1-30-4-30-hr-Per-Tape-/220980227427?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337372ad63

wow, i need to get those, thanks!

p.s. did you enjoy the link?

I dont see what link to a boy in a boat has to do with anything but shure whatever floats your boat.