The HD7770 of HD7850 for my old pc


#1

hello i want to buy a new video card but have a question …

I have an old system:
Win7
gigabyte EP 45 DS4
intel Q9450 (quad core)
8gb ram
geforce 8500GT

But i still want to buy a new video card for gaming…

Now im choosing between these 2:

HIS RADEON HD 7770 iCooler € 100
azerty.nl/8-3921-498415/his-radeon-hd-7770.html

Club 3D Radeon HD 7850 1GB royal king € 150 (Bioshock infinite + Tomb + FC3 BD PC voucher)
videokaartshop.nl/product/274895/category-207252-videokaarten/club-3d-radeon-hd-7850-royalking-1gb.html

my main question is, if the 7850 is worth 50 euro extra combined with my system?
(p.s with the 7850 you get far cry 3 and bioshock infinite for free will these run on my system with this card?)

Bless.


#2

There will be no bottleneck if you buy 7850 which is worth 50E more. You will play those games with good settings, don’t worry.
You can even buy a better card than 7850 if you plan to change the platform in the future but anything more than 7850 will be limited by the Q9450.


#3

aii wicked man that helps me a lot! i will go for the 7850 :slight_smile:
one more question… for 17 euros more i can take the 2GB version… do that or save the money?


#4

Absolutely yes, especially if you are gaming at 1080p, 1 GB is minimum.


#5

In terms of best bang for buck, the 7790 is also an option.

That said, the 7850 is a value champion. It’s a great card. And yes, you must get the 2GB version.


#6

nice!! thanks guys!!


#7

If you can find and spring for it, the 7870 XT (or LE) is a great bet


#8

Yeah the 7850 is much better but I probably wouldn’t go much higher without upgrading your CPU as it will probably be your bottleneck.


#9

thanks guys!