Replacement for a hd 4850

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  1. eastmen

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    My gf needs a new video card the 4850 isn't working well in win8 . She plays games like civ 5 so it doesn't have to be a top of the line. I was looking at around the $100 price point
     
  2. Svensk Viking

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    Have you tried the Catalyst 12.6 Win8 driver that was released for HD2000-4000 some weeks ago?

    I'm looking at newegg to get a grip of the prices

    What about the HD 7750 or GTX 650? The HD 6770 can be gotten for 79,99 USD
     
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    Yeah a 6770 would be faster and <$100
     
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    Wed after this hurricane hits us I will go over and try the new drivers. If not a 6770 then. I see some 7770s at $100 after rebate. Is that much of a jump over the 6770 ?
     
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    It is not really a huge jump over the 6770. The 7750 is about on par with the 6770, but it really varies depending on the game.

    I see the cheapest 7770 at $120 on newegg and the cheapest 6770 at $80, not taking into account rebates. The 7770 is in no way worth $40 more than 6770.

    Of course the 7770 is I believe DX11.1 compliant, but I doubt that will ever matter. Probably at the most it will make about as much difference as DX10.1 made for the HD3k/4k Radeons i.e. not much at all.
     
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    Is 6850 still a better deal than 7770 ?
     
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    On older/existing games, probably yes. On newer/upcoming stuff, it seems VLIW5 might have reached the end of the driver optimization line.
     
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    It does appear that GCN does much better than VLIW in some cases. But typically 7770 seems to fall behind a bit.

    One nasty case
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    I've too noticed that the HD 7770 is doing good in new titles(most notably BF3) since catalyst 12.11

    So, what would you guys recommend out of a HD 7770 and HD 6870?
    They are both in the same price range(6870 being a little more expensive), and my bro recently asked me of my opinion. He needs to replace a HD 4870 512MB, and doesn't want to pay too much.
     
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    6870 seems to always beat 7770. Sometimes by a considerable margin.
     
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    if you are looking for the 6870, also consider the 7850. the price can be really close....

    650 Ti can be a decent choice,
     
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    Wow the gtx 650 makes a good showing here, but this benchmark is an anomaly.
     
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