Windows 7 64bit
case: Antec P150
cpu: CORE2 DUO E8500 3.16GHz
gpu: 512 MB RADEON HD 4850
ram: OCZ 2x2 GB DDR2 PC2-8500/1066 MHz
psu: Antec Neo HE 430 Watt (I also have a Seasonic S12-430w, Rev. 1a, but apperently it has lower amperage on 12v)
ssd: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N
motherboard: ASUS P5Q PRO
Hi, long time user on spcr. I've been in the FireFall beta for a while, and getting increasingly annoyed with not being able to get a stable 60fps. Apparently my 512 MB RADEON HD 4850 is below the minimum requirements, (and it's an insane power/heat hog regardless) so I started looking around for replacement. I had my sights on an nVidia gpu but it seems their good lowpower/lowheat/lownoise start at gtx660-680? and that's too expensive. I then looked at gtx560 which seemed interesting until I saw http://tpucdn.com/reviews/XFX/HD_7770_B ... t_1920.gif
and it seems the Radeon 7770 blows it out of the water performace/watt wise probably due to 28nm?
And HD 7770 are also quite cheap in Denmark: http://www.edbpriser.dk/hardware/grafik ... %A7&qt=Fql
50% cheaper than gtx560ti.
My question is whether HD 7770 would be a good upgrade or if there are any better upgrades?
I don't really care "too" much about load noise, since I wear headphones while gaming. It's more about idle noise. And power usage, and performance ofc.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post and even more thanks if you choose to help me figure out my upgrade