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    Which video card? 550ti or hd 7770?

    My budget is $200, my power supply is currently 300W so I'll need some money to change it, therefore I'm looking for a gfx card thats around 100 - 150 dollars.

    I'm stuck between these 2

    Buy the XFX Radeon HD 7770 Double D 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 at TigerDirect.ca

    Buy the EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 at TigerDirect.ca

    The HWCompare site shows that overall 550 ti is better
    GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 7770 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

    However, HD 7770 can run games apparently run games better
    Benchmark Results: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim : AMD Radeon HD 7770 And 7750 Review: Familiar Speed, Less Power

    If there is another video card that is a better buy, please tell me, but I really hate purchasing online so I would rather go to tigerdirect or stores in Canada to buy them.

    Suggestions on power supplies are also appreciated

    Thanks~

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    7770 should be better than the 550 Ti. HWCompare is the worst real-life comparison you could get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    7770 should be better than the 550 Ti. HWCompare is the worst real-life comparison you could get.
    Is it worth the extra $20 though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typical Male View Post
    Is it worth the extra $20 though?
    Personally I would pay the extra $20, the performance difference is quite noticable in some games (as much as 33% higher fps than the 550 Ti). In some games that's enough to break the "unplayable" barrier and hit 60+ fps with reasonably high settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    Personally I would pay the extra $20, the performance difference is quite noticable in some games (as much as 33% higher fps than the 550 Ti). In some games that's enough to break the "unplayable" barrier and hit 60+ fps with reasonably high settings.
    But the GTX 550 Ti is superclocked. Shouldn't it be around the same as the HD 7770 since there's only a 10 FPS difference for Skyrim?

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    Well....If the superclocked version of the 550Ti is close to the HD 7770.
    Wouldn't it mean that if you overclock the HD 7770 It would reach more Better FPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typical Male View Post
    But the GTX 550 Ti is superclocked. Shouldn't it be around the same as the HD 7770 since there's only a 10 FPS difference for Skyrim?
    Only 10 FPS difference when the FPS are around 30? Yeah, that's a hella noticable difference. 30 fps vs 40 fps is pretty huge.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRaziY View Post
    Well....If the superclocked version of the 550Ti is close to the HD 7770.
    Wouldn't it mean that if you overclock the HD 7770 It would reach more Better FPS?
    Pretty much this, lol ^ Even with a mediocre OC on the 7770 you'll end up noticably outperfroming the 550 Ti.

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    I see. Thanks Alen and Craziy.
    Really appreciate the help.

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