posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 08:52 PM
Any newer games can't be played longer than 10-15 minutes on anything higher than medium settings, as well as you can't use hdmi with one of the dvi
ports, for tripple monitor set-up you HAVE to utilize a displayport adapter.
The HDMI/DVI issue is because one of the DVI ports shares bandwidth with the HDMI port. That's pretty standard on mid to low end cards.
As for gaming... You do realize the HD7770 isn't really a gaming card, yes? Medium settings sounds generous - the HD7770 is a mid to low-end card.
You're lucky you're gaming at all.
A little research before your purchase would have helped you out:
that review boils down to "nice card, shame about the gaming".
The worst is the random blue-screening the ati drivers cause whenever I load,play,pause,resume any form of video.
I'd put my money on your power supply being the issue there, and not the card. You may bump into this same issue with your new card too, if that's
It also idles unnecessarily hot at 50 degrees Celsius, and breaks 70 under minimal stress.
That's pretty normal for a card as compact as yours. 50 degrees is a bit high for idle - 40/45 would be better... and 70 while gaming or watching
HD video sounds about right. GPU's always run hotter than CPU's, so don't expect CPU-like temps.
I just purchased a new gpu, which will be the first Nvidia I've ever owned.
I've gotten the ASUS GeForce GTX 770, which will be replacing my current Radeon HD 7770. According toreviews and statistics I've read this
should be a major upgrade, granted my current card only has 1 GB gddr5 ram and the new one has 2 Gb gddr5 ram, so I'm naturally expecting it to run
the GTX 770 is a much higher range card, and a much higher specced card than the HD7770 (the two aren't competitors, they're aimed at entirely
different markets), so yes, you'll see better performance.
Don't expect to see significantly better performance based on the RAM though - that's really only for storing textures etc., so having an extra GB
will have much less of an impact than you'd expect - unless of course you're running multiple monitors and you have games running at ridiculously high
resolutions (that's when the extra RAM comes in handy).
enjoy your new card. Team Green makes some nice GPUs, so you can't go too far wrong.
edit on 13-11-2013 by Awen24 because: (no reason