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4770 better than 8800GT

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May 6, 2009 5:15:19 PM

this is probably a daft question but.... will I notice a difference with my new 4770 over my old BFG 8800GT?
I got the 4770 with a view to buying another in a few weeks time but was wondering whether to wait until I have 2 4770's before swapping out my 8800.
Will a 4770 outperform (on average) my 8800gt?

Q6600 @ 2.4 ghz
8 gb ram
Gigabyte EP45 DQ6 mobo

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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2009 5:19:51 PM

It's better but it's such a small step up it's not really worth it. It's people who have 7 series nvidias and x1900 and below ati's that will *really* notice the difference.
May 6, 2009 5:30:35 PM

jennyh said:
It's better but it's such a small step up it's not really worth it. It's people who have 7 series nvidias and x1900 and below ati's that will *really* notice the difference.

agreed , a bigger step is needed to make a gpu upgrade worthwhile.

for the original poster look at the tom's hardware graphic card charts,1.htm...

as they recommend try to go at least 3 steps up from your current config. since it doesn't include the 4770 pretend it is between a 4830 and a 4850
May 6, 2009 5:35:38 PM

Thanks for replies so far. I did read that GPU chart but I wasn't sure where the 4770 came in exactly. But I am right in thinking that crossfired 4770's will out perform my single 8800 GT am I?? Especially if I overclock them?
a c 198 U Graphics card
May 6, 2009 5:42:36 PM

@ ac3144: Take a look at the article on Toms about the 4770 in CF and read the FAQ on SLI/CF (unless you already have).
As the others have said, a change to a single HD4770 is really just a small step, not worth the change, but consider either the HD4870 1Gb or GTX260 for a single card upgrade.
BTW, what is your monitor resoloution?
May 6, 2009 5:55:17 PM

Hi Coozie, thanks for your reply. I have read the review which prompted me to go for 4770 in crossfire as it seemed to perform really well, but I'm starting to doubt myself?!
I have 2 questions.
1. Is it worth me swapping out my 8800 for a single 4770 (which seems to have been answered thankyou everyone)

2. Does 2x4770's in crossfire represent a significant upgrade on my current 8800gt similar to a 4870.

Perhaps I got it wrong but after the review of the 4770 I had the impression that 2x4770's was as good an upgrade as a £300 nvidia card??
After my day of learning about biostatistics I have serious doubts about my brains ability to work anything out.
May 6, 2009 5:57:24 PM

Oh my resolution is 1600 and something X the other figure that goes with this....(thunk as I fall on the floor and my brain dribbles out)
Is that what you were asking??!!
May 6, 2009 6:16:53 PM

2x4770's in crossfire will represent a significant upgrade from a 8800gt
May 6, 2009 6:39:33 PM

will CF 4770 be noticeable over a 8800, yes yes it will.
it is all about the budget. for 200 you can dual 4770s(powercolor on newegg 99.00 plus a 10.00 MIR OMG!!! they did go sub 100, nice)
for that money you can't touch the 4770s for bumping it to 235-240 and a 4850x2 (or dual 4850s) is what you want.

if you are looking for 150-170 then go 4870 or 260(216)
a c 198 U Graphics card
May 6, 2009 7:28:25 PM

@ ac3144: 1: No.
2: Yes.

If you have not read the FAQ on SLI/CF the downsides are this: A 'profile' has to be written into the drivers for every game supported and the game itself must be written to take advantage of either. If either driver or game support is absent a SLI/CF setup will revert to using a single card.
It is for those above reasons I do n't like CF/SLI and would suggest either a 1Gb HD 4870 or GTX260, which are about the same price, but offer a more stable platform.
May 6, 2009 7:37:44 PM

Coozie, thanks. Most games nowadays do support CF+/- SLI though don't they? And the review of CF'd 4770's does look very tempting too doesn't it or is it just me?!
May 6, 2009 7:50:47 PM

Now I can't find where to buy a crossfire cable/bridge as there wasn't one with mycard or motherboard.....aaaggghhhh!
a c 198 U Graphics card
May 6, 2009 8:04:59 PM

Check the bundle photo of your next card for CF, they usually come with the flexible bridge connector.
You do not need the same card for Crossfire so Sapphire will work with Asus and MSI will work with XFX etc.
If I was in your place the second card would already be ordered, despite my own ingrained (now feeling dumb) dislike of multi-card setups:) 
May 6, 2009 8:07:20 PM

If I had the money it would already be here but sadly the car needs an MOT but I suppose the kids could walk to school.....
a c 198 U Graphics card
May 6, 2009 8:09:11 PM

Tell the missus it's healthier for the little mites:)