Hi I just want to ask about what i saw in the reviews of this card, if this is a problem. Any help would be much appreciated
Beware Not supported well
Pros: 40nm bleeding edge GPU tech. Sapphire card is the nicest looking of all 4770 imo
Cons: I can also vouch for complete and utter lack of driver support. Have tried AMD/ATI direct, no support yet, Sapphire drivers are junk. Someone mentioned the HIS drivers are better, haven't tried those yet. No support at all in Win 7 RC 7100. Can't do 1920x1200 with the Standard display driver.
Other Thoughts: This is a joke launch of a flagship manufacturing process. You can't tell me TSMC is having problems making drivers too.
Only buy if you need a trophy of the first 40nm GPU.
Unacceptable drivers and support
Pros: Did not arrive broken or damaged. Price point.
Cons: Latest version of reference CCC and drivers from ATI, ver 9.4 does not support their own chipset. ATI directly states their reference 9.4 does not support the HD4770 and would not answer why. Would not confirm that the next ver 9.5 would support the HD4770 either. ATI stated the OEM disk from Sapphire is a hacked ver of the 9.4 drivers only, and could be very bad. Graphics and visuals really poor using the only OEM drivers available on the included OEM CD. Sapphire themselves does not even provide any drivers or driver support for this card what-so-ever and there are NO drivers from Sapphire via their own website.
Other Thoughts: It took 5 emails through Sapphire to even confirm why this card was not listed and could not be found until today. Our old X1950 pro 15 generations or more ago running CCC and drivers 9.1 reacts and looks better than this card and drivers from Sapphire. Direct phone calls to ATI/AMD and to Sapphire for their "support", and lack of decent and latest reference drivers completely unacceptable.
I've ordered two of them so I'll soon see how bad it is for myself. However the Sapphire has consistently been $7-$8 cheaper than any other version (in the uk) so if i have to search around for better drivers then it's probably still worth it.
Yes its bad ATI dropped the ball big time on this. Mine is performing very similar to my old 3850 according to benchmarks. If the 9.5 drivers dont work very very well then the card is going back under not fit for purpose.
We basically got sold defective hardware.
Hmm yes the Sapphire driver is definitely a bit odd. My cards scored 18500 in 3dmark but i could see the screen being choppy in places.
Should be some real nice performance with the real drivers, hopefully not too long before they are out.
by the way i also ordered this card recieve it today, how is your HD4770 today and do ATI release the driver for this card? so far what the latest stable driver for this card? any help would be much appreciated thanks in advance