HD 4890 vs HD 5770

Ok I have been doing research for hours and can't seem to find the answer to what I am looking for. I am basically building my first rig soon. I am waiting till black friday to order my parts hoping I get some sweet discounts. I've got everything figured out and ready to go except what graphics card to get. I don't know if i should go with the 4890 because it has better performance or 5770 because DX 11 and more energy efficient (lol). Some charts I look at put the 4890 way above the 5770 and others put it only getting like 3-4 fps more. Any opinions? I mean is it worth it to get a card thats future proof (DX11) even though there aren't many games that support that out yet. Or just go with something better right now.

side note: what I'm building =/

NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case

Lite-On IHOS104 Blu Ray ROM - BD-ROM 4X, DVD-ROM 8X, CD-ROM 32X

XION Power Real 1000W ATX Power Supply

Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300

Sceptre X195W-Naga 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 720p, 1366x768, 10000:1 Dynamic, 1000:1 Native, 16:9, 5ms, 60Hz, VGA, DVI

Patriot Viper II PGV34G1600ELK 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Upgrade - 4GB (2 x 2048MB), 1600MHz, w/ 3DMark Vantage

Asus M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard & AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor Bundle

Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan - Socket 1366/775/940/AM2/AM2+,1156, 120mm Fan, Modular Aluminum Fins

Graphics: ?

I am kind of on a tight budget around 1100-1200$ including the monitor so any help on this question would be much appreciated
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  1. get a 5770. There's really no point now to buy a dx10 card if you have a budget over $170 for a graphics card. 4890 is a more powerful card, but in honesty get the 5770 for dx11 and then crossfire another later, seeing as you have an 1000w psu -_-. I would rather have a 750w psu then spend the difference on a 5850, but that's just me.
  2. well the psu is only 100$ lol but yea thnx for the input =]
  3. though you can buy a 4870 for cheap.


    and you can xfire with your mobo and psu, so essentially you're buying a 4870x2 (almost equal to performance of 5870) for $300. Sounds like a great deal to me.

    And honestly you dont need dx11. No really good games are going to be using it except bioshock 2 and crysis 2 next year. Diablo 3, starcraft 2, new star wars mmo, mass effect 2, cod 6 etc etc. will not be using dx11. By the time dx11 is mainstream you can probably buy cards with 5870 performance for $250 and less, so it's really up to you.
  4. Good question impalegmang.

    I have been contemplating about this as well. The price on both is almost the same (4890 on the high side) and the performance of the HD 4890 is better then 5770. I have tried the 5770 and I was delightfully pleased with so I can only imagine that I will get more out of 4890.

    One thing to take into consideration is power consumption:
    4890 = 500+ Watt
    5770 = 450 Watt
  5. P.S. Newegg just sold out the 5770 XFX and the SAPPhiRe
  6. I guess it would really come down to preference, regardless you'll be getting good performance in games.
  7. KELL 561 said:
    well the psu is only 100$ lol but yea thnx for the input =]

    That PSU is 100.00$ because its an "EL Cheapo" .... Don't skimp on the PSU, it's the heart of the PC.
  8. The HD 4890 is more powerful than the HD 5770. If you don't really card about DX11 and you current PSU can power the HD 4890, then buy it.

    If DX11 is more important then buy the HD 5770.
  9. Here is my late contribution to this thread.
    I went with the HD5770.
    wonderful card, low power usage , plays all my games at max including crysis and dirt2.
    but be warned,,
    the HD5770 no longer supports analog displays ,, so if you were thinking of outputing to a SDTV via an dvi to component adapter,,,, It doesn't work,,, so unless you have a HDTV with HDMI jacks , you can forget using your PC for blu-rays or dvds at 480i on a SDTV
  10. OvrClkr said:
    That PSU is 100.00$ because its an "EL Cheapo" .... Don't skimp on the PSU, it's the heart of the PC.


    Get yourself a quality PSU! Its very important!

    A 5770 is more than enough for your resolution.
  11. Very tough choice. It's hard to pass up the performance of the 4890, but you lose DX11. I would probably go with the 4890 depending on how cheap you can find it compared to the 5770. There isn't going to be any good DX11 games coming out anytime soon(Bioshock 2 is DX10 to whomever said that ^).
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