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So, is an Radeon HD5750 really worth the $150?

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December 9, 2009 10:35:41 PM

Hi,

So, I am in the market for a video card, an ATi video card. I have a new system I just built, but it is lacking a video card, although the onboard isn't half bad as I discovered.

I am looking for a midrange card (mainstream), and I am willing to spend anywhere from $70-150. I know the ATi 5750 is a very nice new card. However I am thinking that is might not be worth it for me, but you could help me decide on that. The computer is used a good lot for Flight Simulator X, which only runs on DX9/DX10. A DX11 card isn't going to do squat for me, but, will the actual card's hardware be a good investment by itself?

Could I cut about $40 off by getting a 4770, or possibly a 4670. Opinions on the upcoming 5670?

Specs:

AMD Athlon II X4 620
ASUS AM3 785G-M Evo
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1333
Seasonic 430W Modular PSU
ATi Radeon HD4200
a c 355 U Graphics card
December 9, 2009 10:49:46 PM

FSX is more CPU bound than GPU bound.

The HD 5750 is basically the same as the cheaper HD 4850, but with DX11 and lower power consumption. I think the HD 4770 should be fine if you want to save some cash.

The HD 5670 is not expected (unless I'm wrong) to be release until Q1 2010. It will probably have performance somewhere between the HD 4770 and HD 4830.

December 9, 2009 11:26:03 PM

5770 is much better value for about $169
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December 9, 2009 11:36:41 PM

5750 is probably the only 5xxx card I would not recommend. It is just overprice you can get a much better 4870 for that price. IMO the 5750 will make a descent oem card for pre-made systems because it performs well enough for basic things and games obviously and it doesnt cost as much as some other cards, but it raves about having dx11 and eyefinity, so companies like HP will advertise this card and people will buy it thinking that it's better then anything the 4xxx series because it's a higher #.

Basically you can get a better card for that price assuming it's your limit. The 4770 is a good card but to be honest the 4870 below is the best price/performance deal on the market out right now hands down (if you dont care about open box)
or this'll do if you can get it instock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 10, 2009 2:12:36 AM

Like everyone else has stated, just get a 4870, or if you really want a dx11 card, just spend the extra $20 and get the 5770.
December 10, 2009 2:53:50 AM

Let's see, the asking price is $150...is it worth it for WHAT? A Ferrari California is about $200,000, is it worth it... A STUPID question, do the leg work yourself, can you afford it on your newspaper route job?
December 10, 2009 3:17:33 AM

marcellis22 said:
Let's see, the asking price is $150...is it worth it for WHAT? A Ferrari California is about $200,000, is it worth it... A STUPID question, do the leg work yourself, can you afford it on your newspaper route job?

Is it work the price... and the answer is no.
December 10, 2009 9:11:34 PM

marcellis22 said:
Let's see, the asking price is $150...is it worth it for WHAT? A Ferrari California is about $200,000, is it worth it... A STUPID question, do the leg work yourself, can you afford it on your newspaper route job?


I asked the question because specs and benchmarks are not everything. I am interested in getting a new flight system (yoke + peddles), so I may settle for a slightly lower card.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJzW2QhQZVo

And, I do not have a newspaper route job, so I would appreciate you didn't make that kind of comment. I say this because I want to only buy what I need/worth it, and not to be wasteful

a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2009 9:51:39 PM

If you want to use it for a flight system then consider the 5750, it has eyefinity allowing you to game across 3 monitors, which could be a nice future upgrade.
December 10, 2009 9:53:51 PM

a 5750 is not powerful enough to support a fsx at a 3 monitor resolution.
December 10, 2009 11:05:42 PM

paperfox said:
If you want to use it for a flight system then consider the 5750, it has eyefinity allowing you to game across 3 monitors, which could be a nice future upgrade.


Yeah definitely. I like the idea of a 5750 as it is mid to high ranged card at a fairly decent price point.

People are saying that 4870 is the way to go. I must admit the card isn't half bad, but if I am going to spend $150 on something, I'd rather spend it on the new technology versus last years stuff.

There is a HIS model of the card which is $155 ($10 more than the one with the more generic egg shaped coolers) It says it has IceTurbo + which is HIS's little cooling technology. Plus, it matches the blue of my case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thoughts?
December 10, 2009 11:10:31 PM

impaledmango said:
a 5750 is not powerful enough to support a fsx at a 3 monitor resolution.


I agree it probably isn't but, I doubt I'd ever get 3 monitors, although it sounds like a cool idea, especially with a simulator.

The part that is compelling about the 5750 is its low power consumption (only have a 430W PSU), 40nm tech, and DX11.

You must see that just about ANYTHING will satisfy me. (The best dedicated graphics card I have ever had is a Nvidia GeForce 6200).

Still a tough decision, as its still a bit pricey. I wonder how much the price would drop once the manufacturing process is corrected/perfected. $20?
December 11, 2009 12:08:27 AM

While the 5750 wouldn't be a horrible card at it's original price point ($130), but right now there are better options depending on which way you want to go. The next step up is 5770/4870, but it sounds like you don't want to go higher. The best bang for the buck right now at the $100-120 price point is the GTS250/9800GTX+ (because the supplies of 4850s seems to be dried up). Or, you could try and wait a while until the supply catches up with demand on the lower-end 5xxx series and get something then (when they'll all be better values).
December 11, 2009 3:24:02 AM

Why do you specifically want an ATI card? Due to high prices on the new 5 series cards and drying up of the 4800 cards, nVidia has some good midrange values now.

I would agree with illyan's post about the 9800GT/9800GTX/GTS250. These cards are also fairly energy efficient, especially the newer 55nm models. They offer physX support also, but of course not DX11.

December 11, 2009 7:44:46 PM

I was thinking ATi because I have an ATi chipset, and possibly set up some Hybrid Xfire with the onboard HD4200. I have seen some decent Nvidia cards as well.
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