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4890 or 5770?

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December 28, 2009 8:00:30 AM

Not sure whether to get a 4890 or a 5770 for the new build, going to have 650W psu, and may be crossfiring when I get more money XD.

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December 28, 2009 8:02:40 AM

If you are planning to crossfire eventually, then HD5770. Its not as fast as the HD4890 but HD5770x2 definitely packs a wallop! Plus mention the brand of your PSU. Its also important along with the ratings. And also your screen resolution.
December 28, 2009 8:17:27 AM

kk, psu antec true power new 650W, and a LG 2253TQ-PF 21.5" screen, max res is 1920x1080
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December 28, 2009 8:17:44 AM

Any ideas on brand?
December 28, 2009 8:19:16 AM

Pick 5770. You will got dx11 and lower power consumption. And your psu will be ok for cf5770.
December 28, 2009 8:32:39 AM

Sapphire or MSI or Asus. Get the one that gives the best warranty. If you can get a Vapor-X model of the card then it would be great!
December 28, 2009 8:32:45 AM

Cool. Should I get a 5850 instead or will the 5770 suffice for the moment, (if crossfired)?
December 28, 2009 8:34:40 AM

aussie123 said:
Cool. Should I get a 5850 instead or will the 5770 suffice for the moment, (if crossfired)?

If crossfired then HD5770 would beat the HD5850. But the thing is two card setup generates a lot of heat so you should make sure your cabbie has decent airflow.
December 28, 2009 8:38:06 AM

Will be getting the Vapor-X card, hopefully be purchasing another one within a few months. Case I'm getting is the Antec 902 and I'll be adding an extra 120mm Smart-Cool fan on the side window of the case just for the GPU's ;P.
December 28, 2009 8:52:14 AM

I was worried about whether or not the 5850 would actually fit into the 902 case, which is one reason why I decided to go with the 5770. Would a 5850 have fit?
December 28, 2009 9:23:12 AM

It would do nicely. I am saying from the pics and the review. I have not used it not anyone of my friends have it. So cant comment first hand.
December 28, 2009 9:25:21 AM

Ok, thanks.
December 28, 2009 12:14:50 PM

Aye get the 5850 now, and watch for sales on a PSU. The 5770 does scale like a dream, but 2 5850 scale even better :) 
December 28, 2009 1:03:07 PM

I feel you should go for a 5770...Though a 4890 performs a little better than a 5770 in most dx10 games but the low power consumption and dx11 capability makes it a better choice
December 28, 2009 1:32:14 PM

dude if ur goin to crossfire than wut the use comparing it to a 5850 plus think abt the facxt that crossfiring will cost hell more than a single 5850 which performs closely to both of em
my advice is 5850
thnk man think
December 28, 2009 5:22:15 PM

not only that, one day when you have more money you get to buy another 5850.
December 28, 2009 5:25:45 PM

5770 gets my vote. It took me over 2 months to finally decide on the card for me. Price vs performance favored the 5770 because it's newer technology, lower power consumption, and the whole eyefinity thing all for $180 compared to $309 for the 5850.
December 28, 2009 5:53:45 PM

You have higher resolution 1920x if your thinking about the power of crossfire now, either get the 4890 for its power or go for the 5850.

theres the fps between the 5770-5850
December 28, 2009 8:49:20 PM

Thanks for the info and opinions, think I'll get the 5850, but any ideas on brand. I can't afford to get the high range of the 5850 (i.e I can't afford for the Vapor-X or Black Edition cards). Was thinking about the HIS HD5850 1G GDDR5 PCIE 2D HDMI or the XFX HD5850 1G PCIE 2D HDMI, which are the low end not special edition cards. Thoughts? And anyone who has an Antec 902, does the 5850 fit in the case?
December 29, 2009 7:07:09 AM

Get a stock version and overclock it yourself you will get way much more better result. CF hd5770 with about 1050core and 1400mem will get you 19k gpu score in vantage. A hd5850 will get you about 20k with 1000core and 1200 mem.
December 29, 2009 7:40:30 AM

Is overclocking easy? I've never done it before.
December 29, 2009 7:44:02 AM

For beginners it is a bit complicated! But once you get the hang of it, its fine! Just have to do a little bit of research and reading!
December 29, 2009 8:25:37 AM

Got any links perhaps?
December 29, 2009 8:46:03 AM

Hahahaha, yes I guess I can google for the other information. I just hope that I don't burn out the 5850 card and thus waste the $370 AUD it cost.
December 29, 2009 1:16:54 PM

i have never seen someone burn his 5850 even 1.35v core in msi afterburner except in you have a room with 30c or more ambient temp.
December 29, 2009 3:35:25 PM

go for powercolor,they make gud cards or gigabyte for its warranty.
December 29, 2009 8:50:52 PM

4890 kicks ass ;) 


(for dx9 games)
December 30, 2009 1:30:02 AM

I went with a dx11 card because I hear Alien V. Predator supports it :D . I was considering (if I haven't stated earlier) the XFX or HIS 5850 card as it won't blow my budget unlike the other $450-500 AUD cards. These suitable, they both have the same length of warranty from the store, not sure if I can register them directly with the company for a longer warranty period, thoughts?
December 30, 2009 7:16:03 AM

4890 you fool! but tryy nvidia!! its wayy better in my opinion.
December 30, 2009 7:35:14 AM

aussie123 said:
I went with a dx11 card because I hear Alien V. Predator supports it :D . I was considering (if I haven't stated earlier) the XFX or HIS 5850 card as it won't blow my budget unlike the other $450-500 AUD cards. These suitable, they both have the same length of warranty from the store, not sure if I can register them directly with the company for a longer warranty period, thoughts?

Which 5850 you bought? I would say Sapphire HD5850 is the best buy.
December 30, 2009 8:15:20 AM

Went with the HIS 5850 as it was the cheapest and didn't blow my budget my a huge margin. Should I have gone with the XFX which was the second cheapest at $395 AUD.
December 30, 2009 8:20:12 AM

HIS is a good choice. Don't worry about it. It would serve you well. Congratulations of your new buy and happy gaming.
December 30, 2009 8:24:53 AM

Hahaha, thanks. And thanks for all the advice from everyone. Now I just need to put it all together in the new build ;P
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