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Alternatives to HD 5770?

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February 19, 2010 2:19:40 AM

hey guys, i'm currently looking at buying the HD 5770 after reading all the good reviews.
Are there any better bang-for-the-buck/better performing graphic card that you recommend?
My budget is $150-$300.

Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 2:25:37 AM

5850
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February 19, 2010 2:28:03 AM

really? Doesn't the 5850 have a slower core speed and also a lower benchmark?
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 2:34:35 AM

No, its the next card up, thus the higher numbers. 57<58.
Also, the 5830 may be out soon as well, possibly next week
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February 19, 2010 2:43:27 AM

Ah i see. Thanks for the info!
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 2:48:13 AM

More in performance than core/memory speed. If after performance I'd go with the 5850. If looking for performance/cost, I'd probably (O I did) go with the 5770.

Almost half the cost, Lower power consumption. (That's a good indication that it may not beat the 5850. - But not sure the increase is worth it) - That's an individual question.
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February 19, 2010 2:51:33 AM

RetiredChief said:
More in performance than core/memory speed. If after performance I'd go with the 5850. If looking for performance/cost, I'd probably (O I did) go with the 5770.

Almost half the cost, Lower power consumption. (That's a good indication that it may not beat the 5850. - But not sure the increase is worth it) - That's an individual question.


That's exactly what I'm debating right now. Can someone try to elaborate on this issue? Is it really worth the money to get a 5850 over the 5770?
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a c 365 U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 2:59:31 AM

If you want to optimize graphic settings for high or near high quality in most games (Crysis is an exception):

For 1920 x 1200 ( or 1080) resolution ===> HD 5850 or higher

For 1680 x 1050 resolution ===> HD 5770
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 3:00:00 AM

It depends on your planned usage of DX11 games, where the 5850 will shine better there, and your resolution
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February 19, 2010 8:48:27 AM

I agree with the 2 above posters. If you play on low resolutions, go with the 5770. Unless you plan on keeping this system for a looooong time...then go with a 5850.
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a c 248 U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 11:54:24 AM

The 4870 and 260 are 10 faster in DX9/10 games. problem is their price has skyrocketed since the 5770's release from the $155 range to over $200.

For DX11, the 5850 must be considered the "entry point" at HD resolutions (1920 x 1200). It's capable of playing today's DX11 games but as developers start to incorporate more and more DX11 features, it will start to show signs of strain at some point. My bet is that that any card produced before June 2010 will show some strain on the most demanding games of XMas 2011.
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February 19, 2010 1:10:54 PM

Thanks guys.
I think I'm going to go with the 5850.
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 3:30:39 PM

Great choice
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February 19, 2010 5:40:15 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
The 4870 and 260 are 10 faster in DX9/10 games. problem is their price has skyrocketed since the 5770's release from the $155 range to over $200.

For DX11, the 5850 must be considered the "entry point" at HD resolutions (1920 x 1200). It's capable of playing today's DX11 games but as developers start to incorporate more and more DX11 features, it will start to show signs of strain at some point. My bet is that that any card produced before June 2010 will show some strain on the most demanding games of XMas 2011.


thats what xfire is for :) 
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