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February 22, 2010 8:03:51 AM

Hey guys, this is my first time to post so i hope this is the right place.
I am looking to upgrade my gfx card from an old 9600 gt.
Due to being a serious tight wad i am only really in the $200-$250 market, which
has turned my interest to between 2 ATI 5770 or 4890.
I have done extensive research on both and have discovered that the 4890 is the better card
for gaming, which is what i am after. My only concern is my power supply is a OCZ 600 watt.
The specs say that this is sufficient, but will it really be enough or will i be pushing it?
Dx 11 is not really that important to me so the only thing the 5770 has going for it is the price.
My processor is a AMD 64 x2 600+ 3000ghz. No forums i have read have confirmed this for me, so i thought
i would ask some experts.

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February 22, 2010 8:47:48 AM

magoo79 said:
Hey guys, this is my first time to post so i hope this is the right place.
I am looking to upgrade my gfx card from an old 9600 gt.
Due to being a serious tight wad i am only really in the $200-$250 market, which
has turned my interest to between 2 ATI 5770 or 4890.
I have done extensive research on both and have discovered that the 4890 is the better card
for gaming, which is what i am after. My only concern is my power supply is a OCZ 600 watt.
The specs say that this is sufficient, but will it really be enough or will i be pushing it?
Dx 11 is not really that important to me so the only thing the 5770 has going for it is the price.
My processor is a AMD 64 x2 600+ 3000ghz. No forums i have read have confirmed this for me, so i thought
i would ask some experts.


The 4890 is faster than the 5770. The 600W OCZ will be enough for both cards.
Now up are the facts. In my opinion I would go for the 5770 even tough the 4890 is faster. Not because of the DX11, Eyefinity or any other gimmick, but due to the performance/watt. The 5770 reaches similar performance while using only a limited amount of power. If you care about that go with the 5770, otherwise there is no reason to not go with the 4890.
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February 22, 2010 12:47:46 PM

I think I would actually try waiting for the 5830 to arrive. Rumor has it should be faster then the 4890, and by coming some time by the end of Feb. Price is supposed to be around $200, and it should be a good card. If you want a new card today, its a tough choice. The 5770 is the one I'd probably go with. DX11 if you need it, and its not that much slower then the 4870. Due to driver improvements it might actually catch up. If your up for that risk, get the 5770 for sure. If you want the best, then grab the 4870/90.
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