4870 or 5770?

which one is better for gaming? the 4870 or 5770?

i also have a Phenom ii X2 550 and a 500w psu if that helps with part of the decision.
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  1. The are pretty much equal in performance but the HD5770 has a number of other advantages such as much greater power efficiency and DX11 compatibility. It's also usually cheaper these days.
  2. The HD 4870 has a little better performance.

    The HD 5770 has DX11 and consumes less power.
  3. Actually with the driver improvements the HD5770 no longer lags behind the HD4870 in performance.
  4. I would say get the HD5770, Direct X11 plus a bit better performance for newer games. I have 2, can't go wrong!
  5. The 4870 and 260 are still about 10% faster in DX10/9 games....of course they don't support DX11.

    At max power draw, the 4870 / 260 draws about 62 more watts than the 5770. If you can manage to squeeze in 20 hours of high intensity gaming a week, it will cost you

    62 watts x 20 hours a week x 52 weeks x $0.10 per kwh / (1000 watts per kw x 0.85 efficiency)

    At $7.50 a year ....63 cents a month

    The 260's price has risen to the ridiculous ... so its the 10% speed advantage in DX10 for the 4870 versus the DX 11 capability and 63 cents a month for the 5770.
  6. No, they aren't.
  7. Uh, a few months ago i would have recomended the 4870, cuase it was alomst 40$ cheaper than the 5770 on newegg. But now, the prices have shifted around to the point where they are equal, the 5770 is even 5$ cheaper. So get the 5770 at the current prices. If they were to lower the 4870 back to 130$, and the 5770 rasied to 170$, I would get a 4870.
  8. JackNaylorPE said:
    The 4870 and 260 are still about 10% faster in DX10/9 games....of course they don't support DX11.

    At max power draw, the 4870 / 260 draws about 62 more watts than the 5770. If you can manage to squeeze in 20 hours of high intensity gaming a week, it will cost you

    62 watts x 20 hours a week x 52 weeks x $0.10 per kwh / (1000 watts per kw x 0.85 efficiency)

    At $7.50 a year ....63 cents a month

    The 260's price has risen to the ridiculous ... so its the 10% speed advantage in DX10 for the 4870 versus the DX 11 capability and 63 cents a month for the 5770.


    Who games 20 hours a week? Most non addicts play 14 or less. How do you sleep, and maintain a job and freinds playing 3 hours a day?
  9. Yeh, well if you only played on weekends, you would need to play 10 hours a day, to reach 20 hours, and that is not healthy.
  10. Is it sad then that I game about 40 hours a week? :(
  11. Figure the power savings is not only while Gaming -- IF you are using the computer for browsing the net and posting on forums etc. the Idle power draw of the 5770 over the 260 and 4870 will also make a small difference even if you are not gaming that much.
  12. builderbobftw said:
    Who games 20 hours a week? Most non addicts play 14 or less. How do you sleep, and maintain a job and freinds playing 3 hours a day?


    Well I wanted to be conservative as the power thing most often turns pout to be a red herring.

    But after reading some of the posts on forums, I'm led to the belief that more than a few posters don't have jobs, friends, real live girlfriends and sleep little :)

    Wait a sec.... since I got married and started supporting 3 kids, I resemble that remark.....except for the jobs part .... have 2 of those.
  13. What is the BEST AMD processor for ATI 4870?
  14. The best AMD processors are the Phenom II x4 chips.
  15. The Phenom 955 BE x4, or if you want to be technical, they rebranded the 955 and called it a 965 and charge more for it. (They changed the mutliplier, something you can do you'reself)
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