Yesterday I bought a new hd5770 card, the normal version, because I prefer it over the new edition one because it keeps better cooling inside the computer case from what I understood, and it looks much better ^^
when I opened the box I was surprised to see that it has a different cooler, not like the new edition, but like this : http://ksp.co.il/allimg/lrg9834.jpg
It costs about 8$ more than the one I originally bought (the 1st model).
Just wanted to know how good is this new version? because I cant find any information about it on the internet.
Is it better than the new edition cooler? Because I dont want a cooler like the new edition because from what I understood it makes the temp higher inside the case.
it also looks very similiar to the new hd5830 cooler.
so did I get a better version of the card than the original one that I paid for, or should I change it to the normal version?
Those coolers are worse then the normal stock coolers, as the normal stock coolers vent out of your machine instead of inside of it. If I were you I'd return the card and ask for the card that you paid for. These coolers are what happens when companies start taking their own price reducing liberties with the card design. You should really get what you pay for.
Well if you go by the current prices at newegg the one you got is selling for $20 more than the original version. Sapphire normally uses better cooling than the ATI reference models so I'd bet it will be better cooling on the one you got ! ( the main advantage being it will be able to get more airflow into the card than the one enclosed in a box - from looking at the design it seems that most of the airflow will still exit the case back but the more open spacing around the card will allow it to pull more cool air in around the card so should stay cooler. (I'd keep the one you got !) - I've got one of the other egg shaped versions and it runs very cool and most of the heated air still goes out the back of the system on it even so the new version should also.
No what he was saying is that many companies will not paste the specific model name (ie. 5770) on the cover because they will use that same cover on several models of cards instead of making one specifically for that model !!
hey guys, its me.
I still didnt change the card, just wanted to check one last time.
Should I or shouldnt I change the card to it's original model? because I'm thinking about changing it, or at least ask them if I can.
Well that depends - Have you installed the card and run it for awhile ?? IF so how are the temps while gaming etc. ?? has it made the case temps increase ?? - Personally I'd probably keep it - figure they aren't going to change the cooler from the stock one if it doesn't have some advantage !! (though I acttually have one of the Sappphire 5770's with the egg shaped cooler and love it ! ( It idles at 38C and the highest it has gotten is 65C after a few hours of gaming with the fan running at 60% - where my old 7800GS used to pretty much idle in the 60's and was putting out enough heat to warm my entire room after a couple hours of gaming !!)
I called them and they said I cant change it because it was in use for 1 week, and I'm pissed off. I dont know why my gut tells me I should have changed it in the first day I got it, simply because it is not what I paid for.
After looking at the thread you linked - I really do not think it is the GPU that is your problem - It is more likely the use of a single 2GB Ram module which means your memory subsystem is effectively running at half the speed it should combined with the minimum amount of RAM for using Win7 which might be causing your system to use the HDD cache to swap info to\from the system and your CPU not having any L3 cache which on most CPUs would be storing alot of the info causing some more latency all combining to cause the slowdown in performance when gaming.