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March 5, 2010 9:25:01 PM

So I've found these two cards. Which should I go with, and why?





Thanks a mil for your advice! Or if you have *another* card you'd recommend, please do so!

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a b U Graphics card
March 5, 2010 9:27:34 PM

I say go with the Sapphire card. They are a quality brand. (the second link) Plus it has two crossfire links on it for quadfire.
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March 5, 2010 9:32:01 PM

@Frizankie

Why are you hesitate to go for the HD5770 while it is merely $5 more?

BTW, this one is also a good pick if you want double life time warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However, make sure that you register within 30 date of purchase or you will lose double life time warranty!
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March 5, 2010 9:42:22 PM

@andy: but arent they both HD5770s? Is there a difference I'm missing?
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March 5, 2010 9:48:19 PM

Saphire is a much more famous ATI card manufacturer, but that XFX card comes with better cooler and double lifetime warranty. That's all!
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a b U Graphics card
March 5, 2010 9:48:44 PM

Id get the Sapphire 5770 over the HIS 4870, it is $5 more but it has DX11 for futureproofing, more power efficient ect. The performance is a little lower with the 5770 but that will be recouped with driver updates.
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a c 229 U Graphics card
March 5, 2010 9:51:14 PM

One is a older 4xxx series 4870 which will outperform the 5770 by about 10% in DX9/10.

The other is a newer generation 5xxx series 5770 which supports DX11. The other advantage of the 5770 is power consumption savings which while it might only save you $5 a year, it will keep your case inside a bit cooler. Also if your PSU is already close to it's limit, it will put less load on your PSU
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March 5, 2010 9:54:31 PM

Ah, okay My bad. I was confused on the ones I linked :p 
I'm kind of inclined to go with the XFX card now, warranties are always a huge plus! And I don't know too much about cooling, but it sounds good. I appreciate your help!!
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 10:54:21 AM

Definitely, XFX - for the warranty.
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March 6, 2010 6:06:48 PM

What about the juniper xt version of the card? It seems almost the same, but it says it comes with a crossfireX bridge. The reviews on that one scare me a little though... Only slightly. I have a feeling its just people who don't know what they're doing enough to fix any bugs or problems they might have.
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 11:43:12 PM

Juniper XT is the code name for the 5770/5750 chip so they would be the same as any other 5770.
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