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Should I buy the ATI Radeon 5750 512mb or 1GB????

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March 16, 2010 11:34:34 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119



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

$156


The 1GB card is about $30 more. Which one should I get and how much difference is the 512MB gonna make? Also does one have a better cooler?



AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
ASUS M4A78T-E
Corsair Dual Channel DDR3 XMS3 2GB (2 x 1024) 1333MHz
ULTRA 600W LS PSU

a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 12:23:17 PM

What is your resolution, PSU, and budget?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 3:31:22 PM

Yup, we need more info here...
Tell us your complete specs, CPU, RAm, PSU, Monitor, budget...
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March 16, 2010 4:08:38 PM

Dang $150 is pretty high i would pass as others have mentioned there are faster cards out there for the money.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 4:52:24 PM

Yeah, with the current price gap between the HD5750 and the HD5770 there's almost no reason to consider the HD5750, even if your monitor is low resolution.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 4:56:59 PM

Quite so- unless like me, you get a killer deal you can't pass up, or you get one as a gift(the only reason I ended up with 2 5750s:-).
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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 7:35:45 PM

Oi! Share the love fly, send me one, ^_^.

@OP: Please post your specs. No one can help you until we know; it's like reaching into the dark.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 7:42:50 PM

Haha- if I only had one of them, I'd still probably be using my 4870 since its faster at stock, but since I was given one, I bought a second. Sadly, I don't have a 3rd or I WOULD give it to you :-) If I hadn't gotten the one, I would have probably bought a 5850 in a few months.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 7:48:50 PM

Clearly you should still buy the HD5850 and send one HD5750 to shadow and one to me :p 
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:01:35 PM

Haha- if only I had the money. Plus, my 5750's will actually generally beat a 5850, so I can't complain, plus with 80% + scaling from 1 to 2, its pretty sweet. :-)
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:11:41 PM

The 5750 can't even use all 1GB of RAM since it performs equal to a 4850.

For $150, you're much better off getting the 5770, which performs equal to the 4870.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:11:49 PM

I'll take your '70 lol. Anything beats my HD4650/7600Gt.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:22:33 PM

My 4870 went into my wife's computer, and her 4860 went to my church for their new media driver.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:23:54 PM

Alas, I have struck bad fortune again.

May we meet when you upgrade to your HD6870.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:26:06 PM

Haha- yeah. More like when I get my 7870 or 8870 in a few years lol. I've got a kid coming in a few months and I have a feeling my wife will be severely cutting my PC budget:-p.
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March 17, 2010 3:01:25 AM

unknown_13 said:
What is your resolution, PSU, and budget?



My fault, I can't believe i forgot to put what my build is:


AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
ASUS M4A78T-E
Corsair Dual Channel DDR3 XMS3 2GB (2 x 1024) 1333MHz
ULTRA 600W LS PSU

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March 17, 2010 3:03:46 AM

wa1 said:
Yup, we need more info here...
Tell us your complete specs, CPU, RAm, PSU, Monitor, budget...


the $130-150 range


I'd like to do crysis on at 1920x1080 on my TV, I know with one card it's not gonna happen but with two of them (eventually) in crossfire you can get high settings at that res
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March 17, 2010 3:08:33 AM

wa1 said:
Yup, we need more info here...
Tell us your complete specs, CPU, RAm, PSU, Monitor, budget...



600W PSU, the power shouldn't be a problem, if it is I can always upgrade the PSU since I just built this system the other day


My computer monitor does 1440x900


My goal is to be able to do crysis at high, or close to high settings on my tv (1920 x 1080), I won't be sitting with my nose to the tv so it doesn't matter if it's not at all the high settings

from what I understand to try and do that with a single 5750 is a big stretch, but I can either go for that cheaper card then wait for the prices to come down and buy another to put in CF
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a c 376 U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 4:08:41 AM

Crossfiring the 512mb one is not a good idea.
Just get the HD5770. It's the obvious choice.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 4:37:37 AM

Jyjjy has a good point on that one...
Get yourself HD5770.. :) 
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March 17, 2010 10:01:40 AM

Ok, what can I expect with that card? I don't want links to benchmark articles on this site, I'm just asking your personal opinion
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a c 376 U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 11:04:21 AM

Well it's the same price as the second HD5750 you linked and it is a more powerful card(by 15-20%). It's generally considered the best value for the money right now along with the HD5850(which is well out of your price range.) For your monitor's resolution it is overkill to be honest but for 1080p TV it will certainly make a difference and should allow for your goal of Crysis at fairly high settings(no AA though.) I'd probably get one of these;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If/when you do crossfire 2 of them will give you performance similar to an HD5870. Here is a good article on the subject;
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-h...
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 11:30:06 AM

In price range from 120-150$ your best choice is to pay 10$ more and get the HD5770, which is faster than the HD5750
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 3:37:47 PM

Right- you can actually get a 5770 for ~$150 right now after MIR, which is your best bet. Its about equal to a 4870, and when Crossfired, it will be better than a 5870 in many scenarios and generally equal with it in pretty much the rest. Its a great card, and a great deal at $150-160. Waiting another couple of months to save another $150 should get you a nice crossfired system, and it might have dropped a little in price by then.
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March 27, 2010 12:39:17 PM

flyinfinni said:
Right- you can actually get a 5770 for ~$150 right now after MIR, which is your best bet. Its about equal to a 4870, and when Crossfired, it will be better than a 5870 in many scenarios and generally equal with it in pretty much the rest. Its a great card, and a great deal at $150-160. Waiting another couple of months to save another $150 should get you a nice crossfired system, and it might have dropped a little in price by then.



But Nvidia is coming out with their new cards so don't you think the price will drop by June? I can hold out until then, but I doubt it'll drop more than $20 bucks so I guess it's not that big a deal.
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March 27, 2010 12:46:29 PM

john5246 said:
But Nvidia is coming out with their new cards so don't you think the price will drop by June? I can hold out until then, but I doubt it'll drop more than $20 bucks so I guess it's not that big a deal.



The price on HD5830,HD57xx will drop (hopefully) in june/july when GF104 aka GTS350 and GTS340 will come out

It will be Nvidia's mainstream Fermi. GTS350 should be compatible and somewhat better than 5830, GTS340 will be something like if ati produced a HD5790
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March 27, 2010 1:22:20 PM

unknown_13 said:
The price on HD5830,HD57xx will drop (hopefully) in june/july when GF104 aka GTS350 and GTS340 will come out

It will be Nvidia's mainstream Fermi. GTS350 should be compatible and somewhat better than 5830, GTS340 will be something like if ati produced a HD5790



I know some of you follow these cards prices better, I certainly don't since I haven't bought one in a while so let me ask:

How much can you expect the price to drop on the 5770? Because if it's a small amount it's not worth it to wait, currently this rig has no card I'm using the on-board 790FX (or Radeon 3300) which is still amazing for dong 1080p content and some light gaming.


So for example if the price is only going to drop say $20 by June/July it's not worth it for me to wait. $20/3months = $6.66/month

so it's not worth it to save $6 bucks per month lol.
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a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2010 1:25:43 PM

Really dunno. At first we must have the prices for GF104. The price will probaly go down let say $30, but if nvidias show competitive at price/per. then they might lower it by $40-45
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