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4870 Toxic Vs 5770 or 5850

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April 26, 2010 7:58:20 PM

Thinking about an up grade Have a Sapphire 4870 toxic 1gb card now. looking at 5770 or 5850. "budget" would i benefit or should i say with card i have now?

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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2010 8:11:43 PM

You'd benefit from the 5850, but I doubt you'd benefit $300 worth.

5770 would be a sideways move: about the same in performance, with the added advantage of supporting DX11 -- which isn't a really big deal yet, though.

Honestly, I think you'd be better off waiting a few months and then seeing where prices are for the top cards then. The 4870 is still one of the better cards on the market in terms of performance. I wouldn't bother upgrading it unless the time comes when you either NEED DirectX11 for something, or you can get a card in the 5870-and-above performance range for less than $300, which obviously isn't possible yet.

Also, keep in mind that without knowing the specs of the rest of your system, this is only an educated guess. If you've got an old CPU and it's the weak link of the system, you could put in any video card you want and not notice much improvement.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
April 26, 2010 8:14:24 PM

no reason to move from the 4870 to the 5770, they offer similar performance. The 5850 is not a budget move.
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April 26, 2010 11:36:14 PM

capt_ toco,

This is my rig.

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM Crusial Ballistix Tracer ddr3 1333
Hard Drive: 750 GB W/D barracuda
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 Sapphire Toxic 1gb
Sound Card: CREATIVE SB X-Fi TITANIUM FATAL1TY PRO
Motherboard: MSI 790FX_GD70 MOBO
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thanks for your input from the both of you. Think ill wait and see what the market has to offer.
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April 27, 2010 3:33:33 AM

Best answer selected by Jeff_21.
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February 23, 2012 2:20:05 AM

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