If your on a strict budget the 5750 1gb is definitely a good choice.
It gets NO respect in these forums.
Its half a 5850, just like a 5770 is half a 5870
It has only 10% less sp, and TU, the key is its clocked 150mhz less (like the 5850~5870)
It comes with the same gddr5 ram
You basically have to o/c up to 5770 speeds and your fps should be almost the same.
To be honest you should always keep quality in mind when buying parts. If it looks cheaply made then it is. That power color card looks very shady and even like a little toy. I am using a 3870 (Diamond Viper) and upgraded from a x1900xt so I know quality. I am a avid collector. Proud 3DFX voodoo 5500 owner.
It is not the fan its the cooler beneath the fan. Plus there is several variants with one looking very low quality. Mind you that I am a rice and ramen noodle eating student that still manages to land Zalman coolers. Quality is very important when it comes to hardware.
Coming from someone with a 512mb card, it is developing into a pretty big bottleneck. In honesty, I'm not sure which I would choose, the 5750 1GB or the 5770 512mb.
If I had to choose between buying two 5750s 1GB or two 5770s 512mb, I would choose the 5750. For a single card, I would probably get the 5770 since the extra power is more useful than more VRAM that a single 5750 may or may not be able to use effectively. For VRAM-hog games like GTA4, however, the 5750 1GB would be more useful.
Yawn its up to the OP what he/she wants to get but just stating that quality wise these cards are lacking when it comes to coolers. Plus I am into overclocking and live in a hot and humid climate. 35c room temp if the A/C is off. Idle at 70c and load at 75c with room temps like that, these newer cards wouldn't hold up.
The 5750 is clocked a 150mhz less than the 5770.
I'm going to hazard it does not run hot stock.
Can you get that 150mhz back,? probably, maybe not much more with these coolers VS
the copper heat pipes on the 5770. Thats where some input from 5750 owners might help.