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5770 vs 4870

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May 23, 2010 3:06:28 PM

Hello,
i am going to buy a new comp. I am confused about buyin graphics card. 5770 or 4870? But 4870 is showing better fps in games. 5770 is direct X 11.I am not going to overclock or crossfire them . Gonna have a single one. Plz help me

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a c 173 U Graphics card
May 23, 2010 3:11:32 PM

It depends on the price and the quality of the cooler but performance wise the 5770 is a good choice in the long run. Quality is something that is left to be desired. You will be surprised how well these cards do in tri-fire.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5770-in-3way-cr...
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a c 236 U Graphics card
May 23, 2010 3:12:04 PM

both cards offer similar performance, the 5770 beats the 4870 in some games and vice versa. The 5770 runs cooler and offers DX11.
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May 24, 2010 12:33:08 AM

5770 all day. I have a 5770 and it beats the 4870. .
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May 24, 2010 4:57:03 PM

I would also recommend the 5770 over the 4870 like "ct1615" said it does offer DX11 so it will be better in the long run. I doesnt make sense IMO to buy a last gen card for the future.
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May 24, 2010 5:24:52 PM

The 4870 and 5770 are very similar performance wise (over all). The ATI 5770 is the newer tech, and so will likely run cooler/more efficiently, and offers DX11 support. That would be the choice in my book.

Considering they can both be had in the $150 to $160 range, I'd say just go with the ATI 5770. Just make sure you get the standard 1GB version (there are a couple 512MB versions available).

XFX ATI 5770 1GB (Double Manufacturer Warranty) & Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 24, 2010 5:54:56 PM

On current drivers the two cards are pretty much identical in overall performance. The HD5770 however is DX11, much more power efficient and has more advanced video/audio playback features. Considering it is usually cheaper as well it's a no brainer.
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