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Should i pick 5770 over 4890?

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May 28, 2010 5:03:43 AM

I saw some 4890s still available at markets here
however, can a Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X overclocking beat 4890 or just be at its level?
i know all the goodies with the 5770 over 4890 but the 4890 performance is just great
also, will Athlon II X3 440 bottleneck either?

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a b K Overclocking
May 28, 2010 6:57:16 AM

Well 4890 runs faster than a 5770 but 5770 runs cooler,quieter and has less power consumption + it supports DX11,eyefinity etc.if you play at a resolution like 1920x1200 or higher then go for the 4890,otherwise a 5770 can handle games fine on lower resolutions.
And you will be fine with that CPU
a b K Overclocking
May 28, 2010 8:23:08 AM

^1. And if you plan on crossfiring in the future, you got better chance of finding the 5770 than the 4890 along the way.
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May 28, 2010 8:33:11 AM

If you have a 4870 or 4890 already, you can crossfire or hybrid crossfire another 4890.

For a new build, a 5770 offers less performance but dx11 and more efficiency.
May 28, 2010 2:21:45 PM

so even if i oc'ed the 5770, it wont match 4890 stock? cuz prolly i wont be able to oc 4890 (power heat etc..)
a b K Overclocking
May 28, 2010 3:04:00 PM

you will be able to overclock the 4890 by about 50mhz on core and 50mhz on memory at stock voltage.. I have heard that the 4890 has a lot of overclocking headroom. I've overclocked my XFX 4890 and loving the performance.
May 28, 2010 3:20:52 PM

5770 is below a 4890 when both stock, but a 5770 can overclock way more than a 4890 so that they're pretty much on par if not the 5770 may exceed the 4890 after both are max OC'd.
a b K Overclocking
May 28, 2010 4:53:17 PM

wildeast said:
so even if i oc'ed the 5770, it wont match 4890 stock? cuz prolly i wont be able to oc 4890 (power heat etc..)

No one can tell you exactly how much you can OC it,but don't just rely on OC'ng the 5770,because like i said the performance gain wouldn't be huge(With a normal OC)
May 28, 2010 5:12:02 PM

but Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X is good for oc'ing than the normal sapphire, so it would do good for big ocing
a b K Overclocking
May 28, 2010 5:23:57 PM

Yeah,Vapor-X series are good for OC'ng,but no one can guarantee how much you can OC,you have to get it and tweak it to get a stable OC :D 
May 28, 2010 5:36:08 PM

Don't forget that vapor doesn't have voltage adjustment while Hawk does.
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