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June 4, 2010 4:31:19 PM

Yesterday I ordered an XFX 5750, but realized my old HD4850 is actually just as good performing as it! I quickly cancelled it and was looking at the big brother of the 5750, the 5770. I then looked at some of the Factory overclocked versions and I think I want to get one of the Factory OCed versions of the popular HD 5770. Which company is good to go with? Basically which OC card is the best to get???

Here are some of the versions I have come across so far. (And also, I want to get a factory OCed one because it will keep the warranty just fine, and it will be covered without me OCing anything!)

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011814&prodlist=froogle

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011813&prodlist=froogle

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10012559&prodlist=froogle

http://www.priceguidenetwork.com/powercolor-ati-radeon-hd5770-pcs-1gb-ddr5-2dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-express-video-card-retail-ax5770-1gbd5-ppg.html


Which one of these or other ones that I didn't come across yet is a good one?!?

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June 4, 2010 4:43:01 PM

The XXX version is technically the best among your choices. XFX also has a lifetime warranty on their products.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

It has the 875 mhz clock speed on the GPU but it also has that combined with a 5.2 ghz memory clock. All that with the reference cooler which spits the heat outside the case and it has a lifetime warranty.
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June 4, 2010 5:19:57 PM

yeah I guess that choice is the best, thanks
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June 4, 2010 7:14:32 PM

Those look pretty good too
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a c 1365 U Graphics card
June 4, 2010 7:22:56 PM

Some people here say that the MSI afterburner is the best overclocking utility there is for those cards.
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June 4, 2010 7:24:05 PM

The general rule of thumb for graphics cards is summed up by this example: A 57XX GPU == 48XX GPU.

In fact, a quick search reveals that the 5770 is only slightly better than your 4850.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2856/12

Your performance boost will be minor at best, save for maybe extra power savings.

Somewhat of a wasteful upgrade IMO; you are better off jumping to a 5850. If you are looking at a pricepoint of a 57XX series card then, I presume you don't have the money on hand, so you might as well just save your money until you have enough or just wait for prices to drop.

Just my 2 cents.
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June 4, 2010 7:29:17 PM

no pckid777, I need to upgrade because there are some issues with the video card, I am not covered because the damn receipt is gone even though I did register with Visiontek for my video card now, so I do need to get a new video card for >200. So what should I do? I like the HD5770 OC models.
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June 4, 2010 7:34:40 PM

I see. That sucks... XFX does have a lifetime warranty and are the GPUs I buy because of that.

In that case, for around $200, I would say the 5770 is a suitable replacement.
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June 4, 2010 7:49:15 PM

Yeah but there are the OC versions and the regular HD5770. I am kind of leaning towards a factory OC version so I don't have to fuss with overclocking it, not that I need to anyway playing at 1280x1024 resolutions but I definitely need atleast a 5770, because the 5750 rivals the HD4850 in performance!
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June 4, 2010 8:08:10 PM

stryder092 said:
Yeah but there are the OC versions and the regular HD5770. I am kind of leaning towards a factory OC version so I don't have to fuss with overclocking it, not that I need to anyway playing at 1280x1024 resolutions but I definitely need atleast a 5770, because the 5750 rivals the HD4850 in performance!


Fair enough, but keep in mind overclocking places additional stress on a video card, and IMO, even more so than overclocking a CPU. One reason being that most people don't upgrade the cooler on a video card as often as the cooler on their CPU.

I'm not sure how your 4850 started having issues, but if you are mentioning OCing, I presume that may have been a factor. If you plan to buy a new video card every year or two, then a lifetime warranty makes no difference and I would recommend going for the factory OC.

I like playing devil's advocate to show both sides of the coin, and that should be the purpose of these forums. :)  Cheers.
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June 4, 2010 8:13:34 PM

Yeah, but I'm saying I could get the Double Lifetime Warranty with the XFX Factory OCed XXX Edition of their HD5750 card.
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June 4, 2010 8:26:32 PM

stryder092 said:
Yeah, but I'm saying I could get the Double Lifetime Warranty with the XFX Factory OCed XXX Edition of their HD5750 card.


Ah, sorry, misread your post. In that case, I will simply say you should refer to some of these benchmarks:

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_5750_i...

It looks like an overclocked 5750 can at times reach stock 5770 performance. At this point, hopefully other forum members can point you to the right card, as I really cannot say what card you should choose as the ones mentioned in the forum have all been suitable cards.
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June 4, 2010 8:27:09 PM

Thanks for the benchmarks, but I was saying the HD5770 OCed, not 5750. Also my PSU only has 1 6-pin PCI-E molex adapter, so I'm kinda screwed the best card I can get is a Radeon HD5770 OC, Let me see some benchmarks for the HD5770 OC at 1280x1024, thats where those benchmarks not really paying attention to because I don't play at bigger resolutions.

But the 5750 is on par with the HD4850 I have, so thats why I need a 5770 atleast.
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June 4, 2010 8:34:55 PM

stryder092 said:
Yeah, but I'm saying I could get the Double Lifetime Warranty with the XFX Factory OCed XXX Edition of their HD5750 card.


Your previous previous message from above reads 5750.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd5770...

Please use Google when trying to decide on a card; performance benchmarks shed much more light than user experience and opinions.
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a c 1365 U Graphics card
June 4, 2010 9:06:12 PM

stryder092 said:
Yeah, but I'm saying I could get the Double Lifetime Warranty with the XFX Factory OCed XXX Edition of their HD5750 card.

The dual lifetime warranty is a valid reason to get a XFX card.
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June 4, 2010 9:30:20 PM

I meant the HD5770 OC Card man, thats what im talking about
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June 5, 2010 12:34:56 AM

Ok so here's the thing that card is sexy but some people are telling me to upgrade my power supply, since mine is a gimped 750W power supply with only 1 6-pin PCI-E connector and get a 4890. I think that XXX HD5770 is good enough for my resolution and there is no need for that right now. Maybe when I do a bigger computer upgrade in the future. What do you guys think?
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a c 1365 U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 12:39:33 AM

The HD4890 is nice but the price would have to be close to a HD5770 to be worth it.
When You do the bigger upgrade in the (near) future you just get new PSU and another HD5770 and crossfire it for similar performance to a HD5870.
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June 5, 2010 2:09:21 AM

OK that actually makes a lot of sense, so just get that XFX HD5770 XXX Edition then right?
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a b U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 2:14:10 AM

Tiger Direct is running a special for the 5770 phyco recomended
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
XFX HD577AZNFC Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI
Current Price: $169.99
Price after $20 Coupon Code DSS2560 = $149.99 + Free Shipping
Promo expires on 6/07
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a c 1365 U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 3:54:28 AM

It would be worth the savings to me!
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June 5, 2010 3:54:30 AM

ahhh very nice should I just get that one then 149.99 + free shipping for the HD5770 is hard to pass up on but it's not factory OCed? hmm?

I kind of really want a factory OCed version to be honest, should I just wait or go for that since it's on sale?
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June 5, 2010 4:07:07 AM

yeah true it is worth it, but I will see what happens in the next day or so, I am waiting my refund from the HD5750 ordered I cancelled when I found out that it is basically the same performance-wise as my HD4850! lol
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June 5, 2010 4:17:57 AM

I am not sure what to do I will wait a bit for my refund for my HD5750 and see if it is still available, see what happens.
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