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30$ more for a 5830 worth it?

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June 5, 2010 2:31:46 AM

Have seen the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 5830 get below the 200$ mark and was wondering if anyone thought the extra 30$ over the 5770 was worth it for single card use?

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a b U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 2:49:46 AM

would be worth the $30 but the link shows the card at $219 after a Rebate ($240 before rebate) and $8 shipping so $228 vs $159 for the 5770 which means a $70 difference (actually have to pay $90 difference and wait 3 months or so to get $20 back) and it is not worth that !!
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June 5, 2010 2:59:20 AM

well i saw one on newegg, an his that after rebates was 199, and i feel that right at 200 dollars the 5830 will start to come into it's own, when you look at it , as 2 5830 vs an 5870, you get all the same internals, but with an extra 640 shaders to top it off,

but really i'd say it would come down to if you plan on crossfiring, if you don't then the 5830, if you'd be willing to buy another 5770 down the road but not another 5830 then go with the 5770, if you'd be willing to get two 5830 then go with the 5830
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June 5, 2010 2:59:57 AM

I know it's not under the 200 mark right now but I've seen it several times do so, with rebates of course. I'm not in a huge hurry to get one just trying to decide which and I'll snag one when a sale is on.
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June 5, 2010 3:07:13 AM

seanma0314 said:
I know it's not under the 200 mark right now but I've seen it several times do so, with rebates of course. I'm not in a huge hurry to get one just trying to decide which and I'll snag one when a sale is on.


IF you can afford a bit more I'd go for the 5850 instead if you can find a decent sale price --- the 5830 actually uses more power and generates more heat than the 5850 and has been crippled quite a bit when compared to the 5850 --- the only real advantage it has over the 5770 is the 256 bit memory bus which is only noticeable once you increase the resolution and crank up the eyecandy (AA AF etc.)

the 5830 should be closer in price to the 5770 than the 5850 due to its performance being closer to the 5770 than the 5850 but until that happens it is kind of a card with no real place in the price\performance arena
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a b U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 5:34:14 AM




3d mark vantage really overstates the 5830 power really, because most of the 5830 power is in texture and pixel power which vantage is heavy in,

here one page from the review looking at fallout 3, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5830,2564...

as you can see ther difference is minimual, here another from the review using hawx show a bigger marginhttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5830,2564...

but the point is 3d mark vantage shows the best case senerio for the 5830
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June 12, 2010 3:22:39 AM

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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 3:39:11 AM

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I'm still kicking myself for not running vantage at 1920X1200 with lots of AA and AF. I've always heard that the 5770's limited memory bandwidth would make high res and lots of AA and AF a choke point but meh.. Didn't have time before i sold them.


Don't worry about it, the 5770 holds just fine at 1920x1200 with lots of AA and AF, the 128-bit bandwidth isn't much a problem at all.


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