Radeon HD 5570 vs Sapphire Radeon HD 4890

Hi everyone.

Almost one year ago, I bought a Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 GDDR5 at www.tigerdirect.ca. As I was surfing on their site recently, I've seen the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR2 for only 100$. I asked myself if it was worth it to buy this new card, but I want to know what is the main difference on these different points:

GDDR2 vs GDDR5
Sapphire Vapor-X technology or not
5570 vs 4890


Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 4890:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=A271-4893

Radeon HD 5570:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=P450-5572

Also, I am a gamer. I like to play great definition games and I plan the buy the upcoming Crysis 2, etc.

In summary, would this card really enhance my gaming experience in all points or will it be lowered in some?

Thank you for your answers.
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  1. The card you have is alot better then that card.... That has DX11 but its not a gaming GPU
  2. GDDR2 is significantly slower than GDDR5, but that might not even matter considering the 5570 is such a weak card. The 4890 will KILL the 5570 performance-wise. Sapphire vapor-x is just a nice cooler on the card made by one of the manufacturers. Vapor-x doesn't matter.
    But really, the 4890 is an awesome card, don't even think about trading it for a 5570. The 5570 is less than half as powerful as a 4890, and DX11 really isn't very important, at least in the next few years.
  3. The 5570 is a HTPC card. Not a high-end gaming card (even the 4890 is from the previous generation, it still has a nice reputation). If you're a gamer and you like to play definition games and are planning on buying crysis 2 the 4890 is the best choice between these 2. however there are other cards that could be better and could take advantage of crysis in DX11 ( HD5870 for example, or 5850)
  4. 4890 is around 5 times more powerful as far as gaming goes
  5. Thank you everyone, I thought the 5000 series were more powerful (because they were 1 serie higher) but you proved me wrong.
  6. Want an improvement? Then go for the HD 5850 or higher.
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