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Questions about replacement for Radeon 4870's

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July 31, 2010 7:41:46 PM

This is not a question but an answer for people that are looking to replace their Radeon 4870 for a Radeon 5770.

The Radeon 5770 is yes better than a 4870 and uses less power than a 4870 also runs much much faster and smoother so if you are looking to replace a 4870 with a 5770 and don't want to spend a lot of money for a more expensive card the 5770 is a good budget card and performs very well.

I own a XFX Radeon 5770 1GB DDR5
Core clock @ 900Mhz
Ram clock @ 1200Mhz
1x 6-pin PCI-E power connector only using 75w of power

I am running Just Cause 2 at max everything with directX 11 with 75fps.

This card is a must if you are looking for something to hold you over until you can get a greater card later.
July 31, 2010 7:44:18 PM

I bought mine for just under $200 around $190 with next day shipping so the card itself is more like $170 without shipping.
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July 31, 2010 7:46:29 PM

Its silly to replace a 4870 with a 5770, if you have a 4870 you really should be looking for at least a 5850 or 470 to have a reason to get a new GPU, otherwise you are just wasting $150 on bonus features and slightly lower heat and no additional performance. Seems like a bad deal to spend $150 for triple monitor support and a bit less heat to me.
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