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How to determine which 5770 to buy

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November 9, 2010 7:51:39 AM

Guys, to finish my build all i need is a GPU (5770), will xfire after a few months but whats got me is the huge variation on manufacturers and versions of the card.... Will certain manufacturers offer a more stable card, a better build, better cooling, or will it just be a difference in support, warrenty ect? these are the cards im looking at all 1 GB - core 850Mhz - memory 4800Mhz

HIS ATI Radeon 5770 £111.99
ASUS ATI Radeon 5770 CuCore £113.99
XFX ATI Radeon 5770 £117.98
Sapphire ATI Radeon 5770 £121.99
Sapphire ATI Radeon 5770 Vapor-X £127.98 (Im guessing better cooling?)
MSI ATI Radeon 5770 HAWK £148.00
MSI ATI Radeon R5770 PM2D1G £152.24

Pixmania even have 3 pages of 5770's ranging from £95 for a Sapphire ATI Radeon 5770 to an MSI 5770 at £152.24!!
And to top of my confussion they even have an ASUS 512Mb 5770 at £151.00

Do i spend £95 on the Sapphire, £152 on the MSI, or somewhere in between?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 8:02:09 AM

Well, a card with better cooling will be nice, for oc, you can easily do by yourself, no real need to buy a factory super clocked.
The vapor X sapphire or maybe the asus.
November 9, 2010 8:06:08 AM

55Range said:
Well, a card with better cooling will be nice, for oc, you can easily do by yourself, no real need to buy a factory super clocked.
The vapor X sapphire or maybe the asus.


Those 2 are exactly what i was thinking, the CuCore or the xvapour, i can understand a few more £££ for the better cooling, i just cant see a benefit to a more pricy 5770 or a loos with a cheaper one
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 8:13:41 AM

Better get a HD 6850.
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 8:38:36 AM

nate_2011 said:
Those 2 are exactly what i was thinking, the CuCore or the xvapour, i can understand a few more £££ for the better cooling, i just cant see a benefit to a more pricy 5770 or a loos with a cheaper one


What you mean "loos with a cheaper one" ?
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 8:49:53 AM

^^Agree. If you can spare a little more. Dont know how much more in pounds it would be. But the HD6850 is more powerful and better choice. Also if you can spare so much. Just get the card which provides the best warranty. For ATI, i trust Sapphire and Asus.
November 9, 2010 9:31:58 AM

55Range said:
What you mean "loos with a cheaper one" ?


Sorry bad typing, what i meant is im worried ill loose something if i get the cheaper £95 sapphire 1GB ATI 5770 over say the more expensive Asus 1GB ATI 5770

I can get the Asus 6850 for £150 from dabs or Overclockers....

6850 GPU 750Mhz Memory 4000Mhz
5770 GPU 850Mhz Memory 4800Mhz

Im not up to speed on GPU's looks slower but im sure its not, someone fill me in on the benefits of a 6850 over 5770 :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 9:40:16 AM

2nd Gen of ATI's DX11 cards. Better performance, more power efficient. Plus has more horse power than the HD5770.

The HD6850 performs as good as the GTX460 1GB, minus the PhysX and the CUDA. Which should not be a factor in deciding the GPU.

About the HD5770, the expensive cards which you see are more often than not factory overclocked one's, which in a way you can do it on your own. The manufacturers overclock the cards so that you don't have to do it at the expense of a reduced warranty. One other thing is that premium manufacturers would charge more than other brands just because of brand image although they do put in some good stuff. So they are worth the extra 10-15 pounds you put in. In case of ATI, its Asus, Sapphire as i have mentioned. but do get the one which has the best warranty and good customer support in your area.
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 9:41:50 AM

Well of course, you should go for the 6850 if you can, I didn't list it due to you asking about the best 5770.
Well, 6850 will be much faster, cooler and better than the actual 5770.
Btw, at what resolution you play at?
It depends on you, but a 6850 will definitely give more performance over a 5770.
November 9, 2010 10:10:31 AM

55Range said:
Well of course, you should go for the 6850 if you can, I didn't list it due to you asking about the best 5770.
Well, 6850 will be much faster, cooler and better than the actual 5770.
Btw, at what resolution you play at?
It depends on you, but a 6850 will definitely give more performance over a 5770.


i will be running at 1080 on a 22'' samsung, or for films and some games if i can 1080 on a 40'' samsung

hell_storm2004 said:
About comparing the HD6850 with the HD5770. Here it is:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-revie...


I think i have been convinced to go with 6850, its only an extra £30 - £40, then i can xfire 2 :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 10:54:04 AM

Wise decision. :) 

At HD resolutions, The HD6850 provides more muscle than the HD5770. So it would give adequate frame rates to play on your monitor.
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:18:00 AM

nate_2011 said:
i will be running at 1080 on a 22'' samsung, or for films and some games if i can 1080 on a 40'' samsung



I think i have been convinced to go with 6850, its only an extra £30 - £40, then i can xfire 2 :) 


Sure, you will be having nice performance, especially at that resolution.
Enjoy-
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:34:54 AM

I have the HD5770 from Gigabyte overclocked in 950Mhz 1350 GDDR5 my CPU is Q6600 Overclocked in 3,30Ghz and this is my results in Alien vs Predator:

AvP D3D11 Benchmark Report
==========================

**************************************************
* Report Created: 2010-11-09 @ 14:31:45
**************************************************
* Executable Build: V1.03, Apr 19 2010
**************************************************

*DX11 Hardware Detected*

Using Default Video Settings:

Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Texture Quality: 2
Shadow Quality: 3
Anisotropic Filtering: 16
SSAO: ON
Vertical Sync: OFF
DX11 Tessellation: ON
DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON
DX11 MSAA Samples: 1


Benchmark Summary:

Number of frames: 5041
Average Frame Time: 20.8ms
Average FPS: 48.1

I hoped i helped.
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:45:08 AM

Yes 48.1 fps is ok, but you are playing at 1280 * 1024, the Op plays at 1080 P, 40 inch monitor-
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:50:01 AM

Then is better to go with 68xx

PS: I have the Hd5770 in a pcie 1.0 slot.
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