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Which one is a better deal? MSI Hawk 5770, vs Sapphire

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November 12, 2010 2:24:15 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|14-127-490^14-127-490-TS,14-102-858^14-102-858-TS

Seems like there are no cons

It has 2 fans instead of 1, PCI-E 2.1 instead of 2.0, 875 core clock vs 850

Also, it says the mem clock is 4800 MHz vs the other which is 1200 MHz

Isn't this a HUGE difference?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 2:33:29 PM

The MSI HAWK is a factory OC'ed card and would give you better performance, while the Sapphire is just a poor old reference card. So cant compare both of them I suggest the HAWK on this. If you are not too comfortable with Oc'ing yourself.

This card from Sapphire may come close:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There was a Toxic version from Sapphire dont know where it is now. It was also a Factory OC'ed card.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 2:34:29 PM

the 2 fans could help with cooling. pci-e 2.1 vs pci-e 2.0 makes no difference, 2.1 has compatibility issues with 1.0 pci-e slots though. the 25 extra core clock could be easily reached with overclocking. the memory clock of both are 4800mhz.
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November 12, 2010 2:37:18 PM

What do you "poor old reference" card?
November 12, 2010 3:58:17 PM

That card looks really cruddy...
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