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May 6, 2011 10:40:56 AM

I have a 3 Years old LG 700E CRT monitor with the max resolution of 1024x768.

It had a DISPLAY problem and it got rectified by an electrician and now problem is no more...

My PC runs 6 to 7 hrs/day

I decided to buy a graphic card XFX HD5770 for my PC

I got suggestions that XFX HD5670 is more than enough for 1024x768 resolution....

But I decided to buy XFX HD5770 with idea of replacing my CRT monitor with 20" LCD monitor in future

THESE ARE MY QUESTIONS....

1. What would be LIFE EXPECTANCY OF MY MONITOR...???

2. Which GC is better to buy for my monitor XFX HD5670 or XFX HD5770..???

3. Can I experience the maximum performance of XFX HD5770 in 1024x768 res..???

4. If I buy HD5670, will it be enough to run future games with good FPS in 1680x1050 res..???

5. If I buy HD5770 , and If my monitor works for another 3 or 4 years...
Will it be a waste of money on HD5770 rather than spending less cash on HD5670...???

Pl z help me with best answers...
May 6, 2011 11:43:07 AM

Which monitor are you asking about life expectancy for? If you get a 20" LCD either the 5670 or 5770 will be able to run the monitor at full resolution which will be well over 1024x768. I can't speak to the future of games and the ability to run them since this is always changing. As the years tick by you will be able to run new games but at lower graphic settings until a game comes out that doesn't support the card at all. I would say 3-5 years is a safe bet on this.

In my opinion spending any money on a new graphics card would be a waste if you do not replace your monitor with an LCD monitor of some sort.

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May 6, 2011 11:47:54 AM
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First, I'm seeing about a $20 after rebate difference between to two cards.

Here is a site that details the differece, and it is significant at 1920x1080 http://www.hwcompare.com/107/radeon-hd-5670-vs-radeon-h... .

1. I had a similar CRT that lasted about 12 months and another that lasted 5 years, so it's hard to say considering brand (the expensive one actually didn't last as long), build variance from part to part (which side of the Bell curve of failure your monitor is on).

2. From a budget standpoint the 5670 should power the 1024x768 fully. However again we are talking about $20 US.

3. You will need a bigger monitor as at 1024x768 you will be CPU bounded.

4. Depending on future titles, but I'd say the 5770 would be better for 1680x1050.

5. Theoretically if your monitor does last, you may have wasted $20, but I can't find any charts that show the difference of the two cards in depth at 1024x768.

My recommendation is as long as the cost difference is as close where you are as it is for me is to get the 5770 so that if/when you decide to get the new monitor you will be good to go; if you get the 5670 now, get a 20" monitor later and then your are unhappy with your frame rates, then buy another GPU down the road, that's wasting even more money.
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May 6, 2011 11:51:49 AM

poisonpanik said:
Which monitor are you asking about life expectancy for? If you get a 20" LCD either the 5670 or 5770 will be able to run the monitor at full resolution which will be well over 1024x768. I can't speak to the future of games and the ability to run them since this is always changing. As the years tick by you will be able to run new games but at lower graphic settings until a game comes out that doesn't support the card at all. I would say 3-5 years is a safe bet on this.

In my opinion spending any money on a new graphics card would be a waste if you do not replace your monitor with an LCD monitor of some sort.


Poisonpanik is completly right about replacing your GPU; my advice was assuming your current GPU had died.
May 6, 2011 12:20:06 PM

jfby said:


My recommendation is as long as the cost difference is as close where you are as it is for me is to get the 5770 so that if/when you decide to get the new monitor you will be good to go; if you get the 5670 now, get a 20" monitor later and then your are unhappy with your frame rates, then buy another GPU down the road, that's wasting even more money.


ya...I totally agree with U... Thanks man...
May 6, 2011 12:20:43 PM

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