Radeon HD 5770 - Why are there so many types??

I've decided on the Radeon HD 5770 card but I'm confused at all the different brands available..gigabytes...powercolor...asus....
all seem to have the same specs but some range around $80, some are up in the $200 range. I'm just really confused at which would be the best one to get for the money and is there a big difference in the brands or manufacturing companies?

Thanks in advance

Nathan
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  1. There is, specially in customer service.
    Evga, Sapphire, Asus, MSI, XFX are ok.
    Don't think the 80$ and 200$ have the same specs, do they ?
  2. Well, if there is a 5770 in the $200 range, don't buy it, you can get something better for 200. Some 5770's are more expensive because they're factory OCed or maybe have a custom cooler (MSI Hawk 5770 for ex). It all depends on what kinda card you want, because there are a lot of 5770's out there.
  3. I just want something to play FM 2012 with when it comes out this month!! :) The specs on the game don't require a high end graphics card but I figure for $80 it's better than the HD4400 I have onboard right now which is rated at 1/2 star out of 5 stars.
  4. There are generally no differences between brands other than warranty and the quality of customer support.

    Some cards may have different heatsinks, come with bundled games, are overclocked, etc. Some brands may simply just charge slightly more money. I don't know what HD 5770 would cost $200, but there are clearly better performing cards than a $200 HD 5770 in that range
  5. It's probably some type of connection specialty like this.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129172

    Either way you want to avoid that.

    Both Asus and MSI make cards with very good aftermarket cooling.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
  6. nmwald1 said:
    I've decided on the Radeon HD 5770 card but I'm confused at all the different brands available..gigabytes...powercolor...asus....
    all seem to have the same specs but some range around $80, some are up in the $200 range. I'm just really confused at which would be the best one to get for the money and is there a big difference in the brands or manufacturing companies?

    Thanks in advance

    Nathan



    I have a HD 5770 and am considering going crossfire with a new HD 6770 it is essentially the same as the 5770 just a firmware update to add a few features. Check the link I have always had luck with Saphire.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102941
  7. IMO, I think it was kind of lame for AMD to just re-brand the 5750 and 5770 as the 6750 and 6770, but I suppose they have their reasons.
  8. How about Powercolor for a brand? I know they're cheaper but has anyone had any experience with them? I've found a Powercolor 1GB radeon 6770 on amazon for $90
  9. I had a Powercolor card before. It didn't die on me so I guess that's a plus.
  10. I've owned a Powercolor 5570 and worked fine throughout the time I used it.I even O.C.'d it too.
  11. You could go with this...

    XFX 6770 $110=$90 after MIR + $8 Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540

    Comes with Dirt 3 also.
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