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Best bang for buck graphics card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by edger, 14 Mar 2010.

  1. edger


    Joined: 14 Jan 2004

    Posts: 445

    Hi guys, been out of the game qutie a while. Just looking at graphics cards and wondering what the current best "bang for buck" card is, i.e. is there one thats reasnoably priced i.e. £150 or so, and yet can be overclocked to beat its siblings?

    I also have one requirement, that is it vents its hot air outside the case (new pc has a v small case with not much airflow)

    Finally will this card offer a decent improvement on an 8800GT?

  2. bells


    Joined: 31 Oct 2009

    Posts: 830

    Location: in the tower

  3. Sindri


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 597

    If you intend on keeping the case then a 5770 may be your only option, its unlikely a 5830/5850 would fit. Furthermore both the 58 series cards exceed the 150 mark.
  4. V4nger


    Joined: 2 Dec 2009

    Posts: 663

    Location: Bath

    get the Sapphire Vapor-X version of it. it should stay cooler in the low airflow of you case.
  5. edger


    Joined: 14 Jan 2004

    Posts: 445

    Thanks for advise so far seems to be a general consensus towards the 5770. I dont think size will be a prob as the 8800gt I have now is huge and fits ok, but I only have one PCI-E power adaptor (without changing the psu).
  6. Fatboy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,791

    Location: OcUK HQ

    5770 Vapor X will be the best value for money.
  7. RobotXander

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2010

    Posts: 1,647

    Location: Highlands, Scotland

    How about a 4890? Fantastic performance. I have yet to push mine on my 22" 1080p monitor.
    They can be picked up pretty cheap now I'm sure?
  8. Sindri


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 597

    If you are getting a 5770 then i would advise that you considered the Asus Cucore version, the voltage tweak technology will allow a decent overclock.

    The custom cooler is highly efficient too so your poorly ventilated case is unlikely to cause it problems.
  9. sanofi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2006

    Posts: 1,849

    Location: Vienna

    How does the 5770 stack up againts a 512mb 4870?
  10. Roll


    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,721

  11. Azuse05

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,950

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

    Oc still have afew of the xfx ones that vent out the back but not many. The newer ones don't in which case the vapor-x is without doubt the best option for a low airflow case (like mine :)).
  12. Kanpai


    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,905

    Location: London

    I upgraded from an 8800GT to a 5770 Vapor-X and I can tell you it is definitely worth it, best bang for buck for sure.
  13. Ch3m1c4L


    Joined: 11 Oct 2007

    Posts: 2,933

    Location: London, UK

    your aware that an 8800gt is a tiny card compared to even the high end 8 series cards, let alone the high end ati 5 series.

    So yea, 5770 *** :)
  14. Sukh


    Joined: 29 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,583

    Location: Chelsea

    Vapour X are nice and cool, but throw out all the heat into your case, so might not be the best!
  15. Bane


    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,612

    Out of the 5770 range, would this be a big drop in performance? A Powercolor Go! Green HD5750 1GB GDDR5 (Product Name : AX5750 1GBD5-NS3DH

    I think this is the one Powercolor has replaced the voltage chips on, or something like that, so it doesn't require AUX power cable. But it does has reduced core and memory clocks, 700 and 1150 MHz
  16. Kharbyne


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 296

    Will it fit?