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hrrrrm, 5770?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Mojo, 30 May 2010.

  1. Mojo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,043

    It must be asked, but it was shown at launch that a 5770 was roughly equivalent to a 4870, and a 5750 was equivalent to a 4850. Is this still the case? Both cards have been out for a while, and new driver releases have occurred in the intervening time period, is there much of a difference?
  2. kmufc77


    Joined: 15 Jul 2007

    Posts: 4,913

    Location: South West

    I might be wrong but i think the 4870 is very slightly faster,but of course its a lot louder,runs very hot under load, and uses a lot more power and has no DX11.

    I would buy the 5770 over the 4870 no doubt.
    Last edited: 30 May 2010
  3. spirits247


    Joined: 29 Jan 2007

    Posts: 726

    I agree. I think new drivers have seen the 5770 and 5750 really shine, but the much lower power use and noise really hit home.

    Unless money is an issue and you get a great deal on a 4870, I'd always go for a 5770 ahead of a 4870 due to the lower power draw and temps. The 4870 is still a great card however.
  4. Fatboy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,791

    Location: OcUK HQ

    5770 in my opinion is the best value card to buy at the moment.
  5. mame


    Joined: 16 Jul 2007

    Posts: 7,690

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I agree with that. I can't quite get my head round the fact that people are flocking to pay £230-£250 for a 5850 which isn't hugely faster than a GTX 260/275 which were £~130/~£155 well over a year ago. Maybe I'm getting old:p If my GTX 260 blew up tomorrow, I'd nip across to Overclockers and get a 5770:cool:
  6. Marine-RX179


    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,354

    5850 was good buy at £200-£220 back then, but now at £230-£260 it just seem a bit overpriced.
  7. JeffyB


    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 4,057

    Location: London

    The 5770 was about as quick as a 4870 at launch, now with driver optimizations and improvements the 5770 is closer to the 4890 in performance. Cracking cards on thier own, amazing when crossfired :p
  8. leunghk


    Joined: 7 Mar 2010

    Posts: 25

  9. Devrij


    Joined: 23 Jul 2009

    Posts: 13,716

    Location: Bath

    Ah, but if you decided to upgrade you'd get very little back from the 4850s, and the performance gains wouldn't be huge either (as well as using far more energy and creating much more heat). 5770 is a great card and pretty decent value too.
  10. C64


    Joined: 16 Mar 2007

    Posts: 12,840

    Location: London

    5770 xfire is definitely still the best value I intend to get another when I can afford one for sure.
  11. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 40,059

    Location: Co Durham

    ???? The 5850 is way faster than a gtx 260/275 :confused:

    Overclocked. It's simple to overclock the 5850 to match a 5870. As a 5870 it's on par with a gtx295 (or gtx 275 in SLI) that's a hell of a lot of card for the money.
  12. R34pz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 448

    Location: stoke on trent

    I upgraded from a 4850 to a 5770, and now that the drivers have matured the framerates are at least double in any game. The 5770 really is the best bang for your buck with the crazy prices at the moment.