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Which GPU??

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Stelly, 20 Feb 2010.

  1. Stelly


    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,058

    Location: Liverpool

    Hey Guys,

    looking at getting one of the following:

    A 4890... I know its last generation but its around the price that I want to pay...

    A 5770 next gen graphics, but is it as fast as the 4890?

    2 x 5770.... but of xfire??

  2. Alex74


    Joined: 7 May 2009

    Posts: 3,541

    Location: London

    The 5770 wont be as fast as the 4890, you'll be paying for the featureset..

    2x 5770s are a popular option because they're comparable to a 5870 in performance, but cheaper overall..

    EDIT: cheers kyle :p
    Last edited: 20 Feb 2010
  3. kylew


    Joined: 31 May 2007

    Posts: 10,739

    Location: Liverpool

    They're actually comparable to a 5870 performance wise, if it was comparable to a 5850, why would people be spending more money on 2 5770s when they can get a 5850 for less?
  4. sygitius


    Joined: 28 Jun 2009

    Posts: 356

    Location: Basildon

    Go for 4890, wait for Fermi and then upgrade to some nice cheap DX11 card (ATI/Nvidia)
  5. grifgrif1


    Joined: 26 Dec 2009

    Posts: 79

    Location: Worcestershire

    personally i would go for a 5770, it wont be as fast as the 4890, but its directx 11 compatible so it will keep its value for longer. And of course if you had two of these this would certainly be a lot faster than a singe 4890. xfire - no probs
  6. Marine-RX179


    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    Just a heads up that 5770 has already be proven in dx 11, higest setting, AA in 1920x1200 in AVP, that the minimum frame rate dropped to at least as low as 24, so if you are gaming at 1920x1200, you should get at least a 5850 or pair of 5770 xfire. A single 5770 would probably be fine for 1680x1050 dx 11 gaming though.
  7. el Kuarlos


    Joined: 28 Nov 2009

    Posts: 881

    Location: Manchester

    Go for a 5850- will eat for breakfast anything you throw at it so long as you are on a 24 inch monitor or less and you will have dx11 support.

    Plus it will hold its value better if you are thinking about selling it, and future wise you can crossfire when needs be.
  8. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Nov 2009

    Posts: 11,436

    Location: Northampton

    Grab a GTX260 and fold on it aswell?
  9. C64


    Joined: 16 Mar 2007

    Posts: 12,809

    Location: London

    If buying new get a 5770 if buying second hand get a 4890 but don't pay more than £90 for one or even better deal.
    Way I still look at it is i'd rather play dx11 game in dx9-10 with 60 fps than play it in dx11 with 30 fps.
    Last edited: 22 Feb 2010
  10. titaniumx3


    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 5,754

    There's not going to be many dx11 exclusive games for a long while and those that will support dx10/dx9 will mostly have superficial dx11 features. Plus a single 5770 is probably too weak to make use dx11 features.
  11. rhys216


    Joined: 8 Oct 2009

    Posts: 725

    LMAO! :D
  12. rolypolyman


    Joined: 22 Nov 2007

    Posts: 3,740

    Location: Ayr, Scotland

    I dont get your logic there mate. As has been spoken about on this forum on numerous occasions 30fps is perfectly playable, hell Custom PC accept 24fps as playable when reviewing products. Dx 11 games in Dx9 or 10 just to get 60fps. Madness, utter madness but if thats your preference so be it but I'm not sure you should be recommending that to the op.:)
  13. rolypolyman


    Joined: 22 Nov 2007

    Posts: 3,740

    Location: Ayr, Scotland

    'Plus a single 5770 is probably too weak to make use dx11 features. '

    Really! Dirt2 1920 X 1200 Ultra.
    Max fps = 75
    Avg fps = 42
    Min fps = 32

    Thats a single 5770 for £112.99.:p