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Old 08-27-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Default Gigabyte Radeon HD 4770 512MB

Have just $100 to splurge on a new graphics card? Is having low power consumption and low temperatures important to you? If so, the HD 4770 certainly deserves your attention. This budget card handled each one of our games at 1920x1080 just fine, overclocks like a dream and has power and temp numbers worth drooling over.

You can read our full review here and discuss it here!
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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Nice Review! This card really packs a punch, a small one but still pretty good. The power consumption and Temps. are really nice. I cant wait for its Bigger borther versions of the 40nm cards to arrive, they'll really a**!!

i have a feeling this was more of a testing, prototype, a 40nm card in the retail market for ATi, to give it a test run to the reviewers and techies before the big 40nm ones...
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Nice Review! This card really packs a punch, a small one but still pretty good. The power consumption and Temps. are really nice. I cant wait for its Bigger borther versions of the 40nm cards to arrive, they'll really a**!!

i have a feeling this was more of a testing, prototype, a 40nm card in the retail market for ATi, to give it a test run to the reviewers and techies before the big 40nm ones...
This is how they NVIDIA / ATI work, they always release midrange GPU's on new fab processes first before they begin to commit the largest GPU's they make.

The next round of GPUs from ATI and NVIDIA should really make for some fun, that's for sure. But it's great to see ATI so focused on delivering clear value to the mainstream gamers.
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The next round of GPUs from ATI and NVIDIA should really make for some fun, that's for sure.
yup yup...cant wait!
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Wish I could find one of these
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Finding Gigabyte's version is a little tough, but many HD 4770's out there are identical. If you find one that shares a similar cooler, you can be sure it's going to perform on-par with what we saw in our article.

http://computers.pricegrabber.com/vi...indit_top/rd=1

There's two listed on Pricegrabber at the moment.
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