So is the 5770 like the top selling card in the world now?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Displays' started by Envy, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Envy

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    I've heard of soooo many people getting it! At first I heard it wasnt that good and was outperformed by 4850s/4870s but now I always hear how great it was. So what do you guys think? Is it top selling? and for those of you who have one what do you think?
     
  2. b1lk1

    b1lk1 Tech Monkey

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    I love mine. Plays everything I can throw at it, including DIRT2, at med-hi/hi settings with 4XAA or more. It is an awesome budget card for those that cannot afford the $300+ 5850/5870.
     
  3. Optix

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    I'm pretty sure the 5770 will smoke a 4850. Overclock it and you're looking at 4890 or close to 5850 scores. That's my game plan anyway.
     
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  4. Psi*

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    Availability, price, performance ... there is a way to plot this in way some Econ Prof would love.
     
  5. Optix

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  6. Tharic-Nar

    Tharic-Nar Senior Editor Staff Member Moderator

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  7. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I love the HD 5770! It might be a tad slower than the HD 4870, but I appreciate the fact that it includes DirectX 11 support, and has unparalleled power efficiency and temperatures. Not to mention there's Eyefinity support for those who might want it down the road. It's a great card for the price.
     
  8. DaddyRabbit

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    There is always the 5830 though :( AMD saturates the market enough to ensure confusion..
     
  9. b1lk1

    b1lk1 Tech Monkey

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    If you ask me, they saturate the market well enough to give us excellent choices when even a few more dollars is a deal breaker. I do agree that so many models can lead to some confusion, of course, but they atleast offer alot of great budget choices. I also prefer AMD's decision to not rehash chips with new numbers just to make them seem new as well unlike Nvidia's abuse of the G92 for so long.
     
  10. crowTrobot

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    I felt that the 5830 was better price-performance wise over the 5770 but apparently I'm alone in this. lol. Some review sites even say that 5830 is too hot and too costly (although up here the difference is only 20-40 dollars) compared to the 5770. I guess I just got spoiled because 4890 at ~180-200 was pretty damn beastly.
     
  11. Optix

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    I'd like to see the 5830 hit $200 to be honest. AMD may adjust their prices when Nvidia finally gets their act together but I'm not really holding out much hope.
     
  12. b1lk1

    b1lk1 Tech Monkey

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    It truly depends on Nvidia pricing. If their board partners don't rape their customers, the Green Team should come in at good pricing causing ATI to drop prices.
     
  13. Optix

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    I should have clarified a bit. The reason why I don't hold out much hope about Nvidia causing AMD to lower their prices because at the rate Nvidia it will likely be another 6 months before they can cover all of the price points. Look how long it is taking for them to launch their flagship card and how low the yields are at the fab plants.
     
  14. Relayer

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    If the 5770 was a boxer it would have "the best pound for pound" title. :cool:
     
  15. kpenfound

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    I've used both the 5770 and 5750. For the price, the 5770 is definitely the way to go. You can typically find them for around $160-170, and they have incredible performance.
     
  16. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

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    At the time the only issue with the 5770 is that it offers ~4870 / 4890 performance at more than the 4890's prices. Now that 5770's can be found for $135 it's not really an issue anymore.
     

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