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is the 5770 still the best value for money/power?

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Hi ive got a 3870 and keep meaning to upgrade it so i can play some newer games as im getting bored of my xbox.

i havent been on here for a while and ive only got a weak psu.

last time i was on the 5770 was the best in terms of performance and power consumption.

is there anything out now which is faster and consumes less power than a 5770?

not just stuck with ati, will choose nvidia aswel, however it must not use more power than the 5770 as i dont want to upgrade my power supply.
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No, Get the Sapphire Extreme 5850 for the same price.
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gtx 460 is still right there with the 5770
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To be honest, ATM if i would be starting a whole new build i would consider a 6870/-50, but it all depends on the budget.
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post #5 of 25
And change your psu before it explode.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
No, Get the Sapphire Extreme 5850 for the same price.
This, best value anywhere. The 5830 Extreme is actually cheaper than the 5770 if you're looking to keep costs as low as possible.

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gtx 460 is still right there with the 5770
Even the 768 SE is definitely more expensive than the 5770
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and change your psu before it explode.
this!!!!!!!!!
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This, best value anywhere. The 5830 Extreme is actually cheaper than the 5770 if you're looking to keep costs as low as possible.



Even the 768 SE is definitely more expensive than the 5770
really? 768mb is $99 after rebate right now on newegg, while cheapest 5770 is $115....
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thanks guys, its not for a serious system, its my daily that i just use for internet and the occasional gaming. the psu has been perfectly fine for the last 2 and half years running the 3870 which is why i want something with a similar power consumption so i dont need to change it.

how is the 5830 power consuming wise? how much power does my 3870 use?
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