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Saphire 5770 Vapor-X VS MSI R5770 Hawk

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There are a lot of threads about this but none have a detailed explanation of why msi is better than saphire or vice versa (well i haven't found one yet)

So i am gonna buy a 5770 and i am pretty much confused between the vapor-x and hawk. Both of their prices at pretty much the same. But the Vapor-X has a DIRT 2 Coupon-(Game edition only) also with it !!

I am gonna play games like Crysis , Crysis 2 , COD , MOH , BBC2 etc...and i know this much that 5770 can easily play these games so i'll not overclock until i feel that my game is not performing good but i think that after a year when newer games come out i'll have to overclock so..... which one should i go for ?
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I have used both. The reason people prefer the Hawk is simple cooling physics. Two fans is better than one, more pipes the better, and a solid brushed aluminum design will conduct heat better than the plastic design on vapors.

5770 is a bit dated, why not buy a 6770? You can find some models with same price. 6770 will handle tessellation better and perform cooler. I'm sure 5770 runs cooler now compared to when I bought them right when they released, but they were ground breaking, thus had lowest efficiency of the ATI series that support Tess and Eyefinity.

By the way, I don't think 5770 can play those games "easily" but playable indeed.

Good Luck,
Jason "Dieux Soldat" Xiao

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I thought the 6770 was a 5770 rebranded? Or is that the OEM ones only and not retail?
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Get a 6790 if its available, I guess its of the same price and its better than 5770s.
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