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post #31 of 43
Old tech but more powerful. Also 5770 is not powerful enough for dx11 really. So it's usefulness there is nill.

Stick with 5770 for now because of drivers.
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post #32 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spct View Post
so other then DX11, the 4870 win. The power draw is sick though...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/174?vs=172
Lol, thats a 4870X2. 1 4870 is about equal to a 5770. Within 3-5% in most games, equal in a lot of games.

Unless you were trying to show that 2 4870's beat 1 5770, and well thats very obvious.
post #33 of 43
Buy another 5770 for cheap.

Problem?
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post
Old tech but more powerful. Also 5770 is not powerful enough for dx11 really.
What? No.
5770's run DX11 quite well.

And all/most Radeons struggle with tessellation on.


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Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
It's not like you can even turn on tessellation on that thing without having FPS drop down the toilet.
Well your GPU and a 5770 have something in common.
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post #35 of 43
Get the two 4870s unless you are worried about them dying. A lot of people in this thread don't know what they are talking about. The extra heat and power draw aren't a problem if you have half a brain to have the right psu and adequate cooling.

Two 4870s are equal to a 5870 .
post #36 of 43
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Get the two 4870s unless you are worried about them dying. A lot of people in this thread don't know what they are talking about. The extra heat and power draw aren't a problem if you have half a brain to have the right psu and adequate cooling.

Two 4870s are equal to a 5870 .
You can put a 5770 in a HTPC case. Put a 4870 in a HTPC case and watch it suffocate from heat.

No one is arguing that two 4870 are faster than one 5770. Not everyone wants to deal with 4870 CF power consumption and heat. If a person wanted more performance, they could just buy a faster card instead of getting 4870's.
post #37 of 43
vmod the 5770... run at +1000mhz core = problem solved
post #38 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poisoner View Post
Two 4870s are equal to a 5870 .
Not really, they are slower.
The 4XXX scaling is terrible compared to the 5XXX/6XXX scaling.

Two 5770's however are as fast or faster then a 5870 while sucking less power and running DX11.
4870's are old news.

Forget about them.
Edited by amstech - 5/29/11 at 5:14pm
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post #39 of 43
You were selling your 5770 anyway. I'd say get the 4870s, play with them for a while and then sell them for more than you were selling the 5770 for because they'd walk out the door for under $50 a card
Edited by Mike-IRL - 5/29/11 at 5:23pm
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post #40 of 43
a 4870 is very slightly faster than a 5770. For one i wouldn't bother, but if you can confirm they both work fine I would do it. run something like occc on them both, Test for artifacts, and listen to the noise and keep an eye on temperatures. If they are good then go for it. Also steer clear of the xfx 4870.
Edited by alltoasters - 5/29/11 at 5:28pm
     
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