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Hi,

I'm looking to upgrade from my current IGP to a discrete GPU for pretty light gaming (the most resource-heavy game I want to play and can't right now is Back to the Future). My budget is extremely limited, so I am considering this refurbished 4770 on ebay, it's going for $56 shipped.

ATI 4770



There's no manufacturer label apparent, and the warranty seems to be just 30 day for defective product only.

I'm thinking it might be about the best around I'll be able to get.

Thanks,
post #2 of 23
For pretty light gaming that will do just fine. Really don't think you can do better for that price.
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IMO it's not worth. Hot chip without exhaust cooler = no OCability, also the card is not that fast to begin with.
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Well, I really had my eye on a 6850... especially given it's lower power requirements and my stable but lowly 400W PSU, but just can't swing the $.

I could save up for a bit and get something else, maybe a 5750, 5770?

Here's a refurbished 5750 for $65.99 free shipping.

or even go with an Nvidia and get like a GTS 450 or so.
Edited by cyclometric - 10/3/11 at 12:58am
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Well, I really had my eye on a 6850... especially given it's lower power requirements and my stable but lowly 400W PSU, but just can't swing the $.

I could save up for a bit and get something else, maybe a 5750, 5770?

Here's a refurbished 5750 for $65.99 free shipping.

or even go with an Nvidia and get like a GTS 450 or so.
If you're considering saving money for a 5xxx series, yeah, go 5770. That will do you more than good for light gaming.
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If you're considering saving money for a 5xxx series, yeah, go 5770. That will do you more than good for light gaming.
And not only light. That's the power of 4870/90 + Dx11. On sub-1080p resolutions and 1 monitor, it can handle anything
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And not only light. That's the power of 4870/90 + Dx11. On sub-1080p resolutions and 1 monitor, it can handle anything
Exactly. I think crossfiring two 4850s is about equal to the performance of a single 5770, correct?

Anyways, the 5770 is a great choice, OP.
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Exactly. I think crossfiring two 4850s is about equal to the performance of a single 5770, correct?

Anyways, the 5770 is a great choice, OP.
On stock - yeah, about there, due to poor scaling of HD4xxx. However, the 4850 is more overclockable, so 4850 CF in real situation would outperform single 5770 after OC, but also require monster PSU and case airflow

5770 is my dream card, and a very good choice for OP, it goes for low-ish price too
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On stock - yeah, about there, due to poor scaling of HD4xxx. However, the 4850 is more overclockable, so 4850 CF in real situation would outperform single 5770 after OC, but also require monster PSU and case airflow

5770 is my dream card, and a very good choice for OP, it goes for low-ish price too
Is the 5750 a decent compromise? I am sure liking the price of that one on Geeks, and really have no need for high fps or anything.
post #10 of 23
5750 is good(can play BF3 beta on high@1440x900), I wish I got a 5770 though. The $15 would've been worth it IMHO.
The difference is even smaller with the 6750/6770. for the $5-$10 difference, it is more then worth it.

Edit: I don't buy refurbished, so my opinion is based solely on "new" prices.
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