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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.
They are nice cards for the money, I had one that is now in my mates rig.
Once you OC them abit they shine, 870/1300mhz 24/7 was great for me and ran 1680X1050i well. However they can be capable of 1080p though Medium settings would be needed.
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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.
It's still the Juniper chip, I think? Generally the same card, except for less shaders (non-unlockable). Performance will be lower, about 5%+ after OC, 15%+ on stock. (IMO)

If the price difference is greater, then yes, it's worth it. Else, I'd go for the 5770.

EDIT: 5750 won't be able to handle AF.
Edited by ronnin426850 - 10/3/11 at 1:27am
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It's still the Juniper chip, I think? Generally the same card, except for less shaders (non-unlockable). Performance will be lower, about 5%+ after OC, 15%+ on stock. (IMO)

If the price difference is greater, then yes, it's worth it. Else, I'd go for the 5770.

EDIT: 5750 won't be able to handle AF.
What's AF? I figure, since I don't know, I probably don't need it. :-) Since the diff. between the 5750 & 5770 (at least on the refurbished versions) is $20, seems worth it to save and get the 5750.

On the other, does getting a card with a 256MB Memory Interface make a huge difference, because I would consider saving and getting one of those instead (though I realize it would be totally overkill for my needs, at least the card would retain more of it value I figure).
post #14 of 23
5770 if you can swing it. 128mb memory interface not an issue in this card class.

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=616&card2=615
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5770 if you can swing it. 128mb memory interface not an issue in this card class.

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=616&card2=615
Thanks for that link, that's a great tool! +rep!
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What's AF? I figure, since I don't know, I probably don't need it. :-) Since the diff. between the 5750 & 5770 (at least on the refurbished versions) is $20, seems worth it to save and get the 5750.

On the other, does getting a card with a 256MB Memory Interface make a huge difference, because I would consider saving and getting one of those instead (though I realize it would be totally overkill for my needs, at least the card would retain more of it value I figure).
AF is Anisotropic Filtering.

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5770 if you can swing it. 128mb memory interface not an issue in this card class.

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=616&card2=615
128-bit is OK for 5750/70.
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Thanks for that link, that's a great tool! +rep!
Your welcome. I has a Sapphire 5770 before my 6850. Great card that I ended up selling here.

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128-bit is OK for 5750/70.
GDDR5
Edited by kpo6969 - 10/3/11 at 1:48am
post #18 of 23
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AF is Anisotropic Filtering.

Oh yeah, I should have known that. Not being a heavy duty gamer, it's not anything I ever need to set, though, in my experience.

128-bit is OK for 5750/70.
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I have, in my possession, a 4850 and a 5770. I can tell you from experience, the 5770 is much faster when it comes to loading textures, despite the smaller memory bus (GDDR5 wins over GDDR3). A 5770 and 4850 are perfectly fine for 1080p I can ususally keep AA at 2x, with most options on Medium-High and be very playable. And no, the 4850/4770 do not run hot.
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I have, in my possession, a 4850 and a 5770. I can tell you from experience, the 5770 is much faster when it comes to loading textures, despite the smaller memory bus (GDDR5 wins over GDDR3). A 5770 and 4850 are perfectly fine for 1080p I can ususally keep AA at 2x, with most options on Medium-High and be very playable. And no, the 4850/4770 do not run hot.
HD4850 and 4870 are renown for being hot cards. Anyway, yes, 5770 FTW, GDDR5 is the standard for anything decent.
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