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I never saw my 4850 exceed 45C Vapor-X perhaps? Probably. I got that because I took one look at the 5770, saw 128-bit, and turned the other way, never knowing it was the memory standard that mattered more than the memory bus.
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I never saw my 4850 exceed 45C Vapor-X perhaps? Probably. I got that because I took one look at the 5770, saw 128-bit, and turned the other way, never knowing it was the memory standard that mattered more than the memory bus.
That's epic nice temp.

As of the 128-bit - yeah, that was my reaction too, at first
Actually, memory bandwidth 256bit GDDR3 = 128bit GDDR5. (of course, 256 GDDR5 is even faster, but mid-range cards won't need all that bandwidth)
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That's epic nice temp.

As of the 128-bit - yeah, that was my reaction too, at first
Actually, memory bandwidth 256bit GDDR3 = 128bit GDDR5. (of course, 256 GDDR5 is even faster, but mid-range cards won't need all that bandwidth)
Great, thanks for all the advice, guys. I think for my money, the 5750 makes sense, since this really is a budget build, and for 90% of the games I play even the IGP I have now is completely adequate.
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