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Well my new 23" display is on its way. Soon it will be time to see if the 5770's still have enough grunt to push out pixels with the best of them! Can't wait!biggrin.gif
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Well my new 23" display is on its way. Soon it will be time to see if the 5770's still have enough grunt to push out pixels with the best of them! Can't wait!biggrin.gif

I wasn't really in the game when 5770's were the thing.. Well apart from knowing that a 5850 was a good card. rolleyes.gif
What does a 5770 perform like? and how do they scale in crossfire? I see them being used alot - I know the 6850's were the replacement for them in the 6xxx generation from the pricepoint.
 
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They have pretty much the same specs as the HD4870 and HD4890. But they had the 40nm die revision and were given tessellation units for dx11. The 5770 has 800 shaders running at 850Mhz, and 1Gb of GDDR5 memory at 1200Mhz (4800Mhz effective) on a 128bit memory bus giving it an effective memory bandwidth of 76.8Gb/s of bandwidth. It produces 1.36 TFLOPS of processing power. They scale very well in dual crossfire. Far Cry 2 @ 1920x1080: single 45.5 FPS. Dual crossfire: 83.71 FPS. Heaven 2.0 1920x1080: Single 9.1 FPS. Crossfire 15.1 FPS. Using my local pc mag for the benches, I'm not sure what detail settings they were using. But the average performance increase is basically double. The reason why people loved these cards was because they were cheap and two in crossfire could almost match 5870. So they were quite popular! They are also very overclockable. I got to 940Mhz on the core and 1360Mhz on the memory with no extra voltage. Unfortunately my cards are reference boards and can't change the voltages as far as I know. People with non reference boards were able to push the core to 1Ghz and above and memory past 1400Mhz because they have voltage access.thumb.gif
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For detailed info on the 5770 go here
I was really dissapointed that AMD never released a 5790. My vision for the 5790 was basically a 5770 using a 256bit memory bus. It's a shame AMD never bothered to release such a card.sadsmiley.gif
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I was really dissapointed that AMD never released a 5790. My vision for the 5790 was basically a 5770 using a 256bit memory bus. It's a shame AMD never bothered to release such a card.sadsmiley.gif

There are quite a few generations where AMD never bothers to release such a card, simply because the demand isn't there. In this case why pay more for a "better" 5770 when you could just get a 5850 which is better all around?

So basically a 5770 is exactly the same to a 6850 of last gen. 6850 brings high end performance down to mid pricepoints, such as the 5770 did with the 4870/4890 (from what you've said).
 
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Ya the 6850 is basically the 5790 I envisioned because it has the 256bit memory bus. But it was released a year after I bought my PC so.... Dissapointment. But I'm still really happy with the two 5770's. They have performed well over the years and hopefully they can hold on for a little bit longer!thumb.gif
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Ya the 6850 is basically the 5790 I envisioned because it has the 256bit memory bus. But it was released a year after I bought my PC so.... Dissapointment. But I'm still really happy with the two 5770's. They have performed well over the years and hopefully they can hold on for a little bit longer!thumb.gif

Sounds like you're in the same boat as me! If you've looked at my rig, you'll see that I've got 2x 6850's. Some games don't run the best on them 'cause of the 1GB of VRAM. I was considering selling them for ~$120 AUD each. Then just get a 7850 or the likes. But in one way that'd be a downgrade mad.gif
 
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Ya well. The 7770 performs almost 30% better then the 5770. Maybe if the price is right I'll upgrade to a crossfire 7770 set up. If only you lived in South Africa I would buy your cards off of you without a second thought cause apparently a single 6850 performs twice as well as the 5770 due to its larger memory bus!
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Ya well. The 7770 performs almost 30% better then the 5770. Maybe if the price is right I'll upgrade to a crossfire 7770 set up. If only you lived in South Africa I would buy your cards off of you without a second thought cause apparently a single 6850 performs twice as well as the 5770 due to its larger memory bus!

Really? Nice! thumb.gif

Might not sell for a while yet! Btw a 7770 is about the same as a 6850, excepting that it uses less power and overclocks more! thumb.gif
I'd be jumping on a 7850 if i were you, you'd be better off with a singular card for a while then get a 7850 later! thumb.gif

EDIT: That or a GTX480, I'd kill to swap my cards for a GTX480, then i'd grab a second after a month or so.
 
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I don't really prefer one brand over the other. I just buy the card that has the best bang for my buck at the time because I'm still in school (matric, thankfully it's nearly over!) so budget is always tight. And It was AMD last time. I used to have nVidia cards though. I had an FX5500(underwhelming performance) in my first pc. Then an 8500GT. And now the 5770's, and hopefully they can hold on for another year or two.
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