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post #11 of 66
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2 reviews here at Guru3D and a couple more from pureoverclock
Cheers, added to OP

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With the easily attainable 2000 mhz on the shaders, this may become the next go to folding card.
Added to OP, thanks. Well, the GTX 460 would probably be better as it has more shaders and most can reach 850core/1700shader easily. This would be a great card if it were £100/$130.
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Wow, the 460 doodies all over this card. I thought it would be better.
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I would probably pick HD5770 over this, 36% cheaper and nearly identical performance (usually even better) in 1920*1200.

Plus I didn't find what driver they used for the AMD cards? If it wasn't 11.4 I'd like to see all tests again since many people reported great performance improve with the 11.4 (Mjölnir).
Anandtech used the 11.4 drivers for the 5770 and 6800 series cards in their review.

Suffice to say, this card is disappointing. The older 5770 is nearly as fast, uses less power at load, and is a good bit cheaper. nVidia is going to have to price this a bit more competitively if they want this thing to sell. It's not very powerful at all for its price point.

Perhaps nVidia will put some new drivers out that will make the card more interesting. Perhaps they won't. Doesn't really matter to me at least, since I'm waiting for Southern Islands/Kepler. 28nm baby.
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this card is a totally fail
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Anandtech used the 11.4 drivers for the 5770 and 6800 series cards in their review.

Suffice to say, this card is disappointing. The older 5770 is nearly as fast, uses less power at load, and is a good bit cheaper. nVidia is going to have to price this a bit more competitively if they want this thing to sell. It's not very powerful at all for its price point.

Perhaps nVidia will put some new drivers out that will make the card more interesting. Perhaps they won't. Doesn't really matter to me at least, since I'm waiting for Southern Islands/Kepler. 28nm baby.
Drivers will not help this card all that much to be honest. It's more or less a GTS 450 rebranded so... yea :/
    
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post #16 of 66
Tom's Hardware has their review up.

and uh, more reason not to buy it then!
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post #17 of 66
not impressed.

a GTX 460 768 or even 1GB is much better while being not much more.

seems Fermi doesn't scale down too well? the GTS 450 was rather similar.
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not impressed.

a GTX 460 768 or even 1GB is much better while being not much more.

seems Fermi doesn't scale down too well? the GTS 450 was rather similar.
The increased clocks help but not a lot if you cut out the shaders and ROPs and everything else. This card at 1100 core and 4800 memory is still slower than a 460 (3D Mark 11 but still), and that is an insane overclock so.. it makes no sense with this price. NVIDIA are probably just trying to sucker some newbz into buying this as always. People would assume since it's a GTX 550 Ti, it would be much faster than the GTS 450 (as the 560 is considerably faster than a 460).
    
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I'm not understanding all the "badges" and scores this thing is getting on those sites. They straight up say some cheaper cards are better, and for 10 dollars more you can get much better, and still this card gets "value awards" and high 8s outta 10s.
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post #20 of 66
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Reference card matches a 5770, and the overclocked ones can get close to the GTX 460 768. Price is a bit steep though, at £130 it's the same as a faster GTX 460.
No, reference card beats HD5770 in most cases
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