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If you don't mind going back a gen you can pick up 4890's pretty cheap. They oc well and are slightly under if not as powerful as 5850's. They support dx10.1 so they're still pretty modern. Depends on your budget tho =o.
uh, a 4890 and a 5770 are almost identical cores aside from DX11, they both have 800 stream processors and benchmark very closely.

The 4890 is not close to a 5850, it's about 50% slower. The 5850 has 1440 stream processors (and DX11 features) compared to the 4890's 800.

I would recommend buying a 6850, especially as the 6xxx series got a nice performance boost with the 11.4 drivers. The 1gb version is very affordable at $165, although the 2GB version isn't too much more. If you're gaming at 1080p and aren't into massive levels of AA, 1GB will be more than enough VRAM. The only game that has maxed me out of 1GB VRAM is STALKER DX11 CoP with gigabytes of modded textures (even BC2 on high at 5760x1200 didn't max out the vram).
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OC that sonovagun 5770!

Not really, get one of the 6k series... =)
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4890's being hot I can agree with lol...somehow my 470 is hotter =O
My 5770 runs hot too. 65 degrees easy when playing crysis.
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^^4890s are crazy hot on air, not the card for a casual gamer to have an oven in their case.

That depends on which model you get. Mine peaks at 78C with an overclock and after a couple hours of heavy load thanks to the Vapor X cooler.
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My 5770 runs hot too. 65 degrees easy when playing crysis.

Really? There are some people whose cards IDLE at that temperature. That's nothing for a video card.
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That depends on which model you get. Mine peaks at 78C with an overclock and after a couple hours of heavy load thanks to the Vapor X cooler.



Really? There are some people whose cards IDLE at that temperature. That's nothing for a video card.
Dang o_O. I was comparing it to my CPU then. My CPU is like 30 idle, 50 load.

Thought 65 is like really bad for a GPU.
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I have never had a gpu idle above 40c as I like cooler temps! But yeah 6850 or 6950 which ever you can afford would work.
Edited by terraprime - 3/26/11 at 1:31am
 
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post #17 of 48
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uh, a 4890 and a 5770 are almost identical cores aside from DX11, they both have 800 stream processors and benchmark very closely.

The 4890 is not close to a 5850, it's about 50% slower. The 5850 has 1440 stream processors (and DX11 features) compared to the 4890's 800.

I would recommend buying a 6850, especially as the 6xxx series got a nice performance boost with the 11.4 drivers. The 1gb version is very affordable at $165, although the 2GB version isn't too much more. If you're gaming at 1080p and aren't into massive levels of AA, 1GB will be more than enough VRAM. The only game that has maxed me out of 1GB VRAM is STALKER DX11 CoP with gigabytes of modded textures (even BC2 on high at 5760x1200 didn't max out the vram).

The 4850 has 800 stream processors too, does that make it equal to 4890? Its been proven that an overclocked 4890 can match or even beat a 5850 in several cases. The 5770 is almost never faster than a 4890 and only in the most rare cases when overclocked compared to a stock 4890. The 5770 simply chokes when memory bandwidth is needed.
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post #18 of 48
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I currently have a 5770, but I feel that it is not enough. I need something with a little more power. Right now, I can run Crysis at Medium settings with 25-30 FPS. I wouldn't mind a card which will run Crysis at Very High with 25 FPS.

I play games every once in a while, and I enjoy having better graphics. I just want an "overkill" card. Something which will run my games at very high at 1080p.

What would you guys recommend?
Something must be wrong with your card. I have an hd5770 running on 1080p 23" monitor with an E6600 at 3ghz with 3gb of ram and I hit way more than 25-30 fps MAX settings with AA on MAX.
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5850 gives me minimum of 22fps (just loaded a level with lots of enemies shooting to check it out) with max settings on 1080p
so that is actually not perfect smooth as butter gameplay
so if you want to max crysis and crysis warhead i'd suggest something like 6950
Edited by Deathclaw - 3/26/11 at 1:45am
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5850 gives me minimum of 22fps (just loaded a level with lots of enemies shooting to check it out) with max settings on 1080p
so that is actually not perfect smooth as butter gameplay
so if you want to max crysis and crysis warhead i'd suggest something like 6950

Was this the full retail copy or demo? Is there any difference in performance between the two?
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