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Guys, not gonna lie, ATI virgin here. Been with the matrox's, voodoo's,NV mx's,fx's, ##00g series, so I'm looking at you wise OCN members for advice on this. I've been told that the best bang for my buck for my res (1440x900) would be a 5770. I'm not a heavy gamer or graphics hog, but I would like to play my res on high settings, no AA or AF... maybe a little if I'm allowed to, but it's not imperative.

I was thinking about the Vapor-X 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-898-_-Product

It has pretty solid reviews, nice temps, and it's just a tad over a $100 after MIR.

So how are the drivers for ATI, I've heard good... and bad. What do you guys think? Thanks for the help and reply guys, I will respond the moment I get out of work
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post #2 of 32
with the 5770 you can possibly max out almost every game with that resolution 1440x900. it's a great card as well. I have a 5770 sapphire tech card for sale in the video card section if you're interested.
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There are driver issues on both sides. I do like the 4 series and 6 series better than the 5 series driver wise, however with a single 5770 you should have no issues at all. It will be a fairly nice upgrade for you.
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I can max virtually everything without AA ect at 1080p no problem
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the latest drivers are a bit buggy at the moment, some glitch with them and the 5xxx cards, ati are looking into it apparently until then you should be fine on 10.10 drivers so not that big a deal to be honest.

The vapor x cards are supposed to be pretty awesome yes. dont think you would be dissapointed with that purchase, not sure on prices in the US but here you can pick up a 6850 for only a small amount more might be worth considering.
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I run a Sapphire HD 5770 and it runs great, I am using the 11.3 drivers with no problems at all.
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
Guys, not gonna lie, ATI virgin here. Been with the matrox's, voodoo's,NV mx's,fx's, ##00g series, so I'm looking at you wise OCN members for advice on this. I've been told that the best bang for my buck for my res (1440x900) would be a 5770. I'm not a heavy gamer or graphics hog, but I would like to play my res on high settings, no AA or AF... maybe a little if I'm allowed to, but it's not imperative.

I was thinking about the Vapor-X 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-898-_-Product

It has pretty solid reviews, nice temps, and it's just a tad over a $100 after MIR.

So how are the drivers for ATI, I've heard good... and bad. What do you guys think? Thanks for the help and reply guys, I will respond the moment I get out of work
For the same price you can find the Sapphire HD5830 which would be a better choice for $129.
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post #8 of 32
Take a look at the 6870. Just a thought! Edit, the 6870 can be had for £180 new. Or look at the 5850's. They might be cheaper.
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post #9 of 32
I wouldn't go with the 5770, personally. See if you can find a cheap 768MB 460, or a 6850 which are starting to get down to 150-160. Those would cost a few bucks more but give you way for performance for your dollar.
     
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Even cheaper.....$99 AR ($109) before rebate

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-330-_-Product

I'd say that's good price for your application.

Edit: No need to pay the extra $30 for Vapor-X Cooling if your not a heavy gamer who is looking to overclock and push his card. Also later on crossfire these to get 5870/6950 "like" performance for $200.
Edited by noahhova - 4/12/11 at 9:20am
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