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Video Card Help Plz? Radeon HD 5770


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#1 Satoru

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:29 AM

Hello i want to get my pc a video card to play Red Alert 3, Crysis, Supreme Commander 2, World in Conflict. I am a heavy gamer off the consoles but am transitioning to pc gaming more. My budget for the new video card is $200 less is best.

I've read through the forum and found this to be the best for my price indicated by "DJBPace07" SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16814102864.

Now I just want to be sure I'm correct in believing this will fit in my case and I have a big enough power supply or anything else I might be forgetting. My Case is about 8"x1'3"x1'3"
this seems big enough for anything. Also why do the Nvidia card have less Stream Processors then ATI? doesn't it make the ATI newer cards better?


Processor AMD Phenom™ 9950 Quad-Core Processor

Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Graphics ATI Radeon 2100 Graphics
Gaming graphics 1855 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 17GB Free (466GB Total)
Windows Vista ™ Ultimate 64-bit

System
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Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model GA-MA74GM-S2
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 466 GB
Disk partition (C:) 17 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
Media drive (E:) CD/DVDCD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI Radeon 2100 Graphics
Total available graphics memory 1855 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1727 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.561.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1600x1200
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Other
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My Case is about 8"x1'3"x1'3"
Power Supply 500w
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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:33 PM

Your motherboard is a microATX, which would fit nicely into a microATX case. Who made your PC and what is the model number? The Radeon 5770 is about 9 inches long. The Radeon 5750 is about 7.5 inches long. Check to ensure that the hard drives are not near the PCI-Express X16 slot, if they are, they could block the card. If there is sufficient clearance, you may be able to fit a Radeon 5750 into your case if you have 8 inches from the back of your case near the expansion slots, to the front without anything else, like hard drives, blocking it. Your power supply will be more than enough to power either a 5770 or a 5750. The SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB is a good card.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:33 PM

The 64-bit drivers for the Radeon HD 5750 are horrid. I would recommend either you get a Radeon HD 5770 or wait until there are stable drivers for the Radeon HD 5750.
I would recommend getting an XFX over Sapphire. They have a double lifetime warranty. I have an XFX Radeon HD 5770 and it's wonderful.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:02 PM

Although you'll get the best bang for the buck from the HD 4890, the HD 5770 offers DirectX 11 support and consumer lesser power, a future-ready solution If I may.

Also bear in mind that the HD 4890 will require atleast a 550W PSU, as opposed to the HD 5770 that can run off your existing PSU.

The GTX260 is a good alternative to the HD 5770 but skims on the lines of the power consuming, DX 10 HD 4890.

Your call! :thumbsup:

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XFX's Double Lifetime Manufacture Warranty does seem enticing but there's no denying Sapphire excellent build quality apart from other reasons, why they are ATI's OEM.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 31 December 2009 - 07:04 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:11 PM

If the OP has a microATX case, then a 4890 will be far too big at almost 10 inches, a 5770 might also be too large. A GTX 260 is also 10.5. Getting a powerful card that can fit into a microATX case can be tricky. I'm not sure of your exact case, but since that motherboard is a microATX, and given the dimensions of the case, I'm assuming you have a microATX. ATI's drivers usually take a few revisions before they get very good.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:09 AM

The case is a cheap hollow tower 7.5"x17"x17"

I bought it pre-made, it was a good deal for me at the time.

I'm going to go with the SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB @ such a good price I can't see why not. $132.99 (Graphic are important to me but so is my budget)

???? Can I crossfire this card with a higher video card ????

???? GTX 260 ???? The higest its core clock is at is 680mhz, 216 processing units, no DirectX 10. $215.49

???? XFX Warraty ???? Good warranty but with the price difference and the 2 year technology change I'll be upgraded past it probably.

Thank you everyone for your comments.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:34 AM

The 5750 can be Crossfired, but you don't have two PCI-E X16 slots to do it. The Radeon 5 series is powerful starting at the 5770 and the GTX 260 does have DX10 and is usually more powerful than a Radeon 5750, but it does not have DirectX 11. The 5750 is considered the lower end of the line, that is why it is cheap. You should measure out the length to make extra sure a 5770 will not fit before purchasing. If a 5770 can fit, it is the much better deal in terms of value vs. performance. It is about 9 inches long and can fit into mid-ATX cases, but not the smaller microATX cases.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:30 AM

Oh OK. Ya I almost bought it from your newegg, only realized when I was filling out the address and couldn't find U.S. it was only $132.99 in Canada. lol that would have sucked.

Ok this one look like a good deal, I'll order it 2mrw unless there a good reason i should get the $179.99 instead. "SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102864

Plus reading the review about the 5750 affinity for failing 64-bit OS's I couldn't do it.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:57 PM

If your computer has enough space for the 5770, then it is the much better deal. I apologize for the link error, I was at the Canadian Newegg helping a BC member and forgot to switch back to the US Newegg.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:16 PM

I got the 5770 and it awesome, makes me want to upgrade my cpu and motherboard. Thank to everyone for your help.
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