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Old July 8, 2010, 10:36 AM
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I have a 9800 gt right now and looking to upgrade ps is 600 watt ocz,looking for something better and not something hardcore that I have to over clock basically looking to drop it in and play bf bad company

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Old July 8, 2010, 12:34 PM
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hmm.....maybe 5770? but the di=fference wont be sky shattering :)
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Old July 8, 2010, 03:39 PM
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How about a budget?
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hmm.....maybe 5770? but the di=fference wont be sky shattering :)
Yes, it would be. The 5770 is considerably more powerful than a 9800GT.
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Old July 8, 2010, 03:45 PM
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opps, forgot me linkie

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/HIS/HD_577...es/perfrel.gif


standard 5770 is a good 20% faster, oc it and youll pull away,say 30-40% faster. same thing with any card tough. so if you oc the crap out of your 9800, the difference will be smaller.
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opps, forgot me linkie

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/HIS/HD_577...es/perfrel.gif


standard 5770 is a good 20% faster, oc it and youll pull away,say 30-40% faster. same thing with any card tough. so if you oc the crap out of your 9800, the difference will be smaller.
The 5770 is about 50% faster than the 9800GT to begin with according to that graph.
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Old July 9, 2010, 09:00 AM
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the card I have now is acting up in game and sometimes i get a black screen and have to reboot before it works again.


Thanks for the advice guys
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Old July 9, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Just wanted to say that I recently went from a 8800gt to a 5770 and have been very happy with the results. I find it to be a much better card for the games I am currently playing which include, MW2, BC2, APB, etc. Just my 2 cents!
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did i look at the 5750? lol. anyway, it will make a difference.
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Old July 11, 2010, 05:44 AM
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Are Sapphire cards any good? Which company/brand has the best 'reference pcb design' 5770 cards?

XFX stopped making them so which ones have a decent warranty and the reference pcb design? I don't think any do.

Sapphire seems to have a lot of reference design ones but short warranties? 'Wish I could afford a 5850 but then when I'm comparing 5770 cards, I'm also considering getting a Nvidia card even if it's not as powerful as the 5770.

I have a smaller case for the card to go into, an Antec 300, so I don't really want the heat (remaining in the case) from a 'non-reference' card. I guess I could mess around with the case and get good air flow but it might be more convenient to get the card that has the heat go out of the case?

Monitor res is: 1680 x 1050

Considering cards: GTS 250 (1GB), 9800 GT (has to be 1GB), HD 5750, HD 5770
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Of those cards definitely go for the 5770.

Even with the stock antec 300 cooling you won't have any trouble at all with a 5770 exhausting in the case (they don't put out that much heat and you would already have a 120mm and 140mm case fan,which is more than some people run). That being said if you grab an intake fan or 2 it will be that much better.

All reference cards are identical except for the stickers, warranty and bundled accessories, so just go for whatever is the best for you (or is available) if you decide to stick with reference.
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