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Radeon 5770 vs 6850
11-28-2010, 05:05 PM,
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Radeon 5770 vs 6850
So I have all my parts ordered minus my GPU's. I am only going to be playing games really. Would the 6850 really be worth the extra money for me or will the 5770 be jut fine? Either will be in crossfire with each other. Right now is a savings of $80 per card for the 5770, and money is money.
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Any input would be appreciated. Order going to be placed on Monday or Tuesday.

~Perrywinkle~
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11-28-2010, 05:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-28-2010, 05:37 PM by zanthal.)
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
Fair warning, I'm no guru and you did say 'any input would be appreciated' heh


However I do know that my current system (details are in my introduction post) wouldn't be able to play jack without the 7800 GS video card I have that can hit approx 38gb/s memory bandwidth.

Based on my experience, your video card is really important to your ability to enjoy your games (and in the case of my older system, to be able to play them period). If that is the main focus of this system you're building, then ... there you have it.



(11-28-2010, 05:05 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: So I have all my parts ordered minus my GPU's. I am only going to be playing games really. Would the 6850 really be worth the extra money for me or will the 5770 be jut fine? Either will be in crossfire with each other. Right now is a savings of $80 per card for the 5770, and money is money.
Phenom ii X6 1090T
Crosshair IV Formula
8+ GB of 1600mgz RAM

Any input would be appreciated. Order going to be placed on Monday or Tuesday.

~Perrywinkle~

My new PC = CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 | Motherboard: ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX | Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 | Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 | Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower | Power: Antec TruePower 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Cert | Storage: SAMSUNG 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD | Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
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11-28-2010, 05:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-28-2010, 05:43 PM by Perrywinkle.)
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
I would even consider the 6870, but they all seem to be sold out on newegg. I know the newer ones are better, just not if the difference is worth it for games only. I will only have 1 monitor, no video rendering. But I do like new toys, so if it is a stunning visual difference for my 1 monitor, I will be in.
Thanks Zanthal Smile

I know each one would be able to play what I want, I'm just in it for the pretties now. So I am looking for more of a breakdown of a pretty to dollar comparison. I know higher end means more monitors at once and stuff like that, but until my wife buys me those, its just about looks.
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11-28-2010, 06:08 PM,
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-28-2010, 05:05 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: So I have all my parts ordered minus my GPU's. I am only going to be playing games really. Would the 6850 really be worth the extra money for me or will the 5770 be jut fine? Either will be in crossfire with each other. Right now is a savings of $80 per card for the 5770, and money is money.
Phenom ii X6 1090T
Crosshair IV Formula
8+ GB of 1600mgz RAM

Any input would be appreciated. Order going to be placed on Monday or Tuesday.

~Perrywinkle~

The 6850 scales much better in Crossfire, so I'd recommend that.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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11-28-2010, 08:38 PM,
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-28-2010, 05:05 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: So I have all my parts ordered minus my GPU's. I am only going to be playing games really. Would the 6850 really be worth the extra money for me or will the 5770 be jut fine? Either will be in crossfire with each other. Right now is a savings of $80 per card for the 5770, and money is money.
Phenom ii X6 1090T
Crosshair IV Formula
8+ GB of 1600mgz RAM

Any input would be appreciated. Order going to be placed on Monday or Tuesday.

~Perrywinkle~

What's the resolution of the monitor that you intend to play games on? That's a very important factor.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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11-28-2010, 10:16 PM,
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
1280 x 1024 Its an old samsung 17" I may be getting a new monitor as early as tax time. Never going to be getting anything bigger then a normal desktop monitor. No TV sized unit.
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11-28-2010, 11:19 PM,
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-28-2010, 10:16 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: 1280 x 1024 Its an old samsung 17" I may be getting a new monitor as early as tax time. Never going to be getting anything bigger then a normal desktop monitor. No TV sized unit.

Well, if you stick with 1280 x 1024, a Radeon 5770 is more than enough.

However, if you upgrade your monitor to something higher resolution (Say 21.5" 1920 x 1080 Full HD), I'd definitely go with the Radeon 6850, reason being that an higher resolution is much more demanding on the video card.
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11-29-2010, 10:25 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-29-2010, 10:28 AM by michael.noergaard.)
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
Sorry to bring in a third card. But what about an GTX 460 1gb?

Generally I pick nvidia for my builds, because they have better drivers and especially for Linux.
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11-29-2010, 10:29 AM,
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
The GTX 460 1GB is very close in performance to the 6850 and if you can get it for less then go for it.
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11-29-2010, 12:13 PM,
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RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-28-2010, 05:38 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: So I am looking for more of a breakdown of a pretty to dollar comparison. I know higher end means more monitors at once and stuff like that, but until my wife buys me those, its just about looks.

I thought so ... my point was, it's worth the extra few bucks for the better video card, whatever one you decide on. If you can cut corners with a smaller hard drive or whatnot, I think it would be worth it to get the better video card.


My new PC = CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 | Motherboard: ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX | Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 | Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 | Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower | Power: Antec TruePower 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Cert | Storage: SAMSUNG 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD | Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
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