View Full Version : Upgrade to hd 4770?
12-05-2009, 12:56 AM
I'm thinking of upgrading to the 4770 from an hd 3850 for when BF:BC2 comes out. Do you guys think the sapphire version for $100 bucks is worth it? Or are there any other alternatives (around the $100 mark). Also, what's with the different versions of the 4770? Newegg lists the xfx version with 3200 mhz of memory versus the 800 of the sapphire?
12-05-2009, 08:16 AM
Depends on the cooling solution of the card which we will never know until we get it, so you should search the net for reviews of different manufactured vgas.
3200 is from mutiplying the 800Mhz x 4 As it has a GDDR5 memory they probably mean the same thing...
12-06-2009, 07:14 AM
a 5750 is just a little over 100.00
if you can wait a little longer....the price should come down
and it would be even more powerful upgrade
12-06-2009, 06:55 PM
You might want to look into a HD 4870 , about the same as the HD 5770 as far as performance goes , or into the HD 5770 itself . Buy whichever is cheaper .
The 4770 isn't really too terribly much of an upgrade at this point to tell the truth. You can find it for $100-$120, but you can find the GTS250 for a similar price and it will out perform the 4770.
It's definitely a step up, but there are better choices out right now. Take a look at the 5750 or 5770 instead. The price will go down when the supply increases. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859
And with GDDR5 the value is multiplied by four from the actual clock speed of the RAM, which is where XFX gets 3200mhz.
12-14-2009, 02:43 AM
Okay, so I think I'll wait awhile until the price for the 5770 lowers a bit. Until then, I need to know whether or not anything else in my computer will be bottle-necking it. The current specs of my comp are:
amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 4600+
asus m2r32-mvp motherboard
antec 500 watt earthwatts power supply
2 gb ddr2 kingston ram
I'm particularly concerned about the power supply and maybe the motherboard being a problem, so any insight would help. Thanks for the help so far guys.
PS: any recommendations on which manufacturer to choose too?
12-14-2009, 05:19 AM
the 5770 uses about the same power as my 4670...
your 500 w power supply will be more than fine for it
Yup, you won't have a problem, and those antec PSUs are generally pretty good.
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