Which 5770 to buy

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Zarich, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Zarich

    Zarich Member Guru

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    Powercolor PCS for $163 includes Dirt 2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-327-_-Product

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    Sapphire vapor-X $170

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-868-_-Product

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    Sapphire standard for $165 with OCZ 4gig Flash Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-864-_-Product

    Prices include shipping. I know sapphire makes good cards, but not sure the vapor is worth it or not. The powercolor is oc'ed with different cooler on it, but I do not know anything about the brand. All have a 2 year warranty.

    Or I see that xfx has dropped in price to the same as the vapor-x. So has the msi. Suggestions on which one to buy?
     
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  2. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    personally i'd get the sapphire card because the vapor-x cooler has been proven to run cooler.

    powercolor cards also run fairly well, however, the oc is nothing special, as any regular 5770 can oc higher.

    the main difference between the cards is that the powercolor one comes with dirt2, so thats like $30-40USD extra value in there. the sapphire card gives you membership to sapphire select, so you can get freebies from them as well.

    personally, i would just choose the vapor-x edition, i prefer lower temps, as it would also improve the oc range as well.
     
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 Master Guru

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    I went with the Vapor-X myself..:nerd:
     
  4. GeoD

    GeoD Maha Guru

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    i'd go vapor-x. with that cooler you could oc higher if you are so inclined.
     

  5. Zarich

    Zarich Member Guru

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    K I am pretty torn between the sapphire vapor-x at $170 shipped or the Powercolor PCS+ at $163 shipped with Dirt 2 and a $10 MIR. But is the quality of the sapphire better than the powercolor?
     
  6. GeoD

    GeoD Maha Guru

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    i have no personal experience with either company since both of my radeons were made by visiontek. in the end, ati supplies the chips and all the board partners do is place them on a pcb so quality should be comparable. sapphire has a reputation as one of the better ati board partners,but lots of people use powercolor. i have read good things about the vapor-x cooler (quiet + efficient) so that is why i suggested the saphire. if you don't oc at all or oc moderately then take the powercolor with the game bundle.
     
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  7. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    That cooler on the VaporX is nothing to write home about. They are both solid aluminium coolers, and neither one cools the memory.

    The fan is also in the same place, it's not one of those water wheel fans of old.
     
  8. Haz-RT

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    sorry to bump old thread, but i have the same question which 5770

    been looking at this one from MSI, has a nice aftermarket cooler on it
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490&cm_re=5770-_-14-127-490-_-Product

    also this one from XFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product

    Sapphire
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858&cm_re=5770-_-14-102-858-_-Product

    and the Sapphire Vapor-X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102868&cm_re=5770-_-14-102-868-_-Product

    also i don't plan to overclock, in fact if the card comes OC'd im probably going to bring it back to stock values, i've heard that ppl have been having the grey screen and other issue due to overclocking.

    Sure these cards should beable to overclock like mad but is it really needed? and another thing is are these cards still coming with 720 shaders, because im sure flashing the BIOS isnt the hard but it's not something i want to bother with especially after going to the sapphire website and finding nothing about the 720 shader issue.

    thanks in advance.
     
  9. Sutura

    Sutura Master Guru

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    I vote for Asus on all levels :D
     
  10. Zootre

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    the msi hawk.. guru3d overclocked theirs to 1050core 1415memory :D
     
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  11. redgiwrgos

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    I got the Vapor-X 5770 and I am very satisfied but also msi R5770 hawk is very good!
     
  12. Haz-RT

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    thanks for input so far, it looks like i may be getting the MSI one, the thing thats making me hesistate is there was only 3 reviews on it by newegg, but maybe i should stop going by reviews.
     
  13. SmoTaN

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    I also vote for the Vapor-X model! Espetially if you hate noise, the cooler is absolutely quiet!

    On the other hand if noise is not an issue then go for the cheapest one because only the cooler is what makes them different and honestly the referece cooler of the HD5770 is more than sufficient!
     
  14. Yadda

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    I've got the Asus 5770 V2 here (reference board design with egg-shaped heatpipe cooler).

    I run the GPU at 1041MHz for 24/7 at 1.287v and the vRAM at 1250MHz. The cooler handles it easily - load GPU temps are usually in the 50's and occasionally in the 60's (e.g. after Furmark).

    While more efficient cooling is always welcome, it's not needed to get a decent overclock out of these cards.
     
  15. Quincunx

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    I don't see that anyone else has mentioned it:

    XFX offers a limited lifetime warranty, in case you want to factor that into your decision. Not sure what the deal is with the two identical cards here. I guess it just depends on which way you want your hot air blowing?

    Anyway, weekend special on this one.
     

  16. magicdave26

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    I have the Sapphire 5770 flashed to the ASUS BIOS and OC'd to 1000/1400 and it idles at 35c and load 75-78c
     
  17. Zootre

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    i just ordered the msi 5770 hawk :) will post some numbers of oc and heat :)
     
  18. magicdave26

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    Is the MSI BIOS unlocked for OCing ?
     
  19. chile

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    a vote for the p-color cause i got one
     
  20. bobcb

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    I grabbed the ASUS CuCore 5770 last weekend when newegg had it cheap, great card, runs very cool. Fan is fine at idle, kind of annoying under load. Wish I would have got the Vapor-X.
     

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