hey guys I recently purchased the Radeon HD 5770 1G 128-bit GGR5 in hopes that it would greatly improve my graphics come some of the newer game releases ahead such as Dues Ex, DNF, Crysis 2, etc. Currently I have the radeon HD 4870 so I felt that I could sink another $140 or so to get the latest card of the year or at least closer to being newer. Having not compared too much the specifics which at this point I realize I overlooked a few things like the bit amount.
I don't have an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to these things I try to educate myself the best I can when purchasing new computer components but a lot of it frankly scares the hell out of me because I've been through a lot putting my new rig together and had a lot of scares and tons of stress involved, probably more than there needed to be, but you get what I'm saying.
Looking closer at my order I noticed the bit amount was actually higher on my soon to be older card, 4870 256 bit, opposed to the 5770 which only has 128-bit. I'm a little stressed out now because in my head after reading the reviews and based off of how great ppl claimed it performed I looked more into the bit factor and now Im concerned because it basically controls the amount of flow of data which seems like this will greatly effect the performance. I do realize it has the upper hand of Direct x11 so that helped my peace of mind as well but basically I am trying to find out if this is going to be like my current card and little difference and I wasted my money and should have gotten something a little more, even though I don't have a huge budget to do so, or if I will still notice a considerable amount of difference.
Another note about the 4870 card it seems to reach high temps and I've heard this is due to a faulty card among the many so I also hope this lowers some temperature in my case as well... anyway hope someone can shed some light on the manner to ease my peace of mind otherwise I'm going to go through the hassle of returning the card for a refund and maybe sinking in a little more to get something with 256-bit at least. I hope someone has a considerable amount of info on both cards to where they can help so thanks and I appreciate anyone that can lay down some wisdom on the matter of differences between the two and if I will still see considerable amount of performance and detail. I'm not looking to run this thing on incredibly high resolutions maxed out or anything either if anything around 1600x1050. ps they are both Sapphire.
Here is the link to the one I bought: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873
and heres my older one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102849