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4850 vs 5770?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by beyond_amusia, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. bim27142

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    5770 is more or less of the same performance as with 4870 so as 5750 to 4850... I had a 4850 and I "upgraded" to 5750 for 2 major reasons, Power Consumption and Heat...

    5750 runs much cooler than 4850 and consumes way less power especially at idle.

    I would still consider that an upgrade... :)
     
  2. Kei

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    Well said...from another person who also upgraded from HD4850 to an HD5770. I'm absolutely in love with the power savings just from the stock powerplay settings, and I made custom settings do knock down the power A LOT on my 4850 which still couldn't do this low power ability.

    Performance wise it's laughable between the two most times. This card is definitely faster than the 4850 (which was already fast) hands down on everything I've tried it with while using far less power and heat. It's super quiet even with the fan up to 45% which is more than is ever actually needed for this card (amazing). I could definitely hear my 4850 when I had the fan at the same speed no problems, with this card I have to check to make sure I enabled the profile because it's so quiet lol.

    I haven't used it in a VERY long time so I decided to do a 3DMark06 run the other night just to get a baseline for the system like I usually do when I get something new. The final run I did with my HD4850 and Phenom II X4 920 gave me a sweet result at 15,344pts. That run was with the system clocked up to the max setting I would use on it...

    cpu 3.542Ghz
    ht link 2277Mhz
    Northbridge 2277Mhz
    Ram 1012Mhz 5-5-5
    gpu 700Mhz core - 1190Mhz memory (overclocked)

    I didn't feel like resetting the system so I just ran at my daily low power setting on my PII X4 955 with the HD5770 at stock and scored 15,322pts!

    cpu 3.0Ghz
    ht link 2000Mhz
    Northbridge 2000Mhz
    Ram 800Mhz 4-4-4
    gpu 850Mhz core - 1200Mhz memory (stock)

    I couldn't even believe it when the run was finished that it was so HIGH! With the system clocks all running significantly lower than the run with the 4850 I scored within 22pts of it! After that I decided to turn the system up to max clocks and scored 18, 423pts when I ran out of room to overclock the gpu further (Catalyst OC limits).

    The biggest shock to me was that with the whole system running FAR below the run with the 4850 I still came withing just a few points of beating it's score. Amazing...

    Kei
     
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    Tru dat

    the 5770 crushs the 4850.

    Once you hit 1000c its just crazy can rival the 4890 tbh.

    Quick bench

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    So 5770 is much better than 4850 ...

    Can u test any game with 5770 ???
     
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    I run my 4850 1gb at 1920x1200 all day. it will keep up with 1680 :toast:
     
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    In the future I'm so impressed with this card I'll add a second one I believe. At that point it's faster than a single 5850, and just a few frames off a single 5870.

    I own Crysis Warhead (2nd game) and the 5770 is definitely better in that game than my 4850. I tested both cards in the same system before swapping out to the 5770 full time. The average framerate is much smoother, and you can have the system at a higher setting which is very nice.

    Of course OC'd it's a much larger gap as said before, it's closer to the 4890 by that point.

    Kei
     
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    I sold my 4850 sonic and want to buy new card . Is 5770 good ???
     
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    Grab the Vapor-X version from Sapphire or grab the reference. ;)
     
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    Got crossfire running on my friends system but its being bottlenecked he needs moar power

    anyways heres what i got

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    What is the price of Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 ???
     
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    I will soon post some benches.....HD 4890 vs. HD 5770 (850, 4800) vs. HD 5770 (925, 5200).....
     
  13. erocker

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    I think a new CPU is needed first.
     
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    i guess you r saying it to me....i'll upgrade to 965be....loyal to amd....you know...
     
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    Great point erocker, I hadn't even looked at the thread starters system specs to see what he had. I also believe that a new cpu would serve you better right now because you've already got more gpu than your current cpu is really going to need. The 5770 would just make the situation that much worse because you don't have enough cpu to utilize the gpu yet.

    I suggest taking the money you would've spent on the 5770 and instead buying a Phenom II X 955 or perhaps the Phenom II X3 720, and pocket the change left over if you already have a good heatsink to use.

    If you don't have a good heatsink then I'd say go with the Phenom II X3 720 and pick up a nice heatsink to go with it. Pocket the rest and enjoy the extra speed. :)

    Kei
     
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    For you I think it's almost pointless to upgrade to the 965 unless you're hoping to try again for 4Ghz+. You've already got PLENTY of cpu and with the right cooling could very likely hit 4Ghz without much problem.

    I've got the same cpu as you and on air cooling I was able to hit 4Ghz (never tested for 24/7 stability) so I highly doubt erocker was talking to you lol.

    Kei
     
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    I was refering the the original poster. Phenom 1's are not very good at all. Dare I say it, a 2.6ghz P1 is bottlenecking that 4850.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I don't overclock my system though....sometimes the GPU maybe....btw...here is my rig:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1677659#post1677659
     
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    I won't go as far as to say that Phenom I's aren't any good...I actually liked them a lot especially the B3 units (9850BE and 9950BE), however in comparison to the 4000 and 5000 series ATi cards they don't quite match up.

    If the OP was still using a 3000 series card I wouldn't have said anything, but I'm sure his 4850 is already bottlenecked by his processor right now and the 5770 would be far more so. A cpu upgrade however will help his current card see it's full potential as well as be able to utilize a 5770. :)

    @ Fahim,

    If you're not really into overclocking your system then I absolutely think it would be a bad decision to buy a C3 965 processor as you won't really gain anything significant going from 3.2Ghz to 3.4Ghz...at least not enough to justify spending more than $10 lol.

    Enjoy what you've got already as it's a sweet setup as is and a VERY clean install inside. :rockout:

    Kei
     
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    Well, HD5870 Stock will be beaten by 2x HD5770s with a mild memory OC. As thats what is starving the HD5870... :)
     
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    DAMN HD5770's seem to be a really good buy, and card, great for a midrange build and OC the hell outta it:D
     
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    So is the 5770, and not the 5850, the new 4850?
     
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    The 5770 is significantly more power than the older 4850. The new 5750 is much closer in performance to the old 4850.

    The 5850 is FAR FAR FAR more powerful than the 4850 card.

    Kei
     
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    Yea, but the 4850 was the one that sold when it came to the top 4 series cards that were attainable for most. It was believed that the 5850 was going to do the same but with the limited supplies its starting to look like the 5770.

    I'm just looking at price for price when they came out and what seems to be the most sought after by that "sweet spot" ATI always talks of.
     
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    Yea, the 5850 is pretty much the spiritual successor to the 4850. Price wise the 5770 at it's current price is more like the 4850 market when it was new if I remember correctly how much I paid for mine when it was new.

    Kei
     

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