Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: XFX 5770 need advice please.

11 Apr 2010   #1
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
XFX 5770 need advice please.

Hi beautiful people,

After going through an "extensive" research i bought a xfx ATI 5770, it arrives next tuesday, but after i bought it i've read that some people are having problems with this card. should i sell it before i open it?

I know ATI doesn't manage nvidias physics technology, nvidias are more important to have than atis regardin physics?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Unless you actually have issues with the card I wouldn't worry.

Personally I always recommend NVIDIA, but that's just personal preference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #3
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Hi beautiful people,

After going through an "extensive" research i bought a xfx ATI 5770, it arrives next tuesday, but after i bought it i've read that some people are having problems with this card. should i sell it before i open it?

I know ATI doesn't manage nvidias physics technology, nvidias are more important to have than atis regardin physics?
For a variety of reason, I too have usually gone with nvidia; most notably because their drivers are, imo, so much better. However, the bottom line is always, which card is faster at rendering the games I play?

For me, the choice was obvious; for you, it depends on what you're going to be playing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Apr 2010   #4
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Hi beautiful people,

After going through an "extensive" research i bought a xfx ATI 5770, it arrives next tuesday, but after i bought it i've read that some people are having problems with this card. should i sell it before i open it?

I know ATI doesn't manage nvidias physics technology, nvidias are more important to have than atis regardin physics?
For a variety of reason, I too have usually gone with nvidia; most notably because their drivers are, imo, so much better. However, the bottom line is always, which card is faster at rendering the games I play?

For me, the choice was obvious; for you, it depends on what you're going to be playing?
I only want to play the force unleashed, i bought the card cause i want a better performance when playin bluy ray and HD files.

I've always gone nvidia too but this time was the exception. take a look here:
ORB - Hardware Prices and Performance

Ati is the king right know, next nvidia release fermi is gonna be expensive, you need an electric plant to run it and it generates plenty of noise.

the video card i bought is directx 11 compatible, ddr5 and has a pretty good mark at futumark.

However im pretty pretty worried about the ati drivers too..... i mean nvidia drivers sucks too but i've never had a BSOD with my current xfx 9500GT.

My PSU is a cooler master 500 watts so i can't buy a more powerful card than the 5770 the nvidia equivalent in price is the gt250 but it sucks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Hi beautiful people,

After going through an "extensive" research i bought a xfx ATI 5770, it arrives next tuesday, but after i bought it i've read that some people are having problems with this card. should i sell it before i open it?

I know ATI doesn't manage nvidias physics technology, nvidias are more important to have than atis regardin physics?
For a variety of reason, I too have usually gone with nvidia; most notably because their drivers are, imo, so much better. However, the bottom line is always, which card is faster at rendering the games I play?

For me, the choice was obvious; for you, it depends on what you're going to be playing?
I only want to play the force unleashed, i bought the card cause i want a better performance when playin bluy ray and HD files.

I've always gone nvidia too but this time was the exception. take a look here:
ORB - Hardware Prices and Performance

Ati is the king right know, next nvidia release fermi is gonna be expensive, you need an electric plant to run it and it generates plenty of noise.

the video card i bought is directx 11 compatible, ddr5 and has a pretty good mark at futumark.

However im pretty pretty worried about the ati drivers too..... i mean nvidia drivers sucks too but i've never had a BSOD with my current xfx 9500GT.

My PSU is a cooler master 500 watts so i can't buy a more powerful card than the 5770 the nvidia equivalent in price is the gt250 but it sucks.
I just purchased the XFX 5770 this past Thursday -- flawless card in my opinion. However, I feel I must clarify my position: I have 2 19" monitors for a total resolution of 2880x900. So I don't have a setup that is going to push this card very hard from the get-go. This card plays everything I have on max with no problem (haven't tried Crysis yet, but with only two monitors, FPS games kinda suck as the targeting reticule lies right in the middle of the bezel of the two monitors). If I had larger monitors or had it hooked to a HDTV, maybe my thoughts on it would be different. Secondly, every 3D game or bench I've run on this card has never pushed the gpu temp above 56C with the fan set on auto in the ATI Overdrive. My 4870, on the other hand, ran at about 76C idle with the fan on auto so my only choice was to set the fan on manual and set it to a speed where the temp would be low -- which, one would guess, produced more noise. Third, I wanted to do something about my power consumption and this thing sips power at idle -- unlike my 4870. Lastly, with the XFX model specifically, I like the conncectors provided: 2 DL DVI, HDMI, & Display Port. Many of the other cards I see only have 1+1+1 (DVI, HDMI, DP). Both of my monitors connect easily without the need for any adapters.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #6
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post

Third, I wanted to do something about my power consumption and this thing sips power at idle .
and that is good or bad, i don't get it. Good i think. and what do you tell me about physics you don't miss it?

what about the upcoming flash HD plugin how well will it run under an ATI?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #7
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post

Third, I wanted to do something about my power consumption and this thing sips power at idle .
and that is good or bad, i don't get it. Good i think. and what do you tell me about physics you don't miss it?

what about the upcoming flash HD plugin how well will it run under an ATI?
??
You don't get it? Sipping power in opposition to gulping power in great quantities?
I would believe that most people would want to have a card that uses lower power -- higher power usage equals higher electrical utility bill, which if your PC is your hobby, then less $$ for more toys and trinkets for your PC. (And I moved on from a 4870 Crossfire setup ... huge power usage). So sipping power = good thing.

Physics? Don't care really, not to be disrespectful. I guess if I wanted physics I could get an nVidia card to install alonside, but then I'd have to scour the internetweb to find the hacked drivers to allow the setup.

The Flash HD plugin, as far as I know, is for gpu accelerated Flash -- so I would suppose that any gpu that can be used in GPGPU stuff would qualify (and the 5770 does: ATI Stream)

Check this out too for power consumption: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_5770/28.html

(Photo snip below taken from: ATI Radeon HD 5770 Review > Power Consumption & Temperatures - TechSpot)


Attached Thumbnails
XFX 5770 need advice please.-5770-power.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #8
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

mpcrsc562 thanks for your time man. Pretty useful charts the nvidias consume many many electricity, the 5770 is a good choice when you want to save money.

Good choice you made too, those 4870 twins were expending huge tons of electricity. 236 watts FGS!

In fact im gonna save more watts now in idle mode with the 5770 in comparison with my old 9500 GT 20--> 17

Oh man the gts 250 is NOT a good choice that thing consume pretty much electricity.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #9
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And, if you're wanting more...

There's a few articles out there showing the 5770 in Crossfire with another 5770 and a Crossfire setup with 5770 and 5750. The articles I've read on both Crossfire setups give the cards good reviews.

(ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 CrossFire Video Cards - ATI Radeon HD 5700 GPUs Arrive - Legit Reviews) this is but one
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #10
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

mm. i decided to open and install it. so far 1 crash with firefox and the ati catalyst interface....Im gonna reinstall windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 XFX 5770 need advice please.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
GTX 260 vs ATI HD 5770
i M going to buy a new PC in few days. But i m not able to decide as on which GRAPHIC CARD to buy. i Have 2 choices : 1} ATI RADEON HD 5770 2} nVIDIA GTX 260. Pls. dont give me any other choice as i have decided to buy any one of these cards.
Graphic Cards
Ati 5770
After installing newest drivers (downloaded yesterday), the Windows System Assessment Tool needed renewing and now my graphics scores are down from 7,9 to 6,1. In the same time i've updated my bios from f2 to f3 (which slowed down my RAM from 1600 to 1066; manual reconfig leads to system...
Graphic Cards
5770 vs 5850 Return 1 or both 5770's? ATI gfx
Ok, so the cards in question are the 5770 from SAPPHIRE. X 2 in crossfire Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards and 5850 from SAPPHIRE once again. ...
Graphic Cards
Need some help/advice with my HD 5770
OK my problem is one I think is already being discussed on another thread in that when I use my HDMI cables on my main monitor and subsequent additional hookup which is my tv I get black bars above, below, and to the sides of my windows screen. I am pretty sure this is the problem as discussed...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App