PowerColor HD 5770 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - £83.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Excellent mid-range card at the cheapest price I've ever seen it. Superb 'bang for your buck' (or pound, for that matter)!
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I know, its kind of horses for courses really. The HD 5830 is around 10% to 15% faster in most benchmarks, but at the cost of using around 70%(!) more power. The 5830 is a bit of an anomaly in that it offers mid-range performance, but consumes similar electricity to a real top end card, probably with noise and heat to match. If you're looking for the very last drop of performance for your £83.99, the HD 5830 is a better bet, if you are looking for a card that runs quieter, cooler and more efficiently for nearly the same performance, go for the HD 5770. Also, the HD 5830 is an XFX card, whose customer service is notoriously poor if anything goes wrong...
#3
Aw man, I have a 5700... it feels like I only just bought it now it's being put down as a deal for a "mid-range" card. le sigh.

Anyway, have some heat.
#4
I despise my 5750 with a passion - the drivers for it are still a joke. Maybe the 5770 will be better but doubt it.
1 Like #5
No problem with ATi/AMD drivers here
#6
soap_box
Aw man, I have a 5700... it feels like I only just bought it now it's being put down as a deal for a "mid-range" card. le sigh.

Anyway, have some heat.

Its always been a midrange dx11 card. the 5800 and 5900 series cards were high and top end.
#7
The 5850 is barely £20 more on a different deal..
If space/PSU constraints apply, then this is a good deal (at least until the 6790 drops to £90)
I'm holding out for the 6670, release the damn thing already!
#8
soap_box
Aw man, I have a 5700... it feels like I only just bought it now it's being put down as a deal for a "mid-range" card. le sigh.

Anyway, have some heat.


As mentioned it was mid-range when it came out (updated 4870 basically, slightly slower but lower power consumption and heat due to being on the lower nm), I have 2x5770's and I'd consider that midrange (around the performance of a single 5870).
#9
Funny, I was considering the 5830 that was linked in this thread, and then I saw this. I found it strange that 5770s were going for more than a better performing card. If you look at every benchmark, there's a few fps in it, the 5830 might have more horsepower but it seems it's a much bigger and hungrier horse to match. Do ebuyer discounts like that stay for a while? Thanks.
#10
I had one of these but it failed 10 days before the end of the warranty. The replacement (XFX) ran noticeably quieter.
#11
Dead1nside
Funny, I was considering the 5830 that was linked in this thread, and then I saw this. I found it strange that 5770s were going for more than a better performing card. If you look at every benchmark, there's a few fps in it, the 5830 might have more horsepower but it seems it's a much bigger and hungrier horse to match. Do ebuyer discounts like that stay for a while? Thanks.


No. Usually Ebuyer's discount offers are for one week only, they discount a few different items each week. It looks from their website like the 5830 is 'fixed' at £83.99, but the 5770 is 'on special', so is likely to go up in a weeks time.

PS. Just thinking about it, another option (if you can stretch an extra £21) would be to go for this 5850:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-hd-5850-xtreme-graphics-card-104-99-ebuyer/919228
Performance is around 20-25% better than the 5830 (around 35% better than the 5770).


Edited By: andyken on Apr 15, 2011 09:57: ps
#12
Shivers
As mentioned it was mid-range when it came out (updated 4870 basically, slightly slower but lower power consumption and heat due to being on the lower nm), I have 2x5770's and I'd consider that midrange (around the performance of a single 5870).
Ah well I must admit to not being an expert - but with the cash I threw down on a 5770, the positive reviews it had and the way I could turn everything up to max settings it definitely felt like a top product!

Actually I still don't understand, what makes it mid-range? If I can play Crysis 2 with maxed out settings, what can a top of the range card do better?
#13
Edit - Double post.

Edited By: Shivers on Apr 15, 2011 16:07
#14
soap_box
Shivers
As mentioned it was mid-range when it came out (updated 4870 basically, slightly slower but lower power consumption and heat due to being on the lower nm), I have 2x5770's and I'd consider that midrange (around the performance of a single 5870).
Ah well I must admit to not being an expert - but with the cash I threw down on a 5770, the positive reviews it had and the way I could turn everything up to max settings it definitely felt like a top product!

Actually I still don't understand, what makes it mid-range? If I can play Crysis 2 with maxed out settings, what can a top of the range card do better?

At what resolution? I can't play Crysis maxed out with 2x5770's at 1080P, some people are running higher resolutions (Eyefinity triple monitor setups etc) and thus are needing increased VRAM for a start, the new series of cards handle DX11 features like tesselation better (Crysis 2 doesn't use DX11, at least not yet until the patch is implemented). Basically a top end card can do everything better, you can play intensive games at higher resolutions, you can enable higher amounts of AA/AF whilst keeping your games playable, and mainly you'll get a higher FPS across the board. But if you're happy with your setup then that's all that matters, if you're not at a high resolution then a single 5770 should run most of your games depending on what you play :)....I'd certainly like even more FPS than my Phenom II 955 @3.6GHz and 2x5770's at stock are giving me right now, but not going to upgrade for a while anyway as I have other priorities :)

(Also Crysis 2 isn't all that demanding currently, try the original maxed out and you'll struggle a lot more).
1 Like #15
Ordered to replace my almost dead 4850. Better performance, more memory, requires less power and runs cooler. Thanks for the spot OP.

UPDATE: Sat 16/4 Price has gone back up to £89.99 now.

Edited By: topazz on Apr 16, 2011 10:51: .
#16
topazz
Ordered to replace my almost dead 4850. Better performance, more memory, requires less power and runs cooler. Thanks for the spot OP.

UPDATE: Sat 16/4 Price has gone back up to £89.99 now.


You just got it in time then - that didn't last long!
#17
andyken


You just got it in time then - that didn't last long!


Aye. Also just managed to get a Tesco £199 Dell Streak five minutes before they sold out early saturday evening. Telling 'er indoors about it may be a problem though as my 'love points' account is already overdrawn due to 80 quid spent on a graphics card.

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