XFX 5770 1GB or sapphire 5770 1 gb card is better??

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your.highness
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Currently i am using 512mb sapphire 5670 512mb card and i play games in native resolution of 1280x1024

have athlon x4 635 2.9ghz processor(not overclocked)
2gb 800mhz ddr ram
drivers installed 10.12catalyst and i am quite happy, however its high time now and i thought of upgrading my gpu to either 5750 or 5770 but not sure which one would be better xfx or sapphire and one more question how much difference is there in performance if we compare it with xfx gts 450.

pls help within this week i am gonna buy it.

would appreciate your advices.

thanks and advance.

AMD ATHLON-2 X4 635 2.9GHZ/2GB DDR-2 800MHZ RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 5770/XP SP3 & WINDOWS 7
M683-S2P/Still AMD is a king....

your.highness
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You guys helped me to choose 5670 last time i hope this time also you would also help :)

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XFX is better than Sapphire. The only cards I now buy are XFX and have not had a problem yet. With Sapphire, I had two cards in a row DOA and to return them, I had to go through where I bought them and not Sapphire. This is very unprofessional and cheap on their part. Get XFX and you will be happy.

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Difference between brands only exists in warranty for the most part. Maybe a tiny difference in quality of capacitors but I doubt that, and perhaps clockspeed but that's it. You can check the clockspeed in store or online. DOA happens with all brands.

Just get the cheapest one, or the one that has the best warranty if you like.

But more important, I'm not sure an upgrade from 5670 to 5770 would justify the price. Check out some benchmarks, maybe a 6850 or 6870 will suit you better.

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but i heard that its much faster than nvidia's GTS 450 and its 4xxxx card 4870 as well..

i have 600watts psu and i want something which could go with that...and i believe its faster than 9800GTX+ ALSO.....

point me out if i am wrong(with latest catalyst drivers 10.12)

???

and i read in many forums and checked its benchmarks as well and saw it outruns GTX 260 also.....

so is that a lie??????? just to promote radeon??

i am getting confused now :( and yeah is it faster than ati 4850??????

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Yeah I was talking about difference between AMD brand graphics cards, that doesn't really matter.

As for difference between 5770/5750 and GTS 450, there's isn't much and they compete quite directly in the same performance- and price point.

Not sure how a 5770 compares with a 9800GTX+ but that's not a really fair comparison since it's an older technology, rather compare the same generation. Still I don't see the point in upgrading from 56xx to 57xx.

Don't worry about your PSU, it will run any single card config.

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i am use windows 7 but i also have partition for xp sp3 and for gaming i prefer direct x9...thats why i was concerned , for me real performance would come in xp only...as for gaming i use that only.

so for direct x9 games i would say direct comparison with 9800gtx+ is not at all unfair for me....

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this is my current processor http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1346111

my concern is only to get a better card at cheap cost cuz i am still using an only samsung sync master 17inches monitor which has highest resolution of 1280x1024, so i hope i would get best out of this card for this resolution. :P

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I have a sapphire 5870 card and the only problem I encountered was a imperfect contact between the socket and the card which was solved by taking out the card and puting it back. Sapphire is much cheaper than XFX and you basicly get the same card, the waranty differs.(or not)I really suggest going sapphire, but I'd go for a 6850 because it has newer tech inside and there is only a 60$ difference. And don't worry, I run 5870 with 500watts and 6850 is taking way less power.

CPU: I5-760 @3.4 Ghz | MoBo: Msi H55M-p31
GPU: 5870 Sapphire | Ram: 8 Gb @1333Mhz
Case&PSU: Antec Sonata 3-500W | OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Cooler: Deepcool Icefrige mini FS| Monitor: 23.7' LG Flatron W2443T 1080p LCD

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For such a resolution and XP, a 4870 would suffice if you can find it for cheap. Or a 4850, or any other top-end card from the DX9 generation. They mostly outrun a 5750 at such resolutions.

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thanks a lot for all your important advices...today is my week off and i'd be heading to buy my new card..

last thing....what would you say if i take gts 450 instead of hd 5770....cuz i have budget of 5770 too but just from your point of view ...??? :)

how much difference is there in both of these cards performance.??

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thanks everyone i bought sapphire version of 5770 :)