1. Post #1
    feltoni's Avatar
    January 2009
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    I'm not a hardcore gamer but I do love to play most of the Call of Duty's and racing games now and again. Although, my 8600gt 512mb is dying and falling to alot of games now. I'm wondering if the ATI Radeon HD 5750 1gb is a good enough card to max out games like World at War at 1860x1050?

    My specs:

    AMD Athlon 4200+ Dual Core 2.44ghz (Rated at 6.30ghz)
    2GB Ram
    Windows 7 32-bit

    I'm wondering how the card will perform on my computer? Fairly new to pc building so i'm giving it a go tomorrow :) My budget is of course around £110 due to the rest going to a decent PSU.

    Also, would a 4850 1gb be better or the 5750 1gb?

    Thanks.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161317

    Radeon 5770 512mb

    Eyefinity should make up for the res, I really don't think you need 1gb. Because the 5770 is a powerful card, and even though it has lower memory it will still do wonderful.
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    I have one, it's more than satisfied me. It's surpassed my expectations. I manage to run fallout 3 at 1080p everything on highest and still get 40+ fps in heavy situations.

  4. Post #4
    feltoni's Avatar
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150369

    Radeon 5770 512mb

    Eyefinity should make up for the res, I really don't think you need 1gb. Because the 5770 is a powerful card, and even though it has lower memory it will still do wonderful.
    I saw that on comparisons especially for World at War, that it would give like 5-8 more fps and i was like, really? Of course me being new to all this, only know the basics :P

    Doesn't the vram help the resolution?

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    What PSU will you be getting?

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    I saw that on comparisons especially for World at War, that it would give like 5-8 more fps and i was like, really? Of course me being new to all this, only know the basics :P

    Doesn't the vram help the resolution?
    Vram does help the resolution, but cards can get more power out of lower memory and the 5770 can do that. Plus your res looks like more than one monitor setup, which is what Eyefinity is for and so the card should be able to do that with no problems. And if you look at the reviews at the website link I gave you, someone said
    "Amazing
    Reviewed By: on 2/12/2010
    Tech Level: somewhat high - Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
    This user purchased this item from Newegg
    Pros: Just amazing card for the price, Install very nice stays cool runs all my games maxed out at 1920x1080 without a hick up
    Cons: None "
    :D

    Edit: Do you mean 1680 x 1050, because I don't even think 1860 x 1050 is res. Which if it is 1680 x 1050 than you will be fine.

  7. Post #7
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150369

    Radeon 5770 512mb

    Eyefinity should make up for the res, I really don't think you need 1gb. Because the 5770 is a powerful card, and even though it has lower memory it will still do wonderful.
    thats a 4770

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150369

    Radeon 5770 512mb

    Eyefinity should make up for the res, I really don't think you need 1gb. Because the 5770 is a powerful card, and even though it has lower memory it will still do wonderful.
    That is a 4770.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161317

    Shit D: . Fixed it and now its 1GB!

  10. Post #10
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    What PSU will you be getting?
    It's one of Aria's own for about £30 reduced from some higher price. 750w if i recall?

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    A 512MB card wouldn't be best at his res anyways.

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    It's one of Aria's own for about £30 reduced from some higher price. 750w if i recall?
    euuuggghhh no no no
    don't get that unless you intend to fry the rest of your system

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=34003
    or
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=33610

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    It's one of Aria's own for about £30 reduced from some higher price. 750w if i recall?
    Got a link? You bought it yet?

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    That's it but it's really what I can afford for the price as I owe money to parents for the next few weeks, alongside money going to bus passes to get to college, etc :(

    I thought 750w would be enough? Just my one at the moment was £25 and lasted me 2 years, slowly dying now.

    The only problems I have had with overheating is dust. This is because my bedroom is quite small and I have a gap in my case where I got something removed. Overall, my pc has maxed out COD 4 in that time on that PSU before now.

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    That's it but it's really what I can afford for the price as I owe money to parents for the next few weeks, alongside money going to bus passes to get to college, etc :(

    I thought 750w would be enough? Just my one at the moment was £25 and lasted me 2 years, slowly dying now.

    The only problems I have had with overheating is dust. This is because my bedroom is quite small and I have a gap in my case where I got something removed. Overall, my pc has maxed out COD 4 in that time on that PSU before now.
    Here's the thing cheaping out on a psu seems like a good idea to get better gear, but if the cheap psu goes (which it is likely to) then it will take a lot of hardware with it. So while you may save £25 it may end up costing you hundreds in the end.

  17. Post #17
    feltoni's Avatar
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    euuuggghhh no no no
    don't get that unless you intend to fry the rest of your system

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=34003
    or
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=33610
    Also, doesn't the 5750 use very low power? which i read on the overclockers.net website.

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    That's it but it's really what I can afford for the price as I owe money to parents for the next few weeks, alongside money going to bus passes to get to college, etc :(
    if you can't afford a better one, save until you can, the risk is never worth it

    shitty PSUs (e.g what that PSU is a prime example of) put your entire build at risk. consider this: a PSU is what controls how much power goes to each part in your system. shitty PSUs use shitty parts. imagine what happens when those shitty parts can't control the power correctly and send too much into a component

  19. Post #19
    feltoni's Avatar
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    if you can't afford a better one, save until you can, the risk is never worth it

    shitty PSUs (e.g what that PSU is a prime example of) put your entire build at risk. consider this: a PSU is what controls how much power goes to each part in your system. shitty PSUs use shitty parts. imagine what happens when those shitty parts can't control the power correctly and send too much into a component
    My current one has done fine, that's leaving it on 24/7 most days and weeks. I read a review finding a good PSU and it mentioned buying a no-name PSU means 'buying twice' and nothing about damaging. I am after all going for one thats 250-300v more than I need so even if that power hit a peak it should be fine. I could afford a better one within the next couple of months anyway.

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    Also, cheap PSU means you'll need to replace it sooner. Seriously consider getting a good one.

  21. Post #21
    feltoni's Avatar
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    Also, cheap PSU means you'll need to replace it sooner. Seriously consider getting a good one.
    Considering my GPU is dying out as quick as paper being set on fire (maybe not that quick) i need something to last me a couple of months, when then will I have enough to afford a better one.

    EDIT: As long as it does the job for that period.

  22. Post #22
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    5770 5750 will work on almost any cheapass psu, a 1gb version will give just a tiny boost in higher res atleast it is a great placebo effect.

  23. Post #23
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    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150985

    Instead of the Aria one.

  24. Post #24
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    what's up with that "rated at *retardetdly high* GHZ"? could someone explain?

  25. Post #25
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    what's up with that "rated at *retardetdly high* GHZ"? could someone explain?
    wtf are you on about

  26. Post #26
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    wtf are you on about
    My specs:

    AMD Athlon 4200+ Dual Core 2.44ghz (Rated at 6.30ghz)
    2GB Ram
    Windows 7 32-bit

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    I hope he means 3.6 or else he's using a liquid nitrogen pot.

  28. Post #28
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    i bet he thinks because its a dual core it somehow doubles his ghz

  29. Post #29
    feltoni's Avatar
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    i bet he thinks because its a dual core it somehow doubles his ghz
    No i don't think that lol, that's what it says on my computer.

    Edited:

    5770 5750 will work on almost any cheapass psu, a 1gb version will give just a tiny boost in higher res atleast it is a great placebo effect.
    Might get it today or tomorrow then :D

  30. Post #30
    rampageturke's Avatar
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    No i don't think that lol, that's what it says on my computer.
    its wrong then

  31. Post #31
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    Forgot a very important question, is it fine on my motherboard?

    ASRock - ALiveNF6G-VSTA

    Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
    NVIDIA® GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 or GeForce 6150SE / nForce 430 Chipsets
    AMD LIVE!™ Ready
    Supports Dual Channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 (4 x DIMM slots) non-ECC, un-buffered memory, Max. capacity up to 16GB
    ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost memory performance up to 12.5%
    Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce6-class graphics DX9.0 VGA, Pixel Shader 3.0, Max. shared memory 256MB
    1 x PCI Express x16 slot
    Untied Overclocking : During Overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCIE/ PCI Buses
    Hybrid Booster - ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology
    4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, JBOD), NCQ, and "Hot Plug" functions
    HDMI_SPDIF header, providing SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/LCD devices.
    7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec), 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    Windows® Vista™ Premium Logo Ready
    HD 8CH I/O: 4 ready-to-use USB Ports, HD 7.1 channel audio jacks

  32. Post #32
    The Last Man's Avatar
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    feltoni posted:
    1 x PCI Express x16 slot
    Yes, that means you can use that card in your PC.

  33. Post #33
    feltoni's Avatar
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    Yes, that means you can use that card in your PC.
    Ahh, that's good. Just I heard it took two slots but realised that the other slot didn't need to be PCI-E because of the size of it overlapping, if i'm right?

    Edited:

    Also, which 5750 do I go for?

    Gigabyte
    VTX
    XFX
    Sapphire (none in stock at the moment)

    Also, finally, I hope. Do any of them come with the Dirt 2 game?

  34. Post #34
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    XFX has very nice warranties, usually worth any extra

    dual slot cards just cover the slot below it with the heatsink, rarely a problem because you should have plenty of spare PCI slots

  35. Post #35
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    it is great i got one when my 4850, I play at 1920x1080 so it was a great improvement over the 512mb

  36. Post #36
    feltoni's Avatar
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    it is great i got one when my 4850, I play at 1920x1080 so it was a great improvement over the 512mb
    How much of a big improvement is this over a current geforce 8600gt 512mb? Also, the fact that my CPU might bottleneck it being amd athlon dual core 2.44ghz.

  37. Post #37
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    No it won't be bottlenecked by that CPU and it is probably a huge improvement over the 8600gt seeing as the 8600GT was not much better than a 7600GT that should give you an idea.

  38. Post #38
    feltoni's Avatar
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    No it won't be bottlenecked by that CPU and it is probably a huge improvement over the 8600gt seeing as the 8600GT was not much better than a 7600GT that should give you an idea.
    Can I ask, on Aria the XFX 5750 is going for £108 whereas the Gigabyte 5750 is £101. Why the difference in price? Is the XFX faster?

  39. Post #39
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    Can I ask, on Aria the XFX 5750 is going for £108 whereas the Gigabyte 5750 is £101. Why the difference in price? Is the XFX faster?
    brand, most likely same specs unless xfx factory overclocked it, can you provide links?

  40. Post #40
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    How much of a big improvement is this over a current geforce 8600gt 512mb? Also, the fact that my CPU might bottleneck it being amd athlon dual core 2.44ghz.
    It will be night and day, triple your current fps with aa and af on

    Edited:

    Some people are reporting you can flash a 5750 to 5770 but i haven't tried it
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