Solved ATI Radeon HD 5770 or HD 6770

November 17, 2011 at 15:01:26
Specs: Windows XP 32bit
I am upgrading an older system and want something that can game, stream video and run dual monitors. Both of these cards are similar in price and I have also read that they are very similiar cards.... What is the benefit of one over the other?
Thanks!
*** If you must know... and no laughing at my expense! :P ******
HP Media Center m7260n
PentiumD 830 (S) DC 3.0GHz/Intel 945P
Will be upgrading PSU to Rosewill 650w or similar...
Moving to Win 7 shortly...

I have no beef spending the $200.00 or so to bring this system out of stone ages, it will eventually be turned over to the kids....
Thanks again !

*** ALSO **** I was reading up in the forums and noticed someone stated that a PCi-e 2.1 may have a compatibility issue with a just Pci-e slot... Can anyone verify that for me? I could be making a grave error if thats the case.


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December 10, 2011 at 10:25:31
HD5770 and HD 6770 are the same except that HD 6770 has bluray and more features, but speed they are very close,
and make sure your board supports that card and it since ur staying on that low end cpu then good luck, i would say get a medium end card like HD 5570 DDR5 or GT 240 DDR 5 will be easier on ur cpu

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#1
November 17, 2011 at 18:16:05
OOps... PCIe 2.1 to PCIe x16 slot... r they compatible? THXS

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#2
November 18, 2011 at 05:13:13
Not laughing, but I would recommend updating the entire system (new build) rather than going through the expense of upgrading video card, power supply, Windows 7 (if it passes compatibility test), additional memory (unless you have 2GB or more for 32bit or 4GB or more for 64bit) since you will still have an old system and your CPU will be the bottleneck for gaming.

Your PCIe slot if version 2.1 will handle the video card, Look here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...
for motherboard specs.
For system specs look here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

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#3
November 18, 2011 at 10:06:07
I am Win 7 compatible...
Thanks again for all your advice... you guys are all fantastic...
P.S. I will be trying a new build nxt year, but it will be high end $$$
So spending a little on a system now that my kids can eventually use...

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#4
December 10, 2011 at 10:19:14
Get the HD 6770 its newer and better i guess. Plus you need to upgrade your CPU if you want to game, something like Intel-E5700, or E6700 is budget but you will see a major difference in performance over your current CPU.

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#5
December 10, 2011 at 10:25:31
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HD5770 and HD 6770 are the same except that HD 6770 has bluray and more features, but speed they are very close,
and make sure your board supports that card and it since ur staying on that low end cpu then good luck, i would say get a medium end card like HD 5570 DDR5 or GT 240 DDR 5 will be easier on ur cpu

computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce
GS_Toxict51


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#6
December 10, 2011 at 13:59:21
How can I find out if my CPU will support this card? It is a 3.0GHz and the mobo has a PCi-e x16. I am upgrading the PSU what else do I need to check?
Also my mobo specs just say I have a PCi-E x16 slot. no 2.0 or 2.1 reference. So I am assuming its just a pci-e 1.0??? (old)
Will a 2.1 or 2.0 Vid card fit that?
Also... am on Win 7 no problems.

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#7
December 11, 2011 at 07:58:23
its not the cpu that should support the card its board and no pci-e x16 will support HD 5570 and gt 240 so no worries these 2 cards are low powered no need for heavy psu changes...
Also, i told u to get those cards bcz they are easier on ur old cpu which wilk bottleneck ur hd 5770 but the bottlneck will be reduced with either hd 5570 or gt 240, its simple

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