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Hardware AMD ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Apr 2009.

  1. Tim S

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    Nice to see an improvement in power consumption, its depressing that the same silicon could be many factors more powerful if they stopped with the clock speed/shader juggling
     
  3. Spiny

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    Nuts! Not long bought a gts250
     
  4. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Nice review, will be interesting to see what happens to 4850 prices too.
     
  5. Tim S

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    Interesting, the price on Ebuyer has already dropped from £83.05 to £79.99 :eeek:
     
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    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    Probably the reason for the temporarily dead link, great to see the same drivers used on each family of cards, the best graphics card reviews, now with a cherry on top!
     
  7. Gremlin

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    No overclocking? or is that saved for a separate article?
     
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    Does the HD4770 really come with this cooler? From what I've read and seen elsewhere the cooling solution is more like this.

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    finally looks like my 8800gt has been well and truly bested at the low end, still it has lasted a long time. so are they killing the 4830 now since it has no point
     
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    Great review :) BTW Cross fire review planed for 4770 ?
     
  11. eek

    eek CAMRA ***.

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    Looks like a good card for the money!

    I understand why you tested it using an i7 940 @ rediculus clocks, but it really isn't very representitive of the sort of system people are likely to be wanting to use this on. Is there any chance of some benches on mid-range hardware?
     
  12. Tim S

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    It was one thing we wanted to do, but ran out of time because we had to re-run our Far Cry 2 numbers a few times to be doubly sure that they were correct. There are a couple of retail cards in house already that'll be reviewed in traditional fashion and if there's time today, I'll pop down and see how well the reference card overclocks. I'll update in a blog post over the next day or so and add an addendum to the article. :)
     
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    That's Sapphire's aftermarket solution
     
  14. mclean007

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    Nice review - one correction
    640 is 20 per cent fewer than 800, not 25%.
     
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    Apparently then it's also HIS', PowerColor's, MSI's and
    Gigabyte's "special" aftermarket cooler... :p

    Haven't bothered looking up more manufacturers.
     
  16. Tim S

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    Thanks - fixed. /brainfart
     
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    My £104 4850 at Christmas still seems a bargin :D
     
  18. Gremlin

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    Totally understandable! I think we are all dying to see just how well 40nm can be pushed :D
     
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    Muahahha someone got a cheap ODM deal :D
     
  20. Paradigm Shifter

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    Very impressed with the performance for the price. Would have been interested in seeing how a 1GB card compared at the higher resolutions like 1920x1200, but I can go look at other reviews and piece it together myself. ;) (I only ask this because... well, Oblivion chews up a lot more than 512MB of graphics RAM when using some of the HQ texture mods. :D And yes, I still play Oblivion. The wealth of mods out there make it a whole new game.

    AMD/ATi have pulled some fantastic technical achievements with RV770.

    Maybe there will be a slightly underclocked single slot cooler model that doesn't require the 6-pin PCI-E for HTPCs? If it draws 80w max, that isn't much power draw to cut off...
     
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