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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X  Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100328VXL)
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Stays cool (35C idle, 55-60C under full load, with overdrive turned on (overclocked GPU by 50 MHz, memory by 100 MHz), runs current games very well (45-60 FPS for Skyrim on ultra settings, though not max resolution - 1280X720 looks just fine on my monitor).

This is a great card for discount PC gamers, like myself.

My rig: Athlon II X3, 3.3 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM.

Cons: Didn't have the money for a slightly better card.

Other Thoughts: I actually bought this exact same version of the 5770 - now deactivated - but since the cards are in all perceivable ways identical to each other, I feel qualified to write a review for this one

AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana Triple-Core 3.3 GHz Socket AM3 95W ADX455WFGMBOX Desktop Processor
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It's cheap. It's faster than what I had before in this computer (a 2.9 Ghz dual core). Frame rates on games that I thought ran well before have jumped up a bit (going up by about 10-15 FPS on average), and I can run them at higher settings. I like this processor quite a bit - it should serve me well until I finally build a new computer in a year or two.

Cons: None, considering the price. I guess that it doesn't have L3 memory, but it runs very well without it.

Other Thoughts: One of these days I'll unlock the 4th core, but I'm enjoying how much faster it is just with 3 cores.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 DirectX 10.1 100296HDMI 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: You get great performance for the price. Any recent game runs well, if A) you have at least a dual core processor B) you use ATI overdrive to slightly increase RAM and GPU clock speed (increasing each by a mere 50 MHz makes a big difference - I haven't gone beyond that yet because I like to keep the temp way under 50c). You won't be able to run any game from the last 2 years on maximum settings, of course, but the frame rates will be very high and smooth.

Cons: None, considering what you get for the price.

Other Thoughts: Don't expect to run, say, Crysis at higher resolution than 1152X864 (medium to high graphic settings, depending on your RAM and CPU) without lowering the frame rate significantly. Luckily, the type of person who would buy this card (people like me - gamers who don't like spending thousands on a system and would rather play a game when it's a year or two old than pay out the nose for a computer) thinks it looks pretty good at that resolution.


Patrick C.'s Profile

Display Name: Patrick C.

Date Joined: 10/22/09

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 12/01/09
  • Last Review: 01/10/12
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