ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 Mainstream DX11 GPUs

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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
OpenGL Gaming Performance


Enemy Territory:
Quake Wars

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is Based on a radically enhanced version of id's Doom 3 engine and viewed by many as Battlefield 2 meets the Strogg, and then some.  In fact, we'd venture to say that id took EA's team-based warfare genre up a notch or two.  ET: Quake Wars also marks the introduction of John Carmack's "Megatexture" technology that employs large environment and terrain textures that cover vast areas of maps without the need to repeat and tile many smaller textures.  The beauty of megatexture technology is that each unit only takes up a maximum of 8MB of frame buffer memory.  Add to that HDR-like bloom lighting and leading edge shadowing effects and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars looks great, plays well and works high end graphics cards vigorously.  The game was tested with all of its in-game options set to their maximum values with soft particles enabled in addition to 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

 



The performance trend in our custom Enemy Territory: Quake Wars benchmark looks much like those from the 3DMark Vantage on the previous page. The Radeon HD 5700 series cards come close to the performance of the Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, but can't quite catch up. We should also point out that the higher clocks and increased compliment of shader processors and texture units gives the Radeon HD 5770 about a 10% - 20% edge over the more affordable 5750.

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Beautiful review Marco, the 5770/5750 with its lower power consumption seems to be the card I would want in my laptop, though the 5850 offers the best power-performance ratio in my opinion.

I am confused about one thing. The GTX 260, as you've stated, can be had for the same price (FRYS even has an OC GTX 260 for ~$130 AR). Since it offers better performance for the same price, the 5770 would not be the better option, right?

On a side note, I'm even more impressed with the 5850 after reading this review.

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Good review.

That cooler on the 5750 looks wicked bad - like a muscle-car. I think it looks even better than the batmobillish 5770.

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Disappointing performance.  The 5770 is the same price as the GTX 260 but gets beaten back by it every time.  The lower power consumption makes this a cheaper card in actuality, but it's slower.  So if you demand a certain level of performance this card will simply not do.

I wish the review had more relevant cards.  No one in the market for a $159 or $129 card is looking at the GTX 285, eww god no.  The GTS 250, 4850 1GB, 4870 and even 4770 are all within or very close to this price range and frankly should have been compared rather than the 285 and 5850.  The 4850 goes even with the 5750 most of the time - sometimes better.  Even the 512MB version sometimes.  And considering you can get that for less than $100 it would have been an ample comparison.

My recommendations are to not buy these.  Even if you value low power consumption, they just don't meet their price point.  5750 kinda does, but the 5770 is oddly placed.  ATi needs a 4890 performance level DX11 card.  Maybe a 5830 is in the works?  Right now there's a gigantic gap between the 5770 and 5850 and that's quite disappointing.  Again, if you demand a certain minimum level of performance then lower power consumption is irrelevant.  If you can't afford the $259 5850 you're gonna be attracted to the $189 4890.  But with high power, no DX11, it's hard to go for.  But the 4890 quite clearly is much faster than the 5770... so what the heck are you gonna do if your budget is $180-$210?  I'm very disappointed by ATi right now for not having a 5830 that matches 4890 performance.  And I totally understand someone buying a 4870 over a 5770 because it's up to $30 cheaper after rebate and performs faster.  Bah.

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It's not all bad though. For one thing, the 4870 and the 5770 match up very well, offering similar performance, but the 5770 comes equipped with DirectX 11 as well as EyeFinity.

The performance might be lagging at this price point, but perhaps the premium is worth future proofing against DX11?

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It's worth it to wait and spend a little extra on the 5870 card.

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The only true game that I have enjoy in DirectX 10 was Assasins Creed. I would love to see that game in DirectX 11. Looking forward in DirectX games and obviously the tecnology it brings

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