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GIGABYTE HD 4770 512MB GDDR5 Graphics Card

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 28, 2009 5:57 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit


Drivers: ForceWare 182.50, Catalyst 9.4


Today we'll have a look at how the HD 4770 compares against some of the higher end HD 4800 series of cards including the new HD 4890 and the older HD 4870. As for how the card compares to NVIDIA offerings, while the GTS 250 is more expensive it's also the most recent mid-range model from NVIDIA, so we'll see how the 4770 goes against that.


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GIGABYTE HD 4770 512MB Graphics Card


In our first test we can see that the performance sits quite similar to the more expensive GTS 250. We'll have to see how it pans out in real world testing whether or not the card sits in a similar position or falls back, as the lower price would suggest.


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