- May 16, 2009
I agree.. ATI has made a big leap in terms of performance and power consumption because the 5 series made it happen and its a good thing to have if you spend most of your time only just surfing the net and 2-3 hours on gaming...Originally posted by: Just learning
Yep ATI made huge improvements in idle power consumption. 18 watts idle for HD5770 and 27 watts for HD5870/50 is a significant difference compared to what HD4870/90 used at idle.Originally posted by: LCD123
I give credit to the hd5770 for having dx11 and using less power so the $$$$$$ you save on electric bills might pay for itself.
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