Radeon HD 5750 vs Radeon HD 6770M

Discussion in 'iMac' started by omyard, May 4, 2011.

  1. omyard macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    I bought a refurb 27" 2.8 i5 Quad Core, 4GB, ATI Radeon HD 5750, 1GB memory in the last month. I called Apple yesterday asking if I could swap it out for one of the new models and they gave me the ok. So now I'm looking at the base 27" 2.7 i5 Quad Core, 4GB, AMD Radeon HD 6770M, 512MB.

    Is there going to be a major difference between the two video cards? I'm not sure how much better the 6670M is than the 5750. Dropping half the memory sounds like it could take a hit in performance. I was thinking of jumping up to the 27" 3.1 i5 Quad Core, 4GB, AMD Radeon 6970M 1GB, but I'd rather spend the cash on a 2TB HDD instead since I've almost maxed out my 1TB.

    I'm not a heavy gamer. Mostly Civ V, Starcraft, Diablo III when it hits and the Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic MMO via bootcamp when it releases. I'll probably throw in a few other titles here and there as well. Other then that I use handbrake a lot, Pages, and iTunes to stream to my AppleTV 2. I also do some minimal video editing on it as well.
  2. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    The video card is actually worse. A 5750 is actually a 5850m which is every so slightly faster than a 6850m. A 6770m is a bit of a step down.
  3. netkas macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    just checkout some reviews of recently released 6670 amd desktop card and compare it with 5750. u will find your answer
  4. Somian macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2011
    Cupertino, CA
    the 6970 is definitely a lot faster but i wouldn't swap for what the one you were writing about. ;)

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