Originally Posted by slaWter
Redeemed, I haven't read through all your posts but why is power consumption a deal breaker for you on a higher end ATI/nV card?
Are you gaming 24/7?
Otherwise the power consumption is not that high while idling around and I'd say most systems are idling around most of the time. Those few hours while gaming won't influence the power bill that much. You could save much more with other, more efficient hardware in a household.
Check just one post immediately above yours here.
For roughly $100
more I can have the 5850. Power consumption is not astronomically higher than the 5770, and is actually lower than the 5830, while offering *great* performance.
Right now I'm torn between the 5770 and the 5850.