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HD 5770 vs GTX 460 Cyclone vs GTX650 vs HD7770

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March 20, 2013 5:41:00 PM

Hello, I'm building a gaming PC, and want to know what is the best deal

The HD 5770 is $100

The GTX 460 Cyclone is $99-$109 (pre-overclocked?)

The GTX 650 is $84 (or This 650 is $79 with a slightly slower clock speed, of about 10mhz)

and of course

The HD 7770 is $94 and I've been told is very good

BUT!!!!!

I really hate rebates, and am on a budget (up to $110 for a GPU)

Thanks,
Jub
March 20, 2013 5:46:41 PM

I would take the 7770, latest gen card and shares the top performance with the 460 (but is a lot cooler and less power consumption)

You can also consider the 7790 that releases this weekend, it should drop prices on the 7770

7770 >= 460 > 5770 >=650 IMO
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March 20, 2013 5:54:11 PM

This is kind of a joke, yet true. My room is really cold sometimes, would the 460 be able to warm it up a few degrees if I play an extremely high-end game? lol, yet sad
March 20, 2013 5:55:40 PM

Also, would the fact I want to play something like Farcry 3 or Battlefield 3 on high settings, while recording change anything?
March 20, 2013 5:56:19 PM

That's a brilliant idea of a room heater :) 
Remember you can overclock to make the room feel warmer :) 

Should play those games, why not? Its end of the day a graphics card not a heater :) 
March 20, 2013 6:26:55 PM

Recording will drop your FPS, by how much depends on your program and game and gpu and cpu

I doubt it will warm up your room much :p 

March 20, 2013 6:41:08 PM

I would go with the GTX 460 hands down...and this is why:

http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=543

As you can see the gtx 560 is faster than the 7770 by quite a bit.

The gtx 460 and 560 are equivalent in every way except for clock speed, the 560 comes at a clock speed of 810 mhz and the 460 you linked comes at 725 mhz. I will guarantee you 100% that every gtx 460 can go up to the gtx 560's stock clocks of 810 mhz with two minutes of effort. Back when I had a gtx 460 I had it at 960 mhz 24/7 stable and it was extremely cool and quiet. Do your research, that card had a very high ability to be overclocked to increase performance alot, hence why NVIDIA released an identical card (gtx 560) with higher stock clocks.

That's why, if you have a decent power supply I would go with the 460.

If you are unfamiliar with overclocking, I would still get it, as it takes minimal effort and you can ask on the forum about GPU overclocking.
March 20, 2013 7:03:41 PM

amirp said:
I would go with the GTX 460 hands down...and this is why:

http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=543

As you can see the gtx 560 is faster than the 7770 by quite a bit.

The gtx 460 and 560 are equivalent in every way except for clock speed, the 560 comes at a clock speed of 810 mhz and the 460 you linked comes at 725 mhz. I will guarantee you 100% that every gtx 460 can go up to the gtx 560's stock clocks of 810 mhz with two minutes of effort. Back when I had a gtx 460 I had it at 960 mhz 24/7 stable and it was extremely cool and quiet. Do your research, that card had a very high ability to be overclocked to increase performance alot, hence why NVIDIA released an identical card (gtx 560) with higher stock clocks.

That's why, if you have a decent power supply I would go with the 460.

If you are unfamiliar with overclocking, I would still get it, as it takes minimal effort and you can ask on the forum about GPU overclocking.


Anandtech never updates their bench with results from newer drivers, the new drivers from AMD boosted up performance by quite a bit
March 20, 2013 7:10:22 PM

Even with new drivers I'd bet the GTX460 is faster. Not by much, but it will be the fastest of the cards listed.

I would get either the 460 because of the speed, or the 7770 because its not that much slower and uses a lot less power. Or considering they are "close" just buy whichever is cheaper.
March 20, 2013 7:21:47 PM

stickmansam said:
amirp said:
I would go with the GTX 460 hands down...and this is why:

http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=543

As you can see the gtx 560 is faster than the 7770 by quite a bit.

The gtx 460 and 560 are equivalent in every way except for clock speed, the 560 comes at a clock speed of 810 mhz and the 460 you linked comes at 725 mhz. I will guarantee you 100% that every gtx 460 can go up to the gtx 560's stock clocks of 810 mhz with two minutes of effort. Back when I had a gtx 460 I had it at 960 mhz 24/7 stable and it was extremely cool and quiet. Do your research, that card had a very high ability to be overclocked to increase performance alot, hence why NVIDIA released an identical card (gtx 560) with higher stock clocks.

That's why, if you have a decent power supply I would go with the 460.

If you are unfamiliar with overclocking, I would still get it, as it takes minimal effort and you can ask on the forum about GPU overclocking.


Anandtech never updates their bench with results from newer drivers, the new drivers from AMD boosted up performance by quite a bit



My original point still stands, as at stock the 7770 and 460 are fairly equal but the 460 can be overclocked to reach and surpass the 560 which is faster than the 7770....

I mean he really can't go wrong with either card.. but to me the 460 makes more sense
March 20, 2013 8:02:59 PM

are there any other models I should look for? I guess I've learned lower numbers don't mean they are inferior, so are there any Radeon 6xxx, 5xxxx, or even 4xxx I should look for? Same with GTX 4xx, 5xx, and 6xx?
March 20, 2013 8:28:48 PM

460 is one of the best cards that was done. Anything lower then that and as mentioned you'd be better off getting the 7770. Those are the top of the cheap cards. If you can afford either of those it doesn't make sense to get anything lower. The GTX460 is getting harder to find, the GTX560 should be similar in performance.

AMD has the same issue. The 4850, 5750, 6750, and 7750 all have similar performance levels. Same with the 4870, 5770, 6770, and 7770. (though the 4870 and 7770 are both faster then the 5770/6770.) I would stick with the idea of GTX460 or 7770.
March 20, 2013 8:54:00 PM

I would consider the 6870 or 6850 if you can afford them...if not just get the gtx 460 and overclock it. In any case with any of these cards (or the 7770) youll have fairly similar performance all around and don't need to really worry about power consumption as they are all fairly low power cards.... But just to make sure what is the PSU you intend to use?
March 20, 2013 9:15:43 PM

The 7790 or the 650ti are also good cards but higher priced than the rest at about $120 (assumed launch price of 7790)
March 21, 2013 12:02:07 AM

amirp said:
I would consider the 6870 or 6850 if you can afford them...if not just get the gtx 460 and overclock it. In any case with any of these cards (or the 7770) youll have fairly similar performance all around and don't need to really worry about power consumption as they are all fairly low power cards.... But just to make sure what is the PSU you intend to use?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just realized 30mins ago I need 2 6-pins if I want the 460, though if I get the 7770, it would be about $10 cheaper, but in the future I might have up upgrade to a 2x 6-pin GPU, so getting this would be wise
March 21, 2013 12:05:10 AM

If you'd like, here is my build so far, but the GPU is still being decided. Don't tell me about my CPU, it's the BEST budget CPU I could find, and yes, I'm an AMD fanboy :p  please don't hold it against me
March 21, 2013 12:10:31 AM

Hehehehehehehe I could get 2 Radeon HD 5550 for $50 and Crossfire maybe? Would that be a good idea? :D 
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