Head. Must. Not. Explode... HD v NV for Gaming?... Tags: Graphics Cards Gaming Intel i5 HD Graphics Last response: December 10, 2009 11:56 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous a b U Graphics card a b 4 Gaming December 10, 2009 8:27:22 PM Hi there Wondered if you could help with the choice between these two specs for gaming: i5-750 ~ ATI HD-4870 ~ 8MB / 6GB DDR3 ~ 1333Mhz / 2.66Ghz against i5-750 ~ NVidia GTS-240 ~ 8MB / 6GB DDR3 ~ 1066Mhz / 2.66Ghz I haven't got much choice out there as I'm now a bit pushed for time too for getting a machine for someone as a gift for Christmas! Thanks in advance More about : head explode gaming edeawillrule a b U Graphics card December 10, 2009 8:45:15 PM Actually I would recommend an HD 5770. It performs about the same as a 4870 while consuming less power, running WAYYYY cooler, and supporting DirectX 11. Mousemonkey a c 242 U Graphics card December 10, 2009 8:49:59 PM And a GT240 is about the same as a 9600GT, so about two tiers below the 48xx series ATi card. Related resources I've decided to try and make my head explode . - Forum leaked NV 20 specs! impressive! - Forum NV 40 ~ GeForce 6800 specs - Forum ATI HD 4670 REVIEW - Forum Gaming pc for $600 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b U Graphics card a b 4 Gaming December 10, 2009 9:11:33 PM Thanks. I don't think a 5770 would be within budget. I suppose I could always update the GTS-240 later if needed. idisarmu December 10, 2009 11:56:46 PM Go with the 4870. It's faster than the 5770 and much faster than the GTS240. Power-wise, it isn't that bad. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHello, Nvidia vs ATI? ForumMy problem with SLI and Crossfire ForumGateway FX 6800-01e BIOS Update from Gateway Unsupported Forum1st time build-please help with components b4 my head explodes ForumNV sets rules for Optimizations in their drivers Forum3D workstation - First Timer Step-by-Step ForumIs 1000MHz DDR enough for the nv 30? ForumNo Post, No Video, No Beeps, and verified everything DOES work ForumHD 3650 on 250W PSU? ForumJohn Carmack's official comments on NV 40 (GeForce 6800 fam.. ForumGTX 300 and HD 5870X2 information ForumOC ABIT NV 7-S V 2 ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? ForumRequest on 3D Graphics Programming, Online Gaming, I-Mode etc ForumATI 5870 gets a 6.0 in gaming and graphics in Windows? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !