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Need help picking a new graphics card please help

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January 3, 2010 11:23:30 AM

Hello all :hello: 

My 8800GTX has just give up on me :(  and now need a new graphics card but i'm not to sure what to go for i been looking at a SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5770 and a nVidia Geforce 285 GTX i have only really had nvidia cards before never had a ATI card so i'm not sure where to go i play all top games in full HD 1080p Modern Warfare 2, Dirt 2,GTA IV,lots more that i play but i'm looking for a card that will also run Battlefield Bad Company 2 when it comes out in match so can you guys give me some suggestions on what will be the best card i'm looking to pay £150-£180


thanks

hyper02

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January 3, 2010 12:47:18 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
GTX 285 is faster than HD 5770 in games
January 3, 2010 12:58:43 PM

thanks Maziar what about the Ati Radeon HD 5850 and do you no anythink about the make PNY for the 285 GTX


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January 3, 2010 1:03:15 PM

If you can afford the HD 5850 then go for it,its better and performs faster than both
GTX 285 and HD 5770.
About PNY,i haven't had any PNY cards but they seem a good brand
January 3, 2010 1:05:40 PM

ok thanks for the help Maziar :) 
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January 3, 2010 2:22:02 PM

No problem glad to help :) 
January 3, 2010 10:43:07 PM

will this bottleneck the Ati Radeon HD 5850 CPU E5200 2.5GHZ overclocked to 3.33GHZ Ram is 4gb or will this card still be good to get then if i upgrade my CPU at a later date the card will still be up the top

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January 3, 2010 10:56:34 PM

Take ya budget and go here:

ttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,2491.html

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
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January 4, 2010 6:11:28 AM

hyper02 said:
will this bottleneck the Ati Radeon HD 5850 CPU E5200 2.5GHZ overclocked to 3.33GHZ Ram is 4gb or will this card still be good to get then if i upgrade my CPU at a later date the card will still be up the top

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No you will be fine,E5200 @ 3.3 is plenty fast and 4GB RAM is good too,you will be fine
January 4, 2010 8:13:33 AM

i am now using asus eah 5770, quite good for a low budget graphic card...
if u can effort upto 58xx, then go for it.
ati 5xxx series is a better choice than nvidia if u want the dx11 gaming exp... :ange: 
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January 10, 2010 5:37:48 PM

The 5770 is capable of delivering Dx11 at adequate frame rates at resolutions of 1680 x 1050 and below in say for example Dirt2. It remains to be seen what it can do with a game that incorporates DX11 to a greater extent than was minimally employed in Dirt2.
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January 10, 2010 5:46:59 PM

What I'm hoping for with DX11 titles in the future, is a checkbox for tessellation. It's going to be the largest performance hit of DX11 features. The library itself, performing the same tasks runs faster as you can see in Battleforge.
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