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Nvidia 260 vs ATI 5770

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January 27, 2010 11:45:18 PM

Hello I am wondering which graphics card to get. I am thinking of getting the 5770 as most people recommend but I was also looking at the Nvidia 260.

What do you guys recommend for my current system?

My computer
Byostar Motherboard MCP6P M2+
AMD Athlon II X3 2.7GHZ 425
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
3 GB of memory
250GB HD
450W PSU

Also if there is a better graphics card let me know.

Thank you.

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January 28, 2010 11:48:39 AM

both card are pretty much on par in term of gaming performance. but GTX260 needs more power than 5770 plus it does not have DX11.

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January 28, 2010 12:00:14 PM
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The 5770 and GTX260 tend to trade punches depending on the game. The GTX does consume more power as it is a last gen card. Well we ill consider it such because Nvidia doesn't have a new card out yet as ATI does. The 5770 supports DX11 which will be up and coming with some new titles. However, the GTX260 has PhysX going for it that some games really take advantage of. IE, Batman.

Since you are limited by your power supply, the 5770 is probably the best solution. But I would just check out some of the performance review for the 5770 and look at which card performs better on the games you play. The GTX260 is usually included on most of the 5770 reviews I have seen. I don't think it vouches for a PSU replacement though, plus the GTX is usually more expensive.
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January 28, 2010 12:22:47 PM

I am thinking of playing Grand Theft Auto 4 and maybe the new Star Wars Unleashed game.

I might also be getting a new PSU depending on which graphics card is best. I might get a 680W PSU. later on when I buy the graphics card.


On Price point I am limited on $205. So right now I am leaning toward the 5770. Still Should I get the power supply or it will run fine with the one I have.
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January 28, 2010 12:34:33 PM

What are the specs of your current PSU? brand/model, what does it say on the sticker? specifically the 12V ratings wattage and ampere rating.
January 28, 2010 9:30:19 PM

jay2tall said:
What are the specs of your current PSU? brand/model, what does it say on the sticker? specifically the 12V ratings wattage and ampere rating.


Here's the photo of the PSU specs w/ everything you need to know

Link http://www.flickr.com/photos/lmanlo/4312699408/
Hope this helps.

Thank You.
January 29, 2010 12:39:19 AM

if the ATI card has DX11 then you should future proof and get it.
February 1, 2010 2:37:15 AM

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