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5770 vs 5850 at 1680x1050 resolution

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January 30, 2010 7:58:16 PM

So, i'm going to buy a new GPU and so far the options are either the 5770 or the 5850.

The question is if the 5850 are overkill at that resolution?

I'm gonna play Bad Company 2, and would like to run it at highest possible settings at 1680x1050 as my monitor don't support any higher and still keep a high fps.

Thanks in advance

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a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:04:19 PM

Overkill is a relative term.
Some people are happy running everything pretty close to maxed out, others like to have enough power to max everything out with AA and AF.
Personally, I believe you can never have to much GPU power for newer games ;) 
If you have the cash, get the more powerful GPU.
a c 241 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:05:19 PM

The 5770 can't do Dirt2 w/ DX11 enabled at 1920 resolution and it only has minimal implementation of DX11.....as new games come out w/ heavier implementation of DX11 features, I expect 1650 res to start feeling the pain.

If you expect to use this card more than 2 years or will upgrade to a 1920 monitor, I'd recommend the 58xx series.
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a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:08:08 PM

Get the 5850 if you want to max out the settings including xAA .... The 5770 does a good job at that res but you will not be able to max out all games.... With the 5850 you should not have a prob as long as your CPU can keep up with it...

The 5830 is about to drop this friday, you can wait for that and save some cash... Should be around 230/240.00$ ;) 
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:12:10 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
The 5770 can't do Dirt2 w/ DX11 enabled at 1920 resolution and it only has minimal implementation of DX11.....as new games come out w/ heavier implementation of DX11 features, I expect 1650 res to start feeling the pain.

If you expect to use this card more than 2 years or will upgrade to a 1920 monitor, I'd recommend the 58xx series.


Yea, but for now Dirt2 is the only DX11 game that has been affected by this... You would think that it would play better with a DX11 card but that is not the case here....

I get a constant 60FPS (Ultra-High Settings & x16AA) @ 3.8Ghz using a single 260 @ 1680x 1050 w/ v-sync Enabled ....
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:18:21 PM

The HD5850 will be better but $150 is a lot of money. From a practical perspective the difference is basically whether or not you can play smoothly with AA on rather than off in a number of games you can count on one hand, probably with a finger or 2 left over. I would wait a bit for the HD5830 if you really think the HD5770 isn't good enough for you at that resolution.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:20:20 PM

OvrClkr said:
Yea, but for now Dirt2 is the only DX11 game that has been affected by this... You would think that it would play better with a DX11 card but that is not the case here....

I wouldn't base too much on one game with an implementation that is probably very inefficient. The other 2 DX11 games actually have higher frame rates in DX11 mode.
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 8:22:50 PM

jyjjy said:
I wouldn't base too much on one game with an implementation that is probably very inefficient. The other 2 DX11 games actually have higher frame rates in DX11 mode.


Thats why I said that Dirt 2 in the only DX11 title affected. I love Dirt2, so for now im sticking with my GTX 260 since upgrading my GPU will not help me at all unless I get a 5870 or higher....
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