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Help chosing a grapic card

I'm planning on building a new system and I cannot chose the graphic card.

I'm considering a Radeon 5770.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

Chipset Manufacturer ATI
GPU Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT)
Core Clock 850MHz
Stream Processors 800 Stream Processing Units
Effective Memory Clock 1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR5

$170.00


I was also considering a Geforce GTX 260.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143140

Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce GTX 260
Core Clock 590MHz (vs. 576MHz standard)
Stream Processors 192 Processor Cores
Effective Memory Clock 1998MHz
Memory Size 896MB
Memory Interface 448-bit
Memory Type GDDR3

$180.00


Theres so much different between the 2 technologies its hard to determine performance based on specs alone.
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  1. The GTX260 from nvidia is too old, for right now Radeon is the way to go, and it will be more useful in the future. (DX11 etc etc)
  2. The GTX260 would give about a 2% performance increase, however, it will run hotter, use more power, and doesn't have Dx11/Eyefinity. ATI ftw.
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    The 5770 is newer, has similar performance, and much lower power draw and lower heat output. I would recommend going for the 5770.
  4. shadow187 said:
    The GTX260 would give about a 2% performance increase, however, it will run hotter, use more power, and doesn't have Dx11/Eyefinity. ATI ftw.


    2%, how the hell do you even quantify that. I mean that's 1.2frames given a 60fps norm. You can't reproduce that.
  5. strangestranger said:
    2%, how the hell do you even quantify that. I mean that's 1.2frames given a 60fps norm. You can't reproduce that.


    HD5770=GTX260
    HD5770 2% less than slightly OC'd GTX260.

    You don't have to get all literal on me.
  6. everything is said. HD 5770!!!:)
  7. Sorry for getting too literal but I just seen no point in mentioning a percentage as it will not likely work like that.
  8. That GTX 260 is out of stock anyway. Good luck finding one for that price.
    HD5770 is the better choice although the one you linked seems more expensive than necessary;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858
  9. 5770

    unless you can get a gtx 260 for $135.
  10. Even then, sparkle..
  11. jyjjy said:
    That GTX 260 is out of stock anyway. Good luck finding one for that price.
    HD5770 is the better choice although the one you linked seems more expensive than necessary;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858


    The one you linked too is the same price as the one I linked to. Except the one you linked requires a mail in rebate which takes like 60 days.

    Though there are some cheaper:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product


    They seem much smaller in size than the bulky geforce 200 series.
  12. sparkle_ftw said:
    5770

    unless you can get a gtx 260 for $135.

    No, not even then since you can buy used 4870s for $110ish and used 4890s for $140ish.
  13. n1ck3rs0n said:
    The one you linked too is the same price as the one I linked to. Except the one you linked requires a mail in rebate which takes like 60 days.

    Obviously the price was different when I wrote that. That was a week ago and then it was the same price as the one you are linking now.
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    * Core Clock: 870MHz
    * Stream Processors: 1600 Stream Processing Units
    * Effective Memory Clock: 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
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