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March 7, 2010 5:57:15 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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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March 7, 2010 6:01:58 PM

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)
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March 7, 2010 6:20:07 PM

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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March 7, 2010 6:24:37 PM

The 5770 is newer, has similar performance, and much lower power draw and lower heat output. I would recommend going for the 5770.
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March 7, 2010 7:23:30 PM

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.
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March 7, 2010 7:25:33 PM

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.
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March 7, 2010 7:45:38 PM

everything is said. HD 5770!!!:) 
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March 7, 2010 7:48:42 PM

Sorry for getting too literal but I just seen no point in mentioning a percentage as it will not likely work like that.
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March 7, 2010 10:29:53 PM

5770

unless you can get a gtx 260 for $135.
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March 7, 2010 10:37:06 PM

Even then, sparkle..
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March 10, 2010 5:09:31 PM

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=N82E168...


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=N82E168...


They seem much smaller in size than the bulky geforce 200 series.
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March 10, 2010 5:11:34 PM

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.
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March 10, 2010 9:03:37 PM

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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March 11, 2010 5:02:59 AM

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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
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* Chipset Manufacturer: ATI
* Core Clock: 870MHz
* Stream Processors: 1600 Stream Processing Units
* Effective Memory Clock: 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
* DirectX: DirectX 11
* HDMI: 1 x HDMI
* DisplayPort: 1 x DisplayPort
* DVI: 2 x DVI
* Model #: 100281VX-2SR
* Item #: N82E16814102872
* Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

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March 17, 2010 2:17:17 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.
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