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March 11, 2010 3:35:54 AM

which has better performance?

The gtx 260
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the hd 5770

More about : 260 5770

a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 3:50:28 AM

A 5770 performs about the same as a 4870, which performs the same as a GTX260.

Get the 5770, it's:
1. cheaper ~$160 vs ~$180
2. supports dx11
3. runs cooler
4. consumes less energy
5. supports eyefinity
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March 11, 2010 8:21:45 AM

HD5770 unless you want PhysX and 3D vision.
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 8:24:41 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
A 5770 performs about the same as a 4870, which performs the same as a GTX260.

Get the 5770, it's:
1. cheaper ~$160 vs ~$180
2. supports dx11
3. runs cooler
4. consumes less energy
5. supports eyefinity


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March 11, 2010 9:13:47 AM

I bought the 5770 and had a serious issue. It would crash in the ATI driver "ati2dvag". That would be a blue screen, unless you had the full software installed which uses an application to monitor the "ati2dvag" and prevent crashes (most of the time). It is called "VDU Recover". I tried many versions of the drivers, and nothing seemed to work and doing a search reveals many people having issues with "ati2dvag" crashing or locking their machine.

In the end I found a solution: in my motherboard's AWARD BIOS settings screen there is a section about voltage adjustments: they were all set to "auto" to "improve vdroop" but I set everything to "normal" and that seems to have done the trick. Whatever it is, the "ati2dvag" is not a good driver as it locks so easily. Be warned.
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 10:47:47 AM

I don't want to be the party pooper here but it's more realistic to say the 5770 is more in line with a GTS 250.
and there's still this tiny issue with the 5770's 'questionable' 128-bit interface
and that's as far as I'm going with it.
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:00:57 AM

magneezo said:
I don't want to be the party pooper here but it's more realistic to say the 5770 is more in line with a GTS 250.
and there's still this tiny issue with the 5770's 'questionable' 128-bit interface
and that's as far as I'm going with it.


Please mister party pooper show me where is the 250 in line with the 5770?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_5770/30.html
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:10:00 AM

hallowed_dragon said:
Please mister party pooper show me where is the 250 in line with the 5770?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_5770/30.html

If the 5770 has 2x the bandwidth of a GTS 250 then maybe I should seriously be looking at it.
Wow.
I had really no idea they could get so much out of 900mhz x2 x 2...then so on pushing the Radeon like that.
OK, I'm reading but seeing is believing for me.
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:14:02 AM

I Can't Edit the post:
I meant due to GDDR5 they could get 2x the bandwidth causing the 128-bit interface to run like a 256-bit interface.

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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:28:25 AM

magneezo said:
I Can't Edit the post:
I meant due to GDDR5 they could get 2x the bandwidth causing the 128-bit interface to run like a 256-bit interface.


250 GT Total memory bandwidth = 70.4 GB/s
5770 Total memory bandwidth = 76.8 GB/s
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:47:05 AM

The 5770 looks to be a good option
and futureproof
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March 11, 2010 2:59:12 PM

Ninja Master,

With the link Brother hallowed_dragon has provided (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_5770/30.html), it proves that the 5770 is a more powerful card by up to approx 15%.

It's further advantages are DirectX 11, runs 3 monitors, uses A LOT less power [108 Watts VS. 190Watts], therefore is less noisy, and is cheaper.

Brother Bluescreendeath has already mentioned this.

Therefore, this leads us to conclude that the 5770 clearly rapes the 260 from every meaningful perspective.
Note, i am disregarding Physx and 3d Vision. The only aspect that the 260 has an advantage is that some games run better on NVIDIA cause NVIDIA pays cash to developers to optimize it for their cards and hinder ATI cards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_FX_Series#The_way_...

In any case, Gd luck.
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