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March 29, 2010 4:23:53 AM

I have a XFX GTX260 Black Edition. Would the XFX 5770 or 5850 be a better upgrade. Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2010 4:35:30 AM

5850 will be a good upgrade from 260.But HD5770 is slightly slower than 260.

What is your monitor's native resolution?
If it is 1680X1050 or comparable then keep your 260.It is plenty for that resolution.

But If it is 1920X1200 and you wanna play with all the eye candy or more then consider a card upgrade .



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March 29, 2010 10:03:39 AM

The 5770 was only slower by a few percents, which likely came back through driver updates.

But I'd minimally grab an HD5830. No need for sideways upgrades.
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March 29, 2010 3:41:34 PM

dltyrrell said:
I have a XFX GTX260 Black Edition. Would the XFX 5770 or 5850 be a better upgrade. Thanks.


The 5850 would not be a large enough upgrade. You will be disappointed unless you jump a couple of tiers.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2010 3:49:46 PM

i wouldn't make the upgrade form a gtx 260 unless you went to a 5850 at least, i personally wouldn't recommend the 5770 as other mentioned before is actually slower than 260,
IMO the 5830 performance increase over a 5770 is fairly little, and wouldn't even be that noticeable compared to your current setup
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2010 4:07:05 PM

You have a factory OCed GTX 260, so it'll perform better than a stock HD5770. The 5850 might be worth it in some games and might be worth it if you want to run DirectX 11. Performance-wise, it won't be a huge boost but still noticeable in very demanding games.

It also depends on your computer setup, especially the monitor. If you have a monitor with a maximum resolution of 1680x1050, it might not be worth it. Another factor is your CPU. Slower CPUs will cause a bottleneck effect with high-end video cards. You might not see a performance boost in some games because the CPU is limiting your GPU. If you can list your system specs and monitor, it'll be easier to understand what your best choices are.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
March 29, 2010 5:06:03 PM

What about adding another GTX 260 to run in SLI? A 5850 would provide you with generally better performance, but it wouldn't be a big upgrade. The main thing you would get is eyefinity and DX11. A 5770 would actually be a little slower or just as fast as your current card depending on if you have the sp192 or an sp 216 card.
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