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April 5, 2010 9:11:44 PM

Okay im not going to play alot of pc games but im mostly going to do a lot of emulation games(like dolphin and pcsx2). Im probably only going to play like 2 or 3 pc games like need for speed(no crysis) and im gaming at 1920x1080p. My cpu is an i7 860. I could save 50 bucks by going to a gtx 275 if the 5850 is just better for PC games.Also i do alot of video editing as well. What should i get :fou: 

And yes saving 50 bucks is a great deal to me XP

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April 5, 2010 9:19:22 PM

If saving a few bucks is a big deal to you, I bet a 5770 at $150 would be an even better deal for you. It should be plenty of power for everything you are doing, and its way cheaper, and WAY less power than a GTX275 (which is a waste of money right now).
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April 5, 2010 9:27:07 PM

flyinfinni said:
If saving a few bucks is a big deal to you, I bet a 5770 at $150 would be an even better deal for you. It should be plenty of power for everything you are doing, and its way cheaper, and WAY less power than a GTX275 (which is a waste of money right now).



Well I am more than willing to pay $200-300 for my gpu. But i dont want to drop down to a 5770 really, i was hoping to find a good card for around $250 for mostly pcsx2 and dolphin emulation
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April 5, 2010 9:31:47 PM

Do you need the power of a 5850 for those programs? I've not done them so I'm not sure. But if you are going to spend in that range, the 5850 is the only choice, no question about it. GTX 275 is way over-priced and under-powered compared to the 5850.
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April 5, 2010 10:07:30 PM

Yup- thus why I said 5850 or 5770 with a definitive NO WAY on the 275 :-D
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April 5, 2010 10:09:28 PM

Apart from the GTS250 and down cards there is no good buy from Nvidia until in a week or so (only time will tell)
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April 5, 2010 10:10:20 PM

I decided to go with the 5850 :) 

I was trying to see if i could get a better deal but a 5850 is still nice to have.

Nvidia :pfff: 
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a c 1429 U Graphics card
April 5, 2010 10:10:55 PM

Enjoy!
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April 5, 2010 10:11:17 PM

Best answer selected by DXcellence718.
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a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2010 10:13:40 PM

Enjoy- the 5850 is SWEET, and really is a great deal.
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a c 248 U Graphics card
April 6, 2010 12:58:15 AM

The GTS 250 is all you would need I think for those kinds of games....can be had for as little as $39 on newegg if ya count the free game ($50 value) that comes in the combos w/ it ....game titles change daily it seems....

The 275 is way overpriced. The 260 was great when it was $155 but at $215 its 10% performance advantage doesn't justify the extra $60 over the 5770.

.....after that, it's between the lower priced 5850 or the nVidia 470. which has the lowest price / performance ratio in dollars per frame (based upon all dx11 games tested at high settings @ 1920 x 1200). If you have a small case or PSU is borderline, I'd go w/ the 5850. In a full tower with good cooling and PSU, I like the 470.

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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2010 4:59:09 PM

#1- thread is already marked as Solved
#2- Price range goes up to $300- 470 is out of the range.
#3- none of those games are anywhere close to a $50 value- see my response in another thread that shows the most expensive one of those games maxes at $26.
#4- the 260 at $215 is $80 more than the best deal on a 5770 right now. Also- even at equal prices, the DX11 compatibility makes up for the whatever performance difference there is (plus the lower power consumption and heat).
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April 9, 2010 2:41:53 AM

#1 Consider for a moment that others may be interested in the info. That is why we politely ask that peeps use the SEARCH button.

#2 We didn't know what the sale price of the 470 would be until it actually went on sale which it has now at an avg price that is $28 (8.5%) above the avg price of the 5850....more importantly perhaps you didn't notice but the OP bought a 5850, which is above the $300 limit you're trying to limit the discussion to .....the average newegg price of his selected card ....the 5850 .... is $326. Only one ....a Powercolor (ewww) can be had for $300.

#3 Newegg has Resident Evil 5 for $49.95 ... game selections are changing daily.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

#4 The 5770 is a solid card for 1650 x 1050 and below, at the OP's resolution, 1920 x 1200 in DX11 w/ a 5770 isn't cutting it.


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