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Nvidia gtx 260 vs ati 5770

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April 14, 2010 2:31:42 AM

Hello,
i want to buy graphics card, which should i buy "nvidia gtx 260" or "ATI 5770".
i am nvidia supportor but i want extreme gaming. so which is best.

My computer specifications are:
Intel core 2 quad Q8200
3gb RAM DDR2
Motherboard DG43NB
PSU 400Watt(i may upgrade it)
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April 14, 2010 2:38:38 AM

The HD5770 could run on your PSU if it has enough amps on the +12volt rail. The GTX260 will not. The GTX260 is slightly more powerful but at the moment costs a lot more. HD5770 has DX11 and eyefinity.
For the reasons above I would select HD5770
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April 14, 2010 2:44:40 AM

i may upgrade PSU to 850watt.
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April 14, 2010 2:50:05 AM

what resolution are you gaming at?

the gtx260 is currently overpriced

if you upgrade your PSU and want "extreme gaming", look into an ATI 5850
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April 14, 2010 2:56:56 AM

haseebbutt10 said:
i may upgrade PSU to 850watt.

That would be an overkill! The GTX 260 runs on 500watt PSU. If you are dead set on GTX260 which is a good card that performs about 1% better than the HD5770 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_5830_Twin_Fro... but last time I checked you pay about $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... versus about $150 for the HD5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
So 1% performance gain = about $50
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April 14, 2010 3:13:03 AM

The 260 is about 10% faster as is the 4870 .... but the 260 has risen in price over the last 6 months from $155 to $215. At $155 it's a no brainer...at $215, overpriced.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2856/14

The value of the 5770 in particular is clearly not going to be in its performance. Compared to AMD’s 4870, it loses well more than it wins, and if we throw out Far Cry 2, it’s around 10% slower overall. It also spends most of its time losing to NVIDIA’s GTX 260, which unfortunately the 4870 didn’t have so much trouble with..

I'll pay 20% more for a 10% performance increase but I won't pay 33%....I'd buy the 5770....assuming of course you are committed to 1650 x 1050 gaming for the life of the card. At 1920 res, the entry point is the 5850 / 470 . Both have a "dollars per frame" cost of about $9.00
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April 14, 2010 3:17:30 AM

Jack there was a 10% gap at the release of the HD5770 but the driver updates have closed it down to 1% as you can see in the link I posted
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April 15, 2010 11:12:18 AM

Just tell me. which should i buy?

Can I play games like Crysis 2, mass effect 2 and assassins creed 2 on any of these?
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April 15, 2010 11:23:16 AM

Jack your quoting an article thats 6 months old : /

Like rolli59 said, drivers have improved the HD5770's performance to 4870/260 speeds.

@haseebbutt10 A GTX260/HD5770 will play those games fairly well on med/high settings depending on your resolution.

As the HD5770 is so much cheaper than the GTX260 and offers better features it makes sense to go for the 5770
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April 15, 2010 12:28:27 PM

get it if your res is 1680x1050

The GTX260 is more powerful in gaming requires a minimum of 500W psu.and doesnt have DX11 or Eyefinity.

HD5770 is a little less powerful even after new drivers but takes less power and also offers more features

you should go for 5770 as it offers more features and it is cheaper than a GTX260
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April 15, 2010 9:50:50 PM

Between those two I would take the HD5770
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