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What is the real world comparison between 5800's and the new Fermi Cards?

I would like to address this question to tech gurus and enthusiast alike.

1.Will the newly released Fermi cards beat the 5800's by a respectable margin?

2.How will the new 5900's compare with the fermi cards with respect to high end gaming

3. Which card will i need to play recently released games @ 1440 x 900
(IE. RESIDENT EVIL 5, MW2, BIOSHOCK2)

computer specs

INTEL CORE 2 QUAD @ 2.66 STOCK
ASUS P5Q SE2
4 GB 667 KINGSTON VALUE RAM
INNO3D GEFORCE 9600GT (FOR UPG)
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200RPM 320 GB SATA
LITE-ON DVD-RW SATA DRIVE
ACBEL TRUEPOWER 660 WATTS 80 CERT
LG 19" LCD MONITOR NATIVE 1440X900
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  1. 1. Respectable? That's perspective. Both the GTX470 and the GTX480 beat the HD5850 and the H5870 by 10%, respectively.

    2. The 5900's look to be the top-end cards for quite some time. Without getting too much into tech-talk, it's nigh impossible to make a GTX495 with the GTX470 parts.

    3. An HD5770 will play all those games maxed out. Unless you plan on upgrading (your monitor) soon, a $150 card will be fine.
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    2. The 5900's look to be the top-end cards for quite some time. Without getting too much into tech-talk, it's nigh impossible to make a GTX495 with the GTX470 parts.


    Eh, a 470 doesn't pull much more juice then a 280 did, and that didn't stop NVIDIA from making a 295. It'll be made, it'll put up numbers, it will be hot, and be inefficent. Same as all X2 GPU's really.

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    3. An HD5770 will play all those games maxed out. Unless you plan on upgrading (your monitor) soon, a $150 card will be fine.


    Heck, a 260 could max the games he listed, let alone a 5770. Right now, I recommend a 4890 simply due to its lowered price.
  3. 5770 due to DX11 and lonegevity.

    A 295 was 2x GTX275 with GTX260 clocks, IIRC. I never really figured it out though.
  4. Thank you for the swift response . I was planning to buy an ATI radeon 5850

    since based on the reviews and benchmark perfomance it really does stand out.

    Argghh.... Now I'm more confused. Which would be a better choice price to

    performance wise a 5770, 5850 or god ol' 4890. btw, I want to be able to play at

    least a year more of the upcoming popular game titles. and maybe upgrade to an

    i7 later this year. cheers!!!
  5. For performance lowest => 5770 - 4890 - 5850 => Highest, but the 4890 does not support DX11 and at that resolution you wont need the higher end cards (unless you intend to upgarde your monitor) so a 5770 should be fine
  6. Best answer
    What sort of budget are you on?
    Running a 5850 and an i7 CPU through a 1440 x900 screen would seem a bit of a waste to me, its a combo that is screaming out for a bigger better screen.
    If you cant get a bigger screen, maybe you jus dont have room ? then a 5770 and an i5 set up may be a better alternative for you.

    Mactronix [Edited because i just woke up :)]
  7. Dual GPU cards only scale well at high resolutuions. At least 1920x1080. Scales even better at 2560x1600.

    To be honest 1440x900 isn't very big. It is a bit more than half the pixels of a 1920x1200 screen. Do you don't need a very powerful GPU to drive that resolution.
  8. Best answer selected by redblade_88.
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