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Xfx hd 5770 xxx or gtx 260 superclocked

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May 3, 2010 1:20:35 AM

Hey guys I'm having trouble deciding wheteher to get a xfx hd 5770 xxx or a nvidia gtx 260 superclocked edition. I am not a very serious gamer but i like my games to look good when i do play. So what I am asking is which of these cards is a better value. i.e. which one is faster. and how much will the dx11 of the hd 5770 compare to the dx10 of the gtx 260. THANKS GUYS


links:
xfx hd 5770 xxx:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
gtx 260 superclocked::http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
May 3, 2010 1:38:58 AM

you will get better performance out of a that gtx 260. it's marginal though--definetly not worth the extra 40$. grab yourself a 5770, do you have a crossfire capable motherboard? if you do then when you save up another 160$ and grab a second 5770 in a few months. when crossfired they approach 5870 performance (for ~100$ less)
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a b U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 1:52:41 AM

get the 5770, but don't buy an OC'ed one, chances are the stack one you can get will go to those levels anyways (its really not that much)

$210 for the GTX260 is outrageous
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 2:06:20 AM

^+1
Just get a regular HD5770. There's no reason to pay someone else to OC your card for you. You can do it on your own easily and to better effect. This one is a good brand, a good deal and allows you to modify the core voltage for higher overclocking potential;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 3, 2010 2:42:00 AM

vetteman_11 said:
Hey guys I'm having trouble deciding wheteher to get a xfx hd 5770 xxx or a nvidia gtx 260 superclocked edition. I am not a very serious gamer but i like my games to look good when i do play. So what I am asking is which of these cards is a better value. i.e. which one is faster. and how much will the dx11 of the hd 5770 compare to the dx10 of the gtx 260. THANKS GUYS


links:
xfx hd 5770 xxx:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
gtx 260 superclocked::http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


* and also what is the cheapest psu that i can get that will still run these cards well*
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May 3, 2010 2:44:22 AM

what is a good psu that will run booth of these cards well, and also be cheaper
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 6:50:58 AM

I would recommend going for a good brand like Corsair or Antec. A 400w should be fine for the HD5770. The GTX 260 uses a lot more power so I'd probably want a 500w for that.
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a b U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 7:00:08 AM

jyjjy said:
I would recommend going for a good brand like Corsair or Antec. A 400w should be fine for the HD5770. The GTX 260 uses a lot more power so I'd probably want a 500w for that.


Depending on his CPU, those ratings seem a little low don't you think?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 10:40:42 AM

No?
They are appropriate for the brands I suggested at least.
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May 3, 2010 5:36:06 PM

Don't get less than a 500w PSU if you plan to crossfire in the future, OR upgrade that video card in that rig. Either option will require at least 80% efficient @ 500w to be safe.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 9:56:53 PM

For Crossfire yes, for an upgrade, well you have no idea what card he may upgrade to at some point or what kind of power it will need. Stating they need a certain PSU for an imaginary future card is ridiculous.
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May 4, 2010 7:54:16 PM

jyjjy suggested that i get the Asus EAH5770. how does that compare to the normal ati hd 5770?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 4, 2010 10:41:38 PM

Like I said the main difference is that it allows you to raise the core voltage for more overclocking potential. It's also got a different cooler than reference design that is likely better.
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May 7, 2010 4:06:05 PM

Well, I really think 500W is really low, but i'm not sure. Try http://www.extreme.outervision.com/

There you can input your configuration and the page calculates the needed power and the recommended.
You can even consider the small loss that will happen over time. It's a great service. They consider even what everyone seems to forget. You'll notice when you try it.

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May 7, 2010 7:27:48 PM

Grab the 5770 man. The Sapphire Vapor-X one runs really cool and really quiet, and they generally OC fairly well. Plus they perform really nicely if you can grab a second one down the road and Xfire
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