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Graphics Card Upgrade Help

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 9, 2010 7:44:00 PM

From what I've researched:

Radeon HD 4870 > Radeon HD 4850 > Geforce GTX 260 OC’d (I am unaware of the speeds) > Radeon HD 5770 > Radeon HD 5750.
(Please correct me if I am wrong, I haven’t had much experience with graphics cards.)

Anyway, I cannot decide on which of these I should purchase. I'd like to the best experience possible for gaming. As I am aware, these cards are in the £70-100 price range and feature 512MB RAM, which is what I'm after - I don't want to spend anymore than this.

I am seeking advice on which of these cards is best OR a recommendation of something else in relation to the information I have given.

*Additional Notes* - I am upgrading from an old AGP system (with a new motherboard, etc) and I am not sure about upgrading again in the near future. Please consider such things as DirectX 11 compatibility, thermal specifications (wrong terminology?), POSSIBLE overclocking AND I don’t intend to do SLI/Crossfire. I do not mind whether the card is nVidia or ATI.

All help is appreciated.

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 7:49:01 PM

well of those cards listed i would choose the 5770 :) 
May 9, 2010 8:15:01 PM

Derbixrace said:
well of those cards listed i would choose the 5770 :) 

Thank you, I will take it into more consideration :) 
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 10:17:43 PM

the GTX260, ATI 4870 and 5770 all offer similar performance. The 5770 offers DX11 and better power efficiency

the GTS250, ATI 4850 and 5750 all offer similar performance. The 5750 offers DX11 and better power efficiency

of those cards listed above, the ATI 5770 would be my first choice. It offers a very good price for performance in the USA. You would need to check your market prices.
a c 189 U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 10:16:10 AM

From the list above then i would say grab HD5770, dx,11, less heat, less power consumption, good for large monitor, this card will last longer than the other cards above... :) 
a c 175 U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 2:40:55 PM

I don't know that I considered all of those options, but I recently upgraded to a HD5770 and have no regrets. I chose a model from XFX. The cooler isn't loud even during games, and it sips juice.
May 10, 2010 4:56:11 PM

Thank you all for your help and the warm welcome :D . At the moment I'm with the 5770 :p  . I'm not going to jump to a conclusion straight away as there is still alot of thinking for me to do :) .