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XFX Ati 5830 or GTX260 ???

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 15, 2010 4:04:12 PM

Hello,sorry a noob on here , have read forums but need a straight answer lol.
I've been offered a new 5830 £90 or a second hand GTX260 £70.
At present i'm running Q6600 3.0 GHZ , 4 Gig ddr2 800mhz running @ 998mhz ,BFG 8800GT 675-950 .
I play all the latest games 1650*1050 .
I know the rig is getting dated but hoping a new card will give me another year .
Will i see a big difference with these other cards ? Is there a decent driver or flash to 5870 for the 5830 ? i am on a budget so cannot afford 5850 (would be nice) can you tell how much gain a 5830 would give over a 8800GT ? and will my prosecssor be good enough ??
Thank you Thor

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a c 130 U Graphics card
May 15, 2010 4:56:48 PM

Yes, grab the HD5830. It's better than the GTX260, and should max games at your resolution just fine.
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2010 5:09:25 PM

The GTX 260 compares to the ATI 5770 performance wise. The ATI 5830 is definitely the better of the two cards you've been offered. Both will provide a substantial improvement over your 8800GT. :)  At your resolution, both will play games very well.

Overall, the ATI 5830 is the best of the two.
May 15, 2010 5:39:55 PM

Thank you for your replies i think £90 is a great price and just hope they bring out some better drivers ...