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June 7, 2010 6:27:40 AM

Please suggest me a graphic card out of following for better gaming performance:

GTX 260 core 216, GTS 250, HD 5850 or HD 5770.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 7, 2010 6:37:41 AM

HD 5850>GTX 260>HD 5770>GTS 250
What resolution do you play at ?
June 7, 2010 7:09:23 AM

I would like to play atleast at 1280*1024.

can i play at the max
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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 7, 2010 8:38:29 AM

For that resolution,a 5770 is more than enough,It can handle games fine on that res
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 7, 2010 11:20:52 AM

Yes, his CPU will bottlenecking HD5770, but it's not so bad since the OP can keep HD5770 for his next PC later... :) 
a c 173 U Graphics card
June 7, 2010 5:22:35 PM

Not sure here. A 5770 is going to be bottlenecked by the 2.8GHz P4. The low CPU bound res will also be a problem. Thankfully you only need 60FPS so I think he'll be ok, assuming the P4 is good enough to provide 60FPS. With a 630i, I would grab a C2D pretty quick. You should be able to run any of the duo, though your limited to the 65nm quads.
June 8, 2010 2:53:53 AM

should I purchase a GTX 260 core 216 or a HD 5770 graphics card.
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 3:47:58 AM

a c 169 U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 6:39:45 AM

Performance wise GTX 260 216SP is better,but 5770 runs cooler,quieter,and supports newer techs like DX11,eyefinity,and for your resolution,like i said a 5770 is more than enough.
But like others said,i would recommend upgrading the CPU too
June 8, 2010 11:13:58 AM

But can i really connect a HD 5770 (PCI-E 2.0 Card) on my XFX nforce 630i Motherboard (PCI-E 1.0a slot). Will it work?
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 11:20:04 AM

It should work, but I've seen some threads on other places wherein they're having problems. It'd be best to check other forums if they have been able make a 5770 work with a 630i.

Worst case - would be incompatible and there'd be no BIOS update available
Semi-worst case - BIOS update would be available but there would be some problems (i.e. long time to boot)
Good case - BIOS update is available and there are no problems
Best case - Would work without a BIOS update
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 2:07:35 PM

Well PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0,so it should work fine
June 9, 2010 2:47:29 AM

But will a HD 5770 (2.0 or 2.1 card) run at full speed on a 1.0 a slot (630i/7100 mob) or will it slow down
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 9, 2010 6:46:08 AM

It won't slow down,because the difference between PCI-E 1.0 and 2.0 isn't much
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2010 7:21:10 AM

isnt much?? so i wasted my money upgradin my mobo for just a gts 250?
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 9, 2010 7:29:59 AM

Here is an old but good review
"For now, the move from PCI Express 1.0a to 2.0 does not result in a performance increase with the current crop of graphics cards. Despite the fact that it doesn't feature the PCIe 2.0 interface, ATI's Radeon HD2900 XT gains two percent more performance, as do the HD3850 and HD3870, as well as Nvidia's Geforce 8800 GT. Such a small improvement could have many causes completely unrelated to the new interface, such as the newer chipset, slightly higher system memory frequency, or simply margin of error.

Whether or not upgrading to a P35 or X38 based motherboard is a worthwhile investment for a single-card system is a matter of personal preference. If you're building a new system from the ground up, we would recommend choosing an X38 board with dual x16 connections for a Crossfire setup. Upgrading a Crossfire system from an Intel 975X or P35 chipset to an X38 will only pay off if you play at resolutions of 1920x1200 or higher."
June 9, 2010 12:18:48 PM

So how much power supply is required for a PCI-E 2.1 card to work in a 1.0 slot in these cases and please suggest one

1) Single Card
2) Cross fire