ATI 5770 or NVIDIA GTX 260?

I'm wondering which one of these I should get for my desktop. On the one hand, the GTX 260 performs better (according to http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html), but on the other hand it doesn't support DirectX 11 like the 5770. I'm not a hardcore gamer by any means, but I still want to be able to play games at a moderately high setting level, so what should I get?
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  1. Given the similar performance, I would go with the 5770 as not only is it new tech, but it is $40 cheaper than the 260 which is not much better
  2. area61 said:
    The 5770 is slightly slower from the 260, but its a newer tech and has hosts of new features and cheaper as well
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131328

    The 260 will be gone pretty soon. but its a solid card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500160


    Would the slower fps be very noticeable and significant? Or will it be by just a few frames? Which one would you say is the better one to get for now? (as I do tend to eventually upgrade to something better later on in the year maybe)
  3. The 5770 is slightly slower from the 260, but its a newer tech and has hosts of new features and cheaper as well
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131328

    The 260 will be gone pretty soon. but its a solid card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500160
  4. What resolution ar you playing at? Realistically, if a game is causing the 5770 to struggle, the 260 isn't fairing much better. If you are looking to upgrade in time then the $40 less that the 5770 is even more of a case for buying it
  5. well, as for me, either one of this would do
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106792627%201067940678&name=Radeon%20HD%204870

    the hd4870 is as fast as the gtx260, but cheaper.Since you will be upgrading again, this would be the best bet
  6. asteldian said:
    What resolution ar you playing at? Realistically, if a game is causing the 5770 to struggle, the 260 isn't fairing much better. If you are looking to upgrade in time then the $40 less that the 5770 is even more of a case for buying it


    I'll be playing at 1920 x 1080 (full HD I believe). Atleast that's the plan.
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