Nvidia or ATI?

Hello, I want to buy a graphic card...at medium/low price. The problem is: Nvidia or ATI?
I would like to try a nvidia card, but ATI has better solutions to graphic cards.

In one hand Nvidia has phisys and CUDA. In the other hand some cards of ATI already have DX11 and most of them runs on ddr5.

Would you help me to choice?
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  1. CUDA/Physx/DX11 are nice but when you are working with a small budget it is best to choose based almost entirely on the most performance you can get for the amount of money you have to spend.
    Tell us your budget, location and more about your computer including the processor, power supply and native resolution of your monitor.
  2. I guess it's what your definition of 'medium/low price' is, as well as the resolution you're running. You either need one powerful card, or two cards to run PhysX, and that can be costly, and the technology isn't too widespread in games.

    A happy medium is probably the ATI 5750/5770, if DX11 is important to you. 4870's are also pretty cheap on Newegg with rebates, but they are DX10.
  3. What budget and uses do you have in mind? Also good to know more about your PC (PSU, CPU, memory, etc) for better advice. Depending on the GPU you decided met your needs, you might have to upgrade your PSU as well to meet the GPUs power requirements.
  4. I have none components at moment...I'm thinking on buying a computer at pieces.
    I have no idea with who I'm talking, and i'm not a wise man speeking english :)
    I'm from Portugal...and I pretend spent around 500€. But I want that by 500€ to had a long life computer.

    I pretend a AMD athlon x2 with 3.2ghz, 4Gb of ddr3 DC, a power suply of 600w, hardDisk of 500GB, and one motherboard not so expensive.

    I Like play games, so... give me your opinion
    Thanks
  5. Quote:
    I have none components at moment...I'm thinking on buying a computer at pieces.
    I have no idea with who I'm talking, and i'm not a wise man speeking english :)
    I'm from Portugal...and I pretend spent around 500€. But I want that by 500€ to had a long life computer.

    I pretend a AMD athlon x2 with 3.2ghz, 4Gb of ddr3 DC, a power suply of 600w, hardDisk of 500GB, and one motherboard not so expensive.

    I Like play games, so... give me your opinion
    Thanks

    Right now all the Nvidia budget cards are pretty bad I would go with ATI until Nvidia releases proper budget cards.
  6. I would recommend an ATI HD5770 in your case. Very capable and fits into your plans nicely. Your English is just fine.

    Boa sorte! (via Google Translate)
  7. What mark should I buy?(gainward, asus, evga, gigabyte, etc...)
    I will visit france soon, should I buy there?
    Don't you know if nvidia will launch new graphic cards with DX11 soon?
    (I have forget some verbal times, so I'm sorry :))
    Good luck! And I don't need use google xD
  8. For ATI cards, I prefer Sapphire or Asus brands. I have both and have been very happy with them. I am not sure which on-line sources you have in Portugal, but here in the US you can usually get most hardware significantly cheaper (lower cost) on-line than in local stores.

    If I were you, I would compare local (even French) and on-line sources to find the best deal.
  9. XFX double lifetime warranty is great.
  10. The XFX double lifetime warranty is only for the US and in general I think it's value is overstated. 3 years is fine for a video card.
  11. I think saphire is nice...
    whith 1GB...
    The same asus is more expensive... to do the same...
    if i buy hd 5770 i will spend more than i thought...
    and why have saphire launch 2 diferent hd 5770? one with like she has a box where we see just the fan, and another that we can see inside the card.
    how much cost that card in usa?
  12. In the US (at newegg.com), you can get the 5770 for as little as $159.99US with free shipping. There are other versions of the 5770 that offer different cooling devices, but the basic (and least expensive) version works just fine.

    If the price is a little high for your budget, you can consider the the 5670 for $109.99US. It offers good overall performance for less money.

    Now, if DX11 is not a big deal for you, you can find some great deals for HD4850 and HD4870 GPUs. Both will handle the most games admirably, but will lack DX11 support.

    In your planned budget, what amount have you set aside for your GPU?
  13. In the US the HD5770 is $150-160.
    You haven't mentioned anything about a monitor. Are you going to buy one or do you already have one, and if so what is its native resolution?
  14. I amount around 100-115€ and that hd 5770 cost 150€ at the cheaper that i found.
    I have a monitor... its a old LG Flatron L1710s with 1280x1024 at max resolution I think.
    I have a old pc too, with a 9600pro(ATI)...it can't runs even 3.0 pixel shaders.pff :(
    That's wy I want a new start, but this time I want to choose the all thing!;)
  15. For 1280x1024 something like an HD5750/HD4850/GTS 250 should be very good. They should also be significantly cheaper than the HD5770.
  16. jyjjy is spot on with great cards for your price range and monitor. Good advice and if you don't need DX11, the 4850 will fly at your resolution (1280x1024).
  17. jyjjy said:
    The XFX double lifetime warranty is only for the US and in general I think it's value is overstated. 3 years is fine for a video card.

    It's not in Canada? Just wondering.

    Yeah the GTS250/4850/5750 will be perfect for you.
  18. Userremoved said:
    It's not in Canada? Just wondering.


    XFX's lifetime warranty is also available to Canadians. I registered both my 4870's on the site without a hitch.
  19. DokkRokken said:
    XFX's lifetime warranty is also available to Canadians. I registered both my 4870's on the site without a hitch.

    Thank you!
  20. jyjjy said:
    For 1280x1024 something like an HD5750/HD4850/GTS 250 should be very good. They should also be significantly cheaper than the HD5770.


    +1 :bounce:
  21. Consider the following before you buy a new card:
    1. At what resolution are you going to play?
    2. Type of games you play.
    3. Price/Performance ratio between similar NVIDIA and ATI cards
    4. Is your CPU powerful enough to handle your new card?
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