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Directx11, or a faster card?

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July 11, 2010 2:56:02 AM

I want something fast, so I was looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But then somebody mentioned DX11 to me, and I began to rethink things. I would probably choose something cheaper, but something along the lines of: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would I notice a difference in the memory interface? Should I go with DX11 for future proofing?

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July 11, 2010 3:08:12 AM

HD4870 is comparable in performance with HD5770 and needs to be substantially cheaper to be bought in front of the HD5770. Looks like that XFX card is that on this weekend deal.
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July 11, 2010 3:21:32 AM

So even though the 4870 has twice the bus that the 5770 has, they are about the same?
So it would be a better choice to stick with the 5770.
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July 11, 2010 3:24:49 AM

DX11 is nice but there are few games that support it although we see more and more coming out. Between those cards there is about $40 difference (counting shipping) which to me is in favor of the HD4870 card.
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July 11, 2010 3:30:32 AM

I think by the time new games that use Directx11 come out it would be time to upgrade, which gives the dx11 cards time to drop a bit.
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July 11, 2010 3:32:18 AM

In the link it only shows a 512mb 4870, so with that in mind would a 1g version stack up slightly better?
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July 11, 2010 3:36:53 AM

If I was going to spend 190-200 dollars, there are HD 5830's I would pick out.
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July 11, 2010 4:45:03 AM

falseg0d said:
In the link it only shows a 512mb 4870, so with that in mind would a 1g version stack up slightly better?

With AA and AF turned on a 1Gb card is going to stack up better.
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July 11, 2010 5:05:35 AM

I like that last card you posted jyjjy.
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July 11, 2010 8:50:18 AM

It's the best priced HD5770 on the egg at the moment.
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July 11, 2010 9:13:41 AM

Also when playing games with a 5770 you will probably turn dx11 off because the frames will drop too low
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July 11, 2010 9:32:37 AM

erdinger said:
Also when playing games with a 5770 you will probably turn dx11 off because the frames will drop too low

You just entirely made that up.
In some titles DX11 has only a small performance hit and in others it actually improves performance. On top of that he never even mentioned his resolution which would be key info before even considering making a statement like you made.
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July 11, 2010 10:02:04 AM

You're not going to GET DX11 by video card alone. You realize you need W7 or Vista too, right ? Having said that, Dx11 on that card WILL dampen it's performance. The benchmark numbers are basically the same but the performance is not. A 4870 1gig would be a better choice for that. The 5770 will run much cooler though. Would be nice if you told us what the rest of your hardware was and what OS you use and what resolution you game at.
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July 11, 2010 10:05:49 AM

swifty_morgan said:
The benchmark numbers are basically the same but the performance is not. A 4870 1gig would be a better choice for that.

What does this even mean?
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July 11, 2010 9:26:44 PM

Looking over that build it looks like most of the combos you picked out are about the best you are going to do price-wise, so good job there. The only one I would change is the HD/PSU combo.
Considering the motherboards you are considering aren't crossfire the 650w Corsair is really more than necessary; even their 400w can easily cover the system you are looking at. Also while the Caviar Black is very good the Samsung Spinpoint F3 drive is generally considered slightly faster and is $10 cheaper.
This combo is will save you $30;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
OCZ is a good brand and the 550w is still overkill for your purposes.
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July 11, 2010 10:08:35 PM

I chose the 650 so I could future proof upgrades, and I have heard OCZ ram is terrible, so I just continued that over to all of their products. I chose corsair because they are very reliable imo.

As for the OS I'm a student, so I can get Win7 64 pro for a lot cheaper than I could anywhere else.
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July 11, 2010 10:09:38 PM

Some do apparently and he did list wanting an OS in the thread. I do know suggesting pirating on this board is highly frowned upon though.
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July 11, 2010 10:11:28 PM

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Umm download windows 7 off the internet like the rest of us. People actually pay for an OS?


Surprisingly yes =O I prefer a legit OS with a cd in case something happens.
I also prefer ninjas over pirates. kthx
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July 11, 2010 10:16:23 PM

falseg0d said:
I chose the 650 so I could future proof upgrades, and I have heard OCZ ram is terrible, so I just continued that over to all of their products. I chose corsair because they are very reliable imo.

As for the OS I'm a student, so I can get Win7 64 pro for a lot cheaper than I could anywhere else.

OCZ ram is usually good as well. Dunno where you got any of that from.
Corsair is one of the best but 650w is still overkill, especially from them and on your budget you would be better off putting the money towards other components. The only upgrade that you could make in the future that would require such a PSU is adding another HD5770 and those motherboards you are looking at don't allow for it. The 550w OCZ should be capable for crossfired HD5770s in any case. If you would prefer a 600w I think there's a combo on the HD for one for $5 more.
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July 11, 2010 10:28:23 PM

I think a while back they had one particular line of ram that was quite poor but even then overall they were good. There is usually better priced ram though. For PSUs they are one of the best combos of quality and price lately.
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July 12, 2010 12:20:15 AM

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Umm download windows 7 off the internet like the rest of us. People actually pay for an OS?



and here's the reason why pc gaming takes second place to consoles... it's because of thieves.
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