460 1GB vs 5770 1 GB

So I almost decided on going for the MSI HAWK 5770HD for 180$, and now Nvidia drops the 460...

so:
a) Do you expect a price drop for the 5770 in the coming days.
b)should I go for the 460 anyway
c)I figured my 480W HEC PSU would do for the 5770, no worries for the 460 either right?
(CPU is 6550, if I get lucky it might become a Q8400 soon)
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  1. I would definitely get a 460 over a 5770.

    In theory, AMD has to drop their prices to compete with the 460. At least the 5830 does. Which should trickle down. I suppose their 5850 and higher cards don't really need to change at this time, although we'll see what happens.
  2. a) yes but only slightly
    b) depends on if you're a fan of overclocking i'd say 460 will outperform 5770 stock but peopel are overclocking 5770 cards pretty well so depends on what your intent is
    c) as long as its a simple setup ie 1-2 case fans 1 dvd or blueray drive, 1-2 hard drives and one video card probably but if you have a plethora o hard drives, a case that doubles as a jet turbine engine, multiple drives and over clock everything then no i'd upgrade psu as well .. really as long as you use stock clocksi'd say you'll do fine with this psu
  3. g00fysmiley said:
    a) yes but only slightly
    b) depends on if you're a fan of overclocking i'd say 460 will outperform 5770 stock but peopel are overclocking 5770 cards pretty well so depends on what your intent is
    c) as long as its a simple setup ie 1-2 case fans 1 dvd or blueray drive, 1-2 hard drives and one video card probably but if you have a plethora o hard drives, a case that doubles as a jet turbine engine, multiple drives and over clock everything then no i'd upgrade psu as well .. really as long as you use stock clocksi'd say you'll do fine with this psu


    Just to clear up b), the 460 OCs better. In fact, in one review they had it up to 940 core, and in SLI these two 460s performed the same as CF 5870s stock. In some instances, a stock 460 can even compete with a 5850, and is almost always a little faster than a 5830.
  4. I would get a 460 for sure. Just my two cents.
  5. I bought a 5770 from Fry's a couple weeks ago - so should still be able to return it...
    I'd hate to cut'n'run like that, however I would hope SLI would live up to the hype.
  6. Definitely go for the GTX 460. The regular 5770s are great for the price, but more expensive models like the HAWK don't make as much sense now that the 460s are out.
  7. yea. i was basing my overclocking statment on the 465 but after some reasearch the 460 appears to be a much better card for overclocking, kinda impressive actually. you could get better performance out of it than a 465
  8. The only "yikes" / concern I might have for SLI is the PSU - I've got 1 650W which may not be enough, considering a 460 was shown to suck 338W at full load....

    However, rather than spending another $90, I think I can take an old 350W PSU and re-wire it dedicated to 1 GPU (while the other off the main PSU). Only draw-back is the extra power cable, which is insignificant.
  9. hythos said:
    The only "yikes" / concern I might have for SLI is the PSU - I've got 1 650W which may not be enough, considering a 460 was shown to suck 338W at full load....

    However, rather than spending another $90, I think I can take an old 350W PSU and re-wire it dedicated to 1 GPU (while the other off the main PSU). Only draw-back is the extra power cable, which is insignificant.


    That 338 would be for the whole system. Not just the video card.
  10. Just my contribution, 460 hands down.
  11. LOL k thanks Notty22; SLI should be safe within 650W then, considering the GTX480 SLI isn't over double that of a single card, and to assume the 460 would follow suit.
  12. by the way i own the MSI R5770 HAWK in crossfire and if you overclock it, i managed to get my core clock to 1025MHz and the memory clock to 1410MHz. so you can't beat that and the price of the MSI is £130 which is about $197 if your American and the cheapest stock 460 cost £150 which is about $228.
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