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Best Card for My System - Thinking About 5770 or 5830

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July 17, 2010 5:38:13 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of the month BUDGET RANGE: $150-$200 max Before Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Crysis, MW2, etc), Design (CS5, Visual Studio), Internet browsing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT w/ OCZ Fatal1ty 550 watt PSU (can upgrade if I get a card on the lower end of my budget)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: In my signature.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Preferably ATI, don't mind if there's an Nvidia card for less with comparable performance.

OVERCLOCKING: Probably SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've been thinking either the 5770 or 5830. Which one should I get? And from which company (XFX, Sapphire, etc)?

Thanks!
a c 145 U Graphics card
July 17, 2010 5:45:34 PM

at your resolution 5770 should be fine (for most game). so far the only nvidia card that will fit well within your budget is GTX460 (the one with 768mb memory)
July 17, 2010 5:51:36 PM

The GTX 460 would be a good choice since it has physx and all other great stuff nvidia has to offer which ati don't and its a little bit faster than a 5830 aswell especially in future dx 11 games that uses tessellation.

but since you have decided not to go nvidia, the 5830 obviously is the choice if you can afford it.
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a c 183 U Graphics card
July 17, 2010 6:01:38 PM

Before ditching the green team, read a few reviews on the GTX460 like this one:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-460-gf104-fer...


I agree that the HD5770 is enough for 1440x900, but, given you have a fairly up to date system, I think you would be better off spending a little more and aiming for the GTX460.
a c 145 U Graphics card
July 17, 2010 6:05:15 PM

combatpro said:
The GTX 460 would be a good choice since it has physx and all other great stuff nvidia has to offer which ati don't and its a little bit faster than a 5830 aswell especially in future dx 11 games that uses tessellation.

but since you have decided not to go nvidia, the 5830 obviously is the choice if you can afford it.


IMHO things like physx is not a really a deal breaker because not many games using physx as their physic engine. as oppose to what you're saying ati cards will also let you game on three monitor using only one card. performance wise GTX460 768mb is trading blows with 5830.

but if the OP using software that only supports CUDA then its a different story
a c 145 U Graphics card
July 17, 2010 6:12:47 PM

if i'm not mistaken at stock clock 5830 and 460 768mb is pretty much on par but if i'm not mistaken in overall test 460 768mb still win
July 17, 2010 6:37:24 PM

renz496 said:
IMHO things like physx is not a really a deal breaker because not many games using physx as their physic engine. as oppose to what you're saying ati cards will also let you game on three monitor using only one card. performance wise GTX460 768mb is trading blows with 5830.

but if the OP using software that only supports CUDA then its a different story


i just mentioned physx as an example of one of their features which ati don't have, and also as i said judging by several sources on the latest drivers, the gtx 460 is a little bit faster than the 5830 and especially in dx11 games that uses tessilation.
July 17, 2010 6:43:43 PM

GTX 460. Not sure about US prices but shouldnt be much over 200 bucks. If it is it would still be the smartest purchase. Its almost as good as the HD 5850 and it SLIs like a king
July 17, 2010 6:57:37 PM

Hmm... I had originally said ATI because I was under the impression they had better cards for the money. However, seeing those benchmark tests and reading the reviews, the GTX 460 does look like a good card, especially since I'm at a lower resolution. I looked on Newegg, all the GTX 460 768 MB types are at $199 with free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Given that they are all the same price, which one should I shoot for, assuming nothing changes between now and the next month.
a c 183 U Graphics card
July 18, 2010 10:56:24 AM

@ The Chasm: Until the release of the GTX460, ATI were the better choice, it just shows how quickly things can change.
Given the 'low' resolution, the 768 Mb cards will be fine and have enough performance in reserve to handle a larger monitor should you upgrade at some stage later.
With prices being so similar, EVGA seem the better choice, simply for their long warranty and would be my top choice.
Things will change ;)  , just shop around for the best deal when the time comes.
Anonymous
July 18, 2010 11:29:42 AM

Before the GTX460, I would have said 5770 (with a good OC it will reach 5830 performance)

5830 always has been a little expensive where it sits on the performance charts and would recommend the step up to 5850 instead as 5850 is great value for money in performance terms.

But the 460 is faster than 5830 without a doubt, and presents better value for money in the performance charts.

But the 5770 will work perfectly in your machine for a lot less.

Your choice, Extra cost and extra horsepower or great price and fixed performance.

My personal choice would be the 5770 on your rig, it will give you plenty of performance through the time to your next upgrade and possibly better monitor!
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