Graphic card upgrade

Just finished upgrading my computer to the AMD Phenom X6 and 890G Motherboard. I have a fairly recent 512MB Radeon 4850 card. Looking for an upgrade in the $200 range. I have come up with a Nvidia GTX 460 or Radeon 5770. Are those what I should be looking at and if so, which it the better choice? thanks in advance!

(PS, I'd like a card with a default fan that is pretty quiet if possible)
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  1. Get an HD5770 considering you have a Crossfire motherboard. Add another one in a few months.
  2. His board isn't necessarily crossfire. It may only have a single slot.
  3. Oh yeah, the board I have is not XFire.
  4. 5830 if it can fit your case, and don't mind the lack of physx. it penforms about the same as a gtx460 for $30 less.

    they have one at $185 on newegg after rebate
  5. Huh, I thought all 890xx chipsets were CF.
  6. What is your monitor's native resolution?
  7. shadow187 said:
    Huh, I thought all 890xx chipsets were CF.

    Oops, you are correct, It does have Crossfire. Hmm. I really didn't want to buy two cards, but I suppose I could pick up another 4850.
  8. jyjjy said:
    What is your monitor's native resolution?


    Its 1920x1200
  9. Get a single HD5770 NOW, and then get another one later. CF doesn't take long to setup.
  10. shadow187 said:
    Huh, I thought all 890xx chipsets were CF.

    3 of the 15 890GX board on newegg at the moment only have 1 PCIEx16 slot.
  11. If you don't plan on getting another card I would go for the GTX 460. If you would like it as an option in the future grab an HD5770 or save up a bit more and get an HD5850.
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