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GTX 460 or Radeon 5770?

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July 24, 2010 11:38:02 PM

I recently built a computer and I was wondering if I should return my XFX Radeon 5770, as I have 2 weeks left to return it, and get a GTX 460, or keep the 5770? I am mainly looking to play Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2, FSX, and the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops on the highest settings. My price range is about $200, but I can go up to $230 for the 1gb GTX 460. So should I keep the 5770, and when prices drop on those, pick up another for crossfire, or get a GTX 460. If I do get a 460, I may want to do 3d with it, but it's not a priority. Also, what are the pros and cons of each card, so I can take those into consideration?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i7-930 Stock
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Patriot Viper 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
WD Caviar Black 1TB (boot) + Hitachi Deskstar 2TB (extra storage)
Corsair TX950 Power supply
Cooler Master HAF 932 case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks!

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July 25, 2010 12:01:05 AM

I also forgot, I wanted to play GTA 4, and out of all the GTX 460s, which brands/models are the best for warranty/cooling/the brand in general/performance (some cards are stock OC'd, and I don't want to do any OC'ing)

Thanks again
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July 25, 2010 12:47:28 AM

sup man, go for the gtx 460, you will be able to play all the games u mentioned at max settings, even with AA. but just one question, at what resolution will u be playing?
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July 25, 2010 2:40:16 AM

I had 5770's crossfired replaced with a single 460, without aa games fps about the same +-10% with aa all games fps quicker between 10 to 40% go for 460
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July 25, 2010 2:57:50 AM

narwen said:
I had 5770's crossfired replaced with a single 460, without aa games fps about the same +-10% with aa all games fps quicker between 10 to 40% go for 460

Oh really?
The GTX460 isnt THAT good you know.

Unless you have a CPU bottleneck or gaming @1680*1050 or below, the dual 5770s should be at least 20% better than the GTX460. Or the only game play is Far Cry 2.
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July 25, 2010 3:03:22 AM

Shirosaki said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is the best card that already comes OCed. It has been shown to outperform all the other 460's that come OC or aren't OCed.

And why would you pay $20-40 when all you have to do is slide a slider up in Precision/Riva Tuner?
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July 25, 2010 3:07:26 AM

when i played crysis with the 5770 xfire 1920x1080 high settings on aa i got low frame rates in large battles. I now play with 4 aa no slow down. aoc 5770 xfire 1920x1080 max on all settings avg 55 fps now 80 fps.
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July 25, 2010 3:12:38 AM

480 core@800 875k@3.8
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July 25, 2010 3:13:53 AM

narwen said:
when i played crysis with the 5770 xfire 1920x1080 high settings on aa i got low frame rates in large battles. I now play with 4 aa no slow down. aoc 5770 xfire 1920x1080 max on all settings avg 55 fps now 80 fps.

Where they 512MB cards?
Its either that or incorrect/badly configured drivers as dual 5770s should have the same raw power as a GTX470.

Or you were comparing stock 5770s to an heavily overclocked 460.

^^
Typo? Because a GTX480 is OBVIOUSLY better than dual 5770s.
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July 25, 2010 3:18:19 AM

1024mb cards. in all 3dmark tests xfire 5770 are quicker than 460. heaven 2.1 test xfire score 880, 460 904
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July 25, 2010 3:30:47 AM

narwen said:
1024mb cards. in all 3dmark tests xfire 5770 are quicker than 460. heaven 2.1 test xfire score 880, 460 904

Well obviously, since a 5870 cant come close to a 470 in Heaven so that's normal.
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July 25, 2010 3:34:27 AM

5770 oc to 900 core. a thought my board only supports 8x in xfire.
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July 25, 2010 4:56:47 AM

Timop said:
And why would you pay $20-40 when all you have to do is slide a slider up in Precision/Riva Tuner?

Because the guy said he doesn't want to OC.
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July 25, 2010 5:23:46 AM

5770 = cheaper and supports eyefinity ( if you care about it and are willing to spend for 3 monitors )

460 = expensive but worth every penny... could be used similarly to eyefinity if you put another one in SLI

For the PSU and the case you have, its a shame to run it on a 5770 ( low power ) so go for the GTX 1GB 460... and if you think you dont have enough juice, SLI that red woman
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July 25, 2010 10:19:51 PM

Thanks for all the replies! As for OC'ing, I didn't want to OC at first, because I didn't want to risk ruining the card, but if it's just a slider I can adjust, then I can go for a card that's not factory-OC'ed. And if I come across the money do eyefinity, I'd probably spend it on a second card before buying more monitors, so the GTX 460 would make more sense in that aspect. What are the best brands for the GTX 460 1gb that Newegg has in stock, based on quality of the brand + warranty? Palit, Gigabyte, Zotac, Sparkle, Galaxy, or should I wait for the EVGA's to come in stock?
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July 25, 2010 10:20:59 PM

GTX 460 performs close to a HD 5850 and 2 outperforms the HD 5970... Thanks to the amazing scaling in SLi. GTX 460 FTW. Dont go for the HD 5770...
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July 25, 2010 10:21:37 PM

sorry for not reading your post properly. Yes return your HD 5770 and go for the GTX 460 1GB
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July 26, 2010 12:31:28 AM

okini55 said:
GTX 460 performs close to a HD 5850 and 2 outperforms the HD 5970... Thanks to the amazing scaling in SLi. GTX 460 FTW. Dont go for the HD 5770...

No it doesn't, maybe Far Cry 2, but other wise they're mostly on par. XD.
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July 26, 2010 12:50:39 AM

mw2pwner said:
Thanks for all the replies! As for OC'ing, I didn't want to OC at first, because I didn't want to risk ruining the card, but if it's just a slider I can adjust, then I can go for a card that's not factory-OC'ed. And if I come across the money do eyefinity, I'd probably spend it on a second card before buying more monitors, so the GTX 460 would make more sense in that aspect. What are the best brands for the GTX 460 1gb that Newegg has in stock, based on quality of the brand + warranty? Palit, Gigabyte, Zotac, Sparkle, Galaxy, or should I wait for the EVGA's to come in stock?

I'm having a hard time finding it but there was some article that was showing MSI's 460 OCing slightly higher than the other 460s. It was getting up into the 900s in Mhz while others were just around 850. Maybe someone else knows where it is. MSI has Afterburner which from what I read makes it easier to OC the card further than the other 460s. You might want to look into it.

EDIT:

Here's something I came across by accident. Not the same one but close.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-460-cyclo...
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July 26, 2010 12:52:40 AM

I would go for the 460 and sli later or now...
If you use oc 460 sli then you would get close to hd 5970, use the 1gb!
At christmas the price of the gtx 460 is going down. (hd 6000 serie coming out then)
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July 26, 2010 8:32:10 AM

Palit sonic platinum gtx 460 is faster than a 5850 and heavily encroaches the 470. I havent heard of a better solution.
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July 26, 2010 12:12:57 PM

GTX 460 without thinking twice.
In the future, buy another GTX 460 and do SLI ;) 
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July 26, 2010 12:22:57 PM

gtx 460, but go for the 768mb version, its not worth payin 20% extra for upto 10% increase in performance, the small increase in video ram will not be as much of a hinderance as it was with the 8800gt
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July 26, 2010 2:59:17 PM

mooman said:
gtx 460, but go for the 768mb version, its not worth payin 20% extra for upto 10% increase in performance, the small increase in video ram will not be as much of a hinderance as it was with the 8800gt


You are the first one that suggests 768MB instead of 1GB. But, you are correct. 20% more expensive and the gain it's like 5-10% depending of the game/resolution/filters.

I would get the 1GB version. It's more 'future proof' (Specially If you pretend SLI)
(Just don't go to the McDonald's or movies a couple of times...so you can pay the difference... :lol:  )
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July 27, 2010 12:50:31 AM

So I'm pretty much set on the 1GB model, and Newegg has the EVGA's in stock. Which one should I go for? Is the lifetime warranty worth the extra $10?

The 2 year warranty stock clocked card is $230
The Lifetime warranty on that same card is $240
The OC'd cards are the same price as above + $10, but from what I understand, it's not worth it.

And are all of these external exhaust, because only some of them are labeled external exhaust?
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July 28, 2010 12:18:59 AM

If you're already spending $250 for a gtx 460, you might as well go for this:
MSI GTX 470 for $279.99 after rebate
unless it's totally out of your budget. Otherwise imo go for the $230 one.
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July 30, 2010 10:33:42 PM

mw2pwner said:
So I'm pretty much set on the 1GB model, and Newegg has the EVGA's in stock. Which one should I go for? Is the lifetime warranty worth the extra $10?

The 2 year warranty stock clocked card is $230
The Lifetime warranty on that same card is $240
The OC'd cards are the same price as above + $10, but from what I understand, it's not worth it.

And are all of these external exhaust, because only some of them are labeled external exhaust?


Bump.

So are all of the 1gb EVGA's external exhaust, even though only some are labeled that? And are there any other brands I should look at (preferably with lifetime warranties)?
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