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July 27, 2010 8:44:48 PM

Soon I'll be buying a graphics card. My budget is $200 max. I will upgrade my graphics card next summer so this card will only be used for 1 year, or if I upgrade my motherboard and crossfire.

My system specs
Antec 900 case
Corsair 650tx
2gb Corsair DDR3 1333mhz
Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3 (1 pci-e 2.0 slot)
Athlon II x3 2.7ghz unlocked to Phenom II B25 2.7ghz x4
CoolerMaster v8 cpu cooler (the best cooler I've ever used)

I am debating with myself if I should buy an 5770 or 5830.

I don't do too much intensive gaming, I just plan to play BFBC2, The Force Unleashed, A.V.A. , Divine Souls and SWTOR if it ever comes out. I may buy the new splinter cell as well.

I do overclock, if need be.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Brand doesn't matter as long as it's not visiontek or HIS.

If you were me which would you choose?

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a c 208 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 8:51:39 PM

Since you are planning to upgrade again next summer i would go for the 5770 from gigabyte because its cheapest of the group. It also gives you the option to get a second one and throw it in crossfire down the line to get a performance boost.
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July 27, 2010 9:16:36 PM

Timop said:
Id say this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$150, and ASUS.



I do like the brand but the cooling on the card looks weak.

Is there a real big FPS performance gain on the 5830? In most benchmarks it's just 10-15 fps better then the 5770. Do you think the extra $30-$40 justifies the 10-15 FPS gain?
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July 27, 2010 9:19:42 PM

u are upgrading next month prices well be dropped at that time u will be able 2 get a 5830 maybe
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July 27, 2010 10:09:16 PM

IROC_69 said:
u are upgrading next month prices well be dropped at that time u will be able 2 get a 5830 maybe



What are you basing this information on? I can wait till September if necessary. I would like a link or some info please.
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a c 303 U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 1:40:59 AM

At the $200 price point, the GTX460 is better than either the 5770 or 5830.

The bonus is that it scales incredibly well in SLI.
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July 28, 2010 4:26:36 AM

geofelt said:
At the $200 price point, the GTX460 is better than either the 5770 or 5830.

The bonus is that it scales incredibly well in SLI.



I've always been an ATI guy.
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July 28, 2010 2:46:01 PM

i also read somewhere that ati will not prices of its 5770 since its already on competitive price

rumors are that they are also planning to drop prices of 5850 and 5870 since its not confirm i will confirm u about that when they officially anounce it

ati will drop prices although they want to compete with 400 series gtx 460 and 470 are doing very well in every aspect
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 4:31:06 PM

Yeah, forget about the HD5830. The decision should be between the HD5770 and GTX 460, mainly based on how much you want to spend.
Also you haven't mentioned your native resolution which is important when deciding which card is right for you.
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July 28, 2010 8:19:48 PM

IROC_69 said:
i also read somewhere that ati will not prices of its 5770 since its already on competitive price

rumors are that they are also planning to drop prices of 5850 and 5870 since its not confirm i will confirm u about that when they officially anounce it

ati will drop prices although they want to compete with 400 series gtx 460 and 470 are doing very well in every aspect


Well I can't wait for a price drop for the 5850. Doubt it will happen but, there's hope.

Also my native res is 1920x1200 and the res I play all my games on is 1280x768
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July 28, 2010 8:36:00 PM

josh7331 said:
Well I can't wait for a price drop for the 5850. Doubt it will happen but, there's hope.

Also my native res is 1920x1200 and the res I play all my games on is 1280x768

yes your are right

get a gtx 460 well i m going to get one tommaro

its a good card in 200$ price range also out performs 5830 in most cases 5850 too

well since the resolutions ur resolutions are not that high a 5770 will do great 4 u

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July 28, 2010 8:48:58 PM

IROC_69 said:
yes your are right

get a gtx 460 well i m going to get one tommaro

its a good card in 200$ price range also out performs 5830 in most cases 5850 too

well since the resolutions ur resolutions are not that high a 5770 will do great 4 u

:) 

Show me one benchmark that the stock GTX460 outperforms a stock HD5850 besides the obvious Far Cry/2 and HAWX.
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July 28, 2010 9:13:49 PM

Timop said:
Show me one benchmark that the stock GTX460 outperforms a stock HD5850 besides the obvious Far Cry/2 and HAWX.

yes it outperforms 5850 in these games but in most games it performs same or abit low (may 2 or 4 frames difference)
but still look at the price u wont spend 60$-80$ more for few frames

p.s there is no diffrence in 35 fps and 40 fps
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July 28, 2010 9:16:01 PM

IROC_69 said:
yes it outperforms 5850 in these games but in most games it performs same or abit low (may 2 or 4 frames difference)
but still look at the price u wont spend 60$-80$ more for few frames

p.s there is no diffrence in 35 fps and 40 fps

So to your philosophy, the 5830 for $170 and 5770 for $150 are much better deals than the GTX460.
Spending 30$-80$ more for few frames is not smart.

Besides, if there's no difference between 35 and 40fps, then there's no difference between 30 and 35 either.
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July 28, 2010 9:21:43 PM

josh7331 said:
Well I can't wait for a price drop for the 5850. Doubt it will happen but, there's hope.

Also my native res is 1920x1200 and the res I play all my games on is 1280x768

If you only want to play games at 1280x768 then there is really no need for anything more than the HD5770. Honestly it is already overkill for that resolution. For gaming at 1920x1200 the HD5770 would still be ok but the GTX 460 would the better choice.
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July 28, 2010 9:25:59 PM

Timop said:
so to your philosophy, the 5830 for $170 and 5770 for $150 are much better deals than the GTX460.
u wont spend 30$-80$ more for few frames

p.s there is no diffrence in 30 fps and 35 fps

well then i guess you are right

i have seen so many positive reviews about it

now i need help chossing GFX

gtx 460 or 5830
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July 28, 2010 11:32:46 PM

IROC_69 said:
well then i guess you are right

i have seen so many positive reviews about it

now i need help chossing GFX

gtx 460 or 5830


a 5850? wait for a deal from the egg?
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 11:37:59 PM

Aww, didnt mean to make you change your mind. Get the one thats right for you, and more importantly one that makes you happy..
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August 1, 2010 6:18:00 PM

gtx 460 hands down just get it, im a bit of an ati fanboy, i hate the gtx 465 and 470, but i have to admit the 460 is brilliant
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