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August 7, 2010 4:24:40 AM

Which graphics card is better

Evga GTX 460 1GB or the equivalent ATI card

The rig :
- LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner (SATA)
- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
- EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
- Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
- ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- COOLER MASTER GX Series 750W ATX12V SLI Ready (80 PLUS BRONZE)
- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- Intel Core i5-650/660/670 Clarkdale 3.2/3.33/3.46GHz LGA 1156 CPU
- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Cooler (air cooler)
- AOC 22'' LCD screen
- Win 7 64bit

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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 4:42:44 AM

What's the equivalent in your area? And what are the price difference to ther cards around it?
What are you doing with them (which games or apps)?
What Resolution is that 22"? Size doesn't matter, pixels does.

If it's price equivalent is the HD5830, then the GTX460-1GB is much better.

The other options will depend on their prices and what you're use will be.
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a c 255 U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 4:43:22 AM

The GTX 460 is far and away better than the HD5830 it was priced against at release. The prices on the HD5830 have dropped a bit now though and there is really no "exact" Ati card it matches against. The HD5850 is faster and the HD5830 is slower. A GTX460 will overclock to beat a stock HD5850 and in some cases match a stock HD5870 but you have to take into account that the Ati cards are also good overclockers. Basically if you have ~$225 to spend then the GTX460 beats anything else at that price and if you have ~$300 to spend a HD5850 is faster.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 4:48:08 AM

^+1 to anort3
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 4:54:48 AM

Oops changed 'what you're using them for' to 'what your use will be' midstream but kept the "you're". :mouais: 
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a c 255 U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 5:14:58 AM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
Oops changed 'what you're using them for' to 'what your use will be' midstream but kept the "you're". :mouais: 



Lol. Well at least you're your own punctuation police. Or something ;) 
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August 7, 2010 5:21:04 AM

The main purpose is full gaming and some movies
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a c 255 U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 5:25:16 AM

Like I said it depends on your budget. My EVGA GTX460 will be here Tuesday. :D 
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2010 7:14:32 AM

If your motherboard supports crossfire then you may look for put together two HD 5770 1GB video cards.. Or may be get a single HD 5850 for now and put another later when the prices roll down..
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August 7, 2010 2:59:10 PM

ok, that sounds interesting. But how does ATI compareto nividia at this levels. facts please.
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August 7, 2010 3:14:51 PM

ATI and nvidia are roughly the same in single card setups... however if you compare multiple gpu configurations nvidia has a pretty significant lead (better scaling).
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August 7, 2010 3:24:22 PM

FLanighan said:
ATI and nvidia are roughly the same in single card setups... however if you compare multiple gpu configurations nvidia has a pretty significant lead (better scaling).


oh ok.
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August 7, 2010 9:00:10 PM

460 is 1st choice today.
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August 7, 2010 9:44:39 PM

johnnyq8 said:
dont listen to anybody
check this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3ZS0dGazKU
good luck



You should find a last year review and link here. May 2010 video, it is too old, bro. 460 1G was released after July 2010. TODAY if we compare between ATI and nVidia. GTX 460 is best choice but we are not guarantee it tomorrow since nobody real know when ATI going release their 6000 series, nVidea release 475/485/490
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 2:53:23 AM

This is a pretty dumb question, no offense. ATI and NVIDIA are both companies. 1 is not overall better than the other. Individual cards are better than one another, but even then you have to take in things like price, heat, overclocking, scaling, games, resolution. If your price range is around the 1 gig version of the 460, get that, it is the best card in its price range, and overall, IMO, the best card for the money. Id even likely get the 460 over the 5850 even if i had 300$. Just like he said, ATI fanboys will say ATI is better, Nvidia fanboys will say nvidia is better. Personally, from what ive seen, i like ATI cards better currently, but Nvidia drivers. Thats just in the current market, however the 460 changes that.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 3:07:06 AM

ares1214 said:
This is a pretty dumb question, no offense. ATI and NVIDIA are both companies. 1 is not overall better than the other. Individual cards are better than one another, but even then you have to take in things like price, heat, overclocking, scaling, games, resolution. If your price range is around the 1 gig version of the 460, get that, it is the best card in its price range, and overall, IMO, the best card for the money. Id even likely get the 460 over the 5850 even if i had 300$. Just like he said, ATI fanboys will say ATI is better, Nvidia fanboys will say nvidia is better. Personally, from what ive seen, i like ATI cards better currently, but Nvidia drivers. Thats just in the current market, however the 460 changes that.

+1, apart from that bit. [:mousemonkey]
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 4:55:58 AM

currently, i like the ATI lineup more than the 4xx lineup. I just happen to care about heat, price, and energy consumption, so the 4xx series only has 1 card, the 460, IMO. However the 460 is such a strong card, it might make me forget waiting till the islands and just pick up a 460, but i must persevere! :lol:  Just like Nvidia has had their better series, ATI has had theirs, and IMO, now is one of them. Although it still isnt easy to compare series to series. Much better for card to card, but my 2 fps are that the 5xxx series was a win for ATI, and the 4xx series was a fail for nvidia, possible changing at the release of the 460.
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 6:01:26 AM

FLanighan said:
ATI and nvidia are roughly the same in single card setups... however if you compare multiple gpu configurations nvidia has a pretty significant lead (better scaling).


Zephyrhills said:
oh ok.


Nah, don't believe the hype, they both scale well up to 3 GPUs, but it depends alot on the games used.
There used to be a difference, but not so much anymore.
Here's a pretty easy to see straightforward example of the back and forth between the two with 2 HD5870 beating two GTX480 and vice versa;

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-h...

Don't buy into the fanboi rabble.

The main thing is that it depends alot on the prices available to you.
And as asked before, what is the resolution of that 22"? as it makes a difference as to what offers usable differences, or is worth bumping up to the next level or saving and staying a level below.

Between the GTX460 and HD5830 the GTX460 is the odds-on choice almost all the time if they are close to the same price.
Other options (like the HD5770, HD5850, GTX470) depend on price and resolution.
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