460 GTX or HD5770

Purchase within the week for new card max budget $260.00. Rebates I don't count on them.

Usage: I am not a hardcore gammer, the most strain I put on my system is video and picture editing, and I fly X-plane a simulator (mostly CPU dependant). I would not put playing Hawx or call of duty out of the question but it is not my main concern, but I am looking to push my desktop to my 60" 1080P tv for movies, kids software programs, etc. I need a card that can handle pushing to the TV.


Concerns I have are heat, the case I have is super quite, but the air flow is just ok. One of the other reasons for upgrading is that audio is supported over the HDMI connection, that would be a big plus if it works well especially for movies and multimedia learning for my kids (Rosetta Stone for example). I know whichever way I go I will be happy, but I am leaning towards the 460 1GB version to be able to run anything I might throw at it in the future, but the 5770 is such an appealing price point I am torn. Or do I just wait to see the 6000 series?



My System:

Proc: i7 920 2.6 not over clocked
Memory: 6 GB Ram
OS: 64 Bit Win 7
GPU: 1 X 260 GTX EVGA
PSU: Corsair TX750 PSU
MB: intel DX58SO MB
Case: Cooler Master cosmos

Overclocking: Maybe
SLI/Crossfire: Future purchase

Monitors:

2 X Samsung P2370 running 1920X1080
1 X 60" Sony XBR 1080P TV

These are some of the cards I have looked at:
XFX HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

Saphire HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

Saphire Vapor 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102898

XFX 5830
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150497

MSI 460GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

Gigabyte 460GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333

This would max out my budget
MSI N460GTX Hawk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518
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  1. I had to make the same choice and have been happy with my HD5770.

    I based my choice on this:

    http://gizmodo.com/5569723/the-best-graphics-cards-at-every-price
  2. well 6xxx is coming and the 5770 replacement will be coming out soon
    hopefully it can compete a little better with the 460 1GB and still offer all the feature the 5770 does
    I love the HDMI audio
  3. jsphdickens said:
    I had to make the same choice and have been happy with my HD5770.

    I based my choice on this:

    http://gizmodo.com/5569723/the-best-graphics-cards-at-every-price



    Thanks for the link!!
  4. spentshells said:
    well 6xxx is coming and the 5770 replacement will be coming out soon
    hopefully it can compete a little better with the 460 1GB and still offer all the feature the 5770 does
    I love the HDMI audio



    True, I have been looking for leak reports about the 6xxx's, I hope they take the 6xxx's replacement it to 256 instead of 128.
  5. wdeahl said:
    True, I have been looking for leak reports about the 6xxx's, I hope they take the 6xxx's replacement it to 256 instead of 128.



    that is what I have been really hoping for to be honest.
  6. spentshells said:
    well 6xxx is coming and the 5770 replacement will be coming out soon
    hopefully it can compete a little better with the 460 1GB and still offer all the feature the 5770 does
    I love the HDMI audio


    How long till the 6 series comes out? I want to purchase an hd 5850 for $260 on newegg, but I can wait a month or so.
  7. seems like the 6 series is coming out November

    don't wait forever
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