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GTX 470 or RADEON 5850

hey guys....i hav a choice between GTX 470 and RADEON 5850 which one should i go for????
plzzz help guys.....ive to decide in 5 days
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  1. They're about the same performance.
    What card exactly do you want to get? If the GTX470 is cheaper then go for it...

    GTX470:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121372

    HD 5850:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102884
  2. What PSU do you currently have? That might be the deciding factor.
  3. 470 hands down!
  4. swifty_morgan said:
    470 hands down!


    This is nvidia fanboyism.

    The 5850 consumes less power and produces less heat than the 470, and you should be able to overclock it to near/above 5870 levels.

    The 470 includes PhysX and Cuda, has a easier driver install but produces more heat and consumes more power. I'm not sure how good it's overclocking potential is.
  5. decode said:
    This is nvidia fanboyism.

    The 5850 consumes less power and produces less heat than the 470, and you should be able to overclock it to near/above 5870 levels.

    The 470 includes PhysX and Cuda, has a easier driver install but produces more heat and consumes more power. I'm not sure how good it's overclocking potential is.

    So we come back to OP's PSU since it has to be more powerful to power the GTX470 and therefore could be the deciding factor.
  6. Pretty much.... but maybe not.... maybe he likes ati more?
  7. i have a Corsair TX650W......im a bit of a noob abt the power stuff bt what diff will it make if the 470 produces more heat nd also what is cuda nd what diff will it make....i mostly use the card for gaming nd maybe sum encoding nd stuff lyk dat ...also abt the OC of the 5850 is there a chance dat the card could get damaged
  8. bhagat666 said:
    i have a Corsair TX650W......im a bit of a noob abt the power stuff bt what diff will it make if the 470 produces more heat nd also what is cuda nd what diff will it make....i mostly use the card for gaming nd maybe sum encoding nd stuff lyk dat ...also abt the OC of the 5850 is there a chance dat the card could get damaged

    5c is not something worth worrying about unless you are a hardened fanboy of course.

  9. is the 5850 oc'd better than the 470 oc'd performance wise
  10. bhagat666 said:
    is the 5850 oc'd better than the 470 oc'd performance wise

    If both cards are OC'd then I think the speed advantage would stay with the 470.
  11. if u wer in my place...which 1 would you get????? ;)
  12. GTX 470 if you don't mind the extra heat. It's generally better than the HD 5850 performance-wise.
  13. I'd go with either the 470 or a pair of 460's, most likely the 460's. The only reason I haven't gone for any of the 4xx cards is because I'm not happy about the disabled cores.
  14. extra heat wont affect the other parts rite???
  15. skolpo said:
    GTX 470 if you don't mind the extra heat. It's generally better than the HD 5850 performance-wise.

    A whole 5c with the reference cooler or the same or lower with a non reference cooler.
  16. As long as you have good airflow, it shouldn't affect other parts by much. If you're worried, you can always look for cards that have an external exhaust (labeled EE) but I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
  17. what are the advantages of those disabled cores....are they enabled on the 5850.....are 2 460's on the same price range nd are they better than the other 2 cards
  18. bhagat666 said:
    extra heat wont affect the other parts rite???

    Don't get swayed by this "extra heat" nonsense, both cards will get hot when under load.
  19. bhagat666 said:
    what are the advantages of those disabled cores....are they enabled on the 5850.....are 2 460's on the same price range nd are they better than the other 2 cards

    The disabled cores on the Nvidia cards are lowering their performance potential by a few percent but they are still faster than the ATi cards nonetheless. 2x 460's would give you GTX480 like performance for less than the cost of a 480 .
  20. thanx for ur help man.....i guess ill get a 460 then nd after 2-3 months ill buy another 1
  21. Go for the 1GB versions if funds allow and remember that you can't SLi a 768MB with a 1 GB version.
  22. To the OP, I have a gtx 470+650w PSU+95w processor. It runs pretty sweet at stock clocks. When OC'ing (cpu+msi afterburner) though, I would get random restarts in my games. I dunno if it was from the OC, cause it ran stable in prime 95 "blend" test overnight, or from PSU issues (470 min requirements:600w and 38a on the 12v rail). I dunno. I turned my overclocks off. And random reboots stopped. Like I said, I dunno. Just my experience.
  23. 1 more thing dude........the 5850 is abt a whole cheaper in my country than the 460 or the 470........................so out of the three which 1 should i get ........2*460's 2*470's or 2*5850's
  24. If you're going to choose simply on price then get the cheapest ones out there, I use other criteria to choose graphic cards.
  25. okay den screw the price...............which of the 3 are the best
  26. Best answer
    Like I said previously, I would go for a pair of GTX460 1GB cards right now if I had to replace my current ones.
  27. thanx a lot bro..........im definately gonna go for the 460's
  28. Best answer selected by bhagat666.
  29. [:wolfen18:9] Good choice!
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