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October 4, 2010 4:09:07 AM

I want to play serval games at HD resolution(1920x1080) such as CODs/civilization and starcraft 2.

So,I already know that ATI 5800 onwards supports HD. But are there any Nvidia GPU that supports HD?According to the help me choose options, Nvidia stated that these cards will do the job

Nvdia GTX 480,470,460,465,260 and Nvdia GTS 450

The GTS 450 is a new model i heard.

So is the difference between ATI and Nvidia something like

GTX480=ATI 5970
GTX470=ATI 5870?

So can anyone tell me which model maybe better for a lower budget?
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October 4, 2010 4:24:32 AM

HD5970 > GTX 480 > HD5870 > GTX 470 > HD5850 > GTX 460 > HD5830 > HD5770 > GTS 450 > HD5750
All modern video cards can handle a resolution of 1920x1080. If you want something powerful enough for gaming at that resolution then I would get an HD5850, GTX 460 or HD5770 depending on how much you are willing to spend.
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October 4, 2010 4:27:22 AM

I wouldn't recommend anything under a GTX 460 for those resolutions and just barely then.

A 470 is slightly better than a 5850, by 10% or so and includes cuda and physx while a 480 is better than a 5870 and includes these features again.

Downfall is no eyefinity but the physx and cuda is worth it and if your on a one monitor setup that doesn't matter anyway.

At the moment I'd recommend you get a GTX 470, Preferably a MSi, ASUS or EVGA factory overclocked version, However keeping in mind that the Radeon 6xxx series will be released in the coming two to three months it may be worth a wait for them as they have about a 20% or better performance gain according to reports and no doubt the GTX 4xx and Radeon 5xxx series will have price cuts which will mean if you like the new tech=get it and only pay the same or a little bit more than the current tech, if you don't like the new tech=buy a cheaper 4xx or 5xxx series card.
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October 4, 2010 4:28:00 AM

jyjjy said:
HD5970 > GTX 480 > HD5870 > GTX 470 > HD5850 > GTX 460 > HD5830 > HD5770 > GTS 450 > HD5750
All modern video cards can handle a resolution of 1920x1080. If you want something powerful enough for gaming at that resolution then I would get an HD5850, GTX 460 or HD5770 depending on how much you are willing to spend.


Others said that 5770 could not handle HD resolution well on those games that demand high graphics...
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October 4, 2010 4:33:07 AM

I know that the 6xxx series is coming out.But the main reason i wanted it now is because its the holidays for me.After that i will be quite busy...
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October 4, 2010 4:37:18 AM

I'd recommend buying a 470, It costs around the same (or less or more depending were you are) than a 5850, However it performs slightly better(by 10%) and includes CUDA and PhysX, If you don't have a multi-monitor setup(more than two) this is perfect for you, However if you do you'd probably need a 5870 or better anyways.
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October 4, 2010 5:34:46 AM

I have read nVidia cards are having performance issues with Civilization V.

I am assuming it is a driver issue, but it's just something to be aware of.
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October 4, 2010 5:39:12 AM

progunnerboi said:
Others said that 5770 could not handle HD resolution well on those games that demand high graphics...

The HD5770 will allow you to play any game at 1080p, it all depends on the settings you use, as with any card. If you want to be able to max out the settings and AA on the more intensive current games then no, it is not the best choice. However if you only have $150 then it certainly is the best choice which is why I gave 3 suggestions followed with "depending on how much you are willing to spend."
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October 4, 2010 5:41:47 AM

jaguarskx said:
I have read nVidia cards are having performance issues with Civilization V.

There was just a thread on this. The game seems to favor GTX 400 cards and HD4000 cards for some reason.
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October 4, 2010 5:45:01 AM

decode said:
I'd recommend buying a 470, It costs around the same (or less or more depending were you are) than a 5850, However it performs slightly better(by 10%) and includes CUDA and PhysX,

In the US at least the HD5850 is about $40 less than the GTX 470 right now which makes it the better buy IMO.
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October 4, 2010 5:47:29 AM

Constantly heard of Nvidia driver issus thats why people are switching to ATI
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October 4, 2010 5:54:37 AM

progunnerboi said:
Others said that 5770 could not handle HD resolution well on those games that demand high graphics...

Well I can assure you than 5770 can handle WoW and SC2 at 1080p no sweat.
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October 4, 2010 5:57:54 AM

progunnerboi said:
Constantly heard of Nvidia driver issus thats why people are switching to ATI

In general it is actually the other way around but I wouldn't use that as a deciding factor anyway. Price and performance are the main considerations IMO and then things like overclocking ability and power efficiency/heat. How much do you actually have to spend? Also what brand/model power supply are you using?
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October 4, 2010 6:11:49 AM

1. the BEST-BUY at the moment is the nvidia gtx460 1gb version. it has a LOT of power for its size and its cheaper than the rest of the gtx400s. another reason would be that in time, say 6 months from now, u can get another gtx460 1gb, set it up in SLI and u get a performance greater than that of a gtx480 (in SLI-friendly games), not to mention at lower heat, noise and cost.
2. whatever u do, i would advise going for an nvidia card for the simple reason that it outperforms its ati counterparts in directx11 applications (games) and u would be future proof, regarding games which will launch in the coming weeks/months.
3. "nvidia drivers failing as of late" = URBAN LEGEND! most pple dont know the difference between a video card driver crash and a windows crash or a simple game crash due to compatibility issues. not to mention that drivers (in general) do crash sometimes due to various reasons that have nothing to do with them themselves being faulty or bugged or whatever.
4. Civilization V, either is not well optimized or its just to power-hungry. i myself, have some fps problems with it when zooming out and such and im running a gtx480 SLI config (not that Civilization 5 is SLI-friendly).

PS: if u can afford it, buy a gtx470 or even a gtx480. dont buy, gtx465.
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October 4, 2010 9:17:34 AM

anyway I checked the price for GTX 470.My local stores sell them almost the same as ATI 5870.....lol
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October 5, 2010 3:30:59 AM

So now i am considering between and ATi 5770 and Nvidia GTX 460. Which is a better value for the price?
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October 5, 2010 3:33:05 AM

You would need to tell us the prices first.
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October 5, 2010 4:37:25 AM

sapphire 5870- 456USD
ATI(stock) 5870-434USD
EVGA GTX 470-455USD
Nvidia(stock) GTX 470-406USD
EVGA GTX 460-288USD
Nvidia(stock)GTX 460-262USD
ATI(stock) 5770-182USD
Sapphire 5770-197USD

All are 1GB.

I am considering whether to get a XFX GTS 250 as it is pretty cheap and powerful.I heard most games havent reach Microsoft direct 11 yet.so i many consider it...
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October 5, 2010 4:51:27 AM

The GTS 250 is a bit weak for 1080p so I wouldn't consider that unless you can't really afford the HD5770. The DX10 cards that are on par with the HD5770 that you may want to consider are the HD4870 and the GTX 260.
As for which card you should get it really depends on what you want to spend but from what you listed the GTX 460 for $262 looks like a good choice. At stock it is quite good for the resolution and can also easily overclock a very large amount(30%+) which is nice(don't pay for a factory OC, do it yourself.)
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October 5, 2010 5:03:08 AM

jyjjy said:
The GTS 250 is a bit weak for 1080p so I wouldn't consider that unless you can't really afford the HD5770. The DX10 cards that are on par with the HD5770 that you may want to consider are the HD4870 and the GTX 260.
As for which card you should get it really depends on what you want to spend but from what you listed the GTX 460 for $262 looks like a good choice. At stock it is quite good for the resolution and can also easily overclock a very large amount(30%+) which is nice(don't pay for a factory OC, do it yourself.)


Is the factory version already OC at 30% or is it something like only 10% or 5%?
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October 5, 2010 5:07:03 AM

The factory OCs are usually closer to 10%. OCing a video card is quite easy and you will get better results. If you are going to pay extra for anything it should be for a better cooler. The GTX 460s with the best cooling are the MSI Hawk, MSI Cyclone and Asus DirectCU but even the reference cooler is pretty good for that card.
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October 5, 2010 5:11:02 AM

jyjjy said:
The factory OCs are usually closer to 10%. OCing a video card is quite easy and you will get better results. If you are going to pay extra for anything it should be for a better cooler. The GTX 460s with the best cooling are the MSI Hawk, MSI Cyclone and Asus DirectCU but even the reference cooler is pretty good for that card.


So far i have seen most people buying the evga GTX 460 version. I also heard that Stock fans are small and getting a factory versions are better with larger fans and better cooling.
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October 5, 2010 5:20:59 AM

The EVGA card is fine but the ones I listed are better. Don't know what you mean by "factory versions."
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October 5, 2010 5:26:26 AM

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The EVGA card is fine but the ones I listed are better. Don't know what you mean by "factory versions."[/quotems

isnt factory version those like ASUS/EVGA/SAPPHIRE/MSI/XFX?
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October 5, 2010 5:32:48 AM

I think you mean cards with a non-reference cooler?
If so the non-reference coolers vary widely in both effectiveness and noise levels.
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