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Best ATI card suited to my machine

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October 15, 2010 11:03:05 PM

Hi im buying a new video card for my new pc
have been throwing around a few different ideas but have come to the conclusion that my pc might not benefit so much from say a 5970 instead of a 5850 or 5870
power supply is not huge and im just trying to match the card to the current performance of the pc rather than get some big monster that wont be properly utilised.

spec is as follows :
CPU: Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 8MB Cache
Motherboard: Asus/Gigabyte Intel H55 Chipset
HD: Seagate/Western Digital/Hitachi 1Tb SATA2 3Gb/s
RAM: 4GB Dual channel DDR3-1333
500W PSU

currently im running a GEforce 220 1gb toy

any ideas
cheers
brendan
October 15, 2010 11:22:31 PM

GTX 460 oh yes I went there.


Best bang for your buck.


But if you are really serious about gaming GTX 480 is the best single card on the market.
October 15, 2010 11:28:13 PM

Snap. yeah i have not really done a great deal of looking on the Nvid side of things
i was certainly looking at the 460ish area but prices where im from make the 5800 series pretty similar
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October 15, 2010 11:35:23 PM

Wait for the new HD6800s, they're around ~$200 and performs at the 460/470 levels. But if you want, there are some 5850s for ~$240 AR on the egg now, which offers a nice performance upgrade compared to the 460 for $30 more.
a b U Graphics card
October 15, 2010 11:47:00 PM

Randomacts said:
So you would rather spend $240 AR on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then $205 AR on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That is a $35 difference and the GTX 460 is still a better card imo

The 5850 still puts out more raw performance and is just as OC-able.
Since hes on H55 and wants ATI, the 5850 is a decent choice.

Though for a 460, Id get the ECS one, the AC cooler is pretty nice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-134-...
October 15, 2010 11:48:38 PM

Timop said:
Wait for the new HD6800s, they're around ~$200 and performs at the 460/470 levels. But if you want, there are some 5850s for ~$240 AR on the egg now, which offers a nice performance upgrade compared to the 460 for $30 more.


Timop said:
The 5850 still puts out more raw performance and is just as OC-able.
Since hes on H55 and wants ATI, the 5850 is a decent choice.

Yup decent choice,

But GTX 460 would be better because that $30 he would save would be better spent on a new PSU if he needs one.

Anything more then a GTX 460 is overkill for most setups/average user.
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