I finally found a graphics card that suits my needs and am stuck on choosing which one to buy so far i have it narrowed down to these two but can not get any further so i wanted your opinions which one do you think would be better
The hawk will oc better on avg just due to a higher overvolting cap and being linked to afterburner by default which is very good for overclocking, both should be able to reach a healthy 825 or 850 with little to no voltage change. Which is where i would run it for 24/7 use if i wanted a high oc and keep it.
That being said unless you're playing metro or something a 460 is a bit much for your rez esp under oc, but that's up to you maybe you don't buy cards often, maybe you'll get a new monitor in a few months.
I agree with the posters above.
GTX 460 is a waste for a resolution like 1440x900 because it won't show its true potential so get a new monitor or if you can't,then go with a cheaper card like HD 5750/GTS 450 that 4745454b recommended,they both suffice for your current resolution.
I would like to point out with the exception of Crysis and Metro 2033, the 5770 provides very nice frame rates in games at 128x1024/1440x900. (it gets a bit sketchy in clear sky as well.) Why spend $200+ on a GTX460 when the $140ish 5770 can do nearly the same job? I would rather save the $60 and lower the details in a few games if I need to, then spend more money then I need to just to get even better playable frame rates.
The GTS450 then. (its a bit weaker then the 5770, but not by much.) I've seen them around the $110 point so its still cheaper then the GTX460. Only way I'd buy the GTX460 is if I play a lot of Crysis and Metro. (I personally play neither)
That depends. Its been suggested that the next round of game engines will happen when the next round of consoles come out. 2012? I'm pretty sure if they get pushed back to 2014 the new game engines will come out early.
There will always be games that push the envelope. All I'm saying is I don't feel the GTX460 is worth the $60 over the 5770. The 5770 provided a playable experience for nearly all those games. And for the few it can't, turn the settings down just a bit. That $60 is a new game, and I would rather have the 5770 plus a new game then just the GTX460.
No one knows the specs of the future games,so you can't judge about it.
But like 4745454b said,with the exception of games like Crysis and Metro(which even many newer games aren't as demanding as them), a card like 5770 can handle every game fine on a resolution like 1440x900.
Tell you what lets ask the OP something relevant shall we, Ceres, thats South Africa isnt it ?
Whats the price differance where you are. The other guys seem to be in the USA as they are talking in USD. Im in the UK where there is £10 differance so it would be the highest stupidity ever to buy a 5770 over a 460 as long as your PSU powered it of course.
Maziar i know your not in the US, well last i heard anyway.
I have the Gigabyte model, it is nice and overclocks very well. I am at 850MHz core without any voltage adjustments, and it runs fine on my 460W PSU. Not all cards will see this headroom, but I did. And even OC'd it won't be overkill for 1680x1050, I see some stutter on games like Just Cause 2, BFBC2, and Crysis (obviously) when maxed. Could be something else holding me back, but I wouldn't say its overkill.