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Gtx 460 vs ati 5770 for world of warcraft

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November 13, 2010 2:54:17 PM

Hello,
im looking to buy a new gpu for playing world of warcraft do i go for the 1gb 5770 or the 738 460? but i have a basic system with amd athlon x2 4200+ acer aspire now with 4gb of ram any ideas oh and thanks for the help up front.

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November 13, 2010 2:55:31 PM

What resolution do you play at?
November 13, 2010 2:58:14 PM

Helltech said:
What resolution do you play at?

im afraid im not very technical, my screen is 20" and i just let it auto adjust .. could it be 1048 x 600ish?
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November 13, 2010 2:59:10 PM

but i would like the ability to link it via hd lead to my 37" tv
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2010 3:17:25 PM

StarcraftII and WoW: Cataclysm use @ the same graphic engine. In GPU benchmarks depending on resolution the GTX460 768 beats out the 5770 by a good margin. Your CPU will probably be a limiting factor. Some CPU and GPU benchmarks below. Make sure your power supply can handle the @80 watts of power use by the 5770 or the @120 watts of power use by the 460 at normal playing levels.

http://www.techspot.com/review/305-starcraft2-performan...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/starcraft-ii-wings-of-lib...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

CPU benchmarks for SCII
http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,705392/Starcraft-2-B...

November 13, 2010 3:22:11 PM

dirtmountain said:
StarcraftII and WoW: Cataclysm use @ the same graphic engine. In GPU benchmarks depending on resolution the GTX460 768 beats out the 5770 by a good margin. Your CPU will probably be a limiting factor. Some CPU and GPU benchmarks below. Make sure your power supply can handle the @80 watts of power use by the 5770 or the @120 watts of power use by the 460 at normal playing levels.

http://www.techspot.com/review/305-starcraft2-performan...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/starcraft-ii-wings-of-lib...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

CPU benchmarks for SCII
http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,705392/Starcraft-2-B...



thank you so very much, i know my cpu is going to be the bottle neck and im considering upgrading to 2.6 ghz, could you/ would you suggest a psu suitable for the 460?
November 13, 2010 8:36:18 PM

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you should upgrade the cpu...

check out my thread on cpu forum please.
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November 13, 2010 8:45:10 PM

blizzard games tend to work better with Intel & Nvidia...probably thanks to their superior products...or the bags of money that land on blizzard's doorsteps signed "love intel & nvidia"
November 13, 2010 8:50:04 PM

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point me to it..

i hope this is sufficient, CPU & Components : CPUs - Cpu upgrade or much more expensive mobo bundle?
November 13, 2010 8:54:41 PM

ct1615 said:
blizzard games tend to work better with Intel & Nvidia...probably thanks to their superior products...or the bags of money that land on blizzard's doorsteps signed "love intel & nvidia"

so are you saying i should buy the slightly more expensive gtx460 and then some how find more money and buy a intel mobo bundle for as cheap as possible? thank you for your help any ideas and prices on mobos too?
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November 13, 2010 9:19:04 PM

world of warcraft is more cpu-bound right?
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November 13, 2010 9:27:34 PM

wh3resmycar said:
world of warcraft is more cpu-bound right?



at low graphical settings the majority of the work is passed onto the CPU. with shadows maxed out (everything max), the game can push just about any graphics card into low FPS at times.
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November 13, 2010 9:31:45 PM

zuki831 said:
so are you saying i should buy the slightly more expensive gtx460 and then some how find more money and buy a intel mobo bundle for as cheap as possible? thank you for your help any ideas and prices on mobos too?


no im saying at everything being equal then maybe you should lean towards intel/nvidia. I played WoW off and on with various AMD/nvidia/intel/ATI set ups and never had issues. If I had the intel equivalent to my AMD CPU, would my FPS be slight higher? yes. was it an issue? no.
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November 13, 2010 9:40:47 PM

zuki831 said:
im afraid im not very technical, my screen is 20" and i just let it auto adjust .. could it be 1048 x 600ish?


Right click on your desktop, select "screen resolution" or if not there, select properties, settings and it will tell you. As to your original question.....the 460 is tier 5, 5770 is tier 6

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-rad...

1 HD 5970
2 GTX 295, GTX 480 HD 4870 X2
3 HD 4850 X2, HD 5870
4 GTX 470 HD 5850, 6870
5 9800 GX2, GTX 285, GTX 460 1GB, GTX 465 6850
6 GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 460 768 MB HD 4870, HD 5770, HD 4890, HD 5830
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November 13, 2010 9:50:34 PM

if its 20" then more then likely he is at 1600x900



November 14, 2010 2:37:13 AM

WoW is very very dependent on your cpu, i would highly suggest a good quad core. depending on your budget i would either go with a i5 750 or a phenom 955, you can spend the extra cash and get models that have a higher clock on them.
i know that cataclysm will be introducing some new shaders and in order to have ultra settings on everything you will need a decent videocard, i would recommend the the 460 and with black friday around the corner you could probably get the 1gb version for pretty cheap.

hope this helps.
November 14, 2010 1:11:25 PM

Blak0ut said:
WoW is very very dependent on your cpu, i would highly suggest a good quad core. depending on your budget i would either go with a i5 750 or a phenom 955, you can spend the extra cash and get models that have a higher clock on them.
i know that cataclysm will be introducing some new shaders and in order to have ultra settings on everything you will need a decent videocard, i would recommend the the 460 and with black friday around the corner you could probably get the 1gb version for pretty cheap.

hope this helps.

thank you for al your wisdom , im afraid money is fairly tight so i may have to wait some time for the graphics card if im getting new mobo and cpu. if i may ask without sounding thick.... what is black friday?
November 14, 2010 1:29:09 PM

black friday is the day after thanksgiving and is the BIGGEST shopping day in the U.S.
everything is amazingly cheap for 1 day, usually the month of november has tons and tons of deals out there.
i do believe there is a pretty huge online sale the monday after called "cyber monday" but im not sure how popular it is.


back to your setup, definitely put more money into your cpu+mobo if you are just playing wow.
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