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Which GPU is best for ME ?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 Days

BUDGET RANGE: USD 250$

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Graphics(Corel Draw, Photoshop), Gaming(FPS), Video Editing(Premier Pro CS5, After Effects)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ASUS HD 5770 and Corsair 750TX 750W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Core i7 930, ASUS P6T, OCZ 12GB DDR3 1600MHz, OCZ 60GB SSD, W.D 1TB, Cooler Master 932 Full Tower

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: NO !!

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
My ASUS 5770 have issues in Win 7 64bit so am getting rid of it and trying to get a better card, personally am leaning towards XFX 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506 but would like to know from you guys which GPU would be better for me, i am a Gaming Magazine designer in my country so am mostly working in Corel Draw and Photoshop while play fps games often with some HD video editing at times. I would like to buy a solid GPU rather then it being the fastest, a few seconds wait is better then a hardware/software fault in the card like i got it with ASUS 5770.

Thanx !!
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  1. What do you mean your 5770 has issues with 64bit windows? It would be cheapest to RMA the GPU for a new one if it a faulty. All GPU's will fail at somepoint.

    Could you give us an email of the problems you are experiencing.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506

    at 249.95 this xfx has a lifetime warrenty, and a 10 dollar rebate

    6870 would be a good choice for you.

    if you wanted nvidia you could get a 470 as well in your range with a lifetime warrenty

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500157
  3. 5870 on Newegg, beats both the 6870 and GTX 470
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883&cm_re=5870-_-14-102-883-_-Product

    Sadly it's only $249 with the rebate.
  4. Premiere at least use CUDA so you may want to go for an Nvidia card like goofy linked or this card is a great deal;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518
  5. Learn from your mistakes. Don't buy AMD/ATI GPUs. Their drivers are and have always been buggy.
  6. @snipergod87 its having some artifacts type of issues in win 7 64bit during games, i returned it to ASUS but thats a long story, simply am selling it off so am looking for a new card.

    @ram1009 pheew dats some slacking but i dont completely agree with that point, i have used ATI in past and all was fine.

    @rest i think i should go with a 460 or 6850 and save some $$$ cause at my resolution they both will be more then fine for games and stuff.
  7. Best answer
    I would agree to go with a 6850.
  8. The 6850 has known issues with shimmering textures and it's benchmarks have been artificially boosted by up to 10% using reduced image quality hacks. The GTX 460 delivers higher quality graphics without an image hack, has more stable drivers, and is a much better GPU for compute applications.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-570-gf110-performance,2806-5.html
  9. AMD's drivers in my experience aren't any more or less buggy, I personally haven't had a problem from 9.10 to 10.9.

    For RAW performance the 5870's hard to beat at $250.
  10. I grabbed an XFX 5870 with the warranty, for $215. Like new condition, guy was CFing 6870s so I got his card at a great deal. There are deals to be had with people upgrading there rigs with all these new cards coming out, if you can be patient, you'll find a great deal.

    I still think, as others said, for single GPU the 5870 is hard to beat.
  11. Thanx guys for taking out time to post a reply on this thread. I just went with XFX 6850 and spent the rest of money on buying a Samsung F3 1TB hdd.
    Bought both from tigerdirect.com as newegg was out of stock on XFX 6850 while tigerdirect had the hdd 10$ cheaper then newegg. Lets hope both the items arent in DOA state.
  12. Best answer selected by mianmars.
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