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
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=N82E168... 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.
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-gf1...
I grabbed an XFX 5870 with the warranty, for $215. Like new condition, guy was CFing 6870s so I got his card at a great deal. There are deals to be had with people upgrading there rigs with all these new cards coming out, if you can be patient, you'll find a great deal.
I still think, as others said, for single GPU the 5870 is hard to beat.
Thanx guys for taking out time to post a reply on this thread. I just went with XFX 6850 and spent the rest of money on buying a Samsung F3 1TB hdd.
Bought both from tigerdirect.com as newegg was out of stock on XFX 6850 while tigerdirect had the hdd 10$ cheaper then newegg. Lets hope both the items arent in DOA state.