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5770 Vs GTX 460

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December 15, 2010 11:53:00 AM

Dear All

I am now in the market for a new graphics card for my pc as my 8800GT just produced an error that cannot be fixed and I have narrowed it down to a hardware problem (BFG no longer does RMA)

My choices are ATI Sapphire 1GB 5770 for ~£100 or a palit sonic gtx 460 1GB for ~£130.

Which is better? and is Palit a good company with good RMA service?

My setup
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13ghz
4GB ddr2 667 mhz
Asus P5NSLI
Corsair 550W

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December 15, 2010 12:45:37 PM

Well your CPU is quite limiting, you'd do well to OC it a bit.

Having said that, the 5770 would work well for your current system but the 460 will bend it over it's knee and spank it silly. The 460 is more powerful than the 5770 by quite a bit.

If it's in your budget, get the GTX 460, it's worth the extra thirty quid.
December 15, 2010 2:33:37 PM

hello osiris2k8,
Simply GTX 460 is better than HD 5770.
GTX 460 is a beast.Buddy your CPU is a limiting factor for GTX 460.
If u have budget than simply go for GTX 460 (Superclocked Version).
But a slight OC can solve your problem.
GTX 460 will be bottlenecked by your CPU to some extent.
With GTX 460 your combination will be very good.
Best Of Luck.
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December 15, 2010 5:06:52 PM

performance wise it is worth the extra cash if you really has it. not to mention 460 is quite a monster in overcloking. so even if you get the reference model you still can fork out the performance out of it. cpu wise i think your cpu will be a bottleneck for the card so you might want to OC your cpu a bit. just be sure you have the right PSU for your system and you'll be good to go :) 
December 15, 2010 5:57:23 PM

thanks for your responses I have just purchased the Palit GTX 460 and as to OC'ing the CPU I have no clue on how to go about doing so I tried installing the Intel Desktop tool and it says "wrong platform" something like that so apart from using desktop software I have no idea how to Overclock a CPU..
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