I almost think your kidding ?
This answer assumes your not.
There are reviews that put the gtx 470 very close to 2 X 5770 or 5770 in crossfire.
That means a gtx 470 is about 80% faster than the hd 5770.
what are the rest of your system specs. The gtx470 requires a good quality 550wPSU or better. What is your current PSU/cpu/motherboard?? Also what resolution is your monitor. If you have a low res monitor and/or a low end CPU, the gtx470 may add no benefit for the money.
Yes the info 2Crowe asked about would help. If you have a good case, one that allows for good air flow , a cooler environment. The gtx 470 is a excellent deal at its current reduced prices. It launched back in April at 349.00 dollars.
Its like a high performance engine in a car in some ways. It can run hot and in turn 'loud' because the fan ramps up to cool the card.
Also what monitor resolution are you running and what is your current gpu.
PSU 750w corsair
CPU i7 nehalem 2.66ghz 1st ver.
motherboard : gigabyte ex58-Ud4p
Resolution is 1920 x 1080
thanks for the reply, I'm currently using a gtx 260 and sadly, there's no HDMI for it just HDTV (not sure the difference, but I know there's a big difference between the two) if you have a different gpu to recommend please do
and I don't mind the loud sounds cuz I use a noise-cancel headset, actually I'm used to it because my 260 just couldn't run games in low temp without its" homebrewed stuff" and having it on 100 fan - the fan is really loud X_X
- I heard there's a new one that came out - 570? It's a $100 more and some say its 20% faster... though I'm baffled cuz I really don't know anything about GPUs atm.
Seems its the i7 920, your cpu. And PSU is also very good. For anybody to recommend you, your price range to spend on graphic cards is important. If the price is not an issue, go with the GTX 570. Its really a good deal, but I think a GTX 470 or a superclocked 460 FTW edition will do you good at that resolution. 5770 will not give you HUGE improvements over the GTX 260.
yea I have a budget issue but I can buy both - I'm just thinking if 470 is a good investment for 2 more years or 3 or 570 is a good investment for 4 years or 5, cuz I bought 260 just because I haven't had enough money before and I regret buying it. It's not a bad card, just not good enough for me.
But if I were to buy a 570 will it work on my psu?