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Which is better 5770 or gtx 260

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January 18, 2011 6:31:46 PM

They have the same price range. So which is better for gaming?

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January 18, 2011 9:46:58 PM

It's not about ZOTAK it's about the charts in the review. There's a multitude of cards ranging over several generations. Can't get that on too many sites.
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January 18, 2011 10:34:53 PM

If we're talking GTX 260 Core 216, then yes it is definitely faster than the ATI 5770.

But, the 5770 does support DX11, runs cooler, and uses less power.

If you're just playing Wow Cataclysm, the 5770's DX11 support may be beneficial. If you're playing just about anything else, the GTX 260 is likely the better performing card for you.

EDIT: Where would you be buying these video cards from? And for how much? :)  If you're in the United States, you could potentially get newer/faster cards for similar money on sites like NewEgg.com
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January 18, 2011 10:44:54 PM

jerreece said:
So are you recommending the OP buy a GTX 460 SE then? Cause I don't see the GTX 260 in those charts.


LOOK HARDER
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January 18, 2011 10:55:09 PM

swifty_morgan said:
LOOK HARDER


Dear Mr. Friendly,

The GTX 260 is not in the:
Modern Warfare Benchmark
Metro 2033 Benchmark
Dirt 2 Benchmark
BFBC2 Benchmark
3dMark11 Benchmark (Obviously)

So that means it's only in the:
Anno 1404 Benchmark
Far Cry 2 Benchmark
Crysis Benchmark
3dMark Vantage Benchmark

So it's in 4 / 9 Benchmarks represented. Not necessarily the best over all comparison or review to point the OP to.

But you're right, it is in there. Just have to really look at every page to see it.

Granted it's not as current on drivers, but this review gives a more direct comparison of the ATI 5770 vs the GTX 260 and shows that they are fairly close on most games, although the GTX 260 wins by fair margins in a couple particular games. The GTX 260 was later updated to a Core 216 edition which was even faster. Thereby making it faster than the 5770.
http://www.techspot.com/review/209-ati-radeon-hd-5770/
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January 18, 2011 11:01:01 PM

LOL............. made my day.........
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January 18, 2011 11:03:22 PM

swifty_morgan said:
LOL............. made my day.........


Good! :D 


Dirty Harry Reference
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January 19, 2011 1:09:38 PM

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strictly performance wise the GTX 260 wins considerably at higher resolutions while the HD5770 is more efficient.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/296?vs=318
but the benefits of DX11 like stated by - anort3 have to taken into consideration..


I do not know how do they come up with those charts, i get those fps in mass effect 2 at max settings at 1080p with my 5770.
And i have a core 2 duo at 3.4ghz and 2gb of ram.
No quads or more ram and mass effect take's advantage of the quad CPU's.

And i ain't making things up.


The gtx260 is faster then the 5770, but uses more power. So eider way it will be a good choice, i went with the 5770.
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January 19, 2011 1:23:25 PM

seriously, if you're buying a 5770 by taking dx11 into account you're making a big mistake.
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January 19, 2011 3:15:50 PM

wh3resmycar said:
seriously, if you're buying a 5770 by taking dx11 into account you're making a big mistake.


The only reason DX11 on a 5770 should be a factor would be in a very specific application like WoW Cataclysm. Because DX11 can actually give some performance enhancements.

For other DX11 titles, the 5770 isn't powerful enough. :) 
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January 19, 2011 5:43:50 PM

hmmm I still cant decide what to buy... I am playing BFBC2 right now and my 9500gt just cant handle it. But I think I will go for 5770.

@ionut19 have you tried playing BFBC2 with your 5770?
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January 19, 2011 6:16:10 PM

What resolution do you play BFBC2 at? Because the ATI 5770 supports DX11, the game will automatically enable DX11 when you run it. This ultimately will kill the video card's performance as DX11 enhancements usually take more processing power.

However, you can FORCE BFBC2 to run in DX9 or DX10 mode by editing a setting in the *.ini file for the game. With a 5770, unless you're playing at a low resolution, I'd probably recommend running in DX9 mode, or DX10 with medium settings.

But, as we've stated before, the GTX 260 is faster than the 5770 for DX9 and DX10. The advantage the ATI 5770 has is DX11, which honestly means nothing as it isn't powerful enough to harness all the DX11 games out there (unless as real low resolution). The exception to this would be WoW Cataclysm, as it has been shown that DX11 enhancements to that game can actually improve performance. Where as other games use DX11 to improve graphics, which eats up performance.
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January 19, 2011 11:46:15 PM

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why the HD5770 like stated above I hope not becuase of DX11.
I hope it was cheaper than the GTX260.....;) JK


That was part of the factors but not the decisive one, lower temperatures and lower power consumption plus newer technology and lower db from the fan. Plus if you overclock the 5770 you get gtx260 performance. It did not made any difference if it is ATI or Nvidia, it was just the best bang for the buck when i bought it(with the factors i wrote above).

BFBC2 i did not played that game so i can not say anything about the performance in it with the 5770.

EDIT: elchino88 you should check benchmarks with games you like and want to play and see witch one does a better job. Check more sites to make an opinion including here on toms. After that check the prices and see if your PSU can handle any of them. Then buy the one you think is best suited for you and enjoy :)  .
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January 20, 2011 2:28:48 PM

@jerreece 1024x768 thats my resolution when I'm playing bfbc2

So if I buy the 5770 I need to downgrade my dx11 to dx10 so that I can use the video cards performance. Is that right?

Yup I know that 260 is faster than the 5770 but I dont have the budget for 260. The 5770 is cheaper.
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January 20, 2011 4:26:30 PM

Ohh okay. But if i upgrade my video card to 5770 will it have a lesser stress to the cpu?
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January 20, 2011 4:43:46 PM

budget=below $120.

$149.99 XFX 5770
$135 Sapphire
$160 MSI
$140 ASUS

I got the prices from newegg.com
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January 20, 2011 5:19:33 PM

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eBay....
even newegg had some close-out cards..

go on ebay and grab a gtx 260 or even a gtx 275 or better for around 100 or less and imo that will be a much better option than spending 120-140 on a 5770, which will not be even fast enough to run dx11 imo, in the end the 260 core 216 is the best choice imo and ive seen them on ebay for 80 or less. A couple weeks ago I got a gtx 285 off of ebay for $90 with shipping for my little brothers computers, which I thought was a great deal bc otherwise if i was going to buy him a brand new gpu he would have a 4850/5670 at best which is obviously much less performance than a gtx 285, so i think you can really get a good deal on an n 2 series or ati 4 series used these days off ebay...
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January 21, 2011 5:07:57 AM

Okay thanks guys. thumbs up ^^
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January 21, 2011 5:55:00 AM

GTX260 is better! Why?

1) You get more fps on GTX260

2) Image quality of nVidia cards in (DX9) is on par with AMD cards in (DX11), so you lose almost nothing by choosing 260 over 5770 except some DX11 effects which are not very significant.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aliens-vs-predator-...

GTX260(DX9) v.s. HD5870(DX9/11)



260(DX9) vs 5870(DX9)

p.s. According to an AMD fanboy, the image quality of the pictures above are different BUT as good. Sigh! :pfff: 
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January 21, 2011 12:35:53 PM

andy5174 said:
GTX260 is better! Why?

1) You get more fps on GTX260

2) Image quality of nVidia cards in (DX9) is on par with AMD cards in (DX11), so you lose almost nothing by choosing 260 over 5770 except some DX11 effects which are not very significant.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aliens-vs-predator-...

GTX260(DX9) v.s. HD5870(DX9/11)
http://media.bestofmicro.com/O/U/244542/original/AvP%20Radeon%20vs%20GeForce%20grass.gif


260(DX9) vs 5870(DX9)
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7286/32491036.png
p.s. According to an AMD fanboy, the image quality of the pictures above are different BUT as good. Sigh! :pfff: 


god not this crap again, do you bring these facts to every thread, I'm not denying the fact that the image quality difference exists but I don't think its as bad as those specific examples mske it out to be. Not only that but you use this one piece of evidence several times. I definatley think there is some truth to what you are saying but when everything is going on, the difference is hard to quantify, imo, in the end get the gtx 260.... or better on ebay
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January 21, 2011 12:54:38 PM

yeah i mean its hard to capture the same exact scene twice anyways, I think nvidia has the edge in image quality by default, but really its not much of a difference and barely noticeable imo
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January 21, 2011 1:01:09 PM

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January 21, 2011 1:03:34 PM

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god not this crap again, do you bring these facts to every thread, I'm not denying the fact that the image quality difference exists but I don't think its as bad as those specific examples mske it out to be. Not only that but you use this one piece of evidence several times. I definatley think there is some truth to what you are saying but when everything is going on, the difference is hard to quantify, imo, in the end get the gtx 260.... or better on ebay

I am really sick of all the rubbish from you AMD supporters. You guys can come up with the most ridiculous ideas and comments like "i5-750 is worse than PII-955 because 750 burns at 5GHz." and "Intel's Turbo Boost is cheating.". Games are getting more and more demanding, showing more and more 3D details which AMD sucks at. Why would you suggest others getting something that certainly has flaw in it (even if it's not huge) while others can have something better for the same price. No one stops you AMD fanboys from buying craps, but please leave others who like flawless products alone.
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January 21, 2011 1:20:55 PM

huh andy get real, I would take an i5 over any amd chip anyday. I just think you are blowing the image quality thing out of proportion, besides that I've been recommending the gtx 260 from the beginning of this thread so whats your deal guy? And usually the intel/nvidia equivalent does not come at the same but rather a premium price. Except for right now intel has the processor market on lock bc of these crica $200 sandy bridge chips that beat all the phenom II x4 and x6's in games and general productivity.
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January 21, 2011 1:22:04 PM

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back to the thread and the GTX260 whoops the HD5770.
so just get a GTS450 (1 6-pin plug) or GTX460 (even 768mb or 1GB and 2 6-pin plugs) and be done with it all...

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January 21, 2011 1:32:33 PM

jjb8675309 said:
And usually the intel/nvidia equivalent does not come at the same but rather a premium price.

Not these days. Remember how AMD ripped you off with 955 and HD5770? They were extremely overpriced until Intel and nVidia's equivalence came out.
Besides, the crap 1090T which performs worse than 750 (especially when both are OCed) in most cases while costing about the same as 930 when just released.
And back in 2005/2006, AMD charges customers more than Intel when they were superior.
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January 21, 2011 2:24:47 PM

I am aware that AMD had corrected their pricing now. However, 1090T cost $100 more than 750 for a few months after its release. 1090T and 750 were about $299 and $199 respectively.

p.s. Default clocks are used in Anandtech benchmark. The difference between 760 and 1100T will be even greater when both are OCed.
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January 21, 2011 2:34:39 PM

There were no 760 and 1100T when I built my rig. BTW, do you OC your GTX460? My OC is shown in the signature.
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January 21, 2011 2:48:28 PM

You really should OC it. Mine gets from 675(core)-1350(shader)-3600(memory) to 850-1700-4000 with default voltage(1V)!! Besides, the temperature only went up by 3~4C in Furmark.

p.s. According to Anandtech, 850(core) is also the max HD6850 (775MHz default) can hit at its default voltage(1.094V).
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January 21, 2011 2:52:03 PM

The OC makes my 460 the "ASUS GTX460 FTW"!
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January 21, 2011 3:13:20 PM

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I'd never run the 1090T or the 750... FYI

I run i5-760 (phys-X 9800GT/GTX460 SSC) and a phenom ii x4 940 with (GTS450 MSI cyclone)...


Why would you never run a i5-750? Sure the i5-760 is out now days, is slightly faster and costs about the same. But my i5-750 hit 4Ghz within 10 mins of OC'ing and only needed 1.32v to do so!
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January 21, 2011 3:15:55 PM

no point running 750 because he has 760. It's that simple. :lol: 
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January 21, 2011 3:34:55 PM

I would get 760 too if it was available.
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January 21, 2011 8:06:47 PM

andy5174 said:
Not these days. Remember how AMD ripped you off with 955 and HD5770? They were extremely overpriced until Intel and nVidia's equivalence came out.
Besides, the crap 1090T which performs worse than 750 (especially when both are OCed) in most cases while costing about the same as 930 when just released.
And back in 2005/2006, AMD charges customers more than Intel when they were superior.


first of all, I went on saying how a sb i5 is much better of a value compared to the 955, and no i wasnt dumb enough to buy the 955 when it first came out I got it about a year and a half ago... I actually owned a 5770 also prior to my 6870 and I got that for 100 used from a friend, so in no way was I had, and I acknowledged that intel is now finally a good deal but for a long time they were not up until recently. Who cares?
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January 21, 2011 8:08:56 PM

this thread has long been over but has been a fun time, everybody have a good weekend!
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January 21, 2011 8:46:37 PM

awesome, stoned yoda
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