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Is a 5770 worth it?

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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 1:07:16 AM

I want to play most games at max settings and games like crysis and metro 2033 at high tio max settings.will a ati 5770 suffice?My RESOLUTION IS 1680X1050 and the rest of my rig is Intel core i7 920 6gb ddr3 ram 500w psu.please don't suggest the gtx 460 as it is out of my budget and I can only afford the gtx 460 SE.on a side note is the gtx 460SE powerful than 5770?

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January 21, 2011 1:12:26 AM

according to recommended specs for crysis, you seem to be just fine -- but i would look into upgrading your power supply
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January 21, 2011 1:30:18 AM

I just owned a 5770 and although it was good while it lasted ( maxxed cod4) it most likely will struggle or won't be able to play metro and crysis at high settings. It would slow down in cod4 during explosions and such below 60fps. I think it is worth it to get a slightly better card when the 560 comes out on tues the price of the 460 will most likely drop so you should be able to get one of those easily for below the price point currently. As far as benchmarks go the 460 1gb version was beating the 5770 in most benchmarks. As far as power supply goes you are on the edge. try using this

http://c1.neweggimages.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index...

hope that helped
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 2:39:53 AM

Note that the 460 comes in two versions, 1GB and 768mb. I would not recommend the 1GB SE version, if it comes to that just get the 768mb card.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 2:51:08 AM

Wait for the GTX560 to come,that will make prices for the gtx460 and maybe even the Radeon 6850.
You have really good CPU power but in order to the most out of it your going to need something more powerful than a 5770.The 5770 is a good card but it won't come close to maxing out Crysis and Metro.On the other hand you should have no problems maxing out games like COD Black Ops,Starcraft 2.
At this time i would say wait till the GTX560 comes out on the market then start looking and see what the prices are.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 3:05:02 AM

bad advice on not getting the 1gig version ( 460 ) as per other poster. Crysis and Metro will eat all the video memory it can get. I used to play at that resolution and 1gig of video memory wasn't enough sometimes. I have to assume that you're running Vista or W7 ?...... if you don't mind running in DX9, where applicable, a 5770 would run a little better but not by much. That little memory interface will hold that card back though and not give you what you'll really need. What are you using for a card now.......... and did you think to look for a GTX260 ATI 4870/90 ? Both of those would be a little better than the 5770 but no DX11...... which by the way will slam the lower DX11 cards.....
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January 21, 2011 3:08:33 AM

A hd 5770 will never be able to max those hyperdemanding games comfortably. Really even the highest overclocked GTX 460 wouldn't do the job. At least a 6950.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 4:39:05 AM

What is the speed of your CPU?
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 6:49:28 AM

swifty_morgan said:
bad advice on not getting the 1gig version ( 460 ) as per other poster. Crysis and Metro will eat all the video memory it can get. I used to play at that resolution and 1gig of video memory wasn't enough sometimes. I have to assume that you're running Vista or W7 ?...... if you don't mind running in DX9, where applicable, a 5770 would run a little better but not by much. That little memory interface will hold that card back though and not give you what you'll really need. What are you using for a card now.......... and did you think to look for a GTX260 ATI 4870/90 ? Both of those would be a little better than the 5770 but no DX11...... which by the way will slam the lower DX11 cards.....

I just searched and found that I can afford the gtx 260 or the ati 4890.I didn't like the 4870 bcoz the 260 beat in all benchmarks.I don't care about dx 11 and metro 2033 and crysis in high settings will do for me.I may add sli/crossfire in the future.As for my psu I have found a good corsair 650w which I will use but is the 4890/260 more powerful than a 5770?

Oh and my current card is a weak gt220

@purple stank The speed of my cpu is 2.66ghz at stock but I manually oced it to 3.6ghz
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 11:24:14 AM

Also which is more powerful between a gtx 260 and ati 4890?
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January 21, 2011 1:21:05 PM

4890 is more powerful
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 1:29:56 PM

linh6496 said:
4890 is more powerful

ok but I just decided on the gtx 260 bcoz its a little cheaper and I will spend some of my money on an efficient cooling but for the last time is the gtx 260 really more powerful than the 5770?
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 1:38:53 PM

by the way,is the gtx 260 powerful enough to enable physx in physx games?bcoz as dx11 is a feature 5770 cannot access bcoz its less powerful so is the 260 powerful enough to enable physx?
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January 21, 2011 1:49:00 PM

Yes the 260 is powerful enough to utilise PhysX on any PhysX based games.

BTW GTX 260=HD5770<GTX 260 216<4890
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 6:17:33 PM

The 5770 is the equvilent of a 4850.So the 4890 is a little bit faster,but still faster.And on average the 4890 gains a 5-10fps gain over the gtx260.
So the 4890 would be the fastest out of the bunch.And crossfiring 4890's would be the equvilent of a 5850 maybe a little faster.

Here's a review on the 2 cards
http://www.techspot.com/review/164-radeon-4890-vs-gefor...
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a c 172 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 12:30:03 AM

also you need to realise the power supply requirements for the gtx260 would be along the lines of a good brand 550w PSU where the 5770 only requires a 350w+ psu. but if you like the idea of physx, for the few games that make much use out of it, then get the gtx260 assuming you have a good psu.
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