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Upgrading from a 512mb 5770 to 460?

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February 11, 2011 9:52:24 PM

Would upgrading my (now de-activated) PowerColor 512mb 5770 to an EVGA 1gb 460 be a worthy upgrade? I want to see a noticeable difference in performance. I play games like BC2 and Black Ops, also a lot of Source. However me and a group of friends are planning on getting Crysis 2 and I want to be ready, so this is my answer. There are also a lot more demanding games coming out for PC soon, so this is kind of in-preparation.

460: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another option I'm considering is this 5850, which is at a really nice price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks,
-Matt :) 

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February 11, 2011 10:19:59 PM

Hard to give advice w/o ya playing resolution but most things I have built for peeps of late, the lowest end GFX card has been the 560 Ti

At 1920 x 1200 in BC2

560 Ti gets 58.5 fps
5850 gets 49.6 fps
470 gets 51.6 fps
460 (1 GB) gets 42.6 fps

At 1920 x 1200 in CoD4

560 Ti gets 121.4 fps
5850 gets 112 fps
470 gets 106.3
460 (1 GB) gets 94.6 fps
5770 (1 GB) gets 74.7

560 - $250
470 - $240
5850 - $177 after $30 MIR
460 - $170 after MIR




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February 11, 2011 10:49:53 PM

matteumayo said:
Would upgrading my (now de-activated) PowerColor 512mb 5770 to an EVGA 1gb 460 be a worthy upgrade? I want to see a noticeable difference in performance. I play games like BC2 and Black Ops, also a lot of Source. However me and a group of friends are planning on getting Crysis 2 and I want to be ready, so this is my answer. There are also a lot more demanding games coming out for PC soon, so this is kind of in-preparation.

460: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another option I'm considering is this 5850, which is at a really nice price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks,
-Matt :) 



I would get the 560 Ti except for a couple of issues:

My PSU has only 585w and I believe I would need to upgrade that, adding ~$80. EDIT: The 560 needs two 6-pin cnctrs., and I think I just have one. Would it be possible to add one or something?

The other issue is that the 560 is $250, and I'm trying to stay -$200 for my budget.


So out of my options, it seems that the 5850 I linked would be my best bet, at $189, free shipping. There's a rebate too but I have terrible luck with rebates.


My resolution is not that large, 1440x900, mainly because I don't like big screens.
-Matt
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February 11, 2011 11:44:27 PM

A 585W PSU can handle a GTX 560 Ti. If you need an extra PCIe connector you could pickup a molex to PCIe adapter.
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February 12, 2011 12:02:46 AM

jprahman said:
A 585W PSU can handle a GTX 560 Ti. If you need an extra PCIe connector you could pickup a molex to PCIe adapter.



I think I might just get the 5850 anyway, since the 560 is so much more expensive, and a bit over my budget.

Thanks for the info though about the PSU!

Looks like I'm gonna grab that 5850 I linked in the OP.

Thanks everyone :D 
-Matt
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February 12, 2011 12:03:31 AM

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February 12, 2011 8:06:51 AM

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