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Upgrading from a 512mb 5770 to 460?

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=N82E16814130591&cm_re=460_1gb-_-14-130-591-_-Product

5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131328&cm_re=ax5770-_-14-131-328-_-Product

Another option I'm considering is this 5850, which is at a really nice price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103085&cm_re=5850-_-14-103-085-_-Product

Thanks,
-Matt :)
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    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
  2. Going to the GTX460SE is not worth it but the HD5850 is http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gainward/GeForce_GTX_460_SE/27.html
  3. 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=N82E16814130591&cm_re=460_1gb-_-14-130-591-_-Product

    5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131328&cm_re=ax5770-_-14-131-328-_-Product

    Another option I'm considering is this 5850, which is at a really nice price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103085&cm_re=5850-_-14-103-085-_-Product

    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
  4. A 585W PSU can handle a GTX 560 Ti. If you need an extra PCIe connector you could pickup a molex to PCIe adapter.
  5. 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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