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HD 5770, what the Nvidia equal?

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April 11, 2011 5:27:04 PM

I'm thinking of buying a Hd 5770 which from what i've read about it is a good solid, mid range gaming card. The cheapest I've managed to find it is £116 which is abit to pricey for me at the moment, so whats the Nvidia equivalant and is there another cards that performs just aswell but a little less money?

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April 11, 2011 5:35:35 PM

To be honest you'll not find an nVidia equivalent of an ATI card for less. Especially the Radeon 5770. Either save up enough for the 5770, or settle for a lesser radeon card. I used the 5770 for a year before i upgrade to a gtx 5770, it was worth the money. Though, there are much better 6000series of the radeon that work much better for only a bit more...though your cash seems to tight to bother :p  hehe
April 11, 2011 5:40:33 PM

Well at the moment anything is an upgrade over my Hd5450 lol and the 5770 looked like a very good upgrade for me, just hadn't bargained on the price.
any ideas about what cards a more or less the performance as the 5770 would be great, i'm not really looking to play graphically intensive games, mainly cataclysm
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April 11, 2011 5:43:23 PM

Catacylsm is DX11 right? Yeah, you'll need the 5770 for DX11 support.
Also i don't want to hurt your feelings (hehe) butttt if your price range is that low right now, you should wait to upgrade your card. Cards are not cheap.
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April 11, 2011 5:48:50 PM

5770 is pretty much equal to nvidia GTX550. but nvidia GTX550 should be more expensive
April 11, 2011 5:51:25 PM

Though, to answer your question, the 5770 equivalent in nvidia is the GTX 260, which is ...actually quite less on ebay, so this is an exception to the power vs cost theory i outlined a minute ago. Anyway, the GTX 260 is as low as $70. Though you'd be CRAZYYYyy to get it :p  The 5770 can play many games at max frames at full settings. (I played crysis on all enthusiast at 30fps) So pleaseee just get the 5770 :p  hahaha But if you really can't find the few extra bucks the GTX 260 is ok (though it still doesn't have DX11 support)

http://cgi.ebay.com/PNY-Technologies-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX...
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April 11, 2011 6:00:07 PM

that's from the older generation plus GTX260 doesn't have dx11. the only dx11 cards that perform almost equally to 5770 is GTX550. GTS450 able to catch up with 5770 when overclocked but the reference version sits between 5750 and 5770. btw if OP want to play WoW in dx11 he will need dx11 capable card
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April 11, 2011 6:17:56 PM

GTS 450 is running a bit worse than 5750, but runs better than 5770 on WoW and most of the other MMORPGs
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April 11, 2011 6:18:08 PM

Yeah, the Nvidia equivalent of the HD5770 in terms of performance was the GTX 260(212 core model.) However it is DX10, much less power efficient and only available used at this point. The closest current equivalent would be a GTS 450 with a fairly steep factory OC(925mhz or higher) but I don't think you are going to find such a card for cheaper than the HD5770 and the comparison ignores that you can OC the HD5770 as well.
Another equivalent to the HD5770 which may actually be cheaper if you can find it is the HD4870. Like the GTX 260 though it is DX10 and much less power efficient.
All of that said you should be able to find an HD5770 for less than you say. Here is one for £90;
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
or here is an OEM card for £78
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Bargain+Basement/Z-VTX+A...
April 11, 2011 6:35:41 PM

Hah I didn't actually realise that WoW supported DX11, so having a card that supports it isn't really a huge concern to me, however I have just founf the 5770 for £92 on amazon which is a fair old saving. Would you recomend the 512md or 1gb version
feel stupid for asking but what does OEM mean?
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April 11, 2011 6:38:45 PM

definately 1GB, OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer
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April 11, 2011 6:40:59 PM

You could grab a HD 6850 or 6790 for around £110.

OEM means : Original Equipment Manufacturer
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April 11, 2011 6:48:42 PM

shrkbay said:
GTS 450 is running a bit worse than 5750, but runs better than 5770 on WoW and most of the other MMORPGs


it depends on the game. basically GTS450 is equal to 5750 but roughly the card sits between 5750 and 5770

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Axle/GeForce_GTS_450...

CliveBear said:
Hah I didn't actually realise that WoW supported DX11, so having a card that supports it isn't really a huge concern to me, however I have just founf the 5770 for £92 on amazon which is a fair old saving. Would you recomend the 512md or 1gb version
feel stupid for asking but what does OEM mean?


sometimes it depends on your resolution but that extra RAM will give you more headroom if you want to crank up setting that will use more VRAM such as AA. but normally most 5770 equipped with 1GB GDDR5 RAM. i myself never seen 5770 with 512MB of RAM to this date (though such a card could be exist). as for OEM you can check this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_equipment_manufac...

April 11, 2011 6:55:55 PM

the OEM card that Jy linked is alot cheaper than others like xfx and sapphire, is it lower quality or worse performance?
Wel before i get the 5770 i've got buy a bigger psu i was thinking of buying Coolermaster GX 550 which is more than enough power :) 
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April 11, 2011 7:02:18 PM

Don't waste your money on the gts 450 or the 6790. The 5770 is still a decent card just not the red hot wet nipple dream that many last year made it out to be. If you want something with a bit more performance then settle for either a 6850 (nice) or a gtx 460 (stable drivers but hell to keep cool) and both cards are good buys. If you do settle for any thing nvidia don't buy Palit (sh*t) or Gigabyte. HIS, Asus, XFX, ect for ATI and for Nvidia EVGA has for a long time been a favorite.
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April 11, 2011 7:42:24 PM

OEM in this circumstance means the card comes with no packaging/retail box/extras/manual. You just receive the card and nothing else.
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April 11, 2011 7:55:04 PM

Here is an HD5830 for just £79;
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9563916/art/sapphire-te...
That's actually on par with the cheapest you can find it in the states which is rare. It's probably your best choice if you don't want to spend the money on the HD6850 linked above.
April 11, 2011 8:00:07 PM

ahh thanks :) 
I know i'm going to be rediculed for being cheap now, but i'm at uni and money is stupidly tight right now =/ So im wondering how much of a performance drop is there between the 5770 and the 5750?
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April 11, 2011 8:05:15 PM

And here is an HD5850 for £98 which is also a very good deal and what I would recommend if you can afford it;
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9583388/art/sapphire-te...
It is actually faster than the HD6850. Here is a recent performance chart that includes all the cards being discussed at high resolutions.
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April 11, 2011 8:12:37 PM

CliveBear said:
ahh thanks :) 
I know i'm going to be rediculed for being cheap now, but i'm at uni and money is stupidly tight right now =/ So im wondering how much of a performance drop is there between the 5770 and the 5750?

The HD5750 is almost exactly equal in performance to the GTS 450 on the chart above.
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April 11, 2011 8:17:11 PM

BTW what is the native resolution of your monitor and what kind of power supply do you have?
April 11, 2011 8:21:24 PM

1440x900 resolution and a OCZ stealthxtreme 2 500watt
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April 11, 2011 8:28:49 PM

Your PSU should handle any of these cards so don't worry about that. Your resolution is pretty low by today's standards which means you can't get away with a cheaper card. Here is some numbers for Cataclysm at a resolution similar to yours;

The HD5750 should actually be fine if you are seeing it at a good price although I'm not seeing it at prices that make sense compared to that £79 HD5830
April 11, 2011 8:35:25 PM

Thanks for the chart :)  where do you get them from? Havn't looked at the 5series cards much before but from what I know (or guess) the 5830 is a high end 5 series card, which is comparable or even better than the HD5750. Will it run other games besides Cataclysm such as Mass effect 2?
Sorry about all these questions, just need to make the right buy
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April 11, 2011 8:47:34 PM

Yeah, the HD5830 is between the HD5770 and HD5850 in terms of performance as you can see from the charts above(they are from http://www.techpowerup.com ) It should handle almost any game quite well at your resolution, even with maxed out settings.
April 11, 2011 8:48:50 PM

Where are you seeing the HD5830 for £79?
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April 11, 2011 9:10:20 PM

CliveBear said:
Where are you seeing the HD5830 for £79?

Quote:
Here is an HD5830 for just £79;
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9563916/art/sapphire-te...
That's actually on par with the cheapest you can find it in the states which is rare. It's probably your best choice if you don't want to spend the money on the HD6850 linked above.
April 11, 2011 9:42:35 PM

my oh my theres so many choices that i'm a little lost about what would be the best performance for money card, bare in mind that I dont want to spend more than £90 -100.
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April 11, 2011 9:49:34 PM

The HD5830 and the HD5850 I linked are the best deals for the money that I'm seeing. Considering your resolution and money issues I would just get the HD5830 unless you think you might upgrade to an HD monitor in the not too distant future.
April 11, 2011 10:00:37 PM

Hmm I don't think i'll be getting a new monitor anytime soon.
just had a look at the card on afew videos and to my limited knowlege eyes it to big to fit in my case? its a standard sized desktop case
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April 11, 2011 10:02:40 PM

take the HD 5770 just cant beat the performance for the price
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April 12, 2011 2:10:45 AM

CliveBear said:
Hmm I don't think i'll be getting a new monitor anytime soon.
just had a look at the card on afew videos and to my limited knowlege eyes it to big to fit in my case? its a standard sized desktop case

The HD5830 is rather long, 11 inches so you may want to measure how much room you have. Alternately XFX makes a shorter version of the card which is 9.5 inches. It's on Amazon.uk for basically the same price when you figure in shipping(and it apparently comes with Assassin's Creed if you are interested in that);
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B003XHTNFA/ref...

AstroTC said:
take the HD 5770 just cant beat the performance for the price
He is in the UK where the HD5830 is cheaper or the same price as the HD5770.
April 12, 2011 10:20:29 AM

So what it boils down to is which card I can get cheaper because the 5770 and 5830 are of equal performance?
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April 12, 2011 11:34:49 AM

HD 5830 is better.
Period.
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April 12, 2011 12:53:13 PM

The 5830 is ok if you are on a very tight budget but personally it is like the gtx465 or the 6790 another cutdown nerfed fodder card. 5770 or a 5850. The 5830 uses the same or slightly more power than a typical stock clocked 5850 and the 5850 out performs it nicely.
April 12, 2011 4:10:00 PM

Just recieved an email day from EvE online with a 10% discount code for EVGA Gt430, 440, 450 and 460. Which means the 450 will be about the same price as the 5770 and from what I gathered from another thread the 450 and 5770 perform pretty much the same.
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April 12, 2011 4:29:55 PM

^if you can afford that 460, then get it, unless it is an SE, probably 450 falls a bit behind the 5770
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April 12, 2011 5:58:31 PM

CliveBear said:
Just recieved an email day from EvE online with a 10% discount code for EVGA Gt430, 440, 450 and 460. Which means the 450 will be about the same price as the 5770 and from what I gathered from another thread the 450 and 5770 perform pretty much the same.

No. As I said earlier the GTS 450 is about the same as an HD5750. You would need a model with a large factory OC (925mhz and above) to match an HD5770. I don't think it even could be OCed enough to match an HD5830. The HD5830 should also OC quite well if you are willing to do so(it's quite simple to overclock a video card FYI.) It's really the best choice for the money in your price range from the prices I'm seeing.
Just check out the charts I provided earlier for performance of all these cards.
April 12, 2011 6:22:14 PM

Thanks for all the information you've all linked and told me about the various cards. I've decided to go for the 5830 from thank link earlier in the thread, it definately does look to be the best bang for buck card in my price range :)  I'll post again once I've recieved it in the post :)  thanks again fine folk of tomshardware
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April 12, 2011 6:25:02 PM

If you are going for the Sapphire one just measure to make sure it will fit first. Or go with the shorter XFX model.
April 12, 2011 7:14:41 PM

For the sake of my probably shoddy measurements I'll play it safe and get the xfx card :)  there isn't ant performance difference between the differert manufacturers is there? Just warrenty etc?
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April 12, 2011 8:35:34 PM

Yeah, they are the same speed. XFX actually comes with a double life time warranty usually though I'm not sure if that applies to europa. The free game is nice too. Even if you aren't interested you could ebay it for a few bucks.
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