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Gtx 460 or radeon hd 6870

Let me clear the very 1st thing......
""""I M NOT GOING FOR MANUAL OVERCLOCKING """"
and i m going to run in 17" crt monitor i.e 1024X768 default resolution
now i have three cards in mind
1. gtx 460 1GB
2. radeon hd 6870
3. radeon hd 6850
pls suggest the most suitable card based on performance, heat, power consumption
m confused !@#$%^
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  1. All of those cares are way overkill for 1024x768.A GTS 450/HD 5750 can handle all games perfectly fine on that res.
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    u should buy a HD 5770 and use the rest of the money to buy a new monitor, 1680*1050 at least, preferably 1920*1080


    I second this.
  3. Agreed with above; you do not need any of those card with your current monitor. Save up for a nice widescreen LCD.
  4. i have some reasons for which i can't shift 2 lcd
    but can i run every dx11 games in high settings like 8x AA, 16xAF
    in that low resolution 1024*768 by radeon hd 5770????
  5. Save the cash. Or get a good card along with a new monitor as already mentioned. Gaming on HD is pure thrill.
  6. Quote:
    Yeap, but at low res, the details are gonna look slightly off.

    an image generated at higher resolutions is gonna look better than an image generated at low res, filled with AA.

    Why cant u buy a new screen anyways?



    this is an upgrade which isn't passed by my mom and dad.....the cash is coming from my grandparents!!!!!!
    so an inner ugrade of the cabinet is not gonna b recognized but a 17'' CRT changing into 19'' LCD is worthy of
    arising questions. !!!!SUSPICIOUS PARENTS!!!!!! :( :( :(
  7. Best answer
    Hmm, well, I'd say go for the 6870. In the future your parents may approve a new monitor, which the 6870 will be better prepared for than a 5770. That's my revised suggestion.
  8. Best answer selected by rko_gmr.
  9. Griffolion said:
    Hmm, well, I'd say go for the 6870. In the future your parents may approve a new monitor, which the 6870 will be better prepared for than a 5770. That's my revised suggestion.



    thankx that's what i was thinking just needed some backup :D :D :D

    but the radeon hd 6870 do have some heat probs isnt that rite?
    and what abt its idle and load power consumption?
    is it really a good value for money?
  10. AMD cards as a whole are good value for money. The heat issue (if there is one at all) can be alleviated by setting a more aggressive fan profile using MSI Afterburner (Google it). Power consumption in Radeon cards are always impressive, lower than their Nvidia equivalents and idle temps are usually nothing to worry about unless your case has shockingly bad airflow through it.

    Basically just do a search for a 6870 on your chosen retailer website and pick the lowest priced one and you'll do fine.
  11. thankx :D
  12. I'd prefer the 6850 personally; it offers great value for money i.t.o. price vs performance, and runs nice and cool as well.
  13. Herr_Koos said:
    I'd prefer the 6850 personally; it offers great value for money i.t.o. price vs performance, and runs nice and cool as well.



    but if in ne case i upgrade my monitor later shouldn't the radeon 6870 is gonna be a better backup for my pc rather than a radeon 6850? bcoz its gonna take atleast 1 year for me to upgrade my pc and till then gfx engines gonna b upgraded more and more
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