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GTX 460 SE vs HD 5770

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June 21, 2011 12:21:22 PM

Hey guys, I currently have a Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5 video card backordered and waiting for new supply from one website for $106 ($86 after rebate). I got an email from newegg about a deal on their EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 card for $140 ($100 after rebate). It also comes with a free Photoshop Elements 9, which is kinda cool.

Looking at the hierarchy, they're in the same tier, but would it be worth it to spend a couple extra bucks on the 460? I mainly just play MMOs like Rift and later Star Wars: The Old Republic. Minecraft too, possibly some other games here and there. I do like my games looking pretty, though, and definitely want them running smooth. If the GTX 460 SE is a bit better than the 5770, I could shell out the extra few bucks.

GPU: A busted 9800 GT
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX All Solid Capacitor AMD Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (Never done it before, never knew how, but intrigued)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

Thanks guys!

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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 1:51:57 PM

460 se is faster then the 5770 but a tad, I would go with the gtx 460
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 2:07:22 PM

It would be worth the extra 14 bucks to me, especially if you think you will use the free photoshop.
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 2:19:33 PM

I like photoshop cool to use I would go with nivida cards any day over ati, and i really do like the 460 cards good choice.
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June 21, 2011 10:20:22 PM

Even considering it's the SE version?
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 10:25:10 PM

The SE is ~1% slower than the 768mb. but waiting 8-10weeks for a $40 prepaid giftcard sounds ehh.

Newegg has the 5830 for $110 upfront too, worthy mention?
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June 22, 2011 12:59:48 PM

Thanks guys, I saw the GTX 460 1GB was about $20 more than the SE version and decided to go with that after reading some reviews.
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July 2, 2011 12:39:33 AM

Best answer selected by Dalerax.
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