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August 2, 2011 11:36:15 AM

after some reviews and tight budget I've found a previous model xfx geforce gtx 260 (without warranty) 896MB 448bits etc.

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

but I was planning to buy xfx hd6790 (this is a new model)

http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/GraphicCards/HD%2060... (HD-679X-ZRFC),

please guide me did I purchase a right one or should I change my gtx260 with hd6790, remember I have only one month of time to replace gtx260. thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 1:36:12 PM

Hey wait.don't upgrade from the 260 to 6790 if you own a 260.If you dont own a 260 then go for the 6790
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 1:38:17 PM

celpas said:
Hey wait.don't upgrade from the 260 to 6790 if you own a 260.If you dont own a 260 then go for the 6790


hes saying he can return it within a month, because he only bought it recently.
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August 3, 2011 4:42:15 AM

thanks for all your replies, so you all suggest me one way or other to change gtx260 to hd6790? there is gtx550ti available in my city but it's evga not asus, there are only xfx, evga and HIS available here. and 6850 is expensive for me. thanks again. i'll replace hd6790.
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August 9, 2011 8:31:06 AM

hello, this is just an update of my post incase if someone's interested, well I returned xfx gtx260 and purchase xfx hd6790 (HD-679X-ZRFC) which is almost like xfx hd6850 BE, it uses only ONE 6 pin pcie power connector it has a same vector chamber cooling runs very cool & quiet, but I am regretting now for my gtx 260, It was much better & faster than 6790, better gaming and clear video. well it is my first & last AMD/ATI radeon, Nvidia is the best.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 8:38:39 AM

That's not right, try install drivers and make sure to delete all nvidia one.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 8:47:25 AM

The GTX 260 you had wasn't even a 216 core model but rather the weaker 192 card. The HD6790 should be at least 25% faster on average I believe. From recent articles I've seen AMD cards also have slightly better image quality during video playback, though not on a level that normal person would notice.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 9:50:55 AM

jyjjy said:
The GTX 260 you had wasn't even a 216 core model but rather the weaker 192 card. The HD6790 should be at least 25% faster on average I believe. From recent articles I've seen AMD cards also have slightly better image quality during video playback, though not on a level that normal person would notice.

the gtx 550 ti also has 192 core and is just around 5% slower than 6790 while the 260 is slightly faster than 550 ti which means its around 3% weaker than 6790.In games such as crysis 2,nvidia cards tend to have the edge so that would explain the performance loss
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 2:29:17 PM

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get a fact check
GTX 260 = HD5770, HD6790 > HD5770...
HD6790 is about at least 10% faster



What games are u running ? What res are u running at ? What frames are u hitting ?
There's actually quite a few games out there that shows AMD cards running like 60fps and Nvidia GPus at 100fps, while both GPUs will perform at 30fps in another game, and do u ahve PhysX on ?
another important part would be DX11, if it's on, surely the 260 would be faster cause it cant even run DX11 tessellation


http://media.bestofmicro.com/3/G/226924/original/Crysis%204x%20AA.png
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6790/images/bfbc2_1920_1200.gif
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6790/images/crysis_1920_1200.gif


as said here, i reckon its probably the move from DX10 to 11, which puts the 6790 under more load, if you want you could switch down to DX10 again and see the difference.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 6:02:45 PM

celpas said:
the gtx 550 ti also has 192 core and is just around 5% slower than 6790 while the 260 is slightly faster than 550 ti which means its around 3% weaker than 6790.In games such as crysis 2,nvidia cards tend to have the edge so that would explain the performance loss

Are you just making up these numbers? That the GTX 550 Ti has 192 cores does not make them the same card or equal in performance. The GTX 550 Ti uses a different architecture and the reference speed on the core is 900mhz while the GTX 260 was at 576mhz. That is an enormous difference. Furthermore Techpowerup has the HD6790 as over 10% faster than the GTX 550 Ti at high resolutions, not the 5% you stated;

If anything I was a bit low on my estimate of how much faster the HD6790 is vs the GTX 260 he linked.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 6:10:46 PM

On newegg the XFX 6850 is actually 5 bucks cheaper than the 6790 after rebates....

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August 10, 2011 5:10:22 AM

hello guys thanks for helping me out. well i don't play games so much I play like call of duty, nfs & couple of old games. nfs requires physX and can't be played w/o it, i also played metro2033 bioshock, cyrsis 2, dirt3 & 2 etc. but on my previous nvidia card, resolution, well, 1024x768, i tried couple of games on both win7 & winxp 32bit, but the result are the same with hd6790, I know this card is good but have no clue what makes this card low. playback quality, well it's satisfactory. games were all smooth with gtx260 on max setting but 6790 not even smooth on low settings. pls guide me if there are any settings on catalyst control panel that can make difference. drivers & directx are all up to date.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 6:09:31 AM


The stock 550 ti is around 5-6% faster than stock 5770 (I know the highlighted card is the overclocked 550)

The 260 is around 5% faster than the 5770 which means both are neck to neck in performance
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 6:59:54 AM

celpas said:
The 260 is around 5% faster than the 5770 which means both are neck to neck in performance

We have explicitly discussed the number of cores on the OPs card. The one in the chart you provide is the clearly marked as the 216 core model. The OPs card is the 192 core version and yes, that card is weaker than an HD5770.
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August 10, 2011 8:40:31 AM

as i mentioned before i format my hard drive and install win7 format again and now using winxp (both 32bit) and using catalyst 11.7 (also tried previous drives), i'll try disabling physx and see and i'm still using 1024*768 (I have a little old LCD) with 6790 but i don't think LCD have anything to do with the performance as it was brilliant with all Nvidia cards i've purchased. lets end this topic here, what I get is what I get I am using that and it's not bad but not good either it's the first & the last experience with AMD/ATI radeon and will replace with Nvidia soon. thanks so much.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 9:00:54 AM

peterpanm said:
as i mentioned before i format my hard drive and install win7 format again and now using winxp (both 32bit) and using catalyst 11.7 (also tried previous drives), i'll try disabling physx and see and i'm still using 1024*768 (I have a little old LCD) with 6790 but i don't think LCD have anything to do with the performance as it was brilliant with all Nvidia cards i've purchased. lets end this topic here, what I get is what I get I am using that and it's not bad but not good either it's the first & the last experience with AMD/ATI radeon and will replace with Nvidia soon. thanks so much.


did you try putting directX to DX10?
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 1:07:09 PM

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1. GTX 460 = HD 6850 +/-
2. SOC GTX460 = GTX 470
3. GTX470 = HD6870,


so, I dont see how an overclocked 460 can beat an overclocked 6870, unless ur talking about factory OCs, since AMD GPUs are rarely factory OC'ed to more than an additional 20-30 mhz, so let's talk OC'ed percentage, does a GTX 460 OC'ed 10% perform better than a HD6850 OC'ed 10% ? maybe, does a GX 460 OC'ed 10% outperform a Oc'ed 10% HD6870, unlikely


http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

OC'ed percentage is meaningless when one card is capable of a much higher percentage overclock than the other. Notice the 460 and 6870 trade blows at there max OC's (and 895 is not particularly high for a GTX 460), and the 6850 is left in the dust. In DX11 heavy titles (like Crysis 2) the 460 has a clear advantage.

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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 2:32:15 PM

^I thought he bought a 260 but was considering returning it for a 6790?

Not sure why the 6850 or 460 are out of the question when they are actually cheaper than the 6790 after rebates, even without the rebates I wouldn't get the 6790 for that small of a difference in price, it's just not a very good card.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 10:10:24 PM

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the HD6790 is an underdeveloped / underperformed and power hog for it's graphics range.

You need to keep the context in mind. The HD6790 is both much faster and uses much less power than the GTX 260. People go overboard a bit about these cards. They aren't optimally designed and look bad compared to cards of the same series but they are what they are. Slow/power hungry compared to an HD6850 doesn't mean it is slow/power hungry compared to cards of previous generations. Or even current ones actually. The HD6790 does use less power than the GTX 550 Ti and is also faster.
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August 11, 2011 4:57:57 AM

well people enough said, we have a long list of GPUs some like Nvidia & some AMD/ATI, it's ur choice both are great in their line. not everything depends on GPUs, there're other things in ur casing that should be considered & that you build according to your budget. you can only judge GPUs after you use them & I use them both that's why I prefer GTX260 over 6790 bcuz it was fast on gaming better on video playback with my other hardware. as far as the gaming are concerned, well you won't believe but I ran crysis2,dirt3,dirt2, all call of duties,metro2033 etc etc ON XFX 9600GSO 384MB GDDR3 & it was hell of a smooth, it was a brilliant card but died after two years otherwise I wouldn't even think of buying a new one. but I can say Nvidia's PhysX & PurevideoHD are better than Avivo & whatever, but anyway you like what you like and what your eyes see. no hard feelings. thanks
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