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Asus gtx 550 ti vs xfx 5770

I have a strict 138 budget for a graphics card. I don't know which to pick factory over clocked Asus is good. But a 3 year limited Warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-435&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo


But this Xfx 5770 is just slightly less good. (15-30% less than the Asus gtx 550) But it comes with a life warranty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150539

Which should I get? The rig it's going to be on Has a Athlon II X3 450, 8 gb ram, windows 7.
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  1. umm... both your links direct to the 550Ti.
  2. I plan to use this mainly for gaming, watching hd videos .
  3. The two are very close in performance. What mobo do you have? Is future Crossfire or SLI a possibility? If you care about PhysX, the GTX550Ti is your choice. If you will engage in bitcoin mining, ATi is the way to go. Check the benchmarks of the specific games you [want to] play. Blizzard games and Civilization strongly favor nVidia, but Dragon Age 2 doesn't get along with nVidia's drivers at highest settings (ref. HardOCP).
  4. Really? Hmm, I guess. But to me the most appealing aspect is the life time warranty. Um, sorry if I seem fickle, but another card has peaked my interest. The 6790. Its in my price range, and it has a life time warranty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150534. And my mobo, Its a budget one, 50 dollar range. I dunno the exact type though. But how does that card stack up to those two?
  5. The HD6790 is a poor value. It has performance not much better than a HD6770, but sucks more juice than a HD6850. One of those two would be better choices.
  6. i wouldn't reccommend the 6790 its not that bad of a card, but its a bit of a repeat of the 5830, if your going for the 5770 i would reccommend this 6770 which is cheaper and better too (not by much but still better):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102940

    i do prefer AMD/ATI cards (especially for their cross, crossfiring abilities: http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImages/Public/Graphic_Illustrations/WebBannerJPEG/AMD_CrossfireX_Chart_1618W.jpg) but i forgot to ask what games do you play/plan on playing and what resolution do you play at?
  7. Can you elaborate on poor value? These charts here Show it keeps a 37 fps min on Crysis 2 during the high settings at 1920x1080 http://media.bestofmicro.com/V/L/287553/original/Crysis2%201920.png

    It beats those two.
  8. ps3hacker12 said:
    i wouldn't reccommend the 6790 its not that bad of a card, but its a bit of a repeat of the 5830, if your going for the 5770 i would reccommend this 6770 which is cheaper and better too (not by much but still better):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102940

    i do prefer AMD/ATI cards (especially for their cross, crossfiring abilities: http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImages/Public/Graphic_Illustrations/WebBannerJPEG/AMD_CrossfireX_Chart_1618W.jpg) but i forgot to ask what games do you play/plan on playing and what resolution do you play at?



    Oh right, I'll be playing WoW, Gta IV, dragon age 2, and I kinda wanna start playing at 1080i resolution.

    And that Sapphire card has only a two year warranty. I kinda want 3 year or life time.
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    Faytvii said:
    Can you elaborate on poor value? These charts here Show it keeps a 37 fps min on Crysis 2 during the high settings at 1920x1080 http://media.bestofmicro.com/V/L/287553/original/Crysis2%201920.png

    It beats those two.



    Its worth pointing out to make sure people have a decent enough PSU to power a card that uses 2 x 6 pin PCIE cables but that dosent make the card bad value.
    Its the power usage that jtt283 is referring to which may matter to some but really should not come into the calculation when comparing value/performance.
    A 6790 is noticeably, game changeability faster and about $10-20 dearer. Personally i can live with a ratio like that. I wouldn't recommend the card myself as i think the 6850 is the best balance of price/ perf at the moment, with the cheap 5850's having seeming to have disappeared.

    Mactronix :)
  10. Faytvii said:
    Oh right, I'll be playing WoW, Gta IV, dragon age 2, and I kinda wanna start playing at 1080i resolution...

    WoW prefers nVidia cards, but Dragon Age 2 has driver issues with nVidia at the highest settings. Still, WoW is playable at decent settings on ATi cards too.
    If you want more power than a HD6770, getting a HD6850 makes a lot more sense than the HD6790. It is more powerful, and uses less power. The small price difference is worthwhile.
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  12. Hmm, power consumption isn't a big issue for me. Now its a matter of 6790 or the Asus one. And I'm really feeling the 6780 because of the warranty and being slightly faster than the gtx 550
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