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Which graphics card (again)

Ok so I managed to get more out of my budget and this is my new list:


GTS450 2GB DDR5

NVIDIA GTS450 1GB GDDR5

NVIDIA 9800GT 1GB GDDR3

Radeon HD5670 1GB GDDR5

RADEON HD5750 1GB DDR5 PCI EXPRESS

Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS

Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5

ok guys now its youre turn tell me which one is the best.

Il be using a qaud core phenom II 965 3.4 ghz black edition and 8 gb ram at 1600 mhz and a asus m5a97.

thanks
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  1. I've never heard of any of these manufacturers..
  2. Sunius said:
    I've never heard of any of these manufacturers..


    theres nividia and redeon. the axle and biostar are just people who upgraded it
  3. Get 6770
  4. refillable said:
    Get 6770


    not in my region
  5. Get the 5770 its the best of this choice (and identical to a 6770).
  6. simon12 said:
    Get the 5770 its the best of this choice (and identical to a 6770).


    How well wil it cope playing games like assassins creed and mass effect 3 on windows 7 with a qaud core
  7. If it isn't get 5770 :)

    You will be good with it.
  8. refillable said:
    If it isn't get 5770 :)

    You will be good with it.



    Ok thanks. what is pci express
  9. PCI Express is the slot where your graphics card slot. If both motherboard and card support PCI-E technology, you should be fine. And PCI-E 2.0 is needed for PCI-E 2.1 so that you don't get issues.
  10. ok can you find out if the asus m5a97 has pci?
  11. Of course mate, 970 is the newest chipset from AMD.

    M5A97 is a really nice budget motherboard from ASUS. Really good.
  12. ok thanks now can you tell me which one of those 2 5770 are the best
  13. Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS

    Get the Axle one, I think it's better.
  14. ok thanks
  15. welcome, good luck and have a good day :).
  16. ok so i am going to buy a hd radeon 5770 gddr5 1gb and would like to know how well it wil cope playing games at 1600x900 and 1900x1080p my cpu is amd phenom II x4 3.4ghz 965 thanks
  17. Don't expect to max out demanding games but it should play everything on high settings.
  18. I would like to know what is crossfirex.

    From what I know it is when you use 2 graphic cards. but does crossfire make 2 bad graphics cards better than one good one?
  19. Read this http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-15-crossfire-faqs
    CrossfireX is crossfire with 3-4 cards while crossfire is 2 cards. Yes crossfire can make 2 midrange cards better than a high end one. Low end cards do not scale well in crossfire (or work out cost effective). For AMD cards its only really worth considering on a Radeon 6850 or better (unless you already have a 5770/6770). There are also downsides like cooling, driver issues, microstuttering etc. Also you need the right motherboard and power supply for it too.
  20. ok so can you think of 2 cards that wil be better with crossfire and cheaper than a 5770
  21. If you get the 5770, you can save money, then get another 5770, and then crossfire it. But in order to crossfire, you need a motherboard that does support it and, to meet recommended setting you need to get at least a 8x/8x PCI-E x16's lanes. The performance of a single 6870 is the same as 5770 crossfire.

    But on the other side, there is some issue when crossfiring compared to single card setup, which is temperature (crossfire run hotter), micro-shuttering, Drivers, noise, and overall much hassle.

    So if you can buy a single card which has the same performance as a crossfire setup, you'd better with a single card setup. If you're keeping your old GPU and add another one to crossfire it instead of upgrading the GPU as a whole, it's OK.
  22. ok does the asus m5a97 support crossfire? and what exactly is micro shutter and what do you do about the heat
  23. To fix heat issue, people would either put extra case fan or additional PCI coolers.

    AMD 970 chipsets (which M5A97 is), does support crossfire, but the PCI-E lanes only run in 16x/4x. Which means you'll get a little performance decrease when you do a crossfire setup. But still, you will experience a better performance, equal to about between 6870 to 6850.

    Oh yea, I remember you getting CX600/CX500, both will be fine running crossfire. Just make sure you plug in both 6-pin pci-e connectors from the power supply on each GPU.

    If you haven't get the motherboard yet, try to get M5A99X which got a nice 8x/8x PCI-E support, I know it's pricey. But worth it if you want to crossfire and have the money so that you don't get performance losses.
  24. CX600/CX500 ?

    Do you mean that im buying a corair 600W power supply
  25. o and what is the difference between the m5a97 and m5a97 evo?
  26. Just get a 6850 or 6870 if you want that level of performance, it is much less hassle and the price/performance on the 68xx is about the best there is. Will end up costing the same in the end anyways.
  27. ok but i want to buy just one 5770 and then if after 4 years when its not that good anymore i would like to buy another one and just crossfire them so that il have good graphics
  28. In 4 years I don't think you will find a 5770 for sale anywhere (maybe ebay).
    Unless AMD keep rebranding it and its a 9770.
  29. ok yeah your right that was dumb of me. I think im just gonna buy a 6770
  30. Good choice
  31. Quote:

    Unless AMD keep rebranding it and its a 9770.


  32. I would suggest you google it.

    Otherwise I will always reccomend the ASUS cards, ASUS tend to be top notch quality
  33. ASUS or Gigabyte ones are pretty nice. Some Sapphire ones are good too.
  34. If I buy the 6770 for how long will i be able to play games on high?

    My specs:

    M5a97 motherboard
    Phenom II x4 3.4 ghz
    8 gb ram 1600mhz
  35. asus dc2 one or the gigabyte one.
    asus coolers are good. msi twin frozr coolers are good too.
  36. ATI cards - XFX is my vendor of choice. They pretty much stick with reference designs but the build quality and warranty are outstanding.
  37. You can typically decide based on warranty coverage and/or reputation of the company, or perhaps price. These all use GDDR5. Any clock speed difference is probably not worth considering, as you can overclock a GPU yourself.
    I've never heard of Club3D, but the only other brand you list that I haven't bought is Gigabyte (but I would). I've had to return a couple of Asus cards, but the replacements worked fine.
  38. Depends on the games producers. What new games engine they invent.
  39. ^ Alongwith the resolution at which you play + Type of games that you'll be playin' + you use AA/AF or not.
  40. If you have a decent power supply (500w+, decent brand) get a 6870. You won't regret it.
  41. Quote:
    If I buy the 6770 for how long will i be able to play games on high?

    My specs:

    M5a97 motherboard
    Phenom II x4 3.4 ghz
    8 gb ram 1600mhz


    Most games you wouldn't be able to play on high now, so I'd say pretty short. lol

    I have a overclocked HD5850 which is much faster than a HD6770 and there's games from 5yrs ago I can't play anywhere near high settings even at 1680x1050.
  42. Yes get 6770, it will stay longer at least. CX600 = Corsair Builder series 600W.

    Not worth it to get an evo version, either get m5a99x or m5a97
  43. Quote:
    Most games you wouldn't be able to play on high now, so I'd say pretty short. lol

    I have a overclocked HD5850 which is much faster than a HD6770 and there's games from 5yrs ago I can't play anywhere near high settings even at 1680x1050.



    I'm sorry about changing the subject but how does that Antec 380D hold up with that 5850? I was thinking about getting a 6850 or waiting for the new gen 7850 or something similar but I don't know if my PSU (the same as yours) would hold up well.
  44. You should also take a look at HIS. Had a 4770 and loved it, cool and quiet. I personally don't buy XFX any more, as they have the loudest coolers. Sound matters to me. Of the choices you have there, the Sapphire would be my choice, or MSI
  45. It holds up fine. I have a low power cpu that probably only uses 30w and a very low power motherboard along with low voltage ram. I probably have well over 100w to spare.

    It's a fine unit, built by Seasonic. Anandtech Editors Choice Winner, and it's one of the few psu's you'll see on Newegg with over 300 reviews and 5 eggs.
  46. The ASUS cooler is great, but all these cards are cool with low power consumption. Check reviews for each - I bet fan noise will be your deciding factor.
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