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Gtx 285 vs 5830 which has best performance

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 20, 2012 4:59:39 PM

hi pals, ;) 

my friend is upgrading his gpu. he finalized two cards from red & Green, the red one HD 5830 and the green GTX 285 both from XFX with 1gb memory respectively.his main use is video editing, and most importantly he is a hardcore gamer (budget limit) prices are very equal just $10 differ from red to green, gtx 285 is $150 and HD 5830 is $160. the question is simply gtx 512 bit ddr3 and direct X 10 but HD 5830 is 256 bit DDR5,Direct X 11. Which has smokin hot in gaming and hd encoding. his psu is seasonic S12II-520w.

Personally i used both, for my self gtx won the crown(lot of online benchmarks sites too), he is willing to buy the red one cause its ddr5 & dx 11. He uses adobe premier cs5 and maya 11. he plays crysis 2 @1680x1050. he doesn't crossfire or sli.

does it really change the performance in gaming that 512bit gpu with ddr3 and 256bit ddr5, cause when 512 bit card the data transfer rate is equal to ddr5 256bit card's data transfer rate. or am i wrong.

anyway which one is good for media encoding, gaming in ur opinion and why, every reply will help most.

thank you all.

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a c 559 U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 6:34:13 PM

What is the price of those two old cards cards in Indian Rupees?

Specifically, why only those two card choices?
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March 21, 2012 5:07:20 AM

Chainzsaw said:

I would go for the XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $159.99 + 20$ mail in rebate. Much better than both of those cards listed. That PSU is actually a really good one and should power this card as well since the minnimum requirements are 520W PSU.

Take a look at these benchmarks:

thanks for quick reply fiends, here 6870 is around $270 due to dollor rate to inr rate. so he is not willing to pay that extra $.

the prices for the old cards are 7000rs for green & 8000 for red. specifically he chosen these two are at this pricepoint no other card will compete them with as a single card. hope u understand.
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a c 559 U Graphics card
March 21, 2012 8:23:45 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 285 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors. NVIDIA's 40 Amps or greater specification seems to be a little excessive. I would say 33 Amps or greater is more reasonable.

For a system using a single Radeon HD 5830 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W (S12II-520 Bronze), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with either a single GeForce GTX 285 or Radeon HD 5830.

The DDR5 on the Radeon HD 5830 does not give it any memory bandwidth advantage over the GeForce GTX 285's memory bandwidth. The GeForce GTX 285's memory bandwidth is still 24% greater than the Radeon HD 5830.

DirectX 11 isn't going to get you playable frame rates (i.e. minimum of 30 FPS) @1680x1050 on DX11 games unless you lower or turn off some graphics enhancement features.

Gaming is about playable frame rates. I would rather play the game in DX9 or DX10 than to watch a slide show in DX11.

My recommendation goes to the green team.
March 31, 2012 6:08:29 AM

Best answer selected by vdr369.
a c 169 U Graphics card
March 31, 2012 6:10:25 AM

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