Worth upgrading from 5770?

I'm mainly a console gamer, but starting to get back into PC gaming again by playing tribes ascend, and really excited for Diablo 3. I have been contemplating upgrading from 5770 graphics card, hoping to stay in the 150-200 range, and wondering if its worth the investment at this point at time. I don't need to have top of the line graphics, but would like to stay at least in the mid range for most games.

If so any suggestions?


Core I5 Oc'd
8 gigs of Ram
1920 x 1080
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  1. How does the 6870 compare against the 560?

    Also is it worth waiting for the new Nvidia 640-660 models to come out.
  2. Bloodz said:
    How does the 6870 compare against the 560?

    Also is it worth waiting for the new Nvidia 640-660 models to come out.

    it's more affordable ?
    has higher memory bandwidth (better performance)
    has higher FLOPS (better performance maybe? I am not sure)
    has higher pixel fill rate (again, I am not sure)
    and more importantly , it uses a bit less power

    gtx560 ti:
    higher shader clock (uh... better... I am not sure :??: )
    a bit higher texture fill rate

    about waiting for the 640-660? well... for me.. I'll be waiting for them.. but for sure price isn't going to be a bit friendly lol...
  3. Blizzard games run better on Nvidia do not get a Radeon if you want to play diablo 3. Keep the same pricepoint and get your nvidia equivalent. My personal experience: New rig has i5-2500, and an old Galaxy GTS 250 it runs wow between 85-135 FPS maxed, besides shadows at good and x8 AF. The rig before my current on had the i7-940, and a much higher tier radeon 5870. The 5870 ran Crysis 2 better than WoW. The GTS 250 runs WoW just as well.

    Statistics: Even better AMD cores can bottleneck WoW.


    Here explains about Nvidia over Radeon. Even mentions how that 5870 has problems >.<

    Hope this all helps!
  4. Any thoughts on 1gb vs 2gb? Worth the extra money?
  5. The 6870 is the card to get in the $100-200 price range. Also, 512-1gb of memory is all you need at resolutions of 1920x1080 or less. Here is a good article on VRAM: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-ram-4870,2428.html I recommend this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545 It is $160 after MIR, and it has FREE shipping to boot! It's a great card, with a great cooling solution, so, if you decide to overclock it, it will stay cool and quite. Good Luck!

    EDIT: Yes, it is worth the investment, at this point in time.
  6. Thanks for the advice !!
  7. They have the 560 Ti on sale at a $199.99 so if you can afford the tax I would go that way as well. Here is a link to comepare and the link to the card. Good luck on your choice.


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