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Worth upgrading from 5770?

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May 6, 2012 1:05:33 AM

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?


Rig:

Core I5 Oc'd
8 gigs of Ram
5770
SSD
1920 x 1080

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May 6, 2012 2:48:06 AM

How does the 6870 compare against the 560?

Also is it worth waiting for the new Nvidia 640-660 models to come out.
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May 6, 2012 3:19:14 AM

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.


6870:
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...
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May 6, 2012 3:53:28 AM

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.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bul...

Here explains about Nvidia over Radeon. Even mentions how that 5870 has problems >.<
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...

Hope this all helps!
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May 6, 2012 2:01:31 PM

Any thoughts on 1gb vs 2gb? Worth the extra money?
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May 6, 2012 2:41:57 PM

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-4870,2... I recommend this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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.

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May 6, 2012 10:13:31 PM

Thanks for the advice !!
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