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Graphics ATi 5770 or GTX 260?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by slambittech, 26 Oct 2009.

  1. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    it doesnt make a difference - intel would be neck high in **** if they made the amd card slower on purpose.

    by folder i meant folding@home - nvidia cards are about 3 times better at folding, but judging by your reaction i assume you dont care about that ;)

    to the other poster, yes the gtx275 probably shades the hd4890, but as it costs £40+ more then it gets beat in the price/performance.

    fyi the motherboard you want is crossfire compatible, so you will be able to add another hd4890 should you wish.
     
  2. slambittech

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  3. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The HD5770 if you have something weaker than a HD4850. If not don't bother until Fermi comes out, it's not like new games will be that demanding.
     
  5. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    look how much less power the 5770 uses compared to both 4890 and gtx 260

    the reason you buy the new generations of cards (even if they perform the same as the old generation) is thing slike dx11 and POWER CONSUMPTION (cost of ownership!)

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  6. slambittech

    slambittech Minimodder

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    the gigabyte card does look good, is it the same one in dabs i was looking at? also what do you think about the hd5770 like he said? might consider... lol too many choices.
     
  7. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    i think it is the one you were looking at (judging by the zalman cooler).

    the hd5770 isnt really worth buying - it costs the same as the hd4890 but it has the performance of the hd4870. and it gets left in the dust by the gtx260. however, if you can find one for 110 quid then it would work out to a good deal.

    if you had your heart set on a dx11 card id recommend starting at the hd5850 - but they will be 50-60 quid more than the hd4890.
     
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    abit worried about the brand asus, should i of gone for the xfx brand? £5 more
     
  10. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    dont worry about asus - they are one of the better brands these days.

    for my build i was also gonna order a gtx260 but the motherboard i wanted didnt support sli, which was a blessing in disguise really as i found the hd4890 for the same price.
     
  11. slambittech

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    good good about asus, did i get ok prices for these two cards?
     
  12. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    looks good.
     
  13. slambittech

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    just installed my builds, must say the gtx260 card u i brought was really long, too long for my liking cos it doesnt leave much space.
     
  14. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Actually the HD5770 is about $20 USD cheaper than the HD4890.
     
  15. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Why did you ask the question if you already knew you wanted a GTX 260? People have said that although the 5770 is slighly slower, it's only just, but it's cooler, DX11, draws less power and can probably be overclocked to cover the margin, so in the end it may be faster... But my point is, please don't ask a question if you already know which one you want, most people were saying 5770 but you chose the GTX 260...

    EDIT: And yes, for roughly the same price a HD4890 would have mashed the GTX 260... so next time, please wait a bit for more input
     
  16. xtreme57

    xtreme57 What's a Dremel?

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