About recent high-end graphics cards such as 5850 with low res

icex

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Curious, even though it is said that it's not needed for something like 5850 for a low res such as 1280x1024, wouldn't it be useful in the long run though, like when more gpu grinding games get made this would be able to play a wider range of newer games like a year more than something such as 275gtx or 4890 at that res therefore making it still useful and worth its price even for such a low res? Already I'd probably get a 275gtx but the possible longetivity of the 5850 and dx11 is luring me there even though there's 1280x1024 and a e6850 cpu bottleneck and maybe a little bit worse performance due to PCI-E1.1 too.
 

hallowed_dragon

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For your resolution there is not point in using a 58xx monster. My advice to you is to buy a 5770 when it launches. You will have the best of 2 worlds : Dx11 card with 58xx performance at that resolution + CPU power. And also waaaayyy lower power consumption compared to 275gtx or 4890.
 

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Performance of 5770 will be close if not greater than the cards you mentioned. Plus it is a Dx11 card. And has extremly low power consumption. Believe me, my 4870 managed to consume in 1 year its current price...
 

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Heh, but wouldn't the 5850 last longer at this low res, as in if a game came out way later but got low fps on those cards, it'd still have a better chance on the 5850 or would those same games give no real fps boost? Cause I intend on keeping the next card for quite a while before I get a whole new pc. Just the way I thought of things, since it being more powerful I thought it'd be able to survive more games as they come out until it eventually sucks for a new game at that res.
 

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58xx cards are intended for higher resolutions. At your lower resolution the 5770 will last you some time being almost equal in performance with the 5850 from my guesstimate. With a monitor with 1680x1050 or higher resolution the 5850 will last you more.