GTX 260 or XFX HD 5770 1GB?

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Hello,i am going to get a few new parts for my pc so i have trouble choosing a video card the trouble is

Does the XFX Ati radeon 5770HD 1GB? perform same as the GTX260?


the system i am building is


intel core i7 930 2.8ghz

Corsair Dominator 3X2GB 1600mhz memory tri channel whit the i7

INTEL ATX X58 LGA1366 FSB1600 DDR3 RAID

Coolermaster 620W PSU

and i cant decide the gtx 260 or the xfx hd 5770? no idea how they perform if compared,if any one could help me decide i would be thankfull.
 

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HD 5770. Compared to the GTX260, consumes less power, produces lot less heat and has DX11 and Eyefinity.

And why did you decide putting a mid-range card on a high end Core i7 platform? What will you use the computer for?
 

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well the GTX 260 core 216 was good in 2008 also i heard it still performs very good thease days,well for me the gtx 260 is good becouse i never had it.

I would definetally go for a XFX 5970 if i had the cash if u compare our country money to yours by dollars you would fall out off your chair the 5970 costs like 3X i7s or even more also i would get a 5870 but that one costs alot,becouse when i buy the i7 the rams the mobo i will have no money left thats why but in the future i might get a 950w power supply and another gtx 260 so i will sli them but for now single gtx 260 is good at the moment.

i am building this pc for gaming mostly for me is gaming internet etc,for my mother well internet skype talks thats all.

and are you sure the hd5770 perfroms same as GTX260? or it performs slower? dont worry to say it performs slower i can still buy the gtx260 becouse if i bought the hd5770 i would have spare cash left.
 
Good question. Your two choices should be between the HD5770 and GTX 460 depending on how much you want to spend.
There is no reason to consider the GTX 260 at this point unless you are finding a great deal on one used or something.
 

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i dont like the i5 it dosent have hyperthreathing or whatever its called,also it dosent have Triple channel memory support which i am going to use the 3X2GB ones.
 

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dude GTX 460 costs very very much in my country,althrought i can get a gtx 460 but i will have no cash left for the i7 and memory and the mobo.
 

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i dont buy used stuff mate ;)

the gtx 260 dosent cost alot,and 1 more thing if i get a GTX 460 whit those parts i will fry my psu lmao,u can read the psu i posted its 620w so its enuf for 2 HD5770 but not 2 gtx260s or one 460.

all i need to know IS the HD5770 SAME SPEED SAME PERFORMANCE Like the GTX260? or not thats all.
 

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crossfire whit the 5850 and a 5770? i think u cant u need to have the same videocards i dont really know for the crossfire, but for SLI u need to have same ones but the brands dosent matter.
 

Their overall performance is exactly the same;

The HD5770 also gives you DX11, more advanced audio/video playback features and uses much less power, especially at idle.
 

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Look, tripple channel and hyperthreading DON'T help alot in gaming, why would you waste money on an unbalanced gaming machine??

Get the i5-760 and a HD5850/GTX460 1GB, you WON'T be disappointed!
 

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70% is more like it.
 

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lol the 5770 has 128 bus width i think its low the gtx260 has 444 or something which is high,and does the gtx260 take alot of power at full load?
 

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Why the heck do you want to go GTX260?? To compense the lost of performance due to the 128-bit bus, there's the DDR5 VRAM. And the 5770 uses less power than the 260 and producing lot less heat due to 40nm process.
 

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ill think about it
 

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Dude i can GET i5-760 and a gtx 5850 or 460 BUT my power supply wont hold any of those cards.

and second i wont get i5 cuz it dosent support tri channel which sucks i cant belive intel didnt make it tri channel.

and if i get those both things i cant get the motherboard and the memory you understand now? :D


i will have no money left!! i live in a different country and its different money here,not USD but if i move to usd i could buy all of em cuz if if i exchange my money to USD and if i move to America it will be more than enought i think i could even buy watercooling but only in usd not Lithuania
 

It is nowhere near 90% bias or even the 70% unknown suggests. If I had to estimate it's probably around 10-15%
Here is the article that chart I showed you earlier is based on;
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Axle/GeForce_GTX_460_768_MB/
It is a review of the GTX 460 but all the benchmarks have numbers for the HD5770 and GTX 260.
The chart is based on actual benchmarks from a very wide variety of games both new and old. So any Nvidia bias is already incorporated into that summary chart. For examples of it check out the benchmarks for FarCry 1 & 2.
 

The GTX 260 uses notably more power than either of the HD5850 or GTX 460. You can check out the power usage of the cards in that article I just linked. That said your PSU should be alright for any of these cards.
In terms of your conversation with this guy he is correct. For gaming on a limited budget an i5 + a better card will give you better performance than i7 + weaker card. Getting 4gb of memory would just give you more money to spend on a better card. Is there anything you plan on doing with your computer that can effectively utilize more than 4gb of memory or the hyperthreading abilities of the i7?
 

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LOL dude wait... first, you won't buy both the X58 and P55 mobo's and both dual and tripple-channel DDR3 RAM. Second, tripple channel DOESN'T make difference in games, the fps would probably be like 50-60 or more, so 1-2 frames will make a difference??? Not at all.:)

Or have you already bought the X58 mobo and i7 DDR3???
 
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