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Windows 7: XFX 5770 or BFG GTX 260?


21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
XFX 5770 or BFG GTX 260?

Whats the better cards out of these? There is my price range.

Graphic Cards - ATI Radeon HD 5000 - ATI Radeon? HD 5770
OR
BFG Tech - BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC 896MB PCIe 2.0

now i hear that the 5 series ATI cards have issues at the momment, with driver crashes and the CCC randomly acting up, i never has an graphics card before (my first built pc im doing, allways been in the MB). So i dont know if to risk getting the 5770 because of the problems at the momment.
But to be honest i would rather get the 5770 because im building a sysstem with an AMD 965 so ATI card will go well, and it has DX11.
Thanks for advice.

PS: sorry i was meant to put this in a new thread


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21 Mar 2010   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The GTX is better
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21 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

true.... gtx is faster but not by much just a few fps.... the 5770 has dx11 the 260 doesn't, ati's drivers for the 5770 are getting much better, plus with a amd cpu you'll have less issues with a ati card, now if you could pull it in your budget.... go for a 5850 if you want ati or a 275 or 285 but of the two that you picked... your better off with the 5770
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

True... If you need DX11 then the 5770 would be the better choice.
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21 Mar 2010   #5

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
true.... gtx is faster but not by much just a few fps.... the 5770 has dx11 the 260 doesn't, ati's drivers for the 5770 are getting much better, plus with a amd cpu you'll have less issues with a ati card, now if you could pull it in your budget.... go for a 5850 if you want ati or a 275 or 285 but of the two that you picked... your better off with the 5770
What?
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21 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

From my own personal experience, the 5770 drivers are not compatible with Seven.

~Lordbob
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21 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Difficult choice. The GTX probably outclass easily the 5770, however it is directx 10 only... I would wait a couple months if I was you.

If it was my decision thought...

The ati card have a faster memory, however the 5770 is only 128 bits memory interface. I would avoid it honestly if you think about gaming. Directx11 is not worth it if you have only 128 bit memory cause you will not be able to push de specs enough on my opinion.

Fast memory mean nothings if it cant handle higher quality. Pretty sure me XFX 260 black edition (216 cores, OC) outclass this 5770 easily even if not directx11.
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21 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOwar2 View Post
Difficult choice. The GTX probably outclass easily the 5770, however it is directx 10 only... I would wait a couple months if I was you.
Nothing uses DX11 anyways, so it's a moot point at this time.

~Lordbob
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21 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

to be honest i would go for the ati card because i think there better value for money and i'm getting an amd cpu. But hearing these crashing issues on the 5 series has really put me off.
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21 Mar 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have an EVGA GTX 260 and it is a good card for the money. When it works.

There have been issues with the 260 series cards also. I had a defective one. A replacement RMA card solved my problems. Someone posted a while back that EVGA had pulled all it's 260's off Newegg's site for a while and came back with new ones a short time later. It would make sense. The 260 series came out around the same time as the Windows 7 Beta so it is entirely possible that some hardware/firmware/software bug was uncovered and corrected around that time. I would assume that any brand's card issued at that point in time would be suspect.

If you can confirm that the card you are buying is a "upgraded" model than definitely go for it. Just be careful you are not buying a "clearance" item.
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