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Windows 7: 5770 or GTX 260 - I think I know the answer

25 Oct 2009   #1
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
5770 or GTX 260 - I think I know the answer

I have been looking at the GTX260 for a while now. I just went to buy one and these 5770 cards offer quite a bit more (HDMI, display port, DX-11 to name a few) for the same or less money. You video card experts tell me if I'm looking at this right. I don't know much about this matter.

Am I better off going with a 5770? I hear the drivers are not up to Nvidia's standards. I have LOVED Nvidia drivers over the years. Am I going to regret buying this card. (thinking about a Sapphire 5770, but it looks like they are all 1GB GDDR5 cards)

Thanks


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25 Oct 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

The ATI card is the better of the 2 IMO and I'm an Nvidia guy that just sold 2 9800gt's and purchased the Evga 260 supeclocked.Which I love, but compared to the 5770 with DX11 and gddr5 their in different leagues. Their are other things i consider when I buy a gpu. Warranty, Evga has lifetime, stepup and cross shipping. Plus it's now on sale at tigerdirect with Batman download. EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, FREE Batman: Arkham Asylum Game Download at TigerDirect.com
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27 Oct 2009   #3
Fishdoc

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

I just purchased the Sapphire 5770 1GB 5DDR and watched the ladybug demo in Directx 11. I would say it will suit me well. The only reason I went with ATI this time around, my Mobo has AMD chipset. It seems the driver is still a little buggy atm, I am hoping they continue to improve the driver. I had the display not response last night and got a warning.

General:

Display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

Details:

Provider
[ Name] Display
-EventID4101[ Qualifiers] 0
Level3Task0Keywords0x80000000000000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2009-10-27T03:32:13.000000000Z
EventRecordID13067ChannelSystemComputerxxMrSecurity-EventData
atikmdag


I have my build specs filled in, that will give you more info on my build.
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01 Nov 2009   #4
Fishdoc

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

Anyone experiencing this problems above? I uninstalled the CCC and I am still receiving that error from time to time.
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01 Nov 2009   #5
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

Try the ATI Catalyst 9.10 driver that was released last week if you haven't already done so. It cleared up a bunch of atikmdag errors for me.
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01 Nov 2009   #6
Fishdoc

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

This is the lastest driver I am currently using, if this is ATI Catalyst 9.10.

Radeon5000SeriesDriver
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01 Nov 2009   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
I had the display not response last night and got a warning.

Display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
Anyone experiencing this problems above? I uninstalled the CCC and I am still receiving that error from time to time.
The "stopped responding and has recovered" error has plagued both ATI and Nvidia on Vista (and I guess W7?) for a while now. The are all sorts of speculations on causes and fixes. Do a Google search on the error and hundreds of threads will pop up, including some here and on the Vista forums.

I myself had this error under Vista with an ATI HD3870 card, but it turned out the card was failing and once replaced it (ATI HD4850) I never had the problem again, but that was my fix

Hopefully you can find a fix if it continues. Good luck

As for the original poster's question, I only know ATI, so...
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01 Nov 2009   #8
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have been looking at the GTX260 for a while now. I just went to buy one and these 5770 cards offer quite a bit more (HDMI, display port, DX-11 to name a few) for the same or less money. You video card experts tell me if I'm looking at this right. I don't know much about this matter.

Am I better off going with a 5770? I hear the drivers are not up to Nvidia's standards. I have LOVED Nvidia drivers over the years. Am I going to regret buying this card. (thinking about a Sapphire 5770, but it looks like they are all 1GB GDDR5 cards)

Thanks
If you haven't already bought it make sure you get a card that comes with Dirt 2.
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01 Nov 2009   #9
Fishdoc

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
I had the display not response last night and got a warning.

Display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
Anyone experiencing this problems above? I uninstalled the CCC and I am still receiving that error from time to time.
The "stopped responding and has recovered" error has plagued both ATI and Nvidia on Vista (and I guess W7?) for a while now. The are all sorts of speculations on causes and fixes. Do a Google search on the error and hundreds of threads will pop up, including some here and on the Vista forums.

I myself had this error under Vista with an ATI HD3870 card, but it turned out the card was failing and once replaced it (ATI HD4850) I never had the problem again, but that was my fix

Hopefully you can find a fix if it continues. Good luck

As for the original poster's question, I only know ATI, so...
Yeah, I have already begun my search and googled it. I am in the process of trying to find a fix. I just purchased the card from Newegg. I already sent one card back because it was DOA. It was a different ATI card, the 4850. I figure my Power supply should be sufficient, the corsair 650watt, it is listed in my specs.
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01 Nov 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

The 650w Corsair is a good power supply, just remember it's not the wattage it's the Volts on the 12v rail that counts. Fabe
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