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Windows 7: Advice on new graphics card

10 Jan 2010   #11
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Something else to consider

There arent really many DX11 games atm, or planned for very near future.

The 4890 will tear through any current offerings with ease, although its DX 10.1

When Nvidia comes out with thier next gen cards, the higher end 5K series will drop in price making them more attractive.

Also, gives more time to perfect the drivers.

By the time games DX11 is more common, not only will the drivers be in better shape, but better choices for a 5970 (such as Toxics, VaporX etc)

I would just save the cash and get a good 4890 Toxic or similar for the time being, and upgrade next year.

My 2c for what its worth.


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10 Jan 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Almost doesn't matter which one of the two he gets, as either will slap that GT 220 silly.
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10 Jan 2010   #13
Sav

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Little more into forward thinking, I am wanting to go xfire in the not too distant future . Obviously have to change mainboard

I can run a 5870 with my config at this moment in time but if went xfire with 2 of these cards may have to change psu?. As well as mainboard.

If went xfire with two 5770, only have to change mainboard.

Lets not have a Nvidia vs Ati debate , as I personally think both give the same performance, Ati are ahead with directx11 support.
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10 Jan 2010   #14
blairseven

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sav View Post
Thanks for the replies. Little more into forward thinking, I am wanting to go xfire in the not too distant future . Obviously have to change mainboard

I can run a 5870 with my config at this moment in time but if went xfire with 2 of these cards may have to change psu?. As well as mainboard.

If went xfire with two 5770, only have to change mainboard.

Lets not have a Nvidia vs Ati debate , as I personally think both give the same performance, Ati are ahead with directx11 support.
If Your Motherboard Is Crossfire/Sli Ready No. Make Sure Your PSU is at least 500w.
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10 Jan 2010   #15
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Depends what type of PSU you have as not all are the same.
12V rail amperage is the key things here, more so than advertised watts. As well as effeciency.

Some, a 550-600W PSU will be plenty.

Other brand may need a 800+ watt to accomplish the same thing.
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10 Jan 2010   #16
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sav View Post
Hi. first post so be gentle

I'm wanting to buy a new graphics card for my custom built pc, using a 1gb Nvidia 220 GT haven't liked the card since I first bought it. Being seriously thinking of switching over to ATI.

Cannot decide on between these cards

ATI Radeon 4890

ATI Radeon 5770

Wanting to play directx 11 games
Well...

Truth of the matter is, we won't be seeing the full benefits of DirectX11 anytime soon (give it a year or so).

With that In mind... I'd go for the HD 4890.

~10% better performance than the HD 5770 according to the majority of reviews out there right now.
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10 Jan 2010   #17
Sav

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Almost doesn't matter which one of the two he gets, as either will slap that GT 220 silly.
Wouldn't let me go crazy with WoW, GT 220 was a mistake. I play Dragon Age, BAA and have MW1.

My next game would prolly be Splinter Cell Conviction
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10 Jan 2010   #18
Sav

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sav View Post
Hi. first post so be gentle

I'm wanting to buy a new graphics card for my custom built pc, using a 1gb Nvidia 220 GT haven't liked the card since I first bought it. Being seriously thinking of switching over to ATI.

Cannot decide on between these cards

ATI Radeon 4890

ATI Radeon 5770

Wanting to play directx 11 games
Well...

Truth of the matter is, we won't be seeing the full benefits of DirectX11 anytime soon (give it a year or so).

With that In mind... I'd go for the HD 4890.

~10% better performance than the HD 5770 according to the majority of reviews out there right now.
Not many devs took up directx 10.
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10 Jan 2010   #19
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sav View Post
Hi. first post so be gentle

I'm wanting to buy a new graphics card for my custom built pc, using a 1gb Nvidia 220 GT haven't liked the card since I first bought it. Being seriously thinking of switching over to ATI.

Cannot decide on between these cards

ATI Radeon 4890

ATI Radeon 5770

Wanting to play directx 11 games
Well...

Truth of the matter is, we won't be seeing the full benefits of DirectX11 anytime soon (give it a year or so).

With that In mind... I'd go for the HD 4890.

~10% better performance than the HD 5770 according to the majority of reviews out there right now.
Upgrading your computer has one important point:
Try and keep it future proof, so you spend less money in the future. No-one is forcing you to buy what we want, after all its your money, but if I was in your shoes i'd go with the 5850
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10 Jan 2010   #20
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

These threads seem to be all the same a rip roaring card wars. Plenty of good advice the choice is now yours. I'm thinking if you can wait were going to see some new exciting cards here sooner than we think. Which will mean price dropping.
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