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Windows 7: XFX 5770 or BFG GTX 260?

21 Mar 2010   #11
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I also have a EVGA GTX260 and love it on Windows 7 Professional 64, no problems yet.

Now as to DirectX 11, yes these is some support starting to show up, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has DX11 effects, soft shadows etc..,

Even tho I mostly support Nvidia, I would say go with ATI because it gives you some "future padding" as per DX11.


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21 Mar 2010   #12
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you want cool and low power usage, go ATI 5000 series.

The drivers for the 5770 work just fine in Windows 7, I have one and have had no problems with it.
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21 Mar 2010   #13
ThePizzaMan

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

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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?
there are less issues with ati cards when your using a amd processor
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21 Mar 2010   #14
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Also with the ATI 5770 you get a nice piece of software called eyefinitey for superior multi-monitor displays.

ATI Eyefinity Technology
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21 Mar 2010   #15
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've used both the BFG GTX260 and the XFX 5770 on my current machine. I could tell a difference. Seems that the 128bit 5770 is a little slower. During some gaming action, the FPS really dropped when using the 5770 and comparable gaming action on the GTX260, it handled it like a champ.

Keep in mind I believe I have bad RAM, lol, but thats for another post
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22 Mar 2010   #16
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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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?
there are less issues with ati cards when your using a amd processor
I understood what you said, just not why you said it?

To suggest that ati cards "work better", or as you put it, "have fewer issues" with amd cpu's is a myth; one we can't even call an urban legend because it hasn't been around long enough... in short, it's nonsense.

Cpu's don't "talk" directly to graphics cards; they communicate through the northbridge. If there are certain chipsets that have problems with ATI cards, we're all ears?
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22 Mar 2010   #17
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

I love the 5770 so far. Of course, this coming from an upgrade from a 4350 too. Incredible difference,to say the least.
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22 Mar 2010   #18
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

5770 is less of a power hog if that helps. On my experience I think it was amazing. I don't know what you are coming off but wow I was surprised with just one 5770. I didnt notice a difference with crossfire for two 5770 so well thats another thing.
I gave in then got a 5850 (which had minor issues) after a few days. If you can spring with the money for a 5850~5870 (mind you they are big) it would be good for a long while honestly.

If you could list the items you are buying since I don't think you will be using your currently listed specs it might help or if you are trying to budget with less wasted money. Probably only reason I would say a 5850 or higher would be good because later down the road you wont have to buy a new card.
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22 Mar 2010   #19
ThePizzaMan

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

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What?
there are less issues with ati cards when your using a amd processor
I understood what you said, just not why you said it?

To suggest that ati cards "work better", or as you put it, "have fewer issues" with amd cpu's is a myth; one we can't even call an urban legend because it hasn't been around long enough... in short, it's nonsense.

Cpu's don't "talk" directly to graphics cards; they communicate through the northbridge. If there are certain chipsets that have problems with ATI cards, we're all ears?
yes its a chipset thing, when ya put a ati card in a intel chipset you sometimes get issues, like wise when you put a ati card in a nvidia chipset, or a nvidia card in a ati one, so if your going with a amd based mobo your best off to get a ati card
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22 Mar 2010   #20
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

hi again, the only thing's im using from my standerd acer i have now is the hardrive,cd drive and ram. everything else is going to be replaced.
amd phenom 965 3.4ghz
500w psu (might get 600w if its safer)
gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 motherboard
coolmaster case.

i keep chnaging my mind between them, they both have there adv and dis adv. the gtx 260 is better but the price here in the UK its 165 witch is alot. So if im going to get that i want it to be worth the money.
Whats the WEI rating to give me a rough idea how high it is?

here is the card btw

BFG GTX260 OC MAXCORE 55nm 896MB (D) Dual DVI PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer
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