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Windows 7: XFX 5770 or BFG GTX 260?

22 Mar 2010   #31
ThePizzaMan

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

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I have to ask... just how exactly did you arrive at this conclusion?
just from reading about the people who use them the one's i've seen using amd chipsets have had less problems that i've seen
So, to sum things up, this is all just speculation.
didn't say it happened all the time just your chances for issues are better if you mix them


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22 Mar 2010   #32
Everlong

 

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just from reading about the people who use them the one's i've seen using amd chipsets have had less problems that i've seen
So, to sum things up, this is all just speculation.
didn't say it happened all the time just your chances for issues are better if you mix them
There's nothing that proves that.

I've yet to see anything like that.
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22 Mar 2010   #33
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Don't seem to be having those issues
Attachment 62566.
And this is my second time.
First time was an AMD2600+
Nvidia A7N8X Deluxe
ATI 7200AIW, later an X800XL
Creative Sound Blaster Live.
Sucker for punishment I guess.
Oooh forgot about the TI4200
and the 9600XT.
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22 Mar 2010   #34
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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ok thanks for that, i saw your post about your problems with your card, were they resolved?
Well it looks like all my problems are stemming from bad RAM.

At least I hope so, since the RAM and CPU are the only things I havn't replaced. I can tell you that BFG has a great RMA program, and you can trade your card up within 100 days of the purchase.
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22 Mar 2010   #35
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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

~Lordbob
I have a 5850 that is working great with W7.
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22 Mar 2010   #36
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

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

~Lordbob
I have a 5850 that is working great with W7.

Not that it is a huge deal since about the bolded items but it might confuse someone. I had a 5770 and it worked perfectly actually though.
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23 Mar 2010   #37
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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just from reading about the people who use them the one's i've seen using amd chipsets have had less problems that i've seen
So, to sum things up, this is all just speculation.
didn't say it happened all the time just your chances for issues are better if you mix them
You keep repeating this absurd claim despite the fact that, admittedly, it's not based on fact or reality. There's isn't a single shred of evidence to suggest that ATI cards work better with certain chipsets, and nvidia cards work better with others... so the obvious question is, "why?"
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23 Mar 2010   #38
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I'm just going to chime in on the post further back about issues with the GTX 260's. I purchased a Evga GTX 260 Superclocked form Newegg. But only after I read on a review page that XFX was having a lot of problems with the GTX 260's and had gone into Newegg and removed all the GTX 260 cards and replaced them with as they stated Quality Tested cards. So it seemed like to me that at some point in the beginning release of the 260's their was a batch of poor quality chips released to manufacturers. My Evga GTX 260 Superclocked card has preformed flawlessly. I'm currently playing GTAIV on all of the highest settings without any lagging or other problems.The cards temp under extreme load for a couple of hours only reaching 52c. So it's IMO a great card. Granted not future proof but still well worth what I paid for it. Fabe
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23 Mar 2010   #39
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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DX11 is making great strides, by the end of the year at least 20+ games will be using it, major games such as AvsP. In 2011 many more games will move onto it. Mostly because of the generation gap, like with XP to 7.
exactly. that's why i'm looking to get dx11 card. i change cards maybe once in a few years. so i'm better of with something more future proof.
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Don't seem to be having those issues
Attachment 62566.
And this is my second time.
First time was an AMD2600+
Nvidia A7N8X Deluxe
ATI 7200AIW, later an X800XL
Creative Sound Blaster Live.
Sucker for punishment I guess.
Oooh forgot about the TI4200
and the 9600XT.
my old rig was:
AMD Athlon 64 on nForce 3 chipset and it was running FX 5200, 6200 and 7600 GS cards. no problems whatsoever.
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23 Mar 2010   #40
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't sacrifice performance just to get any DX11 card under the assumption that it will run next years DX11 games well... I stress well because the 5770 doesn't perform as good as a 260 on current DX11 games.

It was said that the difference was "only a few fps". Well, if ~10 is a few then ok, but we all know a 10 fps differential can make or break an experience.

For example, on the high end the difference between a 5770 and a 260 in Bad Company 2 is 34.5 to 40.7. However, more important to gaming is the card's minimum fps. In BC, the 5770 dips down to 24 fps whereas the 260 stays above 30; 32 to be precise. 24 is going to hurt in a firefight, and you're going to end up having to turn down setting.

Contemporary Graphics Cards Performance in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (page 6) - X-bit labs

Keep in mind that BC is cpu hungry and this test was done with an Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition, so if you're running anything less, your results aren't going to be as good; mileage may vary. I have no clue if this is a new trend we're looking at (cpu intensive games) or if BC is just a poorly optimized anomaly, but, it is something to consider.

If you're going to get a DX11 card, and expect it to last, then you're going to have to bite the bullet and go big. Of course, with Fermi coming out in a couple days it would be wise to wait and see what the 4xx's look like.
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