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Windows 7: Best card for around $200?

22 Jul 2010   #1
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Best card for around $200?

I'm looking to get a new video card, but can only afford a card that is around $200. I was looking at the GTX 460 and the HD 5830 since they are about the same price. Which one of those is better? Also, would I see a great improvement in frame rates with either of these cards (currently have an 8800 GT)? I'm using a 23" monitor with 1920x1080 native resolution. My current hardware is a Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4 Ghz (Q6600), 3 GB RAM, and an 8800 GT. Any other suggestions are welcome


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22 Jul 2010   #2
andyandrewjim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Get the ati it is better. They are more ahead the nvidia. It has eyefinity so if you ever got a second monitor you could make it one screen. I recommend going to newegg to get it they would sell it for less.
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22 Jul 2010   #3
jebuchanan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

These cards are very competitive/close in performance.
Compared to the 8800GT, you should definitely see an improvement.

With benchmark figures [of the two you are looking at] being very close, it then becomes a choice of which card do you like better?
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22 Jul 2010   #4
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Now, the thing is, is the 1GB GTX 460 better than the HD 5830? And is it worth the extra $30 or so when on a budget? I really need to be sure cause I probably won't be getting another video card for quite a while.
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22 Jul 2010   #5
andyandrewjim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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22 Jul 2010   #6
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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22 Jul 2010   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

to be honest the 5830 and the 5770 are the same card only differnce is the 5770 is 128 bit and the 5830 256 bit compared to nvdia everyone and i mean mostly everyone is going ati the shopper now days go for a more convenient card vs all that money plus long term

there will always be a upgrade and basicly ati is starting to put nvida in there place but up to you like i said before the 5830 and the 5770 are the same card

you can also grab that 5770 for alittle less and save some budget
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22 Jul 2010   #8
andyandrewjim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

"XPS 420:Mainstream and high end graphics options from NVIDIA and ATI"
So I think your computer can hold a ati from the sounds of it. I got it from the dell site.
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22 Jul 2010   #9
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If your talking between improvement.. The 5830 will sit behind a 460 Fermi. This is the difference between manufacturer specs and actual run-time.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 768MB Video Card | NVIDIA,GeForce GTX-460,Review,Fermi,GF104,768MB,Video Card,NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 768MB Video Card GF104 Fermi GPU Graphics Frame Rate Performance Benchmark Review

On a side note: These 2 cards will trade blow to blow on some games and other games, (especially older games) the 460 will outperform. This really comes down to user preference. Are you ATI or Nvidia?
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22 Jul 2010   #10
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
I'm looking to get a new video card, but can only afford a card that is around $200. I was looking at the GTX 460 and the HD 5830 since they are about the same price. Which one of those is better? Also, would I see a great improvement in frame rates with either of these cards (currently have an 8800 GT)? I'm using a 23" monitor with 1920x1080 native resolution. My current hardware is a Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4 Ghz (Q6600), 3 GB RAM, and an 8800 GT. Any other suggestions are welcome
No question about it.

GTX 460 all the way. 5850-level performance for ~$200.
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