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Old December 31, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Default Evga 9800GTX+ or Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770

I am looking at these 2 video cards and need professional opinions.

Tigerdirect has the evga for $144.97 free shipping - $15.00 if I pay with PayPal
Buy the EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 at TigerDirect.ca

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Peonline.ca has the Giagbyte Radeon HD 5770 for $175.00 + 8.99 shipping
PEOnline.ca - Bringing Technology to the Forefront - GIGABYTE GV-R577D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card (GV-R577D5-1GD-B)

Which one is the best bang for the buck?

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Old December 31, 2009, 05:55 PM
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well what are you using it for and what mobo are you using.

if your folding at all the 9800 would be better, if you want dx11 compatibility then go for an 5770,
i have a xfx 5770 and i love it, clocks good and runs cool and is an half decent folder. it will fold better once they release the new client.

but if you get a 5770 i would go for an xfx for there warranty.

also the 1gb will be better for higher resolutions than the 512mb
it really depends what your doing with it.
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Old December 31, 2009, 06:39 PM
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The 5770 is generally a more powerful card when it comes to gaming. However, if you run Folding@Home, the 9800GTX+ would do better.
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Old December 31, 2009, 07:09 PM
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I will be buying a i7 920, Asus P6T. I will be doing a little bit of gaming but with a 3 year old and another one on the way...I don't think I will much time to be a serious gamer. I just want a video card that can play the latest game without a problem. And maybe, later on get a second card. As far as folding...I hope that means using 2 or more cards. :)
Also, is that a good price for these cards?

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Old December 31, 2009, 07:36 PM
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As far as folding...I hope that means using 2 or more cards. :)
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Old December 31, 2009, 08:11 PM
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Oh boy don't I feel stupid. I remember another application a while back...SETI. I guess this the same principal. But how does this affect my the choice of a graphic card?
Why would one card be better if running F@H then the other card?

Hey...Thanks for everyones help. I really appreciate everyones help.

I just read a thread on tom's hardware saying that the 5770 is one of the "cheapest, piece of junk card..." I think I should stop reading other forums and listen to you people here. :)
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Oh boy don't I feel stupid. I remember another application a while back...SETI. I guess this the same principal. But how does this affect my the choice of a graphic card?
Why would one card be better if running F@H then the other card?
Modern ATI and nVidia GPUs can be used for running Folding@Home, however different cards are able to process work at different speeds. Although the 5770 is a faster card than the 9800GTX+ when it comes to gaming, as far as folding goes, the 9800GTX+ is actually considerably better.
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I just read a thread on tom's hardware saying that the 5770 is one of the "cheapest, piece of junk card..." I think I should stop reading other forums and listen to you people here. :)
Well, Tom's Hardware hasn't been a credible website for 7 years or so. I wouldn't bother with them or anyone who visits their forums.
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Old January 8, 2010, 08:32 PM
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Old January 9, 2010, 01:25 AM
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well your looking at a card that has a smaller nm core, less heat, less power needed to run and that could be better in the long run anyway with folding..... eventually.
u could do what i do and have a 5770 for gaming and stuff and an nvidia for folding on the side plus support for physx which ati now lacks.
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Go with the 5770 hands down. Much better card and even though it doesn't do folding as good as nvidia cards it can still fold none the less.
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