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Old March 8, 2010, 01:55 AM
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Question Need advice on new GPU?

So I am on the look for a new GPU. I figure I better get rid of my GTX 260(196sp) while I can get something for it. Now I have a concern also about my PSU. I had this discussion here a while ago when I was upgrading from my the 9800GTX if my Sparkle PSU could handle a GTX260? So here I am wondering what GPU it can handle now from the ATI Team?
I have a Sparkle FSP550-60PLG PSU.
So will that run a 5850? If not, How about a 5830?
I would like to stick with Nvidia but, I know I will not be able to buy either the 480 or 470 when they ship. And I really want DX11 support. I realize there is not a ton of games to support DX11 right now. But like I said, If I dump my GPU now I might get some decent cash for it now. So while I can, Which DX11 GPU should I get that I can afford?
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Old March 8, 2010, 05:58 AM
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A 550W should be able to handle a 5850. However, I'd say wait until Fermi releases. You *may* be able to run a 4xx card (if you can afford one) but if not there's an expected ATI price drop on Nvidia's release. It's not a long wait either, only a couple of weeks. You may not get as much for a 260 when Fermi releases, but the difference will likely be less than ATI's drop, not to mention the depreciation probably won't be that high since most people won't be able to afford Fermi anyway.
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that sparkle is not a bad unit, and since the 5850 doesnt pull much it should be fine.
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Thanx for the replies. Any confirmed prices on the 470 or 480 Fermi? And doesn't the ATI 5850 come very close to the performance of the 470? I haven't heard too much about the Fermi performance other than that video showing the 480 running the DX11 benchmark. And in that video doesn't the 480 barely beat the 5870? I know at a few points in the graph there is a nice gap, But how does that benchmark relate to real world games right now? But doesn't that DX11 benchmark really only show the tessellation feature, Not real gaming performance since true tessellation isn't in any games yet? Or am i just repeating bad rumors?
Please enlighten me 'O' Great Overclocking site.
I think your righ tabout the prices dropping on current ATI GPU's once Fermi does hit though.
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Tesselation is cool but full screen refresh of special effect is even cooler i think. It shows in Dirt2 in gameplay vs DX9 (witch have either 1/4 screen or 1/2 screen mode). The 5770 is pretty good and solid of you want to play at 1920x1080 with mild fsaa (2x) and have great FPS..
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You can throw up a little more AA than that, and maybe bump the res to 1920x1200, but that's about as much as I'd ask a 5770 to do.
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Thanx for the replies. Any confirmed prices on the 470 or 480 Fermi? And doesn't the ATI 5850 come very close to the performance of the 470?..

don't dream about it , the Fermi have to be close or better than the 5870 or they better not show their face, with all the crap around their delay and the fact they say it will be the fastest one. as for the price it will not be lower than a 5870 for sure.

[quote=Ryoohki;344750]Tesselation is cool but full screen refresh of special effect is even cooler i think. It shows in Dirt2 in gameplay vs DX9 (witch have either 1/4 screen or 1/2 screen mode). The 5770 is pretty good and solid of you want to play at 1920x1080 with mild fsaa (2x) and have great FPS..[/quote]

my 5870 is just enough for a 24" , I guess it depends of what you means by a great fps.

and Give me a break with your $ 150, 5770 , the OP have already a GTX 260 , a card that perform close to the 5770 , he want to improove not change 4 * 25 cents for a dollard ..

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its the price and power envelope that will make or break the deal. it will perform,ahem ahem, but relook up the first two things i mentioned.


minimum indeed. no need for 100 fps in one scene and 12 on all the others lol.
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I found on 1920X1200, my 4890 isn't enough, so the 5770 is going to be worse. I say at least a 5850.
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Old March 9, 2010, 07:56 PM
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All depends what games you're playing a lot of. For Crysis, yeah, a 5770's probably not enough for really good frames at 1920x1200. However, if all you're doing is L4D2 it's more than enough.
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