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Old September 20, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Default 5770 1GB vs 5830 1GB vs GTX 460 768 MB

Hi guys!

I am sad to say that my EVGA 8800 GT SC ed. has died :(
But it is time to move on.
I`ve been searching the market online and i found these 4 great options and I hope you could help me decide which one I should get

Note: -I live in Romania, so prices may not be the same as in North America and the rest of Europe, etc.
-A 5850 is out of discussion, it costs 330+ $ here :(

I have currently have:
22" 1680x1050 single monitor
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500@ 3.33GHz
4 GB of Ram@ 800MHz
320 GB 7200RPM, 16MB, WD HDD


These are the options:
HIS HD 5770 Fan 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 PCIe - 196$
HIS HD 5770 Fan 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 PCIe (DirectX 11/ Eyefinity) < HD 5700 Series < Desktop Graphics < Products | HIS Graphic Cards

GeForce® GTX 460 (768M GDDR5) - 197$
Palit- GTX 460 (768M GDDR5)

SAPPHIRE HD5830 1GB GDDR5 PCIE - 205$
SAPPHIRE- HOME

MSI ATI Radeon HD 5770, PCI-E, 1GB DDR5, 128biti (not the seaweed version) - 206$
MSI Europe ? Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more


I posted these VC`s because I INTEND TOM OVERCLOCK them, and I read that some are better when overclocked than a more expensive overclocked other card (OC 5770 > OC 5830 - just what I read on some sites and forums)

I play my games at 1680x1050 and I want DX11 quallity :)

And one last thing: do the 'Seaweed` type cooler keep the GPU at lower temperatures than the normal full case videocard version, thus making it a better overcloking VC?

Thank you :D
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Old September 20, 2010, 09:57 AM
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salut.

i would say the 460 1gb and oc the crop out of it.
btw,any warranty on the evga?

the 5770 run cooler,and have better power consumption figures. but when clocked as high as possible, i think the 460 1gb takes the cake.
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Old September 20, 2010, 10:29 AM
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Turns out I have to send the 8800 to Germany or Italy (closest) and pay the transport taxes -_- (alot)

I had no problem with it for 2 years and 2 days (2 years warranty from where i bought it). The 3rd day after the warranty expired it would not send any signal to my monitor. I sent it to the local PC RMA and said they don`t know what the hell is wrong with it.
But on the up side, it may still work as a PhysX card (fingers crossed) and make it so i don`t have to get the 1GB vers. GTX 460, which is ~330$ minimum price (way too much for my 200$ budget).
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Old September 20, 2010, 11:02 AM
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ok. but wasnt it 205$? or thats euro?

get something with warranty used, and make sure you dont get 'tepuit'? :)
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Old September 20, 2010, 12:55 PM
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I would go for the GTX460, but get the 1gb version becuase of the higher bandwidth
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Old September 20, 2010, 02:57 PM
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I was in the same boat. I decided on the GTX 460 1GB. Buy it and be happy for a while. Oh don't forget to overclock it!
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