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#1 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

Is the hd 5770 still the best budget GPU, or would it be better to get a cheap hd 4850 and wait for newer cards/price drops? (1920x1080 resolution)

#2 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

whats ur budget like.. sounds like $150ish am i right?

if so nvidia gts 250 is up your alley

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133266&cm_re=gts_250-_-14-133-266-_-Product

so are select 5770's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338&cm_re=hd_5770-_-14-161-338-_-Product

preformance wise the 5770 has the edge another card to consider is the hd 4890.. what few there are left

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150438&cm_re=hd_4890-_-14-150-438-_-Product

#3 Posted by Espada12 (23248 posts) -

260GTX atm.

#4 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

I guess, best price:performance on a budget, from like 100 to 150 (tops)

i guess my question is, would the 4850 be able to play games at medium-high at 1920x1080, until some newer/better cards come down in price or should i just go with the 5770 now (which seems to have driver issues)?

#5 Posted by zaku101 (4381 posts) -

I'd get the GTS 250s runs way cooler than the 4850 and gets more fps in most games.

I play bad company 2 with a GTS 250 at 1920 res and I get 60-80 FPS.

#6 Posted by Roland123_basic (3841 posts) -
save an extra 50 bucks and buy a GTX 460.... it is currently the price/performance king. sort of like the 8800GT back in its day.
#7 Posted by zaku101 (4381 posts) -

save an extra 50 bucks and buy a GTX 460.... it is currently the price/performance king. sort of like the 8800GT back in its day.Roland123_basic

I'd also recommend this if you planned on spending $200.

#8 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="Roland123_basic"]save an extra 50 bucks and buy a GTX 460.... it is currently the price/performance king. sort of like the 8800GT back in its day.zaku101

I'd also recommend this if you planned on spending $200.

the 460 after S&H is like 210+ hahaha the chespest ones on newegg are 200 before S&H and no MIR's currently exist for them as well and few have free shipping offers.

#9 Posted by Roland123_basic (3841 posts) -

[QUOTE="zaku101"]

[QUOTE="Roland123_basic"]save an extra 50 bucks and buy a GTX 460.... it is currently the price/performance king. sort of like the 8800GT back in its day.ionusX

I'd also recommend this if you planned on spending $200.

the 460 after S&H is like 210+ hahaha the chespest ones on newegg are 200 before S&H and no MIR's currently exist for them as well and few have free shipping offers.

every single GTX 460 has free shipping on newegg..... so its $199 and you have a great gpu....
#10 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="zaku101"]

I'd also recommend this if you planned on spending $200.

Roland123_basic

the 460 after S&H is like 210+ hahaha the chespest ones on newegg are 200 before S&H and no MIR's currently exist for them as well and few have free shipping offers.

every single GTX 460 has free shipping on newegg..... so its $199 and you have a great gpu....

shipping is half the fight man they would still be 205+

#11 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

well for people like me in CA, it's the tax that sucks.

i was more interested in an ATI card since I have a crossfire mobo

#12 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

then an hd 4870 is right up ur alley!

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121376&cm_re=hd_4870-_-14-121-376-_-Product

preformance wise it sit neatly between the 5770 and gts 250

#13 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -
5770; no question.
#14 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16983 posts) -

I agree with the GTX 460.

Since I already have a 5770, my next GPU has to be an nVidia. The GTX 460 looks just about perfect as a mid-life upgrade.

#15 Posted by RobboElRobbo (13668 posts) -

GTX 460 I think.

#16 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -
I just did the math; the 5770 would be a better value for me if I was gonna use a card for 880 days or less. If I was buying a card I wanted to use for 881 or more days, the msi gtx 460 768mb would be a better value. I guess it depends on your habits and the expected life of the card.

EDIT: sorry for not explaining, the reason the gtx 460 gets better in value the more I use it is because of the power costs.
#17 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

The GTX 460 seems a bit expensive for me at the moment

#19 Posted by Bigsteve3570 (975 posts) -
5770, 460 gtx 768, 460 gtx 1gb, 9800 gt, and 250 gts are still the best budget gpus. In my area you can get really cheap used 4870s, 4890, 275gtxs, 4870x2, and what not. So, if you can get a decent card used for an amazing price than do so.
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#21 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

So i guess my options are, jump on a GTX 460, get a 5770 (that i can crossfire later), or get a 4850 and wait for ATIs 6xxx series/price drops

I hate decisions

#22 Posted by casanovea (15 posts) -

I paid £40 for my GPU,MSI nvidia 9500GT runs crysis and all the good games. Works great on warcraft etc, I would recommend it never had any problems myself.

#23 Posted by Bigsteve3570 (975 posts) -

I paid £40 for my GPU,MSI nvidia 9500GT runs crysis and all the good games. Works great on warcraft etc, I would recommend it never had any problems myself.

casanovea
Don't listen to this guy; that card is absolute garbage for gaming; stick with the options you have listed so far.
#24 Posted by jedikevin2 (5235 posts) -

Let me See if I can put some Order on this

  • A ATI 4850 if you can find it less then 80 dollars
  • A Nvidia GTS 250 if you can find it less then $85 dollars
  • A ATI 5770 if you can find it around $140-150
  • A Nvidia GTX 260 if you can get it around 150
  • A Nvidia GTX 460 if you can get it for around $180-200
  • A ATI 5850 if you can get it aroound $250
  • A Nvidia GTX 470 if you can find one on sale for about $300
  • A ATI 5870 if you can get it for $350
  • A Nvidia GTX 480 (just expect it to be high lol)

Cards you can probably avoid unless some redicoulous sale, ATI 5750, ATI 5830, Nvidia GTX 465, GTX 275 and 285.

This is All just me and my preferences of price to performance. The first 4850, gtx 260, and gts 250 are all DX 10 cards. Rest are dx 11 so consider that as well.

4850, gts 250, and 5770 are all single 1 pin psu cards. The rest require 2 6pin or more. This is a whole other situation to consider.

You also have to consider heat, fan noise, and game preference (do you play the few games that use phyx such as sacred 2, mirrors edge, batman, saboteur?)

#25 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

Let me See if I can put some Order on this

  • A ATI 4850 if you can find it less then 80 dollars
  • A Nvidia GTS 250 if you can find it less then $85 dollars
  • A ATI 5770 if you can find it around $140-150
  • A Nvidia GTX 260 if you can get it around 150
  • A Nvidia GTX 460 if you can get it for around $180-200
  • A ATI 5850 if you can get it aroound $250
  • A Nvidia GTX 470 if you can find one on sale for about $300
  • A ATI 5870 if you can get it for $350
  • A Nvidia GTX 480 (just expect it to be high lol)

Cards you can probably avoid unless some redicoulous sale, ATI 5750, ATI 5830, Nvidia GTX 465, GTX 275 and 285.

This is All just me and my preferences of price to performance. The first 4850, gtx 260, and gts 250 are all DX 10 cards. Rest are dx 11 so consider that as well.

4850, gts 250, and 5770 are all single 1 pin psu cards. The rest require 2 6pin or more. This is a whole other situation to consider.

You also have to consider heat, fan noise, and game preference (do you play the few games that use phyx such as sacred 2, mirrors edge, batman, saboteur?)

jedikevin2

That's pretty helpful

but yeah i dont care about physx :P

#26 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
save an extra 50 bucks and buy a GTX 460.... it is currently the price/performance king. sort of like the 8800GT back in its day.Roland123_basic
yep. i was about to say this. and the 460gtx in SLi has a 90% increase in performance. rather than the usual 50-70% performance increase from other nvidia cards.
#27 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

[QUOTE="Roland123_basic"]save an extra 50 bucks and buy a GTX 460.... it is currently the price/performance king. sort of like the 8800GT back in its day.yellosnolvr
yep. i was about to say this. and the 460gtx in SLi has a 90% increase in performance. rather than the usual 50-70% performance increase from other nvidia cards.

I don't have a SLI mobo :( of course maybe a single GPU solution is best

#28 Posted by AequusLibra (409 posts) -

Is the hd 5770 still the best budget GPU, or would it be better to get a cheap hd 4850 and wait for newer cards/price drops? (1920x1080 resolution)

lostrib
I was kinda in the boat a few months ago....I ended up going with the 4850 because the Egg had it on sale....$94 after rebate....good deal imo. As far as performance goes its not bad...Batman AA, Crysis, Dragon Age, Bad Company 2 all at a minimum of 35 fps with some AA and AS at 14x9 (obviously some titles getter better frames, but nothing drops below 35). Planing on picking up another if they go on sale again...wish they were gddr5, but other than that I'm satisfied. Low power consumption also....highest temp reading was 63c.
#29 Posted by Daytona_178 (14962 posts) -

The GTX460 is the best DX11 card for the money right now...also you get all of the awesome NVIDIA exclusive perks.

#30 Posted by Bigsteve3570 (975 posts) -

The GTX460 is the best DX11 card for the money right now...also you get all of the awesome NVIDIA exclusive perks.

Daytona_178
!??!?!? But, but but... they don't get ATI CCC 10.6 drivers!? Who wouldn't want that.... Seriously, 10.7 better fix everything that 10.6 broke and introduced.
#31 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16983 posts) -

So i guess my options are, jump on a GTX 460, get a 5770 (that i can crossfire later), or get a 4850 and wait for ATIs 6xxx series/price drops

I hate decisions

lostrib

I'd go with the GTX 460. Besides having excellent raw performance for the buck, you wouldn't have to worry about PhysX-enabled games. It has much better performance than the 5770 across the board. It's also the better card over time. I bought my 5770 last year and it's been satisfactory for me so far since I'm still gaming at 1440x900. Once I go 1920x1080 and above, it's time for me to buy a new video card which would be the GTX 460 since it's an nVidia cycle for me. I'll be doing a video card upgrade before the end of the year.

#32 Posted by lostrib (41062 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

So i guess my options are, jump on a GTX 460, get a 5770 (that i can crossfire later), or get a 4850 and wait for ATIs 6xxx series/price drops

I hate decisions

jun_aka_pekto

I'd go with the GTX 460. Besides having excellent raw performance for the buck, you wouldn't have to worry about PhysX-enabled games. It has much better performance than the 5770 across the board. It's also the better card over time. I bought my 5770 last year and it's been satisfactory for me so far since I'm still gaming at 1440x900. Once I go 1920x1080 and above, it's time for me to buy a new video card which would be the GTX 460 since it's an nVidia cycle for me. I'll be doing a video card upgrade before the end of the year.

hmm maybe i'll use my onboard then until more 460's come out with customer reviews, and maybe a little lower price

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