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Riedle
Minmatar
Paradox Collective
Posted - 2011.05.10 16:10:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Riedle on 10/05/2011 16:11:48
Hello computer dudes

I am getting a new computer built. The guy building it said he has either an ATI HD 5770 or an ATI HD 5850 I think it was.
Is one more current than the other? I don't really know the difference.

Should I ask for one over the other or are they virtually the same?

Thanks in advance!

Haxfar Portlaind
Posted - 2011.05.10 16:21:00 - [2]
 

the 5850 is way better than the 5770.

look here and compare: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

Riedle
Minmatar
Paradox Collective
Posted - 2011.05.10 16:27:00 - [3]
 

Sweet - thanks

Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.05.10 16:27:00 - [4]
 

CCP is doing some collaboration with nVidia. It might be more beneficial to get nVidia card.

Tiberius Amzadee
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.05.10 17:49:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Tiberius Amzadee on 10/05/2011 17:49:35
I'd get the HD5850 if thoes are your only choices. The Nvidia GTX type cards are your best option to take advantage of the avatar system in EVE. The best bang for your buck cards for EVE are the ATI HD5000 series. If you want the best from ATI,they're currently in the HD6000 series. I hope that gave you a good snapshot of graphics cards,they're always changing and getting more powerful every few months.

DuffmanPeter
Perpetua Umbra
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.05.10 20:17:00 - [6]
 

The 5850 is good but old...get the 6850 is you want ATI and the 460 if you want nvidia. 6850 has better drivers for crossfire and tessellation.

6850

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.10 20:19:00 - [7]
 

You can pick up nVidia 460GTX cards for like $150 right now...get two in SLI and your PC is smokin', especially considering price.

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.05.10 23:16:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: J Kunjeh
You can pick up nVidia 460GTX cards for like $150 right now...get two in SLI and your PC is smokin', especially considering price.


Literally smoking you mean, the power requirement and heat generation from 2x gtx460 is enormous ;p

Riedle
Minmatar
Paradox Collective
Posted - 2011.05.11 11:59:00 - [9]
 

Thanks guys

I emailed the dude and asked him if he either had the ATI 6850 or the nVidea 460 available instead. Hopefully they can work with the motherboard and heat sink already picked out. Sounds like he was trying to unload old stock on me. Not cool.

Thanks again for picking that out for me. I should be keeping up on things better than I have been lately.

Riedle

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.11 13:44:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Reiisha
Originally by: J Kunjeh
You can pick up nVidia 460GTX cards for like $150 right now...get two in SLI and your PC is smokin', especially considering price.


Literally smoking you mean, the power requirement and heat generation from 2x gtx460 is enormous ;p


I guess it depends on your case and the rest of your system. I replaced my 8800GT's (2 in SLI) with 2 460GTX's in SLI and my fans are WAY quieter than before and the cards themselves are running at lower temps than the 8800GT's. So for me at least, the heat is being well managed (it helps that the cards take up 2 slots and have vent grills out the back, instead of just fans that blow the hot air around in the case).

Riedle
Minmatar
Paradox Collective
Posted - 2011.05.11 16:01:00 - [11]
 

Thanks again, I got the ATI 6850

ceaon
Posted - 2011.05.11 19:15:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Reiisha
Originally by: J Kunjeh
You can pick up nVidia 460GTX cards for like $150 right now...get two in SLI and your PC is smokin', especially considering price.


Literally smoking you mean, the power requirement and heat generation from 2x gtx460 is enormous ;p

everything is better whit....BACON!!!

problem+bacon=problem solved+food

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.05.11 19:51:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Reiisha
Literally smoking you mean, the power requirement and heat generation from 2x gtx460 is enormous ;p

Not really. A non-overclocked (or very, very slight factory overclock) 1GB 460 GTX "eats up" somewhere around 160W at peak use (the 0.7GB one only around 150W), and hovers around 65C while doing that. In contrast, a Radeon HD 6970 eats up 250W, and a Radeon HD 6850 eats up around 130W (not THAT much less).
Two 460 GTX in SLI mode will hardly draw more than 300W, and if there is a space between the cards (as opposed to having two PCI-E slots right next to eachother) to allow even a hint of decent air intake, the top card should not go above 70C.
And if you're smart about it and leave power management on adaptive, and use vsynch forced on so you don't have the cards work extra for images you can't even see on your screen, you might very well have your SLI mode dual 460 config draw in well under 200W in most games, with temperatures not going much over 55C or so.

The "nuclear furnace" power issue was only really valid for the 2xx series, not the 4xx series (at most the "top of the line" 480 could be more or less considered power-hungry at 250W). And the 5xx have even less of a problem with it, the 560 Ti is at least 30% better than the 460 but only eats up 170W (and the flagship 580 consumes around 245W).
The 590 GTX is actually two underclocked 580 on a single board, and eats up 365W (instead of the 490W which 2x580 in SLI mode would). In contrast, the Radeon HD 6990 which is two underclocked 6970 on a single board eats up 375W (as opposed to the 500W which 2x 6970 in SLI mode would).

If you're still stuck on a "ha-ha, NVIDIA is wasting power and heats up like mad" routine, I'm sorry, 2008 called, they want their jokes back.

Shiva Russell
Posted - 2011.05.12 08:06:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Shiva Russell on 12/05/2011 08:37:52
Thinking of getting this card gents... any good?

'ASUS GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II 1536MB DDR5 PCI Express'

Will a corsair 750 watt power supply be sufficiant as well gents?

o7


 

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