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smithinator
11-07-2010, 12:19 PM
hi, i was doing more research after i posted my first thread about buying a new card and now i cant decide on what GPU to get, my options are:

the 5770 any brand, they are all in price range

the 5830 this is the cheapest i could find it includes shipping and looks awesome :) plus a free game
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12721

and finally the 5850 this card would be pushing my budget to the absolute max and i am wondering if the performance boost is worth the price rise from the 5830, this also comes with a free game and includes shipping
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview-specs.asp?partid=12045

i am due for a monitor upgrade which will be the next thing i do, i would like to get a 22"-24" monitor with 1920x1200 res or over. i will be playing a lot of games including crisis, call of duty (plus all of the other main shooters) I will also be going off to uni next year and need a graphics card that will still serve me well in the future, as i will have no money to upgrade, but like i said my budget is very limiting at the moment. let me know what you think, any advice is appreciated.

Edit: my system as of now is:
750w corsair PSU
core i7 860 2.8GHZ
gigabyte ud4p motherboard
4gb dominator ram
windows 7
and finally my faithful 7800gt
i am also getting a PROLIMATECH MEGAHALEM CPU fan early next year for possible overclocking.

8ftmetalhaed
11-07-2010, 12:33 PM
http://www.overclock.net/ati/687371-5830-vs-5850-a.html

Looks like you have a winner.
Especially at the resolution you're looking at..

smithinator
11-07-2010, 12:47 PM
is the 5850 future compatible though because i need it to last a long time

Snorkbox
11-07-2010, 12:53 PM
is the 5850 future compatible though because i need it to last a long time

It's subjective. How long do you need it to last?

smithinator
11-07-2010, 01:01 PM
this is just an educated guess but around 4 to 5 years depending, i know this is a huge amount of time to not upgrade in the computer world but spare cash for upgrades is not going to be available till i leave uni

Snorkbox
11-07-2010, 01:11 PM
Probably be OK for that length of time or until a new game comes out whichever comes first. :-)

smithinator
11-07-2010, 01:13 PM
new game probably, so this will play most games at 1920x1200 on high settings?

Snorkbox
11-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Yep.

Although by the time you have made a decision there will probably be something better out there. :devil

smithinator
11-07-2010, 01:23 PM
it wouldn't surprise me :) are there any nividia cards i should consider with similar or better specs?

Active
11-07-2010, 04:00 PM
GTX 460 will be released in a matter of hours, although it's already on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007323%20600062521&IsNodeId=1&Tpk=gtx%20460
Perfomance expected to be between 5830 and 5850. Looks to be a good card, depending on what it retails for here. I plan to get one :):)

pctek
11-07-2010, 04:01 PM
I want the 6970.

smithinator
11-07-2010, 04:20 PM
is this the one? what are its limitations/strengths?
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12828

is it better/as good as/worse than this one?
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12045

Active
11-07-2010, 06:01 PM
No, that's the 465 which is a scaled down GTX 470/480. The GTX 460 uses a new GPU core (GF104) which is meant to be more efficient than the original Fermi cards (465/470/480). Yes, it is that confusing:). The 460 is considerably cheaper than the 465 in the US ~$50-$80US, and some reports suggest it will match the 465 in performance, though that remains to be seen. The 460 should start appearing in online retailers here in the next few days/weeks. Also note that there are two models, one with 1GB memory and a 256 bit memory bus, the other with 768MB/192 bit bus -about $30US between the two. I'm looking forward to see how they'll be priced here in good ole' enzed.

smithinator
11-07-2010, 06:17 PM
so would the 460 1gb match or come close to the 5850 1gb?

Active
11-07-2010, 06:32 PM
There should be reviews out on it in a day or two. Keep an eye on Anandtech, Guru3d, Hardwarecanucks etc. for some good, thorough reviews. Until it's tested it's just speculation.

Snorkbox
11-07-2010, 07:34 PM
And we will still be talking about a new card weeks or months from now.

smithinator
12-07-2010, 11:36 AM
thanks for your help everyone i might have to start this thread up again when the 460 comes here because im not really sure what to read benchmark tests eg FPS, DX11 capabilities etc