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which is better gefore gtx 280 or 5770 ???
what will i be looking for in a graphics card ? the gpu clock and memory on it ?

i put this on the wrong section btw ; sorry
Edited by 1nstant - 8/19/11 at 4:49am
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hd5770 is rather weak imo, but depends on your monitor resolution and games you play
gtx280 is more powerful but old tech, i'd say skip
get a hd6850 or gtx460 for under £120 if your budget allows
choices will eventually depend largely on budget

as for specs, like core clocks and memory clocks, they're all irrelevant if you're comparing nvidia to amd, or between different architectures, or gddr3 vs gddr5 etc...
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Why is your choice between these two? What is your resolution? I would go with the 280 to be honest, but they do run hot and draw a lot of power.
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Here's a good resource that you can use to compare any card in a couple of games:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

As erik said, specs are irrelevant. You must take into account things like clocks, architecture, architecture efficiency and even then the answer isn't clear cut.
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which is better gefore gtx 280 or 5770 ???
what will i be looking for in a graphics card ? the gpu clock and memory on it ?

i put this on the wrong section btw ; sorry
Just read reviews and look at comparison charts. It's bye far the easiest way. Or just post your budget and the good folks of OCN will pick out something nice for you
    
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thanks for helping guys, all post were helpful
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The 5770 will run cooler and allow you to experience DX11 (has it's perks, but not much better than DX9/10). If you're planning on playing 1650x1050 resolution or below, 5770 can max out most of the games out there.

The GTX 280 is very old tech, but does beat out the 5770, although it will consume almost twice the wattage and will run much much hotter.

GTX 280 = 4890
5770 = 4870

Linky to comparison

I suggest posting your budget, monitor resolution, and the games you're expecting to play. You are sure to get recommendations and deals by the members here.
    
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