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Update Edit: After reading some reviews and looking through threads here on OCN I had narrowed my choices down to the 5850 or GTX 470.

I have decided after much thought to go with the GTX 470.

Thanks everybody for your suggestions and thoughts!


I have been saving up some money for upgrades. I think I want to upgrade my video card. But I need some help deciding.

It's not so much ATI or NVIDIA, but having more to do with reference PCB's for waterblocks that I am worried about.

I'm currently thinking of one of the following:

ATI 5770
ATI 5850
Nvidia GTX 465
Nvidia GTX 470

Current Upgrade Budget: $350

I could splurge a little bit more for a high end card if I really wanted to.

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All help/suggestions are appreciated!!

Edited by Meta-Prometheus - 6/12/10 at 4:46pm
    
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post #2 of 19
470 if u dont mind the heat and power consumption. 5850 if u do. However 470 will perform better in dx11 games because of its advantage in tesselation.
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5850 for sure. The 5770 is basically a DX11 4870 so not enough of an upgrade. Also in real game tests, not timed demos, the 5850 does much better then the GTX 470 from a recent benchmark.
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470 if u dont mind the heat and power consumption. 5850 if u do. However 470 will perform better in dx11 games because of its advantage in tesselation.
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5850 for sure. The 5770 is basically a DX11 4870 so not enough of an upgrade. Also in real game tests, not timed demos, the 5850 does much better then the GTX 470 from a recent benchmark.
So as far as the 5850 goes. What is the reference pcb design or which companies still use that? This will be going under water.

Also is the GTX 465 a worthy upgrade?
    
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get the 5770 one of the best cards for the buck never have had a problem with it and its so efficient with power consumption and it runs cool
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Get two 5770s. That setup shouldn't run you over $350 and they beat all your other choices by a good margin...
    
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post #7 of 19
I was in the same situation with a $400 buget and I decided to splurge with a gtx 480 . I love my new card! If money is tight and you have to stay on that budget the 5850 is good if you want eyefinity, less heat, power consumption, and overclockability (you can overclock it to the performance of a 5870), while the tgx 470 will be hotter, consume more power, not be as overclockable, but it will have 3d vision, be good with tesselation, have cuda, and physx.
    
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Get two 5770s. That setup shouldn't run you over $350 and they beat all your other choices by a good margin...
Unfortunately the EP45-UD3R has only one PCIe x16 slot.
    
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Unfortunately the EP45-UD3R has only one PCIe x16 slot.
getting 2 5770 for 350 is kinda pointless when u can get one 5850 for 300, which will perform the same as the 2 5770 at stock, and beat it when overclocked. it is also less heat and power consumption as well. and it is one card
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I just upgraded from my 275 to a 470 and I've never been happier (Will be happier when I get my 470 block). There are a good many blocks out there but this is the one that I'm looking at:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27790

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And it overclocks like a beast. So far I've gotten to 800 core and 1850 memory but I could probably get it a bit higher but havent really felt like messing with it. Also at that high of an OC the temps were getting a bit too high for my likings
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