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post #11 of 28
The reviews I look at on 3d Guru have a 5850 beating a 460 in Bad Company 2. So why not a 5850.
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post #12 of 28
What is your absolute Budget limit?

Cause if your trying for something that will be good later, I would shoot for something in the ATI 6000 series. IMO
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post #13 of 28
coz 5850 has really bad tesselation which is the key feature of dx11 and also its outdated...and btw just slightly overclock a gtx 460 and it will become faster than a hd 5850....just for eg my gtx 460 equals a gtx 470(stock) in performance so obviously my gtx 460 is faster than hd 5850....
post #14 of 28
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coz 5850 has really bad tesselation which is the key feature of dx11 and also its outdated...and btw just slightly overclock a gtx 460 and it will become faster than a hd 5850....just for eg my gtx 460 equals a gtx 470(stock) in performance so obviously my gtx 460 is faster than hd 5850....
I am not actually fan boy of either, but I find it always funny when people say just overclock it alittle and it will equal this or that. Then with that logic you can overclock the other and go even farther.
I had the GTX 260 and GTX 285's and they always ran way hotter than my 5870's that I have now.
My guess is that the 460's should be cooler, but it seems that Nvidias run hotter.

As far as tesselation goes, unless other compenants are upgraded, I think it will not matter that much.

Which really goes back to what is the absolute budget, cause right now it seems he wants to spend very little, but expect that lower end card to be a right fit in 10 months when he upgrades the other parts. Which is why I almost say either spend $250 - $400 and get a really good card (which may require a PSU upgrade). If you plan you upgrade other parts, get a really good GPU and PSU now and then later you can either SLI or Crossfire that card with another.
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post #15 of 28
ya well u r correct
gtx 460 run cooler and are more power efficient then other fermis(gtx 470/480)
and iam no fanboy if u want hd series then why not take a hd 6850/6870 better overall than hd 5850 and by overclocking i meant gtx 460 overclock way better than hd 5850's....
post #16 of 28
Used 5770s go for like $100 no? Get one of those. BF:BC2, the highest end game you are playing is actually mostly CPU dependent, so if you want to really bump the FPS get it to like 3.8GHZ.

IMO a 460 would be overkill but it is much more bang/buck if you get a hawk. OC'd well they compare to a 480, no problem. But you don't need a 480.
    
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post #17 of 28
The crazy thing about this conversation, is that it is a never ending one. You can never be future proof. There will always be new componants out. The rivals seems to stagger there new product too. Which is why I got really tired of upgrading this here and that there. By the time I upgraded the "that", the here was outdated. SO I just upgraded it all at the same time and am very happy with my system at one time, instead of always having that itch.
I have no need to upgrade for awhile, cause I run all the games at max with plenty of FPS. Except the games that dont scale good with any card.
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post #18 of 28
The crazy thing about this conversation, is that it is a never ending one. You can never be future proof. There will always be new componants out. The rivals seems to stagger there new product too. Which is why I got really tired of upgrading this here and that there. By the time I upgraded the "that", the here was outdated. SO I just upgraded it all at the same time and am very happy with my system at one time, instead of always having that itch.
I have no need to upgrade for awhile, cause I run all the games at max with plenty of FPS. Except the games that dont scale good with any card.
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post #19 of 28
Hi,

If you already had a 5770 and could CF would be no contest.
Another 5770

460 Best bang for buck.

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post #20 of 28
Just read OP, if no OC'ing than you won't get very high FPS like +100. Like I said before, it's very CPU dependent. Save up for a high end 775 motherboard.
    
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