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Radeon 5770 vs 6850
11-29-2010, 03:36 PM,
#11
RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-29-2010, 12:13 PM)zanthal Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 05:38 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: So I am looking for more of a breakdown of a pretty to dollar comparison. I know higher end means more monitors at once and stuff like that, but until my wife buys me those, its just about looks.

I thought so ... my point was, it's worth the extra few bucks for the better video card, whatever one you decide on. If you can cut corners with a smaller hard drive or whatnot, I think it would be worth it to get the better video card.

But if you have a lower resolution monitor it doesn't really make much of a difference.

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11-29-2010, 04:23 PM,
#12
RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-29-2010, 03:36 PM)Brian Wrote:
(11-29-2010, 12:13 PM)zanthal Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 05:38 PM)Perrywinkle Wrote: So I am looking for more of a breakdown of a pretty to dollar comparison. I know higher end means more monitors at once and stuff like that, but until my wife buys me those, its just about looks.

I thought so ... my point was, it's worth the extra few bucks for the better video card, whatever one you decide on. If you can cut corners with a smaller hard drive or whatnot, I think it would be worth it to get the better video card.

But if you have a lower resolution monitor it doesn't really make much of a difference.


That brings up a question of mine ... is my 1280x1024 now considered a low resolution by today's standards? I know most monitors are widescreen now and have been for what, a couple of years ...

Does that mean that the newer video cards can handle that resolution like a piece of pie?
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11-29-2010, 04:30 PM,
#13
RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
Yeah, our monitors are old timers now. HD is going to be the new normal I am guessing. I don't know if new video cards are going to make our old stuff look good, or we are just not using all of what the new cards have to offer. Like putting a 4 cyl into a Ferrari.
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11-29-2010, 04:37 PM,
#14
RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
Yeah I was wondering about this in a way as well.

I was able to snag the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB for $99.99 and was wondering for the bang for buck if 2 of these in SLI for the same price as a single 6850 would be more viable?
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11-29-2010, 09:59 PM,
#15
RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-29-2010, 04:23 PM)zanthal Wrote: That brings up a question of mine ... is my 1280x1024 now considered a low resolution by today's standards? I know most monitors are widescreen now and have been for what, a couple of years ...

Does that mean that the newer video cards can handle that resolution like a piece of pie?

1280 x 1024 (11.33%) is the second most popular resolution used by HR's readers, 1280 x 800 (14.37%) being the most popular. 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) is 4th, at 10.96%.

1920 x 1080 is taking over, just look at the monitors sold on NewEgg, very few 1280 x 1024/800, the majority are 1680 x 1050 or 1920 x 1080.

And yes, mainstream video cards ($150-$250) can easily handle any game maxed out at 1280 x 1024. Mind you, that just means that it costs less for you Wink

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11-29-2010, 10:01 PM,
#16
RE: Radeon 5770 vs 6850
(11-29-2010, 04:37 PM)Bestovian Wrote: Yeah I was wondering about this in a way as well.

I was able to snag the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB for $99.99 and was wondering for the bang for buck if 2 of these in SLI for the same price as a single 6850 would be more viable?

A gtx 460 768mb alone isn't that much slower, two in SLI would be way faster than a Radeon 6850. Ultra bang for the buck Big Grin
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