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Thoughts on new GPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dant22185, Oct 9, 2009.

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  1. dant22185

    dant22185 Thread Starter

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    In the coming months I will probably be looking at running a new GPU set up. I am strung between the Geforce GTX 295 series or the ATI HD5870. Both look awesome both have good reviews. Although there are some differences. The GTX requires a whopping 680 watts of power to run and the cheapest version (non water cooled) costs a staggering almost $600 bucks. The ATI HD5870 I have heard over and over in benchmark tests it proves faster. Also it requires almost 200 watts less for power supply and it on average costs around $2-$250 less than the Geforce card.

    I wanna know your thoughts. I am personally Not a huge ATI fan I have had a couple in the past and I've had some driver compatability issues. But from what I have heard the driver issues are working out and they are becoming lots more reliable. So I think I am shifting to the other side with this. I'd like some input if yall have any good things to offer. Thanks!
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    I think the ATI sounds good the be honest. That is what I would go with. I usualy use the cheaper nvidia cards and more expensive ati cards.
     
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    I would go for the ATI 58710 hands down, eventhe dual GPU $600+ Nvidia don't perform much better or alot more.

    That and the points you mentioned on less power/ heat...

    And finally, ATI seems to consistently have better drivers, I would suffer worse performance if it saved me a headache from drivers.
     
  4. dant22185

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    Ya honestly I was leaning more toward ATI for several reasons. I would just like to really see what a hardcore Nvidia guy and ATI guy have to share on this. Maybe possibly offer me some insight.
     
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