There is no doubt that Radeon 5000 series is the strongest line-up in years. The company is preparing a massive attack on all market sides, as you can see from all the stories that are leaking out around the Internet.
gotta love ati's pricing, i've already started saving for a gt300 as i know they'll be around $500-600 aus, damn you nvidia! fingers crossed that nvidia plays the price game right from the start this time like ati (not like they'll have a choice if they wanna move units)
Nvidia better get on the ball and compete with this. Otherwise they're not going to have a fun time come-December or January when they release their cards. $200 for a 5770 is a fantastic deal. I wonder what kind of performance those things will pack.
Nvidia's already on damage control downplaying directx11 much like they did 10.1. Something tells me the GT300 2% yield rumors are true.
This is killing me, i need solid details on both NVIDIA's and ATI's DX11 cards. The delay on building this PC is starting to annoy me.
Get an ATI card. The should drop on tuesday or wednesday. For $300 you can get a 5850 which beat the GTX 285 in almost every test. Or for $400 you can get a 5870. That's the card that raped the GTX 295 in almost every test for 2/3 the cost.
Yeah, i'm looking at the 5870 x2, but still, i'd love to see what Nvidia are going to do simply because, even though im far from an nvidia fanboy, their great driver support have always saved me much trouble and hassle. But i'm willing to go with ATI this time around, because i have been hearing good things about their much improved driver support. Still too early for me to decide on either yet, feb 2010 is my absolute cutoff but i would rather have it done by the end of this year.
Nvidia probably won't have their stuff out til December or January.
Correction, November/Early December.
would that get me through games for at least another year. Right now games such as Resident Evil 5, Crysis Warhead, and Devil May Cry 4 run all fine at high settings with exception of Crysis which sometimes fluctuates in terms of frame rates. 4800 series don't support DX-11 do they? Anyways, these new cards are looking mighty awesome, I may save up for them but if my 4800 can handle games for another year (meaning coming soon games for PC): then I'm in no hurry.
Oh you'll be perfectly fine for another year, of course you won't be playing all the new games at max settings at a great framerate, but it'll be more than good enough for an extra year or so.
that's comforting to know. New tech keeps coming out so fast than the wallet hardly has a chance to get replenished ;P.
It depends on what games you're playing, and what your expectations are. I'm able to get 30fps (depending on the game) at 1920x1200 for 3-4 year old titles (like Bioshock). Anything older is 60+fps (DOOM3, Counter-Strike, etc). For later games, I usually need to drop to 1280x800. Sometimes decrease the quality from max too. I did not play Crysis, only the demo. But it was not working very well.
How very mature of you.
Thanks, I try my hardest.
$200 FOR 5870?!?!?! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's sick! Unless Nvidia steps on the ball and kicks it far, I think I'm going AMD/ATI this time around.
lol no. The 5870 is almost $400. Read again.
"Radeon 5750 and 5770 are scheduled for launch around the official launch date of Windows 7 [give or take around October 22nd-23rd, depending on what continent you live on]. The prices are set at just 149 US Dollars for 5750, with 5870 being priced at 199." I'm pretty sure I read it right unless you're referring to the "rumored" prices which does say the 5870 is at $400, but if I didn't read it right.... *sad face*
They are talking about the 5700 series in this article. BSN tends to get a lot of spelling and punctual mistakes. Using common sense, they were talking about the 5750 and 5770. Not 5870. Notice how the first line says "5750 and 5770"? Theo really needs to learn to proof read his post's when he's done. I know for a fact that the HD 5870 is $249/259 or more. Because the 5850 PowerColor is giving away on Oct 5th was advertised as a $299 card. And all sources have stated them being this price.
I'm sad...now that's one way to make a Gamer sad. Awwww.....I took one more look and it does look like some typos can be misleading. Awww..shucks. Thanks Kakoii, once again it's always good to see a fellow PC Enthusiast.
Oops, correction on my post too lol, I should really proof read also lol. http://www.xtremesystems.or... So the one PowerColor is giving away is most likely the 5850, as it's $299. AMD's 5870 slide http://img27.imageshack.us/... AMD's 5850 slide http://img16.imageshack.us/...
This card is only $200!? I sure hope for NVIDIA's sake that it prices it the same. That, or their GTX 300 better be light years ahead of this.
I would like to replace my 8800 gtx but im not sure (clueless) to how much performance increase i would get. Also my 8800gtx is 90nm gpu I think the newer cards are smaller. Perhaps less heat less wattage?
It most likely will have a large performance difference, and obviously it's not going to be overwhelmingly expensive.
Smaller structures don't help much in terms of power consumption and heat in this case, because they also put more "transistors" on the die. If I were you, I would wait for the DX11 games and then upgrade to whatever is out and affordable.
Thanks guys for the great replies. I always like to get great opinons before I make a leap on a purchase :)
finally going to upgrade my video card .. which has served me well for a while. I got a ati1900tx I was really tempted with the 4770 ( price/performance) but I am glad a held out for this .. the 5700 looks great .. debating if i should go 5750 or 5770 ( most likely the 5770)
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