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Old 05-25-10, 12:27 PM   #27
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Default Re: Dual Fermi GTX 490

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
really doubt that 5770 be faster then 8800gtx SLi

have you considered the 465GTX?
here is early performance data

should cost about 200-230 dollars.

consumes less then 470, and runs cooler

or are you really throwing in the towel and going for a really low-end budget card?

We wouldnít claim to know everything about the new graphics card from Nvidia after testing it in only six tests, especially as driver updates can often improve the performance of modern unified-architecture graphics cards dramatically. However, it is already clear that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 wonít be a success in its current form. At a recommended price of $279, it is but slightly cheaper than the Radeon HD 5850 but has a lower performance, comparable to that of the GeForce GTX 275. We guess a potential buyer is more likely to add $20 to buy the more expensive product from AMD instead of the new card from Nvidia.

The GeForce GTX 465 can be faster than its potential market opponent in some games that employ advanced DirectX 11 features such as tessellation but, as the results in Colin McRae: Dirt 2 suggest, it will still feel a lack of texture sampling rate and memory bandwidth at high resolutions. We are yet to test the GeForce GTX 465 with new GeForce drivers, but we donít think that this graphics card can do much better and prove to be worth its own price. Nvidia has found itself in the same trap as when they announced the first version of the G200 processor. Graphics cards based on that chip proved to be too expensive and unprofitable to make, too. But though Nvidia might have erred in its predictions about the performance and success of the RV770 back then, they have had the RV870 Cypress before their eyes all the time as the reference point when developing the GeForce GTX 465.

So, we canít find any excuse for Nvidiaís having developed yet another complex and expensive monster chip instead of an inexpensive mainstream graphics core. To make the GeForce GTX 465 a market success, the developer will have to either drop its price, perhaps even losing all profits from it, or increase its frequencies, which is hardly possible considering the technologies Nvidia has at hand.

Summing up the results of our preview, the GeForce GTX 465 is not such an interesting buy as the senior models in the GeForce GTX 400 series. Its performance may be improved by a new driver and we will carry out a full test session as soon as possible. However, we do think that Nvidia will have to lower the price of its new product in order to make it competitive.
Not very promising.

Here's my situation... I'm moving into a trailer in an area which during the summer gets much hotter than where I currently live. This is why I'm so concerned about power consumption and heat- the trailer can only provide so much power, and with the increase in ambient temperatures outside I need a cooler running card.

So far, going off of that review, the GTX465 seems a failure in comparison to competing cards. Hopefully newer drivers *will* change that.

As it stands, the 5770 seems to be the sweet spot. Maybe the GTX460 could change my mind and keep me in the green camp- I don't know. Price, performance-per-watt, and heat generated are my major concerns. Would like to spend no more than $250 on the card... including shipping and tax. Can grab a HIS 5770 for $160 after MIR right this instant. It consumes very little power idle and load, runs cooler than my current setup while offering acceptable performance.

And yes, going off of the reviews the 5770 would be a bit slower than my dual 8800GTXs. I can live with that for now. After all ATi's next gen parts are really just around the corner. This 5770 could be a stop-gap for me untill the 6770 or whatever is released which I'd anticipate to hover around the 5850 - 5870 in terms of performance while consuming far less power and producing far less heat- or so I hope.
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