Ati Radeon Hd 5770 Vs Nvidia Gtx 260

This is the exact specs description of the two cards in two different desktops i'm choosing between, so which would you recommend out of these two cards? (To run games and multimedia work). Radeon hd 5770

* 1 gb memory

* I/o ports: hdmi, displayport connector and 2 dvi (and vga using included dvi-to-vga adapter)

* This card occupies a single pci express x16 slot, and covers the adjacent slot. Or

Nvidia geforce gtx 260 (double bracket)

* 1. 8 gb memory

* I/o ports: hdmi (through dongle only). 2 dvi-i (single-link and dual-link) - (and vga using included dvi-to-vga adapter)

Both are running on pretty much identical setups of:

Core-i7-860 (l) 2. 8 ghz (95w)
Socket lga1156
Chipset: intel h57 express

Manufacturer: msi
Motherboard name: ms-7613
Hp/compaq motherboard name: iona-gl8e

Power supply
8gb ddr3

I read the gtx runs faster, but the radeon runs cooler and less power, apparently, and the gtx runs on directx 10 and the radeon is on dx 11, if that makes a difference in the future etc.

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Whats a better graphics card? Nvidia geforce gtx 260 " 896mb or ati radeon hd 5770 - 1gb?

Answer:- it depends upon what you mean by "better". The gtx 260 is more powerful and gets higher frame rates in games. It also has physx support for the few games that support it. However it's an older design that doesn't support dx11, and requires more power. In most games, the radeon 5770 is slightly slower than ati's older radeon 4870, while the gtx 260 is slightly faster than the 4870. In call of duty the 5770 actually edges the 4870. However, to run a gtx 260 or radeon 4870 you need at a minimum 550w power supply with two (not just one) pci-e power connectors, while the radeon 5770 only requires a 450w power supply with a single power connector. So a lot of people can use the 5770 without having to upgrade their power supplies. Also, to run those older cards in sli or crossfire requires a psu with 4 power connectors! Also the radeon 5770 has the eyefinity feature for connecting a 3rd monitor., 5.html

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