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Is the 6790 a good gaming card?

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Not that the card is bad, it's just not suited for gaming. In the line-up, the 68xx and 69xx range is more suited for gaming. With AMD, the higher the second number, the higher in the range you are.

It got pretty good frames per sec on most games about 5-10 from the 6850, what about the 550ti or gts 450 would they be good?

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If you want to save money, get a 5770. It performs like the 6790 and isn't overpriced lol

 

Otherwise that 460 1GB is equal with the 6850. But if you can find a 6850 cheaper than by all means get it, I'd get one of the two (do NOT get the SE, or slow edition of the 460 1GB though.)

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Not that the card is bad, it's just not suited for gaming.

 

The 6790 or the 460 will perform great on a 18.5inch setup.

 

To compare, I am playing SC2 on Extreme (max) and Witcher 2 on med/high, and Oblivion maxed out all on a 20.1 inch monitor (1680x1050). With a slightly Oc'd 5770. Yes a 5770.

 

If that kind of performance isnt "suited for gaming" then idk what is. Don't spend more than you have to. You'll probably be upgrading over time anyways, so my suggestion is to get the best bang for the buck out right now.

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The 6790 or the 460 will perform great on a 18.5inch setup.

 

To compare, I am playing SC2 on Extreme (max) and Witcher 2 on med/high, and Oblivion maxed out all on a 20.1 inch monitor (1680x1050). With a slightly Oc'd 5770. Yes a 5770.

 

If that kind of performance isnt "suited for gaming" then idk what is. Don't spend more than you have to. You'll probably be upgrading over time anyways, so my suggestion is to get the best bang for the buck out right now.

It's unsuitable for them to ask for the money they do for it, it's clearly a rebranded 5770 and performs in the $100 range or lower

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It's unsuitable for them to ask for the money they do for it, it's clearly a rebranded 5770 and performs in the $100 range or lower

 

Yes, I concur. They just rebrand things and jack up the price...

 

@TCcomputers29, Don't get the 6790. A 6770 will be awesome, as well as have DX11 capabilities unlike 5770 while they are virtually the same price. $119 and a $20 rebate which makes it $99. (although I hate MIRs, never really liked them.) Sapphire 6770

 

I used to be a huge nVidia fan, always bought their GPUs but had to jump on the 5770 last year because 1) my 8800gtx broke and 2) it was on sale for $119. I have no complaints with this AMD card. It is my first videocard under $200 and I am blown away by its performance.

 

If you want to play BF3 on a fairly high setting, I would suggest a 6850 or a Geforce 560 or higher, but it's all up to you :)

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Why not sell him your 6850 and upgrade to a 560Ti or 6870 :)

WHAT!, i love my gigabyte 6850 :), isn't the 550ti a lower performer than the 6850? :dunno:

6790= better performance than 550ti

hey just found a 5830 (sapphire) for $140 is it better or equal to the 6790?

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Yes, I concur. They just rebrand things and jack up the price...

 

@TCcomputers29, Don't get the 6790. A 6770 will be awesome, as well as have DX11 capabilities unlike 5770 while they are virtually the same price. $119 and a $20 rebate which makes it $99. (although I hate MIRs, never really liked them.) Sapphire 6770

 

I used to be a huge nVidia fan, always bought their GPUs but had to jump on the 5770 last year because 1) my 8800gtx broke and 2) it was on sale for $119. I have no complaints with this AMD card. It is my first videocard under $200 and I am blown away by its performance.

 

If you want to play BF3 on a fairly high setting, I would suggest a 6850 or a Geforce 560 or higher, but it's all up to you :)

do you think the 6770 would be able to play BF3?

thanks :thumbsup:

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