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Slithersouls
05-28-2010, 06:11 PM
Oddly enough some of the prices for the latter were more. Marketing confusion aside, I am assuming the 275 is going to produce better framerates in source games such as Left4Dead2?

Washell
05-28-2010, 06:25 PM
Yes, assuming you can find a store still selling them.

Slithersouls
05-28-2010, 06:26 PM
Yes, assuming you can find a store still selling them.

"Still" selling them? I thought they were rather recent.

Baron_Fel
05-28-2010, 06:33 PM
"Still" selling them? I thought they were rather recent.

Current high end cards are the 5850 and 5870 from AMD and the GTX 470 and 480 from nvidia. GTX 2xx and 48xx cards are still around but they arent really being made anymore.

The 5770 performs like an old 4870 or GTX 260 and is well under $200, the 5850 performs better than an old GTX 285 and is $300. In between is the 5830 but it isnt much better than the GTX 275/4890.

So basically, get a 5770 for like $160 or a 5850/GTX 470 for $300-330.

actually a 5830 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102878&cm_re=5830-_-14-102-878-_-Product) at $200 after rebate isnt too bad, they used to be $250. Still, not much if any improvement over the previous gen in price or performance. Same with the 5770. Its only when you get to the $300 price range that you actually see new performance.

Washell
05-28-2010, 06:34 PM
"Still" selling them? I thought they were rather recent.

Released April last year to compete with the 4890. ATI's less complicated design and release of the 5000 series allowed them to drop the price of the 4890 below 275's profitable levels and ever since Nvidia seems to be diverting the production towards the 260.

Most stores are out of stock, some say they're in stock but when you actually order they're suddenly out and even the manufacturers are complaining about the general availability of the GPU's for the 200 series.

Slithersouls
05-28-2010, 06:37 PM
Released April last year to compete with the 4890. ATI's less complicated design and release of the 5000 series allowed them to drop the price of the 4890 below 275's profitable levels and ever since Nvidia seems to be diverting the production towards the 260.

Most stores are out of stock, some say they're in stock but when you actually order they're suddenly out and even the manufacturers are complaining about the general availability of the GPU's for the 200 series.
Well I'm buying online. That shouldn't be much of an issue.

Washell
05-28-2010, 06:47 PM
Well I'm buying online. That shouldn't be much of an issue.

Good luck with finding one. It's a fine card, I have one myself. But were I to be in the market today, I'd do what Baron_Fel suggests and buy the 5770 from ATI.

StingingVelvet
05-28-2010, 09:14 PM
Since you asked about Left 4 Dead, a 275 runs both L4D games at a rock solid 60fps with max settings at 1200 resolution with a quad core processor.

I'm sure Baron Fel knows his stuff... I am not sure about something as low as a 5830 beating high-end cards from last generation, but he might be right, I have not looked into it. A 275 is a very solid card though, even bought today it could last you for years.

HL2-4-Life
05-28-2010, 11:18 PM
I'm sure Baron Fel knows his stuff... I am not sure about something as low as a 5830 beating high-end cards from last generation, but he might be right, I have not looked into it. A 275 is a very solid card though, even bought today it could last you for years.The Baron is right in his assertion that the HD5770 performs like a HD4870, trades wins with the GTX260 in some games and resolution.

BTW, think of the HD5830 as the lowest of the 'High-end' HD58xx series (so it's far from being 'low'), the HD5850 beats the GTX275 while the HD5830 performs below them, but is cheaper I believe (with the rebate Baron quoted). Best option for the OP is to get the HD5770, solid performer even up to 1080P res for most games, L4D/L4D2 would be a stroll in the park for this card. But, if the OP has his heart set on the GTX275, by all means, get it.....his money, his choice anywayz.

mjke
05-29-2010, 12:05 AM
I'm running a GTX275 and I have been incredibly happeh with it. However, I do wish I could get a 5870.

YouKnowMyName87
05-29-2010, 01:47 AM
The simple thing is: Nvidia doesn't produce GT200 chips anymore. None. So all you will now find out there are remaining stocks and the prices have increased enormously because there is still demand from customers. I doubt you will be able to make a good deal when looking for one of those. Just skip that idea and look for a decent DX11 card. If you want to stick with Nvidia, you'll probably look for the GTX470 or the soon coming GTX465. From ATI, everything from HD5830 upwards is worth looking at.

@original question: Yes, the GTX275 is faster than the GTX260.