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Great price for a great Graphics card.

tempted to get a second one and crossfire them !

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• 1GB GDDR5 memory
• ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays
• Window 7 support
• ATI Stream technology
• Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
• Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
• Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
• Supports OpenGL 3.2
• 40 nm Process technology
• ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
• ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology
• Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology
• Display Port, HDMI, 2xDL-DVI
• PCI Express® 2.0 support

40 Comments

Good deal, same price as GTX 460 1GB but better performance. Voted Hot

Original Poster

http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/video_cards/NVIDIA-GTX-460/Battlefield-Bad-Company-2_Benchmark-GTX460-768.jpg

*cries*

Seeing components fall in price is a new experience. One I find particularly upsetting.

Brilliant price, Brilliant card. I hope to see 5850s drop sub £160 once the 6XXX series are released though. Still easily the cheapest price I've seen for one of these.

Will this work ok with a psu that only has 1 pci-e 6pin cable as from what I've read you usually get a molex to pci-e cable included with most retail cards nowadays

Go for Nvidia any day

Great price. Awesome card. Voted hot. But like Nobull said i expect there will be quite a few upcoming price drops for the 5xxx series

Just a pity ATI are **** @ Folding

Still, gets some heat from me X)
Edited by: "andyt1969" 3rd Sep 2010

bboy71

Will this work ok with a psu that only has 1 pci-e 6pin cable as from … Will this work ok with a psu that only has 1 pci-e 6pin cable as from what I've read you usually get a molex to pci-e cable included with most retail cards nowadays



You do, but ATI do not recommend it. I would recommend you get a decent branded PSU that has two PCI-E connectors.

Hot! These cards are awesome. BFBC2 maxxed at 60fps is sweeeet.

need a bit advice from anyone who knows their graphics cards... my pc has integrated graphics and im looking for something just to take the load off my processor & ram.
i just play flash games & a bit photoshopping. it would also have to run with a 300w psu. the range of gpu's just baffle me so a recommendation based on the above would be much appreciated

@humph joe

think I'll give this a miss then as my crucial psu cost me over £70 around 16 months ago and only has the 1 psu and I don't want to shell out more cash for a new psu. I'll be avoiding crucial psus from now on. Thanks anyway

Good deal.. but I would wait a bit longer for the 6000 series to come out.

My last card was a ATI 1950, then I got a 4890... which lacks DX11 and nvidia's hardware physx =(.... games are starting to flow more out with physx now... I like Havok, just look at Red Faction: Guerrilla =).

Hope ATI and Havok sort some hardware physics out soon or i'll go back with nvidia.

djfluff



Nice chart thanks for the info. My 8800 GT 1gb is still going strong playing Starcarft II at 1080p and is looks amazing.

wheres the link for it?

Hanktank

Good deal, same price as GTX 460 1GB but better performance. Voted Hot



GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 £164.99 @ Ebuyer

ebuyer.com/pro…172

austinc

need a bit advice from anyone who knows their graphics cards... my pc has … need a bit advice from anyone who knows their graphics cards... my pc has integrated graphics and im looking for something just to take the load off my processor & ram.i just play flash games & a bit photoshopping. it would also have to run with a 300w psu. the range of gpu's just baffle me so a recommendation based on the above would be much appreciated



This card would be mega overkill for your needs, plus the power supply simply wouldnt cut it.

Everyone else, please feel to disagree but if I were in your position Austin, i wouldnt really go above £60 for my gfx card. Beware of your power requirements when your shopping too. 300watt (assuming its unbranded too) wont have a whole lot of forgiveness if you ask too much of them :P

Depending on the amount of photoshopping and level you need, you may get away with something like a ati 4350. It comes standard in alot of prebuilt consumer systems, quiet, low power consumption, cool and best of all, cheap as chips

Voted hot from someone who paid a wee bit more for my Nvidia GTX470 sli setup.

The chart shown above is a little skewed to be fair. With high AA (anti aliasing), the 470 beats the 5850, without it, the 5850 would win (in most titles, but just marginally).

However, x2 sli setups, (x2 Nvidia cards) are averaging near 90% performance increase compared to single card system, whereas x2 crossfire setups (x2 ATI cards) are getting between 50% - 60% for that 100% extra cost.

In conclusion, for a single card system, I'd go for this. For a 2 card system, it has to be Nvidia, unless you already own 1 card and a crossfire capable motherboard, if your building from scratch, you just wouldn't choose to go down the crossfire route.

Crossfire boards do seem more widely available (and a little cheaper) in comparison to Sli boards, but with the release of the Nvidia GTX460 and it's 90% performance increase in sli mode, that situation will change as manufacturers see the way the tide is turning.

bboy71

think I'll give this a miss then as my crucial psu cost me over £70 … think I'll give this a miss then as my crucial psu cost me over £70 around 16 months ago and only has the 1 psu and I don't want to shell out more cash for a new psu. I'll be avoiding crucial psus from now on. Thanks anyway



You mean Corsair surely? Which one did you buy, that seem like a lot to spend on a PSU that isn't capable.

Not bad, think I'll stick with my 4870 for a while longer

austinc

need a bit advice from anyone who knows their graphics cards... my pc has … need a bit advice from anyone who knows their graphics cards... my pc has integrated graphics and im looking for something just to take the load off my processor & ram.i just play flash games & a bit photoshopping. it would also have to run with a 300w psu. the range of gpu's just baffle me so a recommendation based on the above would be much appreciated



Unless you're using the GPU accelerated features in Photoshop then a separate graphics card will make NO DIFFERENCE to your use! (and if you are, then just opt for a cheap card that Photoshop's GPU acceleration supports ~£60; check the Adobe website to read up on GPU acceleration).

Yomanda

Go for Nvidia any day



Pointless comment with no explanation as to why = sounds like another daft fanboy, grats!'

Anyway, great deal, I'm running 2x5770 so it's of no interest to me, but the 5850 is a great little card

Original Poster

Willie_Hmmm

Voted hot from someone who paid a wee bit more for my Nvidia GTX470 sli … Voted hot from someone who paid a wee bit more for my Nvidia GTX470 sli setup.The chart shown above is a little skewed to be fair. With high AA (anti aliasing), the 470 beats the 5850, without it, the 5850 would win (in most titles, but just marginally).However, x2 sli setups, (x2 Nvidia cards) are averaging near 90% performance increase compared to single card system, whereas x2 crossfire setups (x2 ATI cards) are getting between 50% - 60% for that 100% extra cost.In conclusion, for a single card system, I'd go for this. For a 2 card system, it has to be Nvidia, unless you already own 1 card and a crossfire capable motherboard, if your building from scratch, you just wouldn't choose to go down the crossfire route.Crossfire boards do seem more widely available (and a little cheaper) in comparison to Sli boards, but with the release of the Nvidia GTX460 and it's 90% performance increase in sli mode, that situation will change as manufacturers see the way the tide is turning.



It actually depends on the game you are playing .

"The Radeon HD 5850's dual-GPU performance ranges from a 57 per cent increase in Call of Duty: World at War to over 80 per cent in ET:QW."
5850 Crossfire review

This is the worst looking of all the current 5850s as it has a cheaper low qulity heat sink, XFX black is not much more @ £234 (this one is £200) faster and looks better, for little extra.

However the cheapest 5870 is £281 which is worthwile as it will give at least 6-12 months extra play. by this i mean compare the 4870 and 4890 the 4890 still plays a lot of new games @ 1920x1200 well, games like COD6 left4dead2. on another note avoid the nvidia cards for now they are very bad for £ for £ value

djfluff

It actually depends on the game you are playing ."The Radeon HD 5850's … It actually depends on the game you are playing ."The Radeon HD 5850's dual-GPU performance ranges from a 57 per cent increase in Call of Duty: World at War to over 80 per cent in ET:QW."5850 Crossfire review



rather than 2 of these why not get a 2GB 5870, less power and 100% proformance in all games,
I dont like SLI or Crossfire with 2 low/mid range cards.
If you have the best card and than want more power (and have too much spare cash) than go dual, tri or quad SLI, if not just get the fast single card you can afford, in a lot of games multi gpu's are not used or fully used thus it is a waste of money, I have been down that route before with 2x nvidia 8800GT than found a single 8800GTX is just as good even better at time. for the fastest card right now nothing beats the nvidia 295 GTX.

I am shocked that none of you have clicked on the link to find out that it leads to the main weebsite and then even a search does NOT bring up this card. Its the usual "i am the expert, no im the expert" opinion flood. But no one has noticed the link being broken and the fact that this item is not to be found on the site for some reason. Not at THIS price anyways.
Edited by: "MadonnaProject" 4th Sep 2010

tigger80

on another note avoid the nvidia cards for now they are very bad for £ … on another note avoid the nvidia cards for now they are very bad for £ for £ value



Nvidia GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 is widely regarded as the best value £/framerate in the current market. Only £164.99 @ Ebuyer

ebuyer.com/pro…172
Edited by: "toaster" 4th Sep 2010

rather than 2 of these why not get a 2GB 5870, less power and 100% … rather than 2 of these why not get a 2GB 5870, less power and 100% proformance in all games, I dont like SLI or Crossfire with 2 low/mid range cards. If you have the best card and than want more power (and have too much spare cash) than go dual, tri or quad SLI, if not just get the fast single card you can afford, in a lot of games multi gpu's are not used or fully used thus it is a waste of money, I have been down that route before with 2x nvidia 8800GT than found a single 8800GTX is just as good even better at time. for the fastest card right now nothing beats the nvidia 295 GTX.

i think u will find the radeon 5970 is the fastest card right now (apart from the limited edition Asus Ares 5870 x 2)!! it kills the gtx 295. the gtx 480 is close in performance to the gtx 295 and its a single gpu card
Edited by: "lucas4" 4th Sep 2010

Original Poster

MadonnaProject

I am shocked that none of you have clicked on the link to find out that … I am shocked that none of you have clicked on the link to find out that it leads to the main weebsite and then even a search does NOT bring up this card. Its the usual "i am the expert, no im the expert" opinion flood. But no one has noticed the link being broken and the fact that this item is not to be found on the site for some reason. Not at THIS price anyways.

The link goes to the "todayonly section", (not the main page) where you can find the card for this price. If you link straight to the item, it is £199.26 as opposed to £187 on the "todayonly" page.

Edited by: "djfluff" 4th Sep 2010

Original Poster

toaster

Nvidia GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 is widely regarded as the best value … Nvidia GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 is widely regarded as the best value £/framerate in the current market. Only £164.99 @ Ebuyer [url=http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227172]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227172[/url]

Could be... but this is 10% faster & 10% more expensive, so I would say it's about the same. the calculations you see about fps/£ are usually based on the 5850 costing over £200.
Edited by: "djfluff" 4th Sep 2010

djfluff

Could be... but this is 10% faster & 10% more expensive, so I would say … Could be... but this is 10% faster & 10% more expensive, so I would say it's about the same. the calculations you see about fps/£ are usually based on the 5850 costing over £200.



More like 14% more expensive and that's not including Scans high delivery charge.

The other calculations you mention about a 5850 costing over £200 are also based on a GTX460 costing £189.99, the initial release price.

X 1 Ordered. Thanks, this was just what I was looking for.

I am getting conflicting info so

djfluff

Could be... but this is 10% faster & 10% more expensive, so I would say … Could be... but this is 10% faster & 10% more expensive, so I would say it's about the same. the calculations you see about fps/£ are usually based on the 5850 costing over £200.



Thanks so much. ordered.

I am confused however so I hope someone can help. Ive been reading up online and it seems some websites are stating that 1gb geforce gtx 460 is faster in directx 11 benchmarks for lost planet 2 than radeon hd 5850.

How does this card stack upto the geforce gtx 460? as other websites are stating it is faster than gtx 470.

Please help. How does the radeon 5850 stand in heirarchy to the geforce gtx 460 and gtx 470?

Much appreciated. I need a definitive answer, also this whole deal with directx 11 making hd 5850 slower than gtx 460 in lost planet 2 benchmarks is most upsetting.

Original Poster

Some games, like lost planet, have been optomised for either nvidia or ati , so skew the results slightly. Hierarchy is GTX 460, 5850 , GTX 4870





Edited by: "djfluff" 5th Sep 2010

djfluff

Some games, like lost planet, have been optomised for either nvidia or … Some games, like lost planet, have been optomised for either nvidia or ati , so skew the results slightly. Hierarchy is GTX 460, 5850 , GTX 4870



Do you mean heirarchy is:

gtx 460
hd 5850 more powerful
gtx 470 even more powerful

Please clarify

Yep the hierarchy is gtx 460 1gb, 5850 better, gtx 470 even better. The 5850 is a very powerful card!

[/quote]

Do you mean heirarchy is:

gtx 460
hd 5850 more powerful
gtx 470 even more powerful

Please clarify [/quote]

tigger80

[quote=djfluff] [quote=Willie_Hmmm]I have been down that route before … [quote=djfluff] [quote=Willie_Hmmm]I have been down that route before with 2x nvidia 8800GT than found a single 8800GTX is just as good even better at time. for the fastest card right now nothing beats the nvidia 295 GTX.



A 480 and 5970 beat a 295 still. Hell i think the 5870 with recent ish drivers beats it now.

And 470 is pretty much the same as a 5850 depending on game. Just more expensive.

Original Poster

Show's over folks! back up to £196.21
expiring.

Original Poster

Back on again! I will try get the deal un-expired.
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