GTX 260 or Radeon HD 5770

By killerman22
Sep 11, 2010
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  1. im looking to upgrade my video card. i have an HP Pavillion computer full of OEM parts, so its very unlikely that a video card too big, or too hot will survive. Between the gtx 260 and the ati 5770, i would like to know which runs cooler, makes less noise, and is more likely to fit in my case. And overall, which is a better deal.

    If i do get the 5770, which of these would be the better choice, XFX or Sapphire?

  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    It would help us a lot if we knew the model of the HP Pavillion, also you need to buy i new power supply if you want a video card like that.
  3. killerman22

    killerman22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is an HP Pavilion a6604f. I popped open the case for a peek, and it has a 250W power supply.
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    Yea that power supply is trash if your going to be upgrading to a GTX 260 or ATI 5770. The GTX 260 is about 10.5 inches and the ATI 5770 is about 8.5 inches. The ATI 5770 is a lot cooler that the GTX 260

    Here is a video card and power supply for you

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 $139.99

    CORSAIR 450W $69.99
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i would get the xfx card for the lifetime warranty but sapphire makes great cards to def get the 5770 over the gtx 260 the 5770 i way cooler and runs on par in most games with the gtx card.
  6. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    The GTX 450 will be out soon. Newegg leaked it a little early. I'd wait to see what kind of performance it's got since it's meant to compete with the 5770 class cards.
  7. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Yeah, regardless of which video card you choose you'll still need to upgrade to a higher wattage power supply.
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

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