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2 XFX HD5750's or HD5850

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  • 88% (15)
    5850
  • 5% (1)
    x2 5750
  • 5% (1)
    5750 and 5770
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post #1 of 21
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Hi there guys, I want to upgrade my graphics soon and I need to know what is the better option for me.

I have an XFX 5750 double slot and I have two options, buy another 5750/5770 or buy a 5850. I am still weighing the options, but I think I am won over by the crossfire because I will save money.

Now I know I can mix the 5750 and the 5770 because they are in the same 5700 series so I could do that, but would that create problems with crossfire? or would I be better off getting the 5850?

So if I'm better off going crossfire which graphics card? 5750 or 5770?

Thanks guys, I look forward to your comments!

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post #2 of 21
i did crossfire 5770's before and i never had CF problems but I would probably just get another 5750 but I would probably sell your current 5750 and buy a newer card like a 6870!
post #3 of 21
5850 the overclock it to the max

its still a great card
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Originally Posted by Jamyy10 View Post
Hi there guys, I want to upgrade my graphics soon and I need to know what is the better option for me.

I have an XFX 5750 double slot and I have two options, buy another 5750/5770 or buy a 5850. I am still weighing the options, but I think I am won over by the crossfire because I will save money.

Now I know I can mix the 5750 and the 5770 because they are in the same 5700 series so I could do that, but would that create problems with crossfire? or would I be better off getting the 5850?

So if I'm better off going crossfire which graphics card? 5750 or 5770?

Thanks guys, I look forward to your comments!
Your probably best off getting a 5850 and overclocking it to 5870 levels or beyond.

Crossfire 5750's is roughly 5850 performance anyway but you may have problems with frame rates in games that don't support crossfire well.

Having 1 powerfull card is always a safer bet than crossfiring 2 cards.
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post #5 of 21
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But the thing is I can buy another 5750 for around £100.

But if I were to sell my 5750 I would only get about £50 and then I have to spend £160 - £50 = £110 on the 5850.

I don't want to just get a 5850 because I was told it was better, I want to know how much better off I would be if I spend the extra £60 on a 5850 and if it is worth it. (bearing in mind I am 16 and I don't have a job). I dont mean to be a pain

PS I don't want to overclock because I would prefer to have my warranty
Edited by Jamyy10 - 5/17/11 at 3:26am
post #6 of 21
i would still get the 5850

the extreme ones have been going for less than £100 each new
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i would still get the 5850

the extreme ones have been going for less than £100 each new
Why is that so cheap? Is it the same as a standard 5850?
post #8 of 21
dont no bu they are getting good reviews

also OC the 5850 wont void your warranty
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post #9 of 21
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I thought that the 5850's were still really expensive! but for £50 more than the 5750 i can get this

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-x...i-2-x-dl-dvi-i
post #10 of 21
You can sometimes get 5850s as low as £100 on here, £110 on ebay.

It will perform better, and be quieter.
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