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Right now I have a HD 5770 and it has performed excellently so far.

I am willing to sell my HD 5770 (I could get around $80 on eBay or something like that) and get a new GPU. As of right now, my 5770 which is only slightly OC'd can play every game I have tried at the highest possible settings with max AA except for Crysis and BC2. On both of those games, when I have AA at the highest level, it is completely playable unless there is a MASSIVE explosion or something, at which my FPS drops pretty low for a couple seconds, and this is pretty annoying. For example, in BC2, that 32 player map played frequently for rush/conquest which is a really long desert, I lag in that map sometimes when explosions go off.

What is the absolute cheapest ATI GPU I can get which will max out everything at 1920x1080 on a single monitor with no lag at all? I am willing to purchase used off of eBay if it is a reputable seller, or new is fine too. 5xxx series is okay too (5850+).

Any recommendations?
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a 6850 or a 6870 would do..if youre going on the cheaper side..if you can afford to buy a GTX560Ti or some GTX460 2gb ones they can also be a good upgrade..
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Would the new(ish) sapphire 5850 fit your budget?
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Originally Posted by PriestOfSin;13556715 
Would the new(ish) sapphire 5850 fit your budget?

I don't have any budget. I just want the cheapest possible thing which will max out everything I listed.

I mean, let's be reasonable. I don't want someone coming in here and being like "0MG BAI L3IK 2 699O's 4ND 2 GTX59O's AND RUN DEM IN CROSS-SLI".

I don't even mind crossfiring, but my board doesn't support it.

Would it be worthwhile buying a second 5770 and a CF capable board and CFing? or just get a single card?
post #6 of 10
I've had the same question and the unanimous answer was get the better 1 card.
Personally I'll be getting a 6950 in july to replace my 5770. However a 6870 would do.

Not too long ago newegg had a deal of the day on a 6850 I want to say it was $150 after rebate. ATM the cheapest I can see on that site anyway is slightly below $170 after MIR.

5770 vs 6870 Too bad they don't have FPS benchmark's on that specific comparison.
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I would grab something between a 6870-6950, 5850-5870, or maybe a 470.
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cheap used GTX470 also would come in handy..if you're just into a single card setup..you could also scout for an HD5870..tho it would be wise to spend/invest on a 6 series card..
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6950 is a great value.
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CF 6870s are a steal with current pricing. However, as a single card solution I'd suggest a 6950/70.
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