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The reason I ask is because I have an opportunity to have one or the other for close to the same price.

A friend offered me this 560ti (link) for $150. I'm wondering if it would be any better than just dropping a second 5770 in my rig for ~100ish. It would be $130 for the exact one I'm looking at (link), but I might cheap out still and get one for less.

The main downside I'm seeing is lack of Eyefinity when I get a third monitor, but I'm not sure a pair of 5770s and can handle anything at that high of a resolution anyways. I would argue that I could SLI the 560ti in the future, but I don't have experience trying to run SLI on a AMD chipset. So I'm not sure how well that hack actually works.

Games I'm wanting to run include Dawn of War 2, Star Craft 2, Dirt 3, and Guild Wars 2 when it comes out (although I might upgrade again before that day comes). Everything else is much older and probably irrelevant.
    
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Thats a killer deal man. If your looking for best right now, xfr 5770, future proof would be 560 ti and SLi later. I would go 560ti. Its a nasty card. and for the games u play, that card is WAY more than u need for now smile.gif
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You can get another 5770 for much cheaper. Ive seen them go for 60 bucks. I keep missing the damn sales though.
    
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5770 CF is a little weaker than a 5870, so the 560 Ti will be better.

FYI
You can run 3 monitor off of 2 560Ti on an AMD chipset, because my brother is run 3 monitor with 2 480.
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GTX 560 Ti is, hands-down, an amazing performer smile.gif It'll completely blow the 5770 out of the water.

For reference, check out the rough comparison: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=641&card2=615

Don't forget it also belongs to the latest generation of nvidia's fermi GPUs and the new drivers really make them shine well smile.gif
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I would get the 560. XFIRE 5770s is so glitchy, I've tried it, never again, shudder.
 
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by iCrap;13838682 
You can get another 5770 for much cheaper. Ive seen them go for 60 bucks. I keep missing the damn sales though.

If I could stumble across one for that cheap I'd pick it up in a heartbeat, but I haven't seen it for sale that cheap yet. Seems you're also having problems finding them on sale at the moment. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by dixson01974;13838696 
FYI
You can run 3 monitor off of 2 560Ti on an AMD chipset, because my brother is run 3 monitor with 2 480.

Are you talking SLI'd, and running a game across all three monitors at once, or just running three monitors on two separate cards. I was aware of the latter, but knowing you can do the former without a hitch would be awesome.
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Originally Posted by Darco19;13838859 
GTX 560 Ti is, hands-down, an amazing performer smile.gif It'll completely blow the 5770 out of the water.

For reference, check out the rough comparison: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=641&card2=615

Don't forget it also belongs to the latest generation of nvidia's fermi GPUs and the new drivers really make them shine well smile.gif

Sure it will blow a single 5770 out of the water, but would it blow away two 5770s at once was the main question.
    
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Sure it will blow a single 5770 out of the water, but would it blow away two 5770s at once was the main question.

Well, to me, xfire 5770 is pretty much equal to a HD5870 and the 560Ti is a LITTLE better than the 5870...

so a single 560Ti is a little better than xfire 5770..no "blowing out of the water" kinda deal. That being said, tesselation would be better on nvidia, driver support also...on top of that, if 560-Ti in SLI is possible down the road for the OP, it would be killer...

GTX500-series SLI scaling is really good.
post #9 of 17
Get the 560. Thats a great deal. If it was $200.00 plus I would say that you should Xfire the 5770 but at that price I think the 560 is a better option.
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Originally Posted by Simple_echo;13838932 
If I could stumble across one for that cheap I'd pick it up in a heartbeat, but I haven't seen it for sale that cheap yet. Seems you're also having problems finding them on sale at the moment. frown.gif

Yep. One just sold here at OCN for 70 bucks. Missed that. Couple weeks back Newegg had the XFX one for 65 bucks after rebate.. frown.gif
    
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