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R5770 Hawk vs 6790 for GF's PC

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Hi Guys,
Im thinking about getting either the 5770 Hawk, or a 6790 for my GF's PC (i3-540). The main criteria is that the card should enable her to play BF3 smoothly at low settings, when it comes

I'm leaning towards the 5770 since I can get it for a pretty low price, but since it's slightly older I'm worried that the chances of getting bugs with BF3 will be higher since the 5770 drivers won't be a priority at that time. Thoughts?

Also, since the r5770 Hawk isn't a reference design, does that mean it will require special drivers, or would stock drivers work?
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post #2 of 6
6790 is 256 bit as well, while the 5770 will be 128 bit.

I would get either the 6790 or a really cheap, maybe used 5770.

No special drivers would be needed.

Maybe a 6850?
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57XX Clock really well and respond well to it aswell. If you can find one cheap then go for it. I use to run a 5750 at 870mhz and it handled BC2 on High with no AA/16XAF at 1680X1050i. They also run cool aswell and if you can find a Rev1 they have 2CF Bridges.
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Thanks for the input guys. Went with a 6790 after reading some reviews, looks like pretty good bang for buck...
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post #5 of 6
the 6790 is a pretty good card for the price.

really under rated in my eyes
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post #6 of 6
Have owned both myself in the past month and the 6790 is a much better card.
    
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