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I ordered the MSI 5770 Hawk because it had the best customer reviews and it just doesn't seem to stack up against all other drives as it should. I always see people talking about there 6950s and GTXs. Was this a bad buy? Is it just not that good.
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Well, if your trying to run something, say, like Crysis 2 @ Max settings, yes. Although, If you crossfire It, you can get some good performance. I think the AVG Memory Bandwith is 70GB's a Second. if you crossfire'd them, you'd get the performance of my OC'd HD 4870 1GB.
post #3 of 38
its a good card but its about a year old...ppl just like talking/having the newest stuff... i mean look at me... im still rocking an old 9600 gt... ur card is 1 gen behind the newest... mine is 3-4 gens
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its decent but im afraid to ask what you paid for it...
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its decent but im afraid to ask what you paid for it...
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How long ago did you buy it?
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How long ago did you buy it?
Lets see... 9 days today, 10 days tomorrow.
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this is where i need a face palm picture. I think you could have done better by asking here or having a broader scope of where you could purchase from. Its prolly 25% of a 6970 but at least its new. :-)~
Edited by XiDillon - 7/17/11 at 8:20pm
post #9 of 38
You could've gotten a 6850 or one of those PNY GTX 465's that can unlock into a 470 for about the same price.

I'd return it and look into something else.
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post #10 of 38
It's a very decent card. I was rocking the 5770 for a long time. What games are you playing and what else do you do? It's the so-called required GPU for BF3...so at least you have that going for ya...probably won't be able to play on the highest setting though.
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