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Originally Posted by Riou;14350126 
6770 is basically a 5770 which is basically a cooler, less power hungry 4870. Get a 6870 or 6950 instead.


I saw at guru3d that crossfire 6770 is pretty equal to a 6970, hence I'm checking out either 6770/6790 due to 6870 cost about the same as a crossfire setup in my country, about 200euro frown.gif
My crossfire 4830 handled games easy in dx10 @ 1680*1050 so I guess, that crossfired 6790 would be sufficient?
Edited by chrystal - 7/26/11 at 4:31am
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Personally i would get a new mobo and a really cheap gpu until you can save up abit more for a new gpu.
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I saw at guru3d that crossfire 6770 is pretty equal to a 6970, hence I'm checking out either 6770/6790 due to 6870 cost about the same as a crossfire setup in my country, about 200euro
My crossfire 4830 handled games easy in dx10 @ 1680*1050 so I guess, that crossfired 6790 would be sufficient?
6770 is just a rebranded 5770, which is SLIGHTLY (1-3%) faster than a 4870. You're honestly better off getting a stronger single card instead (6870 will be slightly less performance than crossfired 5770 / 6770's, but without multi GPU issues). Seriously, I'd recommend getting the strongest single GPU you can afford now. Worry about crossfire / SLI later when you need more power.
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cleared the CMOS , didn't help anything
if I wait around 5minutes after plugging it into the power outlet, it starts normally
i always unplug before I go to bed, in case of thunder/fire hazard or whatever.

after 5minutes of wait, then I press power button again, it starts like nothing had happened and this is "normal" for this motherboard last couple of weeks.

so i came to a conclusion either
crossfire 6790 and live with the hassle to "charge" up the board before being able to work and game
or, a 6790 + new motherboard (and wait for another 6790)

edit: http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-ra...fire-review/17
3fps under a single 6970 in BC2 in DX11, and in AvP as well.
getting crossfired 6790 with 256bit bus instead of 128 as the 6770 have, will probably only be 1fps off the 6970 or at the same level.

its even 3-6fps under 580gtx using crossfired 6770! in my country , 580gtx lightning extreme costs
540euro!
i think i will be more than happy with a 6770 or 6790 crossfire setup



but is 955BE enough these days or should I opt for a 6-8core?
getting a bulldozer is surely around 250 euro at release , is it worth it over a 955BE?
Edited by chrystal - 7/26/11 at 12:11pm
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So, talked to a friend , computer salesman, he recommended me to buy a AMD am3+ board and use my 955be till bulldozer arrives. since I use all cores for work anyway

He also told me to sit tight and wait for the new ATI 7000 series , what do guys think about that?
I mean, I agreed on the CPU part but isn't the 7000 cards far off?
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Keep your 955, but an AM3+ board, and a strong single GPU like a 560ti or 570.
Went with msi am3+ board and a 6870 from PowerColor

Going to build a complete new system as well
Edited by chrystal - 8/5/11 at 1:21pm
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