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From what I heard, the scaling from xfire with 2 5770's isn't that good. If its all that you can afford then that's probably the best way to go, but the performance gain might be a little disappointing.

I've heard the exact opposite...that scaling with the 5770 is darn near 100% in two card crossfire provided it is a crossfire friendly game. Which most are.

Just goodle some reviews of the card.

Once upon time I actually considered getting the 5770 and then going up to tri-crossfire with it. But then on release day I managed to snag a 5850 so I went that route

This was one of my favorite threads on the 5770
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 8/22/11 at 10:49am
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2x5770 ~ 5870 ~ 6950

so if you want the performance of 2 5770's you gonna need to drop least £200 on a single new card
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a 6950 is a little better than 2 5770's but not by that much. so yea you really are better off with 2 5770's then you can just OC them a little higher.
    
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From what I heard, the scaling from xfire with 2 5770's isn't that good. If its all that you can afford then that's probably the best way to go, but the performance gain might be a little disappointing.
Absolutely incorrect. The 5770 is one of the best scaling Crossfire cards you can get.

It scaled almost perfectly on my rig.
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I've heard the exact opposite...that scaling with the 5770 is darn near 100% in two card crossfire provided it is a crossfire friendly game. Which most are.

Just goodle some reviews of the card.

Once upon time I actually considered getting the 5770 and then going up to tri-crossfire with it. But then on release day I managed to snag a 5850 so I went that route

This was one of my favorite threads on the 5770
It's impressive compared to other cards from it's generation in terms of price to performance, its why I bought one a year ago.

Although in scaling, its not near 100%. The OP of the thread you linked said it was around 55%, still better than other cards from its generation.

Its not a bad idea to go xfire with 5770's if its all you can afford or just simply want a performance boost to hold you over until the new generation of graphics cards come out.

Still, if it were my money I would sell the 5770 and use the combined money to purchase a second hand HD6950 or something similar.
Edited by MartynRE - 8/22/11 at 11:36am
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It's impressive compared to other cards from it's generation in terms of price to performance, its why I bought one a year ago.

Although in scaling, its not near 100%. The OP of the thread you linked said it was around 55%, still better than other cards from its generation.

Its not a bad idea to go xfire with 5770's if its all you can afford or just simply want a performance boost to hold you over until the new generation of graphics cards come out.

Still, if it were my money I would sell the 5770 and use the combined money to purchase a second hand HD6950 or something similar.
Depends on the game:





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Keep in mind you can also choose from 6770s. Just get whatever you find that is a good brand and the right price. 6770/5770 are CF compatible with each-other.

I think CFing looks best for you at the moment.

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It's impressive compared to other cards from it's generation in terms of price to performance, its why I bought one a year ago.

Although in scaling, its not near 100%. The OP of the thread you linked said it was around 55%, still better than other cards from its generation.

Its not a bad idea to go xfire with 5770's if its all you can afford or just simply want a performance boost to hold you over until the new generation of graphics cards come out.

Still, if it were my money I would sell the 5770 and use the combined money to purchase a second hand HD6950 or something similar.
i don't really know what the OP of that link was taking about with their percentages...but if you look at the graphs one 5770 will get 30 FPS and two will get 60 FPS at the same game settings. That is a 100% increase in performance. However it still had good info. I think they may have been comparing to buying a 4870 or something. That one part doesn't make much sense and only the OP could probably explain it
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Get the second 5770, your only other choices are to go out and drop 200 quid on a powerful single card, and then recover maybe 40 or 50 of it when you sell on the 5770.

For the price, a second 5770 is your best option by a country mile.
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