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My settings on Metro are full right now with no major issues. My framerates are a little lower than I'd like, anecdotally (I haven't gotten hard numbers yet, but it seems a little choppy at times).

If there's a slight improvement, I'd be happy. I'm not doing this for major improvements (for the money, I'd be happy with minor improvements!). My motherboard does not support SLi, so I'd have to go Crossfire eventually. I was looking into my options on Newegg open box one day and came across the MSI Hawk 5770's for $65 each, shipped, and couldn't pass it up.
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Edited by Ken1649 - 10/23/11 at 1:25pm
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Do I really have to say it again? Really? *sigh*
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I agree about the Nvidia drivers.

I've always had AMD system before now (gaming laptops ) and I never had problems with their drivers, but these Nvidia drivers are freaking cuckoo... black screening and ''nvidia drivers stopped responding'' in certain games. My mate has the same setup as me and it happens with his rig too.

He just has the Noctua NHD14 and ASUS p67p8 mobo, other than that our systems are identical and we both experience these crashes and black screening. Did some research and it seems to be happening to ALOT of people.

I'm neither red or green but when people say AMD's drivers are pants... I just find it hard to agree. I rather argue it the other way.

But as for your setup of dual 5770's a single card is decent for most modern games, soo two of them should be great. The 460 is the faster card but not really by much more. 5770's can be picked up for a bargain these days as you know. The 460 still costs alot more which I think is ridiculous, £80 for a brand new 5770 or £130 for a brand new 460... jeez you can get a brand new 6870 for £140 and the 6870 is an amazing card for the price. I have one as a backup should my 570 decided to pack in : P ... but between the 5770 and 460 I know which I would choose. 5770.

Have fun!
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I have a set of 5770's and they are doing okay.

Metro eats them alive. That's all there is to say about it. On high, with the HBAO type settings and tessellation settings low, I jump between 15 and 30 FPS.

I can play BF3 fairly well. I can use a mix of high/ultra settings with HBAO off. Frame rates do jump around a bit. Depending on the environment, I can get between 20 and 60 FPS.

This is all on 1920x1200.

I will upgrade within a few months. I jumped on the Amazon 6970 deal. We'll see if it goes through.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 10/23/11 at 12:28pm
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Well, I couldn't even turn DX 11 settings on at all on my 460 without overclocking it to 825. Even so, I'm getting some really choppy stuff. The Hawks come overclocked a little from the box (much higher than my 460 could ever go), so I'm hoping they'll hold their own.
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