Get a 6850, because it is a beast card and can handle any game these days even if medium settings on the most intensive games(bf3). Eventually you can CF the 6850s which combined are more powerful than a GTX 580. The 6850 also offers DX11 whereas the 5770s are just DX10.
2x 5770s is old tech and offers no future upgradability.
Originally Posted by TurboPanda
well i would say a 6850 is slightly bettter than a 5770 at best i would almost think they are mostly equal. So with that said honestly i would save yourself a few bucks and crossfire the 5770 just know the cap profile for skyrim hasnt been released yet. When it gets released you will get your full potential of the crossfired cards and i would think that 2x5770s would run bf3 decently but that depends on your resolution and your proccessor. What processor are you running btw need to make sure you wont be bottlenecking the crossfired cards by running an older processor?
You clearly know nothing about the 6850. It is in fact, about 98% performance of the 5850; much more powerful than a measly 5770.Edited by SkillzKillz - 11/19/11 at 11:00pm