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So I'm powering two Dell E2311H 23" Monitors off of my single 5770. I want to add another because they're on sale. My dilemma is I need another 5770, because my Gigabyte GV-R577UD-1GD would max out, or get one of the newer cards.

A few things that I think you guys should know:
  • Another 5770 would cost about $130 plus shipping (if you have a used one, lemme know biggrin.gif)
  • I dual boot into OSx so I would have to do research on the card you suggest but I know right off the bat I would have no problem with dual 5770s.
  • I edit AVCHD 1080p video all the time by trade. So getting a boost is awesome!
  • I want to keep keep it cheap and play BC2 and Borderlands maxed out on my 5770 all the time.
  • I plan on getting BF3 soon.
  • The cheaper the better!

But I need to know, what is the route to go here. The lower price, the better and I know there will be cyber monday sales. What is better anyways? Dual 5770s would be way hotter I'm guessing so maybe a single card is the way to go. Where could I sell my 5770 if I get a new card, since I don't have enough rep on here to make a listing?

Thanks guys, I know you'll help me make the right decision.
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Originally Posted by HOTDOGS View Post

So I'm powering two Dell E2311H 23" Monitors off of my single 5770. I want to add another because they're on sale. My dilemma is I need another 5770, because my Gigabyte GV-R577UD-1GD would max out, or get one of the newer cards.

A few things that I think you guys should know:
  • Another 5770 would cost about $130 plus shipping (if you have a used one, lemme know biggrin.gif)
  • I dual boot into OSx so I would have to do research on the card you suggest but I know right off the bat I would have no problem with dual 5770s.
  • I edit AVCHD 1080p video all the time by trade. So getting a boost is awesome!
  • I want to keep keep it cheap and play BC2 and Borderlands maxed out on my 5770 all the time.
  • I plan on getting BF3 soon.
  • The cheaper the better!

But I need to know, what is the route to go here. The lower price, the better and I know there will be cyber monday sales. What is better anyways? Dual 5770s would be way hotter I'm guessing so maybe a single card is the way to go. Where could I sell my 5770 if I get a new card, since I don't have enough rep on here to make a listing?

Thanks guys, I know you'll help me make the right decision.


Get another 6770 for $99.99 + free BF3 and crossfire with your 5770. Yes, 5770 can crossfire with 6770.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387

 

14-161-387-TS?$S300W$
 

 

 

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What if I just get dual 6770s? Would that be better? I want to stick to a single card if possible!
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Here is my two cents:

A used 5770 can fetch roughly ~$90 on eBay. I don't know why they sell for so high, but they do. And you are already willing to spend ~$130 on a new card.

So, if you sold your current 5770 for $90, plus the $130 you have to spend, that would equal $210. For only $90 more you can buy a 5970 off of Newegg. I know $90 is a lot, but considering what you're getting (two 5870's vs two 5770's,) for that price, I think it justifies the price increase. At least that's what I would do. Granted you will have to purchase an adapter for the third monitor, but worth it in my opinion. I know you probably won't go this route, but I just thought I would throw it out there smile.gif

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What if I just get dual 6770s? Would that be better? I want to stick to a single card if possible!


No, get 6770 and crossfire with your current 5770. The 6770 is the refresh of 5770 and 6770 has HDMI 1.4a support and UVD3 video decoding. ISN'T THAT WHAT YOU NEED?

 

 

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The HIS H677FN1GD is based on the latest AMD Radeon HD 6770 GPU, which features the same award-winning architecture as the ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 800 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Units and full DirectX 11 support. Loaded with advanced technologies including AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, AMD HD3D and AMD App Acceleration, the HIS H677FN1GD has the power and premium features to deliver spectacular video clarity, speed and visual effects for fully immersive gameplay.

 

 

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if you're going 6770..why not 6790? step up to a 256-bit interface! (it's the same price) :thumb.gif: single card solution=6950 2gb
 
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6870?

 

Pretty much on par with dual HD5770's amd you cam crossfire it later. They're also cheap as nails. I just bought one on Amazon for £140.

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It needs to be able to power 5760 X 1080.
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It needs to be able to power 5760 X 1080.


If you want the absolute maximum with what is available today get two 6990s.

 

If you want to stay within $130 budget then get another 6770 to crossfire with your existing 5770.

 

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