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was this an alright buy new in the box from my local computer parts shop for $85USD approx.. im sure it beats my old HD5570..
anything special i could do with this card?? smile.gif
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That GPU will for sure be better than your old 5570. Here's my logic:

1. 6770 = 5770
2. 6790 > 6770
3. 5770 > 5570
4. Therefore, 6790 >> 5570

As far as whether $85 was worth it or not, if you weren't willing to buy used, then yes it was worth it! thumb.gif If you were willing to buy used, you might have been able to snag a better performing card.

Having said that... who cares?! Be happy with your upgrade! biggrin.gif I'm not sure if you can OC on that card, but it couldn't hurt to try. Try downloading and installing MSI Afterburner to see if it'll let you OC that baby. thumb.gif
 
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

was this an alright buy new in the box from my local computer parts shop for $85USD approx.. im sure it beats my old HD5570..
anything special i could do with this card?? smile.gif

Great deal,I bought GPU's today as well to replace my HD 5770's.
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well by the looks with the CCC and AMD Overdrive i can OC it there, might try it.. thumb.gif
it was an impluse buy, once i saw the price and did a quick check on newegg i just jumped on it LOL
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Normally I don't recommend 6790, since it is a crippled 6870. For $85 however it is a good deal sir. thumb.gif

To overclock it use MSI Afterburner, AMD Overdrive isn't the best place to OC.
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Normally I don't recommend 6790, since it is a crippled 6870. For $85 however it is a good deal sir. thumb.gif
To overclock it use MSI Afterburner, AMD Overdrive isn't the best place to OC.

yeah, bought for price, LOL.. i seem to find good deals arround the place, its how i can get half decent gear biggrin.gif
as mention i will get MSI afterburner and try it, thanks for the info about afterburner to you and onoz thumb.gif
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