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So it's settled then. Going for the 6850 tongue.gif Thanks alot guys!

Here's my performance on Crysis with curernt specs anyway:

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Too crappy, i know. But with 2500k and 6850, I think i can pull it out from hell.

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With such a cheap graphics card (6770) you are going to go crazy over the intense micro-stutter.....
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With such a cheap graphics card (6770) you are going to go crazy over the intense micro-stutter.....

Not really. I have XFX 6770 Eyefinity 5 crossfired with an Sapphire 5770 (flashed to 6770 just for giggles) running 5x1 portrait and micro stutter is not an issue. Then again I'm using 5x displayport for connecting my displays and have custom OC profiles preventing cards from dropping the frequency if they think they are idle.

In my experience screen tearing is more of an issue if you are using mixed outputs (lets say 2x DVI + 1x DP).
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Just my .02 but your not going to be blown away from a 6770 to a 6850. I would shoot for a used 6950 or 560Ti. They can both be found for under 200 in the marketplace.
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Crossfired 6770 is beat out by a single 6870. So, what is your budget?[/quo te]

2x 6770's in crossfire beat a 6950 and are neck in neck with a 6970 in most modern games (the ones that matter at least)
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2x 6770's in crossfire beat one 6950 and are neck in neck with the 6970 in most modern games (the ones that matter anyway, and I mean OFC BF3 biggrin.gif).
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If you want to get off the hook cheap then there is nothing wrong in getting a 5770 or 6770 for CF (A 6770 can crossfire with 5770 btw as long as its the "first" card - i.e., the one where the monitors are plugged into - I have done it and it works fine although I later on flashed my Sapphire 5770 into a Sapphire 6770 just to see if it works and it did).
If you can afford it then a single 6870 (preferably 2 Gb model) should do a bit better than 2x6770 CF.
At the end of the day it ofc depends on your budget. For keeping it cheap (as you already have 6770) its fine to go with a second hand 5770 or 6770 or if you are looking to spend a bit more get a 6870 or even 6950 (and unlock its shaders).
Dunno about 7xxx series atm, their prices are dropped recently but I have not looked if they are already in the sensible price point or are still overpriced.



Carniflex, 6770's in cfx beat the 6950 so no way the 6870 is better no matter how you put it !
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Carniflex, 6770's in cfx beat the 6950 so no way the 6870 is better no matter how you put it !

Can you show us? I looked in Tom's Hardware charts and Anandtech's benches and can't find.
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Carniflex, 6770's in cfx beat the 6950 so no way the 6870 is better no matter how you put it !

He was looking for something cheap so I was not really in position to suggest going with 6950 although it would be an good option. Now about 6870 suggestion - crossfire, while nice does have its limitations so its in my opinion to try to keep it simple, i.e., single card - if thats an option. If wanting to gett off the hook cheap then getting an second hand 5770 is solid plan as well. I mean if CF is working well for the particular game(s) you want then its all golden. However, it does not work, for example, in windowed mode. When going with 6870 there would be an option of trying to get an 2 Gb model - not overly important if doing stuff on 1920x1080, but if doing Eyefinity then even on 3 screens having only 1 Gb of vRAM is a bit limiting - overall fine but there are some cases where you feel the edges (like putting on AA and performance just dropping off the cliff).
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1GB is limiting even on my 6850 in 1920x1080 BF3.
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