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Anyone know what I should be getting to replace my 5770 in existing build in a new build ? I had thought the 7770 was the replacement but seems from benchmarks I was wrong.

In need of something that would be a nice step up from the 5770 but be around £140 or so, the next step up in the 7x series is the 7850 at £190+ so I am a bit stuck as thats a £80+ or so price gap with current 7770 prices.

Ive heard mentioned the 6870 may be a good choice but I find it odd that ATI doesnt have something in the £130 - £150 range in the 7x series..
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Originally Posted by Xs1nX View Post

Anyone know what I should be getting to replace my 5770 in existing build in a new build ? I had thought the 7770 was the replacement but seems from benchmarks I was wrong.
In need of something that would be a nice step up from the 5770 but be around £140 or so, the next step up in the 7x series is the 7850 at £190+ so I am a bit stuck as thats a £80+ or so price gap with current 7770 prices.
Ive heard mentioned the 6870 may be a good choice but I find it odd that ATI doesnt have something in the £130 - £150 range in the 7x series..

I would save your money and get the 7850, the 7770 is barely an improvement over the 5770. I have a 5770 also, but I'm just waiting for the 7850 price to drop a little more then I'm going to pick one up. It would be a huge performance gain with the 7850. If you must have a new card now go for the 7770 and OC the crap out of it, or check out the nvidia cards...
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I would save your money and get the 7850, the 7770 is barely an improvement over the 5770. I have a 5770 also, but I'm just waiting for the 7850 price to drop a little more then I'm going to pick one up. It would be a huge performance gain with the 7850. If you must have a new card now go for the 7770 and OC the crap out of it, or check out the nvidia cards...

I have a fixed budget goal in mind for this build so saving wont help. Also I cant wait an indefinite period of time for a price drop anyway so am not sure what to do.
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For that money you should be capable of getting 6870 or if you are willing to crossfire then you can get 6770 and crossfire your 5770 with that (when crossfiring 6770 with 5770 keep in mind that 6770 must be the "first" card, i.e., the one where the displays are connected). A 5770 can also be flashed into a 6770 if you inisit on having same "series" of GPU or must have the displays connected to your current 5770.
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post #5 of 8
I have a 5770 too looks like ill go with the 7850 :-)
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I would say 7850.

However, if AMD priced the 7870 a little more reasonably, I would say 7870. But then, who wouldn't tongue.gif
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I have a pair of 5770's atm but looking to upgrade.
Crossfire 5770's is... problematic... on this motherboard due the the second slot being only x4 (and causes some very nasty micro-stitter)
Benchmark scores are greatly improved with a second 5770, but due to my basic M5A97 board, gameplay is just not smooth enough.

I'm looking at the 6850 for £85 or a 6870 for £130. Both are noticeably better than a single 5770, and close to crossfire 5770 performance.

6770 is, as mentioned, not an upgrade to 5770. They are basically rebadged GPU's and offer very little reason to purchase; 7770 is not much better, especially for the price.
For the costs, a 6850 or 6870 are far superior to a 7770 in general performance. 7850 is around £190 and a 7870 comes in at £270. If you can stretch the budget, then get one of those of course thumb.gif
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post #8 of 8
Definitely want to save up. IMO the 7770 isn't too much of a step up from that. Just yesterday I bought a Double Dissipation 7850 as an upgrade from my 6770(5770). It has pretty much the best bang for it's buck on the market right now. Runs extremely quiet, and very cool. Yet runs BF3 on Ultra ~50 fps at 1920 x 1080. Not bad for a card that's sub $300. It also overclocks very nicely too, maxing out both settings in CCC. Definitely what I'd recommend going with.
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