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post #11 of 27
Definitely a 7850 I think it is always better to go for one powerful card rather than 2 so-so cards and as you said you can always crossfire your 7850's later...or just upgrade again lol:)
post #12 of 27
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thanks for all opinions.
the point is, if i spend 100€ on 5770 now i will probably buy a new card in a year (8xxx series)
if i spend 200€ on 7850 then i'll stall at least untill 9xxx+
i buy a new PC every 2-3 years and usually upgrade graphics somwhere in the middle.

also, if i decide to buy 7850, is it worth waiting for 660/660ti ? (this would probably cause a price drop of 7850)
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Cifra View Post

thanks for all opinions.
the point is, if i spend 100€ on 5770 now i will probably buy a new card in a year (8xxx series)
if i spend 200€ on 7850 then i'll stall at least untill 9xxx+
i buy a new PC every 2-3 years and usually upgrade graphics somwhere in the middle.
also, if i decide to buy 7850, is it worth waiting for 660/660ti ? (this would probably cause a price drop of 7850)

the HD8xxx series cards are rumored to be releasing at the end of the year, same with the GTX660ti, I doubt that AMD will release anything this year for the HD8xxx series. The GTX660 should be releasing soon, but who knows.

You can wait as long as you want, but know that you will always be in the same scenario, as soon as you buy something it will be outdated in a year. I would not however waste money on buying a second HD5770, its an outdated architecture and it will be harder to get rid of when its time to upgrade to a new one. Also there are inherent issues with crossfire, not all games are supported, the games that are supported sometimes have performance issues or stutter issues. The HD5xxx series also is the first gen. of tessellation for AMD, and it has improved considerably over the last two iterations. Anything with directx 11 and tessellation will run better on the newer architecture.

With an overclock you can play just about any game on the market at 1080p with max detail settings and have playable framerates with a HD7850. The same cannot be said about the HD5870 (which is roughly what an HD5770 CF setup equates to).
post #14 of 27
yes but remember most 5770 gen mobo do x16 only in one slot the other are x8,also remember that the 5770 is a 128 bit not a 256 bit!it depends to you but having a second slot 5770 that is 128 on top of wich is gona be x8 instead of time 16 means he will not like his second 5770!take the 5770 and put it in a spare computer if you have one and give it to your kids or sell the computer

a 7850 will be a better choice!

ok ok !the 5770 have 800 shader each so it makes a total of 1600 shader ,the 7850 only will have 1024

happy now!
get the 5770 on average you ll get very good performance (you can always oc if temp permit!
Edited by drbaltazar - 7/4/12 at 7:41am
post #15 of 27
If you buy a 7850 you're pretty safe when it comes to longetivity.
The 8xxx series cards are not due till early 2013 (if not end 2012)
the 7x30s haven't even been released yet or given a release date.
The 7850 will definatly last you untill the 9xxx series

If you get another 5770 at this point it might just be a waste of money.
if you're gonna do a CFX x770 series go with the 7770.
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5770 Crossfire are faster than a 5850 and almost as fast as a 5870
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5770-review-test/14
The 7850 costs twice as much as what he would have to pay for the crossfire for only a small amount of performance increase
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-radeon-hd-7850-review-rounding-out-southern-islands/7
I say get another 5770 and enjoy the $100 savings

The 7850 will have a large performance increase. Especially on a 1080p monitor.
    
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People recommending another 5770 for xfire are out of their mind. Don't trouble yourself with having to deal with crossfire/driver issues/micro stuttering. Take it from someone who had 5770's in crossfire not too long ago, it is not worth the hassle. Not only will the 7850 kick the snot out of the 5770's but it has 2gb of ram vs 1gb, will handle tessellation and MSAA better, use about half the power as the 5770's combined, overclock 100 times better, & run 100 times cooler. It's a no brainer folks! A light overclock on the 7850 brings it up to 570/6970 levels, which are both $300 cards. The 7850 only costs $250ish. My vote, obviously the 7850.
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sell the HD 5770. Grab a HD 7850. Your sig says a 1080p monitor. HD 5770 CF will get whacked in the latest DX 11 titles like BF3, Crysis 2, Max Payne 3. The HD 5000 series architecture is 2 generations old. In terms of DX11 architecture HD 7000 is much better than HD 6000 which in turn is better than HD 5000. HD 7000 cards use the GCN architecture which has the highest tesselation and compute performance of the 3 generations. Moreover the HD 5770 is going to run out of VRAM in titles like BF3 at 1080p with Ultra 4X MSAA. What is the point of having more GPU performance if you can't run at the highest image quality settings.

HD 7850 at 1 Ghz gives you GTX 570/ HD 6970 perf. At 1.2 Ghz perf is close to GTX 580.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-radeon-hd-7850-review-rounding-out-southern-islands/19

Its a no brainer decision. Get the HD 7850. here are a couple of good cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

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The single more powerful card will ALWAYS be the better idea. HOWEVER the entire point of people buying a mid range card now and "crossfire in the future" (as the OP stated in his first post he would do with the 7850) is to get current performance when the cards drop in price.


If you can spend half the price and use crossfire and get similar performance isn't that what everyone says they want to do anyways
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back in the day 5770 cfx was pretty great.

but you can get a 6870 so cheap now you could sell your 5770 and get a good boost in performance without having to spend as much as you would for a 7850.

hell, even 6970's are pretty reasonable now, and they just about beat out 7870's, albeint missing a few of the newer technologies.

i dunno, for me 7xxx is still too expensive for the modest upgrade from high 6xxx cards.
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