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So I was finally able to walk away from my crossfired 6570s,I have been keeping an eye on the prices lately and it seems like the 7000 series is going down so I picked up a 7770 radeon made by his! I messed around with the settings a little bit and was rewarded with almost 40 fps on furmark now iam really curious what kind of performance I can get if I crossfire 2 of these,so far I like the card but I have to overclock it that's a must,what's a safe temp for this thing? Any way of raising the voltage on this puppy? Thanks guys
     
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Use MSI Afterburner to overclock and volts (if card allows) can be unlocked there. Max temp is around105C so try not to go over 90C.
 
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Its always not a good idea to CF low end cards. CF is an option at the high end when you are going for 2560 x 1600 or multi monitor resolutions like 5760 x 1080. HD 7770 costs 120 - 130 bucks. two HD 7770 cards costs 240 - 260 bucks which is the price of a HD 7870. HD 7870 will be a much better option than HD 7770 CF. even at stock speeds you would be close to HD 7770 CF. when overclocked

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_650_Ti_Direct_Cu_II/8.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7870_PCS_Plus_Vortex_II/8.html

BF3 1920 X 1200 4X AA

HD 7770 - 26.2
HD 7870 (1 Ghz) - 49.5
PCS+ HD 7870 (1.15 Ghz) - 55.3
PCS+ HD 7870 (1.25 Ghz / 6 Ghz memory) - 61.3

With a single GPU you get more consistent performance without any multi GPU issues like micro stuttering . Also CF scaling can vary from game to game. Even in the best cases its 1.8 - 1.9x. Lots of time new games take a lot of time to get working CF profiles. When CF scaling is not good the HD 7870 would be even better.
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So I was finally able to walk away from my crossfired 6570s,I have been keeping an eye on the prices lately and it seems like the 7000 series is going down so I picked up a 7770 radeon made by his! I messed around with the settings a little bit and was rewarded with almost 40 fps on furmark now iam really curious what kind of performance I can get if I crossfire 2 of these,so far I like the card but I have to overclock it that's a must,what's a safe temp for this thing? Any way of raising the voltage on this puppy? Thanks guys

You are better off getting a single 7850 and then overclock it. The performance will be about the same as 7770cfx.
    
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HD 6850 Cfx is way better, but get a single HD 7850
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Update on the 7770 radeon made by his- I was running into major issues with this card,if I overclocked it by 5mhz or 50mhz when I try to load one of my games I would get a black screen! I did the usual test with furmark and used amd engine suite to overclock,did all the stress tests but something was seriously wrong with this card! I gave it more juice for the overclock and still same thing,fsx,predator vs aliens,xplane 10, and a few other games would not load up while the card was overclocked! I put my 6570s back in and all my games are running fine,got my money back for the card I just wanted u guys to know what I experienced so some of you can avoid the same problem I had,hope this helped.
     
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sorry to hear you had issues.

its probably for the better. while i have a 7770 and it runs nice and does what i need to play occasional borderlands 2 on a single screen. it leaves me wishing i got a card that is like $50 better at least


i say stick with the 6570's a little longer and look into something that is a much better upgrade over 6570 CF wink.gif assuming it doesnt hurt your wallet too much haha tongue.gif
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well the card is not faulty then if it only does that while overclocked, even at 5mhz. rolleyes.gif
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I don't know it just seemed to not like 2 overclock for some reason? Yeah I will stick with my 6570s in cf until I can work may up the food chain to at l3ast a a 6950,then hopefully cf if I need to,mi think iam going to try xfx next,they seems to know there stuff
     
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Stock speed .the vram should go to 1335 awithout issuell week. I had a 5770 and it ran for 3years without a itch.oc it but it didnt like it. But if you dont oc vram should go to 1335 without issue.
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