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Hi guys.

My gpu just failed 2 days ago, it was a gtx 560 ti from evga. The memory died, usual artifacts. Baking solution didn't worked, same artifacts.

Now I am debating a new problem: Getting a new Sapphire hd 7770 1Gb or get 2 hd 6670's (1 Gb) and Crossfire them (still new, found them on a shop nearby). What is going to deliver more performance? (Running a 1920x1200 screen)

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
Doesn't the 5xx series have lifetime warranties? Or is that just the 580?

As for the new card(s), I would go with the single 7770. I think the two options will perform similarly, however a single card solution is simpler, lower power, and more guaranteed to work with everything.
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post #3 of 9
In the end, you'll get a far better experience from the 7770 than crossfired 6670s. The 7770 is not only faster, but is a single card. You will get a smoother and better experience. It will be a good replacement for the 560ti.
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post #4 of 9
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Good to hear that, I was aiming for it.
Now, just another question, is it a better card out there for 175 bucks? From the benches the 7770 is the best.
post #5 of 9
for USD 175 - 180 the best option is HD 7850 2GB . overclock it to 1100 - 1150 mhz and match HD 7870 perf.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473
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Yep a 7850 2GB card would be a great choice at your budget smile.gif
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post #7 of 9
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I extended my budget to reach a 7790 1 gb version, dual x from saphire. The prices are different here, the 7850 2 gb is about 210 $. I have seen there is a preety big leap from the 7770 to the 7790, so i'm going with that.

Thanks all for the answers.
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Originally Posted by deienache View Post

I extended my budget to reach a 7790 1 gb version, dual x from saphire. The prices are different here, the 7850 2 gb is about 210 $. I have seen there is a preety big leap from the 7770 to the 7790, so i'm going with that.

Thanks all for the answers.

Not a bad choice for budget minded, hope the 7790 serves you well smile.gif
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post #9 of 9
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Yea, finally found an online store that sells the xfx 7850 core edition at the same price as the 7790 from the other place, so that 7850 is going to be the gpu of choice. Gonna overclock it to 1 Ghz too, shame on me if i don't.
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