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I fail to see your argument. They may both be 5770's, but I am sorry the XFX may have the same cooler, but the PCB is different for sure and so is the stock clock.

Like I said...no issues, so no complaints, but I just prefer to have reference cards when possible, so I was a little pissed to find out it wasn't.
Hi,

Agree on reference cards and kinda sad they cheap out on later designs.

XFXs bought when first came out.

Can do 1.35v.
960 core before mods.
Can do 1445 mem.

Later
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Well you can over volt the hawk with afterburner when doing an overclock. So that does not fit the "if you can adjust voltage its reference and if you can't its not" theory.
Okay now, obviously you'd be able to tweak the voltage in that cause it's an MSi card and it's one of the reasons Afterburner was developed. That's kind of a ticky tack example.

Non Reference cards wearing Reference like clothing cannot tweak the voltage. This is a known fact. This is why I will always suggest getting the latest version of Afterburner and checking to see if the voltage adjustment slider works. If it doesn't work then likely not reference. Using an MSi card to poke holes in my theory doesn't work because it's an MSi card and that was an advertised feature of that card which didn't have the known features of a Reference GPU.

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Dropping out of the club... stayin' red though! I've got a 6950 waiting for me at home.
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Question.. As you can see in my sig rig I have a 5770. Now, is it still worth it to get another and run them crossfire or should I just save up and get a newer card?

Thanks in advance.

I should add my goad is to play BF3 at acceptable frame rates in 1680x1050.
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Question.. As you can see in my sig rig I have a 5770. Now, is it still worth it to get another and run them crossfire or should I just save up and get a newer card?

Thanks in advance.

I should add my goad is to play BF3 at acceptable frame rates in 1680x1050.
2 5770's should run BF3 nicely at that 1680x1050. I know my brothers PC with 2 5770's with one of them running in a pci 1.0 @4x slot, Running 1440x900 BF3 Beta on high with a easy 50 to 70 fps. I know the full game is going to push more then the beta, But it was doing fine
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5770 is cheaper than the newer cards so at this time I would say HELL YEAH!,it is worth it. You could sell your 5770 and buy newer to replace it but you wouldn't gain much more in the process unless you dropped another $200 on the Replacement above what you got from the 5770 which when paired with another would be better than a single 6950 in quite a few games.

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2 5770's should run BF3 nicely at that 1680x1050. I know my brothers PC with 2 5770's with one of them running in a pci 1.0 @4x slot, Running 1440x900 BF3 Beta on high with a easy 50 to 70 fps. I know the full game is going to push more then the beta, But it was doing fine
Right on. I think my motherboard would run them in 8x mode each. I don't know how much of a difference this makes but I might just find out. Thanks.
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Right on. I think my motherboard would run them in 8x mode each. I don't know how much of a difference this makes but I might just find out. Thanks.
8x 8x would work just fine. I know the pci 1.0 4x slot is really hurting my brothers crossfire, But he will be getting my MB and CPU when I upgrade, Which might be soon because im looking at getting a 2600K He always gets free upgrade's, Like my 3 5770's when I got my 6990 + 6970 Tri-Fire
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Here is some of my own testing I did with the little bit of time I had with beta. This is on sig rig. Used Fraps for data. Cards were overclocked 1000/1360. Was played on 1360x768 60Hz
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