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4850 Crossfire VS 5770 for the same price?

Poll Results: Which to get?

 
  • 36% (8)
    5770
  • 40% (9)
    2x HD4850s in Crossfire
  • 22% (5)
    Wait for Fermi
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
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I can get two used 4850s for the same price as a single new 5770. I understand that the two 4850s will outperform the 5770 but would it be worth sacrificing performance for DX11 and the opportunity to go crossfire later?

And also what kind of performance should I be expecting with the two 4850s under 1680x1050? Around... a GTX285? 5850?

Or would it be a better idea to save up and wait for Fermi to either get the Fermi card or get the cards thats drop in price due to the release of Fermi.

Thanks


For the record here, The 4850s (I dont know if its 1GB or 512) will cost $150 CAD (no tax no shipping) for bother

The 5770, will cost 149.99 +tax for a single card. 512 version with v2 cooler.
Edited by PhaedraCorruption - 1/16/10 at 5:57pm
post #2 of 17
Two 4850 around 5850. If you volt-mod them you can get to 4870X2 level.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Two 4850 around 5850. If you volt-mod them you can get to 4870X2 level.

So, if volt modded they can potentially beat a 5870?
post #4 of 17
My bias vote goes to the 5770. You get dx11 and can crossfire it later. And two 5770s > 5870. So unless fermi is guarunteed to beat the 5870 and not cost $600, I'd take the 5770s.
    
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if you care about dx 11 and power consummation 5770
    
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post #6 of 17
Get a 5770 now. And a second for xfire later.
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How about two 5670's? They're the same price and performance as 4850's and they have DX11.
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post #8 of 17
Definitely the 5770. You can also get the Vapor-X version for $154.99 after a promo code on Newegg, which is a great deal.

Plus, the 4800 series is known for a lot of issues. Stuttering, lagging, tearing, glitching, and low quality AF in games just to name a few, plus poor Crossfire scaling. The 5770 would suit anyone better I think. I've owned 4 4850's total, and had a pair in Crossfire at one point, so I speak from experience; from what I've seen in live action demos, games are smoother and more lifelike on the 5770.
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Livinstrong View Post
How about two 5670's? They're the same price and performance as 4850's and they have DX11.
Really? I can get two of them for $150?
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by PhaedraCorruption View Post
Really? I can get two of them for $150?
Probably not; they retail at $99.99 a pop.
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Originally Posted by Livinstrong View Post
How about two 5670's? They're the same price and performance as 4850's and they have DX11.
They're not even close to as good as a 4850 or 9800 GTX. They're not even as good as an 8800 GT. They're only a 33% or so improvement over the original 4670's, which when Crossfired will barely touch a single 4850.

Don't get the 5670 if you ask me.
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