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2 5770's equal to around a 5870. Id just go with a 2nd 5770.
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Originally Posted by yati View Post
Another 5770 and upgrade PSU is my choice.
Or 6850 on budget or 6950/6970 if budget permits.
6850 is basically a remade 5770...
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post #13 of 37
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2 5770's equal to around a 5870. Id just go with a 2nd 5770.
He would still need a new PSU.
    
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post #14 of 37
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Also, any idea if a 6950 would fit in an Antec 300 case? I'm all for buying a new PSU to support my new video card, but definitely not a new case.

And I'm wondering if the game (WoW) would actually look at all better with an upgrade? The textures can be downright awful in some parts of the world and I wonder if it's because the limitations of my hardware or just the game's age.
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post #15 of 37
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6850 is basically a remade 5770...


I thought the 6850 was the new mid range priced performer like the 5770 was but performs closer to 5850 numbers (if not slightly better) with much better scaling? Calling it a remade 5770 seems a bit misleading.
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post #16 of 37
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He would still need a new PSU.
No, he could run 2 5770 just fine on that psu.
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post #17 of 37
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Also, any idea if a 6950 would fit in an Antec 300 case? I'm all for buying a new PSU to support my new video card, but definitely not a new case.

And I'm wondering if the game (WoW) would actually look at all better with an upgrade? The textures can be downright awful in some parts of the world and I wonder if it's because the limitations of my hardware or just the game's age.
Antec's website says, for the 300,
"Maximum video card size: 11"/279mm (Note: some video cards may block access to the adjacent hard drive bay)"

You would lose 1 hard drive slot but I suppose that doesn't really matter. The 6950 is 10' 3/4 so it will be a very tight fit.

Also, you're right about WoW being an old game with poorly optimized graphics for today's video cards. For that reason alone, if you are only going to be playing WoW, I don't believe a 6950 is necessary.
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by teajayyy View Post
6850 is basically a remade 5770...
The 6850 is far faster than a 5770.
Take a look at this.
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post #19 of 37
Yes, the 5850 will provide a significant improvement over the 5770. I would also get a 5850 before I bought a second 5770.

2X stock 5770 = stock 5870. 1 overclocked 5850 = stock 5870
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post #20 of 37
5850 is way better than 5770 , id go the new gen 69XX though .
    
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