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Poll Results: WHAT SHOULD I DO!

 
  • 50% (3)
    Sell those 128bit babies and get a 6950!
  • 33% (2)
    Keep them until X date when X card launches (i.e. HD 7xxx)
  • 16% (1)
    I have a better idea, See my post.
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
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I'm a bit of a performance junky and using eyefinity on 3 1080p screens is really pushing my 5770s to their limit. I'm getting good frames and relatively high settings (minus AA, which I could barely do with 1 screen as it is) but I know I'm going to start coming across games that bog me down big time. I can deal with it for now but I know when the day comes I'm going to want to upgrade. I don't want these cards in my HTPC and my mom has no need for this kind of graphics card so I would rather sell them while they are still worth something (I think I can pull ~$100 per if I sell here correct?)

2 options I've come up with
-Post the 5770s for sale, buy a 6950 (flash to 6970)
-Hold the 5770s, wait for 7xxx cards (No way I can afford a 6990 anyway when they hit) but I'm very curious what the value of 5770 will be at that point.
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post #2 of 6
I went with Keep until the 7 series is launched.

They are still good cards and you will prob get less for the 5770, but you will also have a chance to either pick up a cheaper 69xx series making it a wash, or a mid range 7xxx series if the performance boost is avail with the new technology.
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post #3 of 6
I'd say go for the 6950 and flash it, by doing this you gain the better performance and less issues with it being a single gpu. Also you wouldn't limit yourself, by this I mean by having that single card you still have the ability to crossfire later when needed/wanted.

Edit: Another thing is if you wait till X-date theres no telling how long that would be and not to mention if it does turn out to be quite a while it would further depreciate your 5770's.
Edited by brl3git - 1/12/11 at 11:26pm
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post #4 of 6
My vote is for the 6950 if you can get one that will flash. Seems the most logical route at this point if you want more performance.
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by brl3git View Post
I'd say go for the 6950 and flash it, by doing this you gain the better performance and less issues with it being a single gpu. Also you wouldn't limit yourself, by this I mean by having that single card you still have the ability to crossfire later when needed/wanted.

Edit: Another thing is if you wait till X-date theres no telling how long that would be and not to mention if it does turn out to be quite a while it would further depreciate your 5770's.

I honestly disagree...The 5770 OC nicely and also the gains from crossfire is excellent. I would hold off and wait for the 6950 to lower in price and see what else comes out in the next 3-6 months before I make a commitment. You have to understand, even as his 5770 depreciate, the 6xxx series is going to date as well lowering prices as new tech comes out. Its going to be a close wash on value loss to price lowering.
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post #6 of 6
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I honestly disagree...The 5770 OC nicely and also the gains from crossfire is excellent. I would hold off and wait for the 6950 to lower in price and see what else comes out in the next 3-6 months before I make a commitment. You have to understand, even as his 5770 depreciate, the 6xxx series is going to date as well lowering prices as new tech comes out. Its going to be a close wash on value loss to price lowering.
I see what your saying and it is a valid point,but with the release of a new gen of cards the better and more strenuous games will inherently become. Dont get the idea that I'm saying the 5770s are bad cards I mean honestly in cfx they run most any game,but as an upgrade option I would still suggest the 6950 as an upgrade if hes looking to do so very soon and not wait.
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