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post #11 of 22
Yea, two HD 5770's are about equal to a HD 5870. And an HD 5870 can't max out every game. That is not to say they aren't powerful.
    
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5 series ATI is a dream to x-fire, I got my 1st 5850 last year played everything I wanted maxxed. And I got Dx11 for BC2, once the prices of new 5850 dropped through the roof, just picked up a second one. Can't see the reason to get the new series of both nvidia or ATI, I already get Dx11, and it plays all my games now on the most insane details.

5 series FTW!!
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post #13 of 22
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if i got a 5850 would i see a good performance boost and would it at least let my 965 BE run gta 4 maxed or BFBC2 past 41% cpu load while Card is maxed ??
    
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The 5770 is no doubt a good card but i doubt a ctossfire would enhance performance that much. i would get a higher grade card with your new mobo then save up for another card to go with it.
Contrair Monfair,

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=9

Flip thru the pages and u will see that the 5770 CF's are a substantial improvement.

The real question is now, 1 year later, is it still cost effective to CF 2 5770's or spend a few bucks more and get a new gen ATI or Nvid?
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post #15 of 22
I don't care what anyone says. The improvement of adding a $100 video card to an existing setup that includes one HD5770 is, IMHO, still the best price/performance ratio and is going to be hard to beat for another year.
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post #18 of 22
My Vantage GPU score went from 9933 with one 5770 to 16948 with two.
BFBC2 went from 35-45fps at high setting with no AA and HBAO off, to 70-80fps with max AA and HBAO on.
It's quite a performance bump for a little over $100, but be aware, you need good case airflow to deal with the additional heat if your cards aren't using exhaust HSF designs.
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post #19 of 22
hmmm... maybe another 5770 is in my future then
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I linked him to another XFX. Call me goofy but I wouldn't want two different brands/designs in my case.

30$ more then your links and they are a matched set, well worth it
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