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just upgrade everything but my gpu and not sure what direction i want to go. i am setup for either eyefinity or surround and would like to continue to do so. i am trying to get away from counsel gaming and a single 5770 just isn't enough. i know a second 5770 is the most cost effective route but to be honest i am getting sick of the ati driver issues, tearing, stuttering, crashing, ect. so i am considering the green rout. so i guess my concerns are:

1) a second 5770=cheapest rout, but will it be enough performance increase? also, not sure about driver issues, or could my problems be i don't have enough gpu horsepower.
2) 460 sli, how much of an upgrade is this compared to the above setup? is it worth it, or do i need to look at a more powerful card.

i don't have to have the best of the best but im willing to spend the extra money if its justifiable. i don't wanna have to do all this again in a year. i'd like this to last me a few years of casual gaming.
games i like to play are the Cod series, Lfd series, bc2...
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At that rez you are gonna need 2x6970 or something, I dont think either of those options will cut it, if you plan on gaming.
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2x 560's and youll be good to go for the next couple years. They overclock like mad men
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2x 560's and youll be good to go for the next couple years. They overclock like mad men
No. Grab 570's or 580's if your going that green route as VRAM is an issue at those resolutions I believe?

Bang for buck grab 6950s and unlock em.
    
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I ran bc2 at that res on a single 5850 OCed ( yeah 950/1250 ) and it was in the 34-36fps with 2xAA everything maxed except HBAO/effect ( on medium ) . Batman : AA sufered a great deal though .

I could probably play on this res with my 6950 OCed with a little more FPS with effects maxed always except HBAO.

If you want I reinstall my 3 monitors and do a run with my 6950 to see what I get
    
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At that rez you are gonna need 2x6970 or something, I dont think either of those options will cut it, if you plan on gaming.
$700 isn't justifiable for casual gaming. i'm not looking for something that HAS to get 100+ fps at max settings. as long as they can play smoothly i'm ok with turning down a few settings.
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If you want I reinstall my 3 monitors and do a run with my 6950 to see what I get
that would be cool but you don't have to go to too much trouble.
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you guys with the 6 series ati cards, have you guys had trouble with the drivers? or is that more the 5 series? i'm hesitant to go ati again
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you guys with the 6 series ati cards, have you guys had trouble with the drivers? or is that more the 5 series? i'm hesitant to go ati again
Drivers work fine here. You should be fine with a single 6950. It's the vram that you want imo. You can get the his or sapphire at Amazon right now for 260, cheap.
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Drivers work fine here. You should be fine with a single 6950. It's the vram that you want imo. You can get the his or sapphire at Amazon right now for 260, cheap.
I had a problem going from 11.1a to 11.2. The hotfix with 11.1a for the 6XXX series cards was great and then upgrading sucked lol. I've not had much in the way of driver problems and honestly this wasn't a huge issue.

Instead of deleting the old drivers and doing an uninstall I just installed the new ones over the top of the old. I lost crossfire when I did and couldn't fix it. So i did a complete uninstall and reinstalled 11.2 fresh. That fixed it.


But I agree. One 6950 should be sufficient.
    
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