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Hello all, I have been planning to upgrade my cards for some time now and since I finally have some money I think I should do it. The problem is that I can't decide on what kind of card to get. I currently have a 5770/5750 xfire set up and want to know what card would give me the biggest jump in fps. I'm not very good with the whole graphics card thing and have no clue as to how to look for upgrades. My cards run at: GPU clock 960MHz /Memory clock 1410MHz.


I would prefer to keep it under $400 but if the upgrade is worth it I can ignore the price tag, I would also like a single card solution if possible.
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The GTX 580 is the single fastest GPU out. It's pricey, but it is the best (though maybe not for the buck).
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i think dual 6850's is the best bang for buck out there right now...for a single solution you are pretty much at 6970 or gtx 580

Could also get a 6950 and hope it unlocks to a 6970 ok
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I was looking at the 570/580 cards earlier and was very impressed by them. Is the 580 worth the extra 100~150 though? What would be the % gain over the 570?
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Not much, maybe 10%
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I was looking at the 570/580 cards earlier and was very impressed by them. Is the 580 worth the extra 100~150 though? What would be the % gain over the 570?
better overclockability due to more power phases
more ram for more usuability/future use
and would be much more improvement with sli card if needed in future over 570
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I was looking at the 6850 xfire set up you mentioned and it seemed pretty nice for the price. Any idea how big of an improvement it would be over my set up?

This is the card x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-353-_-Product

And this is the 2nd option I had in mind http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-354-_-Product
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Improvement over your current setup with the 5770?
EDIT: Didn't notice you were running xfire 5770 with 5750?

Well scaling with dual cards has come a long way since the 57xx series.

Results will vary by game of course, but you could definitely expect to see with 6850 CF solution huge gains. I'd say easily between 50 and 100% over the 5770 xfire.

With the 570 the gains will still be significant but smaller, probably more like 33-60%.
Edited by ocpokey - 2/28/11 at 2:21am
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