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Need to update drivers when moving from a 5770 to a 5870?

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After eyeing the 6950 for a while I found a 5870 for 190$ on newegg and had to pull the trigger. I am under the impression that the 5770 and 5870 use the same drivers. Do I need to update my drivers or just plug and play?
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Yes.
The 5800 series is a 256MB Cypress XT GPU, it will use a similar but different driver set.

They can be found on AMD's website.
And I recommend a 6870. 5870 performance, better tessellation/scaling, similar price.
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I just did this with my mates PC and it worked. Took out 5770 put in 5870 restarted PC it found card then I restarted PC again and it works fine. So you dont have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers.
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