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2x 5770 or 1x 6850 and a second 6850 later

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So I can try to get a deal on 2x 5770's and run them in Xfire.
Or I can get a single 6850 for now and a second in a couple months.
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post #2 of 14
6850 now, I think in the long run you will be much happier with that decision. A 5770 doesn't do tesselation very well, the 5XXX series doesn't scale as well as the 6XXX and really a 5770 = 4870 which isn't much better than your 260. Oh yes and 6850's clock like a beast smile.gif
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Definitely go with the 6850, when you eventually crossfirex another one you'll get pretty close to double performance.
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post #4 of 14
Reference 6950 unlocked IMO. But between those two, yes 6850, much better dx11 tess handling, new gen beats old gen really. CF 6850 vs CF 5770, the latter doesn't even come close.
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Thanks guys that's what i was leaning towards.

Already sold my GTX260 on Craigslist today for $120.
So going with what i have in change left over from bills I have $170 to grab a new card.

Scanning forums and such trying to find a good deal.
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post #6 of 14
one 6850. 2 5770's are worse than a gtx260
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Well, i'm a little biased but I say 6850. smile.gif
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post #8 of 14
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Thanks again guys just ordered this VisionTek 6850.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls;12708444 
one 6850. 2 5770's are worse than a gtx260

No, not really. Two 5770s would most certainly beat a gtx 260 in performance.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by TwiggLe;12718714 
Thanks again guys just ordered this VisionTek 6850.

why thiis its ugly and feel so cheap by just looking at it grab the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Radeon HD 6850 and its 10 $ cheaper and too much better that the visontek
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353
or asus or msi pleaazz dont get this crap get a better quality card
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