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Hmm, this has been an interesting post for me to read.
I was contemplating upgrading my CF5770's to a single 6950 but based upon mdocod's and linskingdom's detailed explanations, I may just hold off considering I may not even notice a real world difference in gaming. $250+ or so is a little dear to part with for minimal noticeable performance gain. I'd have to splurge for a 6970 to make it worthwhile and even then, I'm not keen on spending that kind of money on a graphics card.
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Originally Posted by Marc999 View Post
Hmm, this has been an interesting post for me to read.
I was contemplating upgrading my CF5770's to a single 6950 but based upon mdocod's and linskingdom's detailed explanations, I may just hold off considering I may not even notice a real world difference in gaming. $250+ or so is a little dear to part with for minimal noticeable performance gain. I'd have to splurge for a 6970 to make it worthwhile and even then, I'm not keen on spending that kind of money on a graphics card.
Hi,

Been reading thru this thread and must say there is alot of mis-information
and hear say when it comes to some of these cards as one poster pointed
out.

Yes, I've been running 2 5770's for quite awhile while planning to skip two
generations of cards if not falling back.

Alot depends on the cards and drivers as to OC,voltage,drivers ect. Stable.
I run XFX ref cards that run 960/1375 at stock voltage and able to increase
to 1.30v if needed. Don't, and stable.

As researched, run equal to and sometimes better than a 5870 card.

Going for the 7xxx cards when released and have to say best cards have
ever had as to longevity and performance.
Granted, can't play with all the eye candy on some of the stronger games
but handle them very well.
Just my humble and researched opinion

Keep the 5770CF until price drop on newer cards or go for the 7x cards.

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Edited by Irocing - 11/1/11 at 7:53pm
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post #13 of 40
^ Exactly what I was thinking, I am doing the cf5770 to keep up with some of the newer stuff at a good price while waiting for the new stuff to come along anytime soon.

It's cheap effective and "does the job".

$120 (Rounded up) is how much I manage to pull off a CF5770. Just gotta keep an eye out for a decent deal.
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^ Exactly what I was thinking, I am doing the cf5770 to keep up with some of the newer stuff at a good price while waiting for the new stuff to come along anytime soon.

It's cheap effective and "does the job".

$120 (Rounded up) is how much I manage to pull off a CF5770. Just gotta keep an eye out for a decent deal.
Here's mine and good to go for awhile.

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What games will you be playing? and at what resolution? cause you haven't said that and your rig doesn't specify any monitor.

If you wanna play the latest demanding games(say BF3 or Crysis 2 with DX 11 patch) 2x5770 will be just a little slower than a 6950 or equal at low resolutions.

The 6950(2GB version) has more vram and that is an advantage at high resolutions.

if you go CF 5770 then you'll be fine at "non-high" resolutions to say it that way, compared to the 6950.

But you have to consider that a 6950 can unlock and overclock high,and it's a much newer arquitecture.A 6950 unlocked and overclocked is definitely better than 2x5770's.

IMO I would get a 6950 2GB overclock,try to unlock and then CF in the future when you can,2x6950 overclocked are better than a gtx580 and I think they are very close to a 6990 and GTX 590(Please correct me if I'm wrong).

But again it depends on the resolution and games.
 
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post #16 of 40
Honestly just go with the 5770s for right now like everyone is saying. I'm actually buying a second 5850 so I can keep up with some of the newer games and when the 7xxx series comes out upgrading to them. Love the quality on the 5xxx series
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Edit: Thought it was a 6970.

Take a look at this 6790 1GB CAD $124.99

http://www.vuugo.com/en/PCI-Express/...679X-ZDFC.aspx


Edited by Ken1649 - 11/2/11 at 3:01pm
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Edit: Thought it was a 6970.

Take a look at this 6790 1GB CAD $124.99

http://www.vuugo.com/en/PCI-Express/...679X-ZDFC.aspx

It says access denied whenever I try to load the site.
 
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I too am sticking with my CF'd 5770's in one of my PCs, they are fast enough to run almost anything out there decently. Honestly, even one 5770 is decent. I used a 128Mb Radeon 9800 Pro in my gaming PC from 2003 to 2009 (yes I was poor), and a 5770 was to me an absolute monster of an upgrade. I'd say wait until you get a 200-300% performance bump with whatever you decide to upgrade to and get the most for your upgrade dollar.
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There is a reason for that... Price wise you are best going for a 6950. (over a 5870)

I went single 5770 to a 6950 2gb personally.

(which i RMA'd for refund for a 580)

No knock on the 6950, Just a folder here.
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