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post #31 of 40
I was in a similar boat ... had 1 XFX HD-5770 and didn't know if I should X-fire on the cheap or upgrade to something more now ...

I went the Sapphire HD-6950 TOXIC edition route and don't regret it for a second, Unlocked with the simple flip of the Dual Bios Switch, can overclock near 1000MHz core clocks and near 1500 MHz Mem Clocks ... so the end result is a card that can butt heads with a stock GTX-580 very often. I'm a very happy satisfied customer.

Now it worked for me, but I had another use for using the HD-5770 in another Rig, and didn't have to sell it or just have it go to waste. And people told me the same, that X-Fired HD-5770's would be close in performance to a stock HD-6950, so in your situation you may find just doing X-fired 5770's would be an acceptable stop gap until the 7xxx series cards come out and you can see if they are all they claim they will be, or not.

You should be able to find a USED HD5770, or a NEW HD6770 (which will also X-fire with it ) for under $100. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150560

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6770 xfire with a 5770?? is there something i missed?
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Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
Rock solid and has been from the start.

Can take the card clocks and voltage higher but no reason to do it.
They are Ref XFX cards and clock and volt like crazy.
That's rock solid!

I'm so jelly with that set up, I'm definitely coming to you when I attempt to over clock my cards.

I have the two gigabyte bat mobiles one.
post #34 of 40
Crossfiring it will save you money, and plus they give you similar performance if not stronger than the single 6950. But a 5770 really sucks for the latest pc games. If you want to make a short-term sacrifice for a long-term benefit, go for the single 6950 and crossfire that after a couple years. But i still think that two 5770's are enough to keep you satisfied for the next few years...
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post #35 of 40
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6770 xfire with a 5770?? is there something i missed?
YEAH ... I guess so ? http://sites.amd.com/us/game/technol...rossfirex.aspx

   
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post #36 of 40
6950s are the sex
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~25 responses to a thread that is over 7 months old. Hilarious.

What's more hilarious, is the fact that, after ~7 months in the forum's "grave," .... a 1 post revival bump, resulted in more responses (~25) to this thread than there were originally back when it was first posted (~9 responses).
Edited by mdocod - 11/3/11 at 4:18am
     
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6770 xfire with a 5770?? is there something i missed?
yup good old marketing 5700 series: new badge is the 6700 series, same card new name, new look
 
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i vote for the 6950
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Just turn your back to the CF ideas. I had 5770 CF, now bought the 6950 2gb. It totally destroys the CF solution I had before!
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