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6790 an upgrade from 5770?

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Would the 6790 be considered an upgrade from the 5770 i have now? I received an email for xfx's 6790 and it started me thinking about a new card.
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not really worth it, in fact it might be a downgrade. The best thing you can do is either get another HD 5770 to get the most performance for your money or you can sell the HD 5770 for roughly $100, save up $170, and then go to ebay and get an HD 6950.
Edited by CrazzyRussian - 4/13/11 at 5:09pm
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not really worth it, in fact it might be a downgrade

What???

It would most definitely be an upgrade. Although, I can say you do not need because of the resolution you are playing on. If you plan on upgrading to a 1080p + resolution monitor and have the cash, then I would go for it.

Edit: thought I saw a 6970 tongue.gif Sorry Crazzy
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Slightly, and I mean slight-slight. They are both 40nm GPU's with 800sp's GDDR5. The 6790 will be a little bit more efficient, overclock a little better, and scale a little better in crossfire, as well as tessellate better. Can you not crossfire another 5770 on that mobo?
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Not a downgrade...this is purely theoretical, but check out the following comparison:

http://www.hwcompare.com/10021/radeon-hd-5770-vs-radeon-hd-6790/
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