Yeah, I only have 1 PCI Express.Originally Posted by pyra;12987047
The 5770 is on par with the 4870, you can only really get the 4890 or the 4870x2 for an 'upgrade'
I would keep what you have and go crossfire if you are unhappy with the performance.
Edit: do you only have one PCI express slot? if so have a look at the 6870 or above.
I kind of have a $250 budget to get the best possible card. 5870 was really expensive last I checked.Originally Posted by Timlander;12987107
Yea I wouldn't go down to a 4 series. You know the 5 series prices are pretty low, what about a 5870?
$250 will get you a 6950 or a GTX560. Both would be HUGE upgrades to your current card.Originally Posted by ComradeNF;12987123
I kind of have a $250 budget to get the best possible card. 5870 was really expensive last I checked.
Why are you recommending older 5 series cards, when he could get a 6950 or GTX560 (or even a 570 if its open box), and wipe the floor with the older 5 series?Originally Posted by gnarlybug5;12987171
Im not telling you to get this one. But im just pointing out that they are pretty cheap now.
like this one.
$260 with MIR
i believe its a reference too.
5770's in CrossfireX are faster then 4870's in CrossfireX.Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12987125
The 5770 is actually SLIGHTLY slower than a 4870. So a 4870 1GB or a 4890 would both be upgrades. Or a 4850x2 or 4870x2..
Seeing as how they are around the same price point I also don't see a point in going with an older 5 series.Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12987192
Why are you recommending older 5 series cards, when he could get a 6950 or GTX560 (or even a 570 if its open box), and wipe the floor with the older 5 series?
We weren't talking about crossfire though, now were we? OP has a single slot board, no Crossfire.Originally Posted by amstech;12987206
I say pickup a 5870 for cheap.
Or 1GB 6950.
5770's in CrossfireX are faster then 4870's in CrossfireX.
Originally Posted by OptimusCaik;12987312
5870 1GB are dropping fast in price. And they're powerful. Pick one up!
5770's scale better then 4870's, that's why they have the advantage in Crossfire. If he had a board that could, I would have suggested buying another one tooOriginally Posted by amstech;12987387
I was just correcting you, no biggy.