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thinking of upgrading my hd 5770 is the 5830 a better option or will i be wasting my money
 

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5770 used to be the best bang for buck card but after nvidia started releasing the GTX460 the crown has been taken. The gtx 460 performs slightly better than a 5830 at stock but has LOTS of headroom for OC'ing. imho the 5830, while it performs great is not the best u could do with that price range, that it why lots of people advise to stay clear from it. If I were you I would get the GTX460 but if you want an ati card out of those two i would just get the 5770 and xfire in the future.
 

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Go 5850 or gtx 470...nothing else is fast enough to warrant upgrading to.
 

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Although I'm an Ati fanboy,
i'm telling you to stay away from hd5830,
its not a good upgrade over hd5770.
For the same price tag you could get gtx460 which beats hd5830 + consumes less power + produces less heat + overclocks better.
So gtx460 is the best bang for buck.
If you want to stick with Ati get a hd5850,
its a good upgrade over hd5770 + it beats both gtx460 & hd5770.

You could pick hd5850 for $249 at new egg

Hope you like my reply
 

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Originally Posted by lnewey6 View Post
trying to stick to ati as i like eyefinety
Why? Eyefinity performance with a single 5770 is horrible. You can't really game comfortably in Eyefinity with anything less than a 5870.
 

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if you end up getting the 5830 or 50 let me know i'm interested in buying a 5770 so maybe i could donate to your fund
 

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The HD5830 outperforms the 5770, but it is not worth the money.

Granted, it is a true upgrade instead of a sidegrade, but the performance increase isn't worth the cash increase.

Get a 5850, or a second 5770 to CF.
 

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Originally Posted by ultralord910 View Post
Get the HD6870 (successor to the 5770) that is set to be released on the 18th.
This. Or I would wait until then anyway because the new cards will push down the prices of the others.
 

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just wait for the 6xxx series to come out and the price of the 5xxx will drop and then get a 5850 or 5870
 
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