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Is it worth adding another HD6770?

Hello,

I was wondering whether it would be worth crossfiring my HD6770. I currently have one in my system and was wondering whether adding another for £55 would be worth it? Will micro stuttering be a problem, and if so how much of a problem?

System Specs:
AMD FX-6300 @ 4.20GHZ
8GB 1600MHZ Avexir MPower RAM
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+
WD 320GB SATA-II (Upgrading to 1TB SATA-III and 128GB SSD)
CM Storm Scout
XFX Core XXX 850w
XFX HD6770 1GB
Samsung 19" LCD 60HZ Monitor

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards
Luke
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  1. what do you use your system for, gaming?

    if you are, with a 19" monitor ( 1080p )? you're severely retarding the performance of your system. adding another pig will do nothing to help.
  2. Best answer
    Hey,

    Adding in another card can bring some nice performance increases, however that comes at a cost. First of all the hd6770 is a low to mid range card, and its always better to get a single, more powerful card. Adding in another hd6770 could potential bring with it driver issues, and microstuttering. I would suggest that you try to sell your current card and get a more powerful single GPU from the current generation, or I would wait a bit for the next generation of cards. Upgrading to a second hd6770 is not a good idea as its lower end to start with, and its a bit outdated, so that would leave you without a potential upgrade path. Two hd6770 can match a hd6970 performance wise, but can have potential driver issues and game compatibility issues. That would mean when a game comes out you would have to wait longer to get the crossfire optimized drivers for that game.


    Hope this helps!
  3. Edit: Sorry doublepost
  4. fil1p said:
    Hey,

    Adding in another card can bring some nice performance increases, however that comes at a cost. First of all the hd6770 is a low to mid range card, and its always better to get a single, more powerful card. Adding in another hd6770 could potential bring with it driver issues, and microstuttering. I would suggest that you try to sell your current card and get a more powerful single GPU from the current generation, or I would wait a bit for the next generation of cards. Upgrading to a second hd6770 is not a good idea as its lower end to start with, and its a bit outdated, so that would leave you without a potential upgrade path. Two hd6770 can match a hd6970 performance wise, but can have potential driver issues and game compatibility issues. That would mean when a game comes out you would have to wait longer to get the crossfire optimized drivers for that game.


    Hope this helps!



    Thanks for that, it was pretty helpful. I was thinking of getting a 1080P LED monitor and a HD7870/HD8870(hopeful!). Going from 1440x900 with a HD6770 to 1920x1080 with a HD7870 for example, would I see a fps increase still?

    Best Regards
    Luke
  5. Getting a 7870 or GTX 660TI or better would be a better bet than another 6770.
  6. Flightsimluke said:
    fil1p said:
    Hey,

    Adding in another card can bring some nice performance increases, however that comes at a cost. First of all the hd6770 is a low to mid range card, and its always better to get a single, more powerful card. Adding in another hd6770 could potential bring with it driver issues, and microstuttering. I would suggest that you try to sell your current card and get a more powerful single GPU from the current generation, or I would wait a bit for the next generation of cards. Upgrading to a second hd6770 is not a good idea as its lower end to start with, and its a bit outdated, so that would leave you without a potential upgrade path. Two hd6770 can match a hd6970 performance wise, but can have potential driver issues and game compatibility issues. That would mean when a game comes out you would have to wait longer to get the crossfire optimized drivers for that game.


    Hope this helps!



    Thanks for that, it was pretty helpful. I was thinking of getting a 1080P LED monitor and a HD7870/HD8870(hopeful!). Going from 1440x900 with a HD6770 to 1920x1080 with a HD7870 for example, would I see a fps increase still?

    Best Regards
    Luke


    Thats a nice upgrade plan! With a hd7870 you will be able to play at 1080p close to maxed out in almost any game (a few exceptions) with a nice fps increase. Its a large upgrade from a single hd6770.
  7. fil1p said:
    Flightsimluke said:
    fil1p said:
    Hey,

    Adding in another card can bring some nice performance increases, however that comes at a cost. First of all the hd6770 is a low to mid range card, and its always better to get a single, more powerful card. Adding in another hd6770 could potential bring with it driver issues, and microstuttering. I would suggest that you try to sell your current card and get a more powerful single GPU from the current generation, or I would wait a bit for the next generation of cards. Upgrading to a second hd6770 is not a good idea as its lower end to start with, and its a bit outdated, so that would leave you without a potential upgrade path. Two hd6770 can match a hd6970 performance wise, but can have potential driver issues and game compatibility issues. That would mean when a game comes out you would have to wait longer to get the crossfire optimized drivers for that game.


    Hope this helps!



    Thanks for that, it was pretty helpful. I was thinking of getting a 1080P LED monitor and a HD7870/HD8870(hopeful!). Going from 1440x900 with a HD6770 to 1920x1080 with a HD7870 for example, would I see a fps increase still?

    Best Regards
    Luke


    Thats a nice upgrade plan! With a hd7870 you will be able to play at 1080p close to maxed out in almost any game (a few exceptions) with a nice fps increase. Its a large upgrade from a single hd6770.


    Great, thanks for all of your help!

    Best Regards
    Luke
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