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Is it worth adding another HD6770?

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April 28, 2013 1:34:49 PM

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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April 28, 2013 1:39:35 PM

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.
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April 28, 2013 1:45:34 PM

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 Upgrading to a second hd6770 is not a good idea as its lower end to start with, and its a bit outdated, so that would leave you without a potential upgrade path.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!

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Edit: Sorry doublepost
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April 28, 2013 2:35:49 PM

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
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April 28, 2013 3:17:11 PM

Getting a 7870 or GTX 660TI or better would be a better bet than another 6770.
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April 28, 2013 3:18:15 PM

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.
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April 28, 2013 11:12:12 PM

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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