upgrading my xfx hd 5770 HELP!

hi guys im new here please forgive me if made mistakes
i want to know something i have : i7 cpu 870
gigabyte p55a-ud3 motherboard
corsair 2x2 ram
xfx hd ati radeon 5770
xfx power supply 650 watt

im thinking buying new video card coz mine is not perfect and its getting slow i cant play some games at high quality , do i need buy pci-e 2.0 video cards or
pci-e 3 my motherboard is pci-e 2.0
whats the best video card that i can get for my specs ??

thanks....
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  1. PCI-E 3.0 cards are backward compatible with PCI-E 2.0 slots. The different in performance between running a pci-e 3.0 card in 2.0 and 3.0 slots is next to zero. You have a good PSU, and a good motherboard there. Best cards your system can handle must be GTX690/HD7990.
  2. Madn3ss795 said:
    PCI-E 3.0 cards are backward compatible with PCI-E 2.0 slots. The different in performance between running a pci-e 3.0 card in 2.0 and 3.0 slots is next to zero. You have a good PSU, and a good motherboard there. Best cards your system can handle must be GTX690/HD7990.


    thanks alot
    what about crossfire ? do i need more watt ?
  3. The second long PCI-E slot on your board only supports 4x pci-e 2.0 bandwidth, therefor whatever AMD card you put there will lose parts of its performance due to limited bandwidth. This means it's not recommended to run a crossfire setup on this board. Just stick with 1 card configuration.
  4. What is your budget?
    What is your max display resolution?
    How many screens?
    Do you prefer NV or AMD?
  5. spentshells said:
    What is your budget?
    What is your max display resolution?
    How many screens?
    Do you prefer NV or AMD?


    thanks for response
    i dont care if it NV or AMD i want one that has the same size as mine now because my case seems
    small it is thermaltake Armor A60 ,i want video card with dual fan i dont think that triple fan would fit ok , of course stronger than 5770
    any suggestion ?

    thanks
  6. Budget still plays the biggest role here. Your case is still able to house quite some big cards.
  7. You will want to answer the questions I provided to get a reasonable answer.
  8. spentshells said:
    You will want to answer the questions I provided to get a reasonable answer.


    -i have 300 - 400 $
    -max resolution 1280 * 1024 that my screen for now and im happy with it
    -1 screen
    -both amd and NV
  9. Madn3ss795 said:
    Budget still plays the biggest role here. Your case is still able to house quite some big cards.

    im thinking of 7870 gigabyte ,but i saw pictures thats its too big im afraid that if i got it
    it wont fit right
  10. For your resolution maybe look at a 7850 or a 660 non ti, anything more will be a waste.
  11. spentshells said:
    For your resolution maybe look at a 7850 or a 660 non ti, anything more will be a waste.


    which 7850 ? gigabyte , sapphire , HIS , xfx
    my xfx is annoying me its noisy when set the fan at 40% or 50%
    im thinking of dual fan or triple fan
  12. Sapphire preferably,
  13. spentshells said:
    Sapphire preferably,


    thanks alot dude , i really appreciate your help ^_^
  14. SolidSnake140 said:
    spentshells said:
    For your resolution maybe look at a 7850 or a 660 non ti, anything more will be a waste.


    which 7850 ? gigabyte , sapphire , HIS , xfx
    my xfx is annoying me its noisy when set the fan at 40% or 50%
    im thinking of dual fan or triple fan



    Either a Gigabyte card with Windforce cooler or a Sapphire card with Dual-X cooler would do. XFX cards are known to be noisy, with HIS cards come quite close.
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