I play games like mw2, bo, cod 4, and have thought about getting crysis 2 but idk how this card would handle it...
I have 2 monitors main is 1600x900 and the other is 1366x768
HIS radeon 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
athlon ii x4 645 @3.4ghz with hyper 212
4 gb ddr3 1333 ram
550 watt psu
Would it be worth overclocking or just leave it at stock
Leave it stock, i have a 5770 and the only game i cant add full AA or max out is metro 2033 and i game at 1080p. At your resolution you should be able to max every game (except metro 2033). I have tried Oc'ing it before but only got 3 fps extra in Heaven.
you wont see artifacts with the 5*** series as they have error correction (dont quote me on that) which means if it is correcting errors your performance will drop, when your performance drops lower your clocks a lil
I got a heaven score of 711, 28.2 FPS using the stock settings on heaven 2.5 - no antialiasing, with the core clock set to 950MHz and the memory clock set to 1445MHz. With antialiasing set to 2x, I got stripes on my screen. I had to reboot. With everything set to gpu defaults, heaven defaults, I got a heaven score of 692:
Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 1 2011
Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz
CPU flags: 3292MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
GPU model: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series 8.821.0.0 1024Mb
Mode: 1600x900 fullscreen
Does it matter that I had another screen 1280x1024 open to view GPU temp on MSI Afterburner? It never went over 70 degrees but still got bars when maxed.
With GPU at all clock defaults and heaven maxed - antialiasing 8x, anisotropy 16x, I got frame rates of about 17 FPS and a score around 520-something. The temp was still around 70 degrees. Can I assume that's still a relatively safe gpu temperature? When not much is happening it hovers around 45 degrees.
If someone has suggested overclock settings that are stable below core clock at 950MHz and memory clock at 1445MHz, I'd sure like to know.
you will be able to max out crysis 2, i have it already and i have played it even on a 8600gt on low settings @ 1360x768, 3gb ram and E7200 intel cpu, and warhead can run on mainstream with no lag at all