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a c 177 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 5:31:05 PM

Recently bought a HD5770 to replace my struggling 8800GT with the intention of carring it over into a new build next year and adding another for CF at that time but TheGreatGrapeApe response here:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

makes me think I made a mistake.
The issue is my 1920x1200 monitor.
Would I be better off going CF for the new build or getting a single, more powerful card?
My current rig is pushing 4 years old and was built for single card, so I have no experience with either CF or SLI and, indeed made the decision to get a single slot MB because both had issues at the time.
Any input would be most welcome.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 5:45:37 PM

Well since you already have bought a 5770 then CrossFiring it would be a good option but if you can afford a 5870/5850 then go for them ,but in your post you wrote that your motherboard has one single slot so if you want to get another 5770 you have to get a new motherboard too,so go for a single 5870//5850
a c 177 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 5:50:54 PM

You misunderstood my ramblings, mate.
I do not intend to keep the current rig, but sell it on while it is still worth selling and building a new system from scratch, just swapping the 5770 from the current system into the new one and adding a second for CF-If that is the best option.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 5:55:55 PM

Sorry :) 
OK then,can you afford 5870/5850 ?
a c 177 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 5:59:01 PM

Not yet, but the option remains open;)
I am not a great fan of multi-GPU setups but the reviews for dual 5770s' made me think it was the best way to go, and the tech has come on quite a bit since the current rig was built.
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 6:06:46 PM

Tomshardware 5770 review:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446...

STALKER CS no AA/1920x1200:
5770 CF:61.7
5850:54.6

STALKER CS with AA/1920x1200:
5770 CF:33.1
5850:29.8

Crysis no AA:
5770 CF:45.3
5850:49.1

Crysis with AA:
5770 CF:39.8
5850:42.3

FC2 no AA:
5770 CF:127.3
5850:96

FC2 with AA:
5770CF:87.8
5850:70.4

So 2x5770 perform pretty much like a 5850,they beat it in some games and loses to it in some few titles,so get another 5770 and enjoy :) 
a c 177 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 6:10:44 PM

Thanks for the info, mate.
Beginning to look like I had the right idea!
I love it when a plan comes together;)
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 7:11:32 PM

to coozie:No problem mate :) 

to Jack,Well PhysX has a negligible impact on performance in almost every game so its not worth it IMO
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