i would go for a 5870. but SOME inconsiderate idiots had to buy 2 for crossfire -_-
now i cant find any....
now all thats available are 5770 and 5750.
i want a card that could have a considerable life in my pc.
Dx11 seems the best choice
I wante the 5870 also but the price premium for it wasnt worth it at the time for me, so I got the 5850 and I upgraded from my nVidia 7950GX2. I looked at every nVidia card possible because I didnt want to go the radeon way, but the 5850 is truly an awesome card.
5870 and 5850 are available at Frys this weekend(Friday night 116). The store manager stated they expect more shipments to come in next week also to support demand for the upcoming Thanksgiving Sale. Before that for 4 weeks the store shelves were empty of 4890s, 5850s and 5870s.
5850s for sure are available in the stores. Go for dx11 video card
Always, ALWAYS go for the higher DirectX version, and THEN start narrowing down for performance.
Memory and speed make an incremental difference, but being a version behind in DX support is what will make a game not work, period. Every single time I've needed to replace a graphics card, it's been because it's out of date on DirectX or occasionally Shader Model.
Like others have said, the 5870 is going to be better if you can find it, but a 5770 ought to work fine with anything that comes out in the next 2-3 years. You'll be happy wit hit at least until it's time to get your next CPU.
i had the hd5770 cucore and its ok card does not like cyrsis at all everything on medium even overclocked on msi afterburner and its so noisey aswell and then it struggled on game play laggy so i took it back and got a bfg gtx275 and after doing a fresh install of windows vista to get rid of the directx 11 i had to install seprate which was a ass to find the gtx275 is lots better
cyrisis everything on max and res 1680 x 1050
i would recommend gtx and yeah ok 5770 is directx 11 but what games at the mo use it none reli and when they do come making direct x 11 games it will struggle even more i think lots of frezze ups
as for mwf2 black ops etc 5770 was fine very good infact but the gtx275 runs it even better as i can run it on extra setting and its fine so go get the gtx275 dont worry about future proof at this time as most games will run on 275 without overclocking and if u do overclock it its a wow
nvidia over radeon anyday
i have black phenom quad core 5.8
4gb ram ddr2
cosair cx750 cpu