1) due to my monitor resolution, is really good a upgrade from gtx 260 216 sp sc to a 5770 crossfire configuration? is it worth? that´s because almost all benchmarks of 5770 cf show an emphasis on higher resolutions so I tend to be confused.
2) the biostar t5 xe mobo in biostar page says like this: "PCI Express 2.0 x16 1 x PCI-E x16 Slot, running at x16 (PCI-E x16)
1 x PCI-E x16 Slot, running at x4 (PCI-E x4) " (well not like that, exactly that ) and I am confused: when I have a cf they will work at x16/x4? or x8/x8?
3) knowing that, is it worth to get 5770 crossfire with that motherboard?
sorry for the long speech bassically I just want to know if it is worth to change from gtx 260 216 sp to 5770 cf on 1680x1050, and if it is worth at all knowing the type of crossfire my motherboard offers (x16/x4 or whatever that means)
yeh, the only advantage of 2 5770's is through price.
I got one 5770 on release, and im gona get another in the xmas/jan sales.
My flatmates got a 5870, and to be honest, atm, it isn't 2x better than my 5770, but that could be due to the fact that dx11 games are in their infancy. So if you've got the cash, got for the single card. But i cant see their being much difference between the 2.
ATi have had cf problems with their 4xxx, and everyone on this forum will tell you, 'cf isnt 2x performance' but with the 5xxx is much better, like 1.9x performance. lol. so really not much difference!
As i said, if youve got the cash, single card, if not, get 5770 now and another one later, I play all my games in highest settings (OFDR, Borderlands etc) so it aint a problem at the mo with regards to power.