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January 6, 2010 5:40:23 PM

hi all,

im sorry if this question has been asked many times but i was wondering whether a 550VX corsair power supply was adequate to run 2x 5770 in crossfire.

many thanks.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 6, 2010 6:09:17 PM

It should be fine.
a c 147 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 6, 2010 6:38:08 PM

Why would you crossfire (2) 5770's when you can just get a 5850?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 6, 2010 7:10:41 PM

jay2tall said:
Why would you crossfire (2) 5770's when you can just get a 5850?

Well, the HD5770s are closer in average performance to an HD5870 but the HD5850 leaves a slot open for future crossfire.
January 6, 2010 9:14:55 PM

jay2tall said:
Why would you crossfire (2) 5770's when you can just get a 5850?

because in the uk the 5850 is £260 while you can get 2 5770's for £220 giving the same or even better performance.
a c 216 U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 9:21:57 PM

holymongol said:
because in the uk the 5850 is £260 while you can get 2 5770's for £220 giving the same or even better performance.


I think the reason most would suggest spending the extra 40 pounds is that the 5770 is a dead end upgrade and you also inharit some draw backs of CF, which is that not all games support it.

With the 5850, you can add another down the road, when they are cheaper than today and add at least 50% more power, where as to upgrade the 5770 down the road, you'd have to dispose of both 5770's and start over.
January 6, 2010 10:44:06 PM

Just google 5850, click on shopping and sort with lowest to highest. There are a few sites with the 5850 under 200. Check dabs.com (though this should show in google too).
a b U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 10:49:00 PM

Depends on the games, if you play modern games then CF support should be great, for the future, it makes sense that CF/SLI support should only be getting better/more widespread.
So it makes sense to go for the CF.
The upgrade thing is a problem, however the dual 5770's should perform great for at least 2 years.
January 7, 2010 5:50:33 AM

however, im not sure if my power supply (corsair 550vx) will be able to deal with 2x 5850s, i think that might be stretching it a bit so thats why i have chosen some graphics cards that have low power but still provide good performance. but if any of you guys think that it would be worth upgrading the power supply and buying a 5850 instead of 2x 5770s then please let me know.
January 7, 2010 11:11:01 AM

Your psu will be fine for a single 5850 for now. When you get a second 5850, you can upgrade your cpu then.
January 7, 2010 1:01:56 PM

i just found out my motherboard (p7p55d) only supports 16x 4x for crossfire which is not very good, and thankfully i have found a 5850 for just under £220 and will be buying that very soon.

thanks for your comments.
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