So I know there is a lot of attention going around about Fermi, but I had a question regarding the current (and near future) cards. I'm currently running a 8800GT 512MB that is oc'ed and am starting to look for an upgrade. The primary games that I play right now are Dawn of War 2 and BC2, and am getting decent frames (DoW averages around 30fps@high settings, BC2 around 40fps@high 4x AA and no SSAO or bloom).
My question is this. I understand that the 5830 is pricey currently, so how about the 5770? Would getting one of these get me at least a 10fps increase from my 8800gt? I am interested in people's opinions, since that is what I base most of my purchases on, rather than "professional" reviews.
I'm running a 24" monitor@1920x1080, with a Phenom II firstname.lastname@example.org, and 4GB DDR3-1333.
Don't get the HD5830, the HD5770 or HD5850 are a much better value for the money.
To answer your question, yes the HD5770 will be a very noticeable improvement(50+%) over your 8800GT especially at high resolutions like 1920x1080 along with DX11 compatibility for games that can use it(like BC2. )
Thanks to everyone who has replied already. I know that the 5850 is the best deal, a buddy of mine has one and I put it in my rig for a couple of hours and was simply amazed. But at this time, and possibly for the near future, I don't really feel comfortable with spending another $300 bucks (I spent near that on release day of my GT) and would rather get something a little cheaper but still performs well at my resolution. So should either card drop maybe $10-$20 bucks, which one would you recommend?
If you do not wish to get the 5850, then i would say go for the 5770, it is a much better choice compared to the 5830 in price/performance. You can OC the 5770 pretty nicely. Also, be sure to get a 1gb version of the 5770 as opposed to 512-meg it'll help out for your resolution you're playing at.