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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 4:00:42 PM

I game quite a bit really and want a graphics card upgrade when I build my new computer. I want to be able to max out the majority of games at max settings at my monitor resolution 1440 x 900.

I play GTA IV, Far cry 2, MW2, Fallout 3, Crysis, Etc
My new build is going to be:

Phenom II 955 3.2ghz Black edition

DDR3 1333 Ocz Ram

Gigabyte UD3H AM3 USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 (crossfire compatible)

Antec true power 650 watt PSU

Antec 900

I was going to put in my current HD5670, would I see I difference and do you think It's worth getting a HD5770? I might go crossfire later in the year as well.

Thanks for all your suggestions

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a c 130 U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 4:43:30 PM

An HD5770 would be a very large increase from an HD5670. You'll be able to play those games on Max (except for Crysis) on 1920x1080, and you'll be much better off when you crossfire them.

Incidentally, if you can get 2x HD5770 CuCore or HAWK editions, and overclock them, you'll have performance well over an HD5870.
a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 4:58:24 PM

shadow187 said:
An HD5770 would be a very large increase from an HD5670. You'll be able to play those games on Max (except for Crysis) on 1920x1080, and you'll be much better off when you crossfire them.

Incidentally, if you can get 2x HD5770 CuCore or HAWK editions, and overclock them, you'll have performance well over an HD5870.


so if i get a single 5770 and OC it could it be similar performance to a HD5850? and how much can you overclock it by?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 6:34:25 PM

No he was talking about crossfired HD5770s. One wont come close to an HD5850 even when OCed. In any case if you get an HD5770 don't even think about crossfire until you get a higher resolution monitor. One HD5770 will already be a large amount of overkill for 1440x900.
The HD5670 should really be quite good at that resolution as is but you will definitely see an improvement from an HD5770, especially in the more intensive games(Crysis, Metro 2033, Stalker, BF:BC2, ect.) Whether it is worth the money is really a judgment call.
a c 130 U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 7:47:59 PM

Ah woops, didn't see his res.

At that resolution, you're more than able to play Metro and Crysis on very high settings, though you might see some lag with anti-aliasing. Don't bother with Crossfire unless you're at 1920x1080+.
a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 8:15:05 PM

shadow187 said:
Ah woops, didn't see his res.

At that resolution, you're more than able to play Metro and Crysis on very high settings, though you might see some lag with anti-aliasing. Don't bother with Crossfire unless you're at 1920x1080+.


Thanks for the reply guys, so you would say that getting a 5770 is better than spending just £70 on getting a second 5670?

a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 8:24:43 PM

The ATI 5770 is a great card. Essentially equal to the GTX 260 Core 216. It'll play most games fairly well up to 1920x1080 as Shadow suggested (especially in Crossfire). Since you're using a 1440x900 resolution, a single 5770 should own anything you throw at it. :) 
a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 8:35:32 PM

adam_x_brookes said:
Thanks for the reply guys, so you would say that getting a 5770 is better than spending just £70 on getting a second 5670?


Crossfring 5670 will give you 5770 performance, it has literally half the sp, tu, and rop's (have to check) , there are a couple 5670 crossfire reviews, in some games its a little faster than a single 5770 in some a little slower. Those are all games that support crossfire, which most do. But there are always some that don't, and thats a drawback of all dual gpu rigs.
Trying to get a few bucks for your 5670 and getting a single card would probably be better and leave you more options for later. http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5670-review-tes...
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2010 7:09:14 AM

shadow187 said:
An HD5770 would be a very large increase from an HD5670. You'll be able to play those games on Max (except for Crysis) on 1920x1080, and you'll be much better off when you crossfire them.

Incidentally, if you can get 2x HD5770 CuCore or HAWK editions, and overclock them, you'll have performance well over an HD5870.


what is does the CuCOre edition do? It's £30 more on the website I was going to buy it from, Is it worth it?
a c 130 U Graphics card
May 16, 2010 7:25:56 AM

That edition has serves 2 purposes;

1; It's ASUS. It comes with a program (ASUS SmartDoctor?) that allows you to raise voltages, which means you can overclock the card nicely.

2; It has a great cooler on it. This means more stability when OC'ing.

Read a review on pcstats; 910mhz core and 1325memory, without any voltage increases.

The best part is that if you Crossfire them, and overclock them, you'll have performance beyond an HD5870 for much less.
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