Radeon HD 5770 X-fire, or 5830 Single?

I'm just wondering what you guys think would preform better.

Radeon HD5770 X-fired. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102898

Or one 5830 by itself. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102878&cm_re=5830-_-14-102-878-_-Product

I've looked at the charts of both cards, and seen the scores, and noticed that cross-fired cards don't necessarily have doubled performance.

I'm using an ASUS 890GX MOBO, with an AMD CPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

And yes I'm planning to overclock both the GPU and CPU, just cant pick between using heat sink cooling or water cooling.
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  1. Crossfired HD5770 swap blows with HD5870 in performance.
  2. Personally I would step up from a 5830 and get a 5850, the 5770's in crossfire cost more than that option so it should be within your budget.
    Your resolution will matter here and if you dont have a monitor capable of 1920x1080 then just get the 5830.
    Crossfire and SLI while alot better than it used to be is still hit and miss with the performance dependant on Game and Driver support.

    Mactronix
  3. Wait... So which card blows?
  4. I've just got an old DELL 19" monitor. Never got around to upgrading it. I just want a graphics setup that can handle a lot of load.
  5. What i suggest is you take a look at this review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_5830_Twin_Frozr_II/
    Then decide based on the review results at your resolution and the games you play. I would have thought a 5830 would have been the most you really need but its your call at the end of the day.

    Mactronix
  6. Wow that puts it out there like a sore thumb. I guess I'm going with an HD 5830. Thanks! :)
  7. This is the HD5830 I would buy at the moment http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161327 $199 after MIR is not bad.
  8. rolli59 said:
    This is the HD5830 I would buy at the moment http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161327 $199 after MIR is not bad.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127491

    This is the one I was planning to get. As far as Memory clock and core clock, they are the same. Although the one I want to get is almost $260.
    I'll do some more research, and try to find out which card is better for overclocking.
  9. If $260 might as well spend extra $30 and get HD5850
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