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June 21, 2010 9:15:50 AM

Hey there

I recently got myself a custom rig (meant for gaming) and decided to go with said video card, and after a few weeks with the thing, I just have a couple of questions regarding it

1) If and when I decide to upgrade the card, should i either buy a second (for Crossfire) or just buy a model up (probably the 5700 series)

2) I have noticed that after overclocking the card (using Catalyst Control Center's Overdrive) I get graphical issues (even with low tweaks), and so my question is if the problem is with my specs or with the card itself (I cant use GamerOSD because I play Fallout 3).

BTW my specs are:

Intel Core i5 750 (3.21)
Asus Radeon EAH5670 1 GB GDDR3 (cant remember PSU, I'll have to find the spec list tomorrow, the sticker is not facing the cover, though I'm pretty sure I've got the right wattage/voltage)
4 GB RAM
ASUS P7P55D
1920x1080 resolution
Seagate 931 GB

Thanks

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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 3:28:07 PM

1. You should upgrade to a 57xx card. The HD5670 crossfire isn't that great. Not to say the card isn't great, but two budget/mainstream cards should never be crossfired.

2. It might be the card, doubt it's your PSU. As said above, it's a mainstream card, and you can assume those won't overclock well (with the 7300LE exception).
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a c 107 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 3:30:36 PM

Two 5670s should generally preform a little better than a single 5770. From the initial reviews though it seems like AMD didn't spend too much time optimizing crossfire for the 5670. At the resolution you're playing at you may want to consider a 5850 rather than a 5770 when you upgrade.
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June 21, 2010 6:34:26 PM

hmmm two different answers.

I do recall Crossfire being more effective with higher resolutions but at the same time I do want to overclock.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 7:30:44 PM

Crossfire IS effective at higher resolutions, but the problem is that you'll receive the same performance from an HD5770, which is a single card. And at your resolution, you won't be playing games on very high.
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June 21, 2010 11:13:45 PM

shadow187 said:
Crossfire IS effective at higher resolutions, but the problem is that you'll receive the same performance from an HD5770, which is a single card. And at your resolution, you won't be playing games on very high.


what do u mean i wont be playing games on very high of course I am and I intend to.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 11:21:32 PM

But at your resolution your card won't handle it...it's simply not powerful enough.
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March 5, 2011 3:08:38 PM

nofudgeplz said:
Hey there

I recently got myself a custom rig (meant for gaming) and decided to go with said video card, and after a few weeks with the thing, I just have a couple of questions regarding it

1) If and when I decide to upgrade the card, should i either buy a second (for Crossfire) or just buy a model up (probably the 5700 series)

2) I have noticed that after overclocking the card (using Catalyst Control Center's Overdrive) I get graphical issues (even with low tweaks), and so my question is if the problem is with my specs or with the card itself (I cant use GamerOSD because I play Fallout 3).

BTW my specs are:

Intel Core i5 750 (3.21)
Asus Radeon EAH5670 1 GB GDDR3 (cant remember PSU, I'll have to find the spec list tomorrow, the sticker is not facing the cover, though I'm pretty sure I've got the right wattage/voltage)
4 GB RAM
ASUS P7P55D
1920x1080 resolution
Seagate 931 GB

Thanks

Update the driver to the latest one, wich is the Catylist 11.2, then you should be fine, your graphics driver seems to be old,
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