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Replacing my 9800 gtx

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July 4, 2010 7:55:49 PM

Im thinking about selling my 9800 gtx so i can get a 5770. Is this a good idea, and if so, what 5770 should i get? xfx, club 3d, sapphire, or asus?


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a c 169 U Graphics card
July 4, 2010 9:05:17 PM

Well going from a 9800GTX to a HD 5770 will give you a boost but its not huge.
What resolution do you play at and what's your budget ?
a c 189 U Graphics card
July 5, 2010 4:06:02 AM

PSU? brand? model? budget? monitor?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 5, 2010 4:11:23 AM

The HD5770 will be 30-40% faster and give you DX11 compatibility while using less power. I would choose the card based mainly on price.
July 5, 2010 10:43:25 AM

ofc, the psu. It's a 600W Xilence. I am going to get my hands on a corsair tx750 after buying a new gfx card, so i can crossfire them. I play at 1280x768, BUT, i love cranking the aa, makes it look much smoother. Im playing on a 30" tv btw

Budget... well... as soon as i get this monitor i got standing around sold, AND my graphics, which will happen at some point, i can barely afford a 5770.
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 5, 2010 10:53:39 AM

A 600w may be enough to crossfire HD5770s actually. I've never heard of that brand though so maybe not. How many amps does it claim to have on the +12v rail?
Also don't bother crossfiring until you are using a monitor/tv with a higher resolution. A single HD5770 should more than suffice for that resolution even with AA cranked up.
July 5, 2010 12:59:05 PM

a 600W is more then enough to crossfire 5770s and 2 of those can perform even slightly better than HD 5870
July 5, 2010 3:13:21 PM

It's unfortunately got two +12 volt rails, each at 20 amps. That's why im considering a psu of higher quality.
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 5, 2010 4:15:32 PM

Well go with a good 500W+ PSU, something like Corsair HX 520/620 would be good
July 5, 2010 5:27:42 PM

I have been looking quite a lot at the hx650, and the tx650 :) 

Can't decide which one... but here in my country the hx is around 20 bucks more than the tx, so i really don't know
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 5, 2010 8:24:55 PM

Well the main difference is that HX is a modular PSU so you can use the cables that you want,so your case will be tidier.
July 5, 2010 8:25:47 PM

Exactly, im just curious if it's worth 20 extra bucks ;) 
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 5, 2010 9:50:02 PM

I do believe two 20a rails should be alright for crossfiring HD5770s. Really they shouldn't use more than one of those rails combined.
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 7:09:21 AM

Yes it's jyjjy, but IMO its better to go with a more powerful PSU with more Amps
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 7:23:18 AM

Well sure it is better but he is saying he can barely afford a single HD5770 and he is playing at 1280x768(?). First he should get the HD5770 then he should get a monitor/TV that may actually benefit from 2 HD5770s. Then perhaps consider another HD5770 with a new PSU last on the list considering his current one should be able to handle it, even if it isn't the optimal choice.
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 10:32:32 AM

Yes,that would be a good way to upgrade too.(Actually the best way :D  )