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ATi 5770 vs. 5750 vs. 2x 4850 in CrossFireX

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August 18, 2010 6:36:10 PM


I do a lot of photo, music, and video editing, some mild-serious gaming- I like to play in HIGH graphics, and I also need it for homework.

I have a 250$ budget for my GPU (s), and I have come up with three options for my ATi build (I have plans to compare it with an nVidia build).

Any help would be appreciated.

August 19, 2010 12:42:24 AM

August 19, 2010 2:28:32 AM

Get a 5850 if you can find one, I live in NZ so i dont know the prices over there but I JUST bought one after owning the Vapor-X 5770 OC version and you can definitely see an improvement.
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August 19, 2010 2:39:44 AM

What is your PSU? brand? model?
Tell us your full specs including monitor...
August 19, 2010 3:16:39 AM

Well, actually, I'm planning on giving my old rig to my parents.

Old rig:
2.9 Athlon AMD
4850 1GB XFX
600W OCZ

For my new rig, I was thinking of getting a PSU in the 7xx-8xx range.
4-8GB of RAM
a Core i7/i5 at <3.2 GHZ
August 19, 2010 3:17:14 AM

Right now, I have a Samsung monitor at 1600 x 900, but I might get a Dell 1920 x 1080
August 19, 2010 3:18:28 AM

4850 in crossfire would be the best performance wise, but your PSU would be a little overwelmed.
August 19, 2010 7:05:09 AM

Save a little bit and get HD5850, it would be great for 1920x1080...
August 19, 2010 5:14:42 PM

Okay, for me, I choose my PSU's after I've decided what parts, so, what would be a better buy? A 5000 series card, or two 4850's in CF
August 20, 2010 3:10:31 AM

I always prefer a single card solution better than dual (CF/SLI) cards solution.
And do not get the old tech like HD4xxx series, you'll better with 5xxx series, like HD5850 or even HD5870...
August 20, 2010 6:55:58 AM

Definitely go with a single 5850. Power usage of the 4000 series cards are quite high, as well as a dead end in terms of future upgradability. And don't bother with more than 4gb of ram, it's not worth it.