Just looking for some advice, I am building a new system and for the same price I could get one 5770 1gb or 2x 4850s 512mb. Now the 4850s kill the 5770 in every front, however they do not have directx 11, how important do you feel this is. The type of games I play and will play are mostly RPGs and RTS, if that helps. How soon will dx11 be required for games that are not using high end fps engines?
I think dx 11 is now days really important to have as most of the game developers are turning toward making their games engine having dx 11 ...so going with an dx 11 card will be more future proof and later you can buy another dx 11 card if you want to crossfire them.
Thanks for the responses. Sorry for the uninformative title (and poor grammar/spelling),
Well I've been travelling the last year so I haven’t really being playing games, but with the new system will be playing games such as mass effect 2 dragon age(and 2 when it comes), assassins creed, starcraft, maybe swtor or wow , so not really performance taxing ones(I think). I will be getting a 22in monitor(1920x1080) so i assume that’s 1680x1050 for most games.
It's better to go with the hd 5770 because at the resolution on which you play it will be more than enough for you and having dx 11 support will be futureproof and later when more demanding games comes then you can add another one of them.