Well my first upgrade is going to be a better PSU-I made a mistake there.
Coming around to my question, now that the 6870 is out, I am considering upgrading in Dec/Jan as the prices of the 58xx series and 5770's have started to drop.
Would it be better to get myself another cheap 5770 to crossfire (second hand or new) OR a second hand or possibly first hand 5870 OR a new 6870. I am in the Netherlands and I use this site to check prices www.tweakers.net and www.hardware.info
Looking to spend around 150Euros.
And I play a bit older games, like gta4, warhead, far cry2 etc. but which in your opinion would be the best option to stay Gfx upgrade free for at least a year and be able to play these games at 1080p in full details (maybe not warhead) ?
I have been checking out reviews and forums on the 5770Cf option. Overall the message seems to be thatthe min FPs will not be very good/playable with the 5770 option. And to ensure min frame rates its better to get a more powerful card.
Does that have an impact on your recommendation ?
P.s : i also ruled out 5850, i guess thats correct.
You can run a hybrid crossfire with the ati cards so I would definatly go with a 5870 and if the game you are playing performs better in cf configuration use your 5770 for a little backup muscle. Setup your 5870 as primary and the 5770 for xfire, this way you would get the better performance in games that don't work well with xfire, and great performance in games that do. The best of both worlds!