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November 5, 2010 10:53:13 PM

Is it worth going from XFX 5770 to a XFX 6870 for an extra $131?

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November 5, 2010 11:09:02 PM

If you are building new, gaming at 1920x1080 (or higher), have a cpu strong enough to deliver frames . . . then yes . . . er, maybe . . . er, depends on if you game . . . er, depends on what games you run.

If you want more details, please provide more details. Like what would make it better in your eyes? What do you NEED from a graphics card?
November 5, 2010 11:18:58 PM

Twoboxer said:
If you are building new, gaming at 1920x1080 (or higher), have a cpu strong enough to deliver frames . . . then yes . . . er, maybe . . . er, depends on if you game . . . er, depends on what games you run.

If you want more details, please provide more details. Like what would make it better in your eyes? What do you NEED from a graphics card?


Well, id recommend the 6850 over the 6870 in any event. And in general, id say 5770-6850 is a pretty significant upgrade, so yeah, id say its worth the money. But you may not NEED more than the 5770, so it depends.
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November 5, 2010 11:24:53 PM

Im getting an AMD phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz, im thinking doing abit of Adobe CS4. i might try some pc gaming cause ive always been a playstation gamer. im thinking of getting sniper ghost warrior, portal 1&2 and frozen synapse. and itll probs be at 1920x1080
November 5, 2010 11:32:43 PM

sk-jb93 said:
Im getting an AMD phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz, im thinking doing abit of Adobe CS4. i might try some pc gaming cause ive always been a playstation gamer. im thinking of getting sniper ghost warrior, portal 1&2 and frozen synapse. and itll probs be at 1920x1080


Id reccommend a X4 955/i5 750 and a 6850. I could give you a whole build if you wanted. :lol: 
November 5, 2010 11:38:30 PM

For your non-gaming use, the 6850 is way more than enough. And for casual gaming, normal gaming, even interminable gaming, the 6850 is almost always enough. There are some rare cases where the 6870 would be "necessary", but that can be resolved by turning down the detail level in that game.

So, do you think its worth spending $131 more for those rare cases, or would you rather turn down the details a tad in that game? IOW, how much is $131 worth to *you*? Its really your call.
November 5, 2010 11:48:03 PM

well would the 5770 be enough for the things i wanna do?
November 6, 2010 12:29:55 AM

The 6850 and 5770 are about $40 different in price. The 5770 would require adjusted details in more games than the 6850.

Easiest way to say this is - for gamers wanting very strong performance at 1920, we normally recommend GTX 460 or HD 6850. That's how strong they are.

The 5770 will struggle occasionally, but if gaming isn't an everyday thing, or if the $40 is meaningful to you, it will serve you very well.
November 6, 2010 12:30:58 AM

DEFINITELY spend a little more money and get a gtx 460 768 or 1gb or the 6850. For 40 dollars more than the cheapest 5770, they are MUCH stronger.

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November 6, 2010 1:24:25 AM

im abit new to pc stuff, what nvidia gpu is equal in performance to the 5770 and what nvidia gpu is equal in performance to the 6870
November 6, 2010 2:13:53 AM

sk-jb93 said:
im abit new to pc stuff, what nvidia gpu is equal in performance to the 5770 and what nvidia gpu is equal in performance to the 6870


If at 1920x1080, id recommend the 6850. If at 1680x1050, id recommend the GTX 460 768mb.
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