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Gtx460 or 2x 5770

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November 10, 2010 9:35:49 PM

thanks for viewing this thread, i currently have a 5770 and wanted to upgrade, so here is my 2 options.

either get a 460gtx or get 5770 and do a CF, now which one would be the better option?

system:
core i5 750 at 3.6
4g ram corsair at 1800mhz 9-9-9 24
OCZ600MXSP PSU
p55 asrock extreme mobo

gaming at 1680x1050 resolution


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November 11, 2010 12:01:24 AM

I have the CF 5770 and love it!
a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2010 12:20:26 AM

I would crossfire the 5770 since you already have one.
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November 12, 2010 5:30:22 AM

sounds good thanks, one more question, can my PSU handle it with no problem? i know the 5770 is not power hungry but just to be sure.
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 8:36:00 AM

Definitly get another 5770,way better.
Pretty sure this is your PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has all the connectors, i think.If i'm wrong just go check if theirs another 6 pin and you should be fine.It Delivers 50+ AMPS on the 12/v rail, you should be fine.But get some more Opinions on this, as you are running near the max wattage of your PSU.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 9:09:23 AM

Another +1 for another 5770
a c 141 U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 4:44:05 PM

since you already have one 5770 i think it is better to go with 5770 CF. unless you don't like multi gpu setup
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 4:48:00 PM

purple stank said:
Definitly get another 5770,way better.
Pretty sure this is your PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has all the connectors, i think.If i'm wrong just go check if theirs another 6 pin and you should be fine.It Delivers 50+ AMPS on the 12/v rail, you should be fine.But get some more Opinions on this, as you are running near the max wattage of your PSU.

Only if adding the rails worked, read the label.
a c 539 U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 5:26:12 PM

The only issue is this:
"So over the years Multi-GPU support has improved quite a bit, AMD still isn't up-to snuff at the level of NVIDIA though, multi-GPU supports still literally and directly remains the Achilles heel of ATI's Catalyst drivers. For years now we have been requesting user-based multi-GPU profiles. See when a new game comes out, multi-GPU support will not be supported by the Catalyst driver. ATI will always need to update this through drivers or downloadable profiles. What ATI needs to do is to allow the end user to make custom profiles per game. A small tip, renaming your game-executable towards a game title that is supported can, not always but often, help out."
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-cross...
a c 539 U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 5:48:02 PM

Poking around in some reviews it seems a single factory overclocked GTX460 is faster than dual 5770's.
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 6:06:49 PM

That can't be right....
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 12, 2010 6:40:40 PM

Well i'd go with the 460, it definitly outperforms, but it is also power hungry.The 5770 is much safer for his system.
a c 141 U Graphics card
November 13, 2010 1:30:37 PM

purple stank said:
Well i'd go with the 460, it definitly outperforms, but it is also power hungry.The 5770 is much safer for his system.


lol. a single 460 will consume more power than 5770 CF?
a c 539 U Graphics card
November 13, 2010 2:36:51 PM

My research is showing the 5770's in Crossfire consuming more power than the GTX460. Whatever the case, the difference is going to cost much less than a dollar per month on your power bill.
November 13, 2010 9:15:07 PM

power consuming doesn't really matter, the important thing is if its faster and reliable at the same time, and i think im gonna go with another 5770 it looks like the better option.
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