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5770 crossfire or 5850

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November 27, 2010 10:52:54 AM

I have a 5770 at the moment, found a couple of cards as a possible upgrade, I could either buy a second 5770 (from http://bit.ly/hXt6nn) at £92, I hear 2 5770s in crossfire is almost the same as a 5870, so that would get more performance?

Or I could buy a 5850 (from http://bit.ly/gASNjO), sell my current 5770 for £50 or so, making the 5850 the cheaper option.


Main question is, 5850 (cheaper) or 5770 crossfire (more expensive)?

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November 27, 2010 11:19:14 AM

I would go for the 5850. While things are a lot better than they ever were as far as support for dual cards goes there is still the driver profiles needed for specific games.
To me the better single card is the better option. Also the 128 bit bus on the 5770 is something that would hold performance back on larger resolutions.

Mactronix :) 
November 27, 2010 11:21:40 AM

hero9989 said:
I have a 5770 at the moment, found a couple of cards as a possible upgrade, I could either buy a second 5770 (from http://bit.ly/hXt6nn) at £92, I hear 2 5770s in crossfire is almost the same as a 5870, so that would get more performance?

Or I could buy a 5850 (from http://bit.ly/gASNjO), sell my current 5770 for £50 or so, making the 5850 the cheaper option.


Main question is, 5850 (cheaper) or 5770 crossfire (more expensive)?


If you buy another 5770 it will be stronger but you will no longer have upgrade path....

So if you get the 5850 you can still get another which will make it even more powerfull...

Also have you though of getting 6850 or 6870? So that i mean sell your 5770 not for only $50 but lets say $90 or more and get the 6870.
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November 27, 2010 11:40:24 AM

dave0305 said:
If you buy another 5770 it will be stronger but you will no longer have upgrade path....

So if you get the 5850 you can still get another which will make it even more powerfull...

Also have you though of getting 6850 or 6870? So that i mean sell your 5770 not for only $50 but lets say $90 or more and get the 6870.


I'm in the UK so working on GBP :p .
I'd love to go for a 6 series card but does the 6850 perform worse than the 5850 and add nothing other than better support for 3D with HDMI 1.4?

The 6870 is out straight away, I want to spend less than £100 on the graphics upgrade, and the 6870 costs more like £165(£115 after selling the 5770)

Looks like the 5850 is the better option, but is the 6850 worth it? It costs about £15 more than the 5850 option but performs slightly worse?? Surely HDMI 1.4 isn't worth it?
November 27, 2010 12:26:39 PM

Your right about the performance and that is a good price for the 5850. They should all be at that price really but most i have seen are still at around £145-£150. They hold the price of the previous gen just below where the new tech comes in so its more attractive to buy the new card.

Mactronix :) 
November 27, 2010 5:56:59 PM

5850 it is :)  Thanks guys
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