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5770 vs 6850

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December 19, 2010 4:37:59 AM

I bought a XFX 5770 back in FEB 2010 I am trying to figure out if I should get a 6850 video card to replace my XFX 5770 I am playing my games at 1680x1050. on a acer 22 inch monitor. I am wondering if there is much of a speed bump between the 2 cards to justify the cost of a new card. I have 3 choices grab another 5770 and cross fire it or grab a single 6850. Or keep my 5770 another year.

here are my system specks:

Asus 890GX mother board
AMD X6 1055T cpu @ 3.5 GHZ
1 XFX 5770 with lifetime warranty.
8 GB DDR3 1366

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December 19, 2010 5:11:51 AM

The question is this. Are you getting below 30-40 FPS often? If not, you won't likely notice much of a difference. If you are, then you'd see a nice bump in performance. Adding a 2nd 5770 would add more performance, however.
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December 19, 2010 5:16:00 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. I do a lot of video rendering so I change my CPU and mother board about every 3 years. So what your saying is change the GPU when I change the CPU and mother board next time. I just went from a AMD x3 to a x6 CPU unfortunately the board had to go to support the x6 CPU.
December 19, 2010 5:24:13 AM

You should be able to see a noticeable boost.

Plus the 6850 can usually overclock to 6870 performance pretty easily.

It's up to you though. If you can grab a 2nd 5770 for cheap, go for it. Personally, I'd rather have a single card solution.
December 19, 2010 5:32:22 AM

Can a corsair TX 750 watt psu handle 2 5770's in crossfire?
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December 19, 2010 5:39:31 AM

Oh yeah and then some.

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December 19, 2010 8:52:53 AM

even a 500w corsair psu can handle 2 5770's in crossfire. 2 x 5770's would be faster than a 6850/6870 and faster than a gtx470 in many cases.
December 19, 2010 4:17:23 PM

I will get a 5770 when the price drops.
December 19, 2010 4:17:31 PM

Best answer selected by jchambers2586.
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December 19, 2010 4:18:47 PM

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