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
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.
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.