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Another 5770 on my current setup?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 4, 2011 3:37:11 PM

hi guys
i currently have a decent system which includes the following:
phenom ii 720 @3.1
3gb of patriot 800mhz 4-4-4-12
asus m4a78-e motherboard
600w high efficient psu
500gb western digital hdd
and asus cucore 5770

however i wondered if it would be worth getting another 5770 for a little more performance however would i see a noticable gain in games like black ops and bad company 2 or moh,
i play at 1440-900, also would a second 5770 is xfire bottleneck on my current system as it is not ddr3.

also i would like to ask is there a huge performance difference between ddr2 dual channel 800mhz to ddr3 dual channel 1333?

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a c 228 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 4:38:00 PM

If your mobo doesn't support DDR3, you can't use it (your mobo only supports DDR2).

Adding a second 5770 would boost potential GPU performance. What resolution do you typically game at?
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 5:14:26 PM

"i play at 1440-900" at that resolution there'd probably be little bit of a bottleneck, but nothing major, ever tried unlocking the 4th core?. That'd help too.

You should also consider selling your 5770 and getting a single 6870 or even 6950
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 10:13:35 PM

I don't think you mobo even has a slot for a second card to go in yet alone a 8X or quicker one.
a c 228 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 10:15:45 PM

It has 2 PCI-E x16 slots, but operates at 2 x8 when in CF mode.
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 10:17:49 PM

Sorry I stand corrected
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 3:34:19 PM

I think for that res a 5770 is pretty good. Similar money (to an extra 5770) would get you a PII x4 955 BE and I reckon that would be much more beneficial at your res.
(I use a 5770 in the front room for gaming up to 1080p in some titles on my HDTV and it still puts out decent frames)