I am a proud owner of an hd5850.Although is a great card, i find it to be extreme for my gaming habits. I also have a xfx hd4770 from a previous set-up laying around but is too weak for me.
So, i was thinking of selling the 5850, get another used xfx hd4770 and with the rest of the cash buy a second-hand apacer a7 turbo ssd 64g. The deals are made and waiting for all three items (4770+ssd cost exactly the same as my used 5850). How 2 4770's plus the increased responciveness of an ssd compare to a 5850? Do you think it's worthy?
(My cpu is a phenom ii 965, 790fx mobo and cooler master gx750w psu)
I dont know guys. It seems that they crossfire very nicely.They even leave the 5850 behind on some tests.
As for the lack of dx11 i personally dont care (atleast for now). I ve played like 20 different games since i bought the card and only 2 or 3 supported dx11 (most of the titles still use dx9c for god's sake)and compared to dx10 the difference was from minimal to unnoticable.
DX11 has a long way to go until it becomes standard and i am sure that by then the 5850 will become outdated.
As for the ssd, i've tested it for 3 days and believe me, its like having an entirely different pc.
Thanks for the replies guys, but after i checked Helltech's link my mind is pretty much made up.
You're talking about losing DX11, more heat, more power consomptuoin, more fan noise. Less performance in titles that don't play well CF/SLI. You also gain all the problems that come with multi-GPU setups, micro-stuttering and what not.
I really think its a bad idea, but it seems like you have made up your mind.