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Suggestion for an Upgrade from a 5770

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February 1, 2011 7:20:57 PM

I'm currently running an ATI HD 5770 card in my SFF case. This is the case & PS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The PS is 300W - 80Plus.

I originally chose the 5770 for it's performance in addition to its power consumption. To date, I've not had a single problem with this setup and the most I've "ever" seen it draw is about 190W at the wall (using a Kill-a-watt). I was wondering if there might be a decent upgrade path from this card to a newer model with better performance. The only other two peripherals in the case are a slim-line DVD burner and a SSD as the only hard drive.

If anyone can make suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
a c 1408 U Graphics card
February 1, 2011 8:41:24 PM

Well you probably could use a HD6850 but it would not be a mind blowing upgrade.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
February 1, 2011 8:42:40 PM

Would you really put a 6850 on that PSU though? I mean is that fine? I'm not sure myself.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
February 1, 2011 8:50:30 PM

Oh nevermind, I guess I don't know what PSU comes with that case exactly, and what I thought it was was very poor. I still don't know what the exact ratings on that PSU are, however.

EDIT - Well I finally found the one that is in the picture with the silverstone case, this is it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Looks good to me. :D 
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February 1, 2011 9:57:58 PM

The HD 6850 would be your best bet at the moment. It's better than a GTX 460 while only using a bit more power than the 5770.

Here are some insanely cheap ones.

Only thing is, are you even sure your case can handle a dual slot card? Is the 5770 you currently have a dual slot?
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a c 112 U Graphics card
February 2, 2011 1:50:27 AM

It sure does take a 2 slot card :) 

And its so tiny :) 


And with some mods it can even take 2 drives
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February 2, 2011 2:06:15 AM

In that case you should totally go for the card I posted.
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