I am looking to pick up a DX11 card to be ready for the "next generation". The 5770 looks solid for now, but I might want to pick up a larger monitor in the near future. Is there a huge difference between a 6850 and 6870? I am not a quite a hardcore gamer, but I am pretty serious.
I assume my CPU is becoming my biggest bottleneck and next year I should have the budget to build a new rig.
Do you guys think the 5770 will be a good way to break into DX11 and hold me over until its new rig time?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 2 weeks (yay tax return!)
BUDGET RANGE: USD $150-250
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (CoD, BF:BC2, Rift, WoW, Portal 2), home theater/watching movies
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: HD 4850, PC Power & Cooling PPCS500 500W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P P45 Motherboard, Intel Core2Duo E8400, 4GB Corsair DDR2 800
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: Preferably ATI, makes it easier to deal with drivers, but I am totally open to nvidia
OVERCLOCKING: Ive never overclocked anything, not likely to start anytime soon
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Ive never done it, easier to deal with 1 card
The HD5770 really isn't much of an upgrade. This is what you want I think; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fantastic deal for $140 and it should be great for your resolution. It's approximately 50% faster than the HD5770 and only about 5% slower than the HD6870 others are mentioning while costing much less.