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2 crossfire MSI HAWK 5770 = ?

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April 26, 2011 1:19:13 PM

Hi ya'll !!

I have the MSI 5770 Hawk ($150.00) and am building a new PC.

I already bought the MB and CPU (Asus Crosshair Formula IV and AMD Phemon II 6X BE) which supports 2 x16 Crossfire and I am wondering if I should buy another HAWK or upgrade to a single better card?

It needs to be an ATI so I could Xfire it down the road if I want to.

Also what is the equivalent ATI single card of 2 5770 HAWKS?
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April 26, 2011 1:22:11 PM

2 HD 5770's is slightly faster than a single HD 5870. You can crossfire that HD 5770, or get a HD 6950 2 GB.
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April 26, 2011 1:25:47 PM

Tamz_msc said:
2 HD 5770's is slightly faster than a single HD 5870. You can crossfire that HD 5770, or get a HD 6950 2 GB.



LOL I guess I should have mentioned that I did not want to take out a loan :) 

I am look at cost effectiveness, i.e. would it be worth it to spend the extra money on one single faster card.
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April 26, 2011 1:29:12 PM

Well, that depends on your current monitor resolution and whether or not you wan't to upgrade it in the future.
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April 26, 2011 1:37:08 PM

Tamz_msc said:
Well, that depends on your current monitor resolution and whether or not you wan't to upgrade it in the future.



No my monitor is fine.
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April 26, 2011 1:38:22 PM

What resolution do you play at?
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April 26, 2011 2:51:08 PM

1440 x 900
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April 27, 2011 7:18:13 AM

Then a single HD 5770 is all you'll need at that resolution. IF you want better longevity, adding a second 5770 would be a good option, though you'll be able to max out every game with a single 5770 at that resolution.
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April 27, 2011 3:56:44 PM

5770CF is NOT faster than 5870, it's falling few percent behind, and i am always for the system with single GPU rather than dual if the price is equal, but for this resolution 5770 should be fine and adding another card wouldn't make much of difference.
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April 29, 2011 6:54:02 PM

I just replaced two 5770's with a single 6950. The two 5770's were awsome. It is very cost effective. It sometimes had a couple of issues with heat with poor spacing, but it ran every game very well. With the cost of a 5770 right now it's a great option for you. With that said my 6950 is better, but like you said an expensiver single card is not an option for you.
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April 30, 2011 12:01:08 AM

Thanks everyone for all of your help!

I have decided to to Xfire the 5770.

Then if I find I need to upgrade I can and then have my dad and little bro's Christmas presents, in the form of two 5770 hawks.

Thanks everyone for your help with this.
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May 7, 2011 5:53:35 AM

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May 7, 2011 8:28:46 AM

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