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Sapphire 5770 vapor-x worth it?

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June 28, 2011 2:04:10 PM

So, i've been using an old core 2 duo with 4gbs of ram. I finally just ordered a 2500k with 8gbs of ram @ 1600, i was wondering would it be worth me buying another 5770 to crossfire it? I don't know if it's my old core 2 build, but it can't really handle the new dx11 update for crysis 2 on the lowest setting. It's pretty much unplayable.

So should i buy another or should i sell it and buy a different card all together? I wanna be able to play crysis 2 and battlefield 3 when it comes out at a ok framerate.
June 28, 2011 2:32:29 PM

240$ max, i'd rather just spend the 112$ on a new 5770 though if it'd be worth it.
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June 28, 2011 3:48:23 PM

something must be bottlenecking your rig.I have a gtx 275 and a core i7 870 and I have maxed out the game even with the latest patch and high rez textures and get a minimum fps of 30.On low I get 80-90 fps.Your core 2 duo is bottlenecking in crysis 2 since its very cpu dependandt
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June 28, 2011 5:06:15 PM

It prob is the core 2 as it's usally at 98% load when i play it. My new 2500k comes today and my new mobo comes tomorrow then all i have to do it order the ram and ill test it out with the new setup ill prob end up buying the extra 5770 anyway for battlefield 3
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June 28, 2011 5:28:48 PM

Oh, one last thing. Do you guys think that this older psu will handle the crossfire?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I bought it a few years back for my core 2 build and still working great. I don't really want to buy a new one so if it can't handle it then im prob just gonna stick with the one 5770 for now.
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June 28, 2011 5:49:47 PM

If you just need to boost your performance levels to 5850 levels get the GTX 460 1GB for $150 and overclock it. CF 5770 would probably be underutilized with a slow processor. The 460 will probably be underutilized but it would be a huge boost for BF3. If you're going to upgrade your whole computer I'd suggest a much better card.
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June 28, 2011 6:33:08 PM

browsingtheworld said:
If you just need to boost your performance levels to 5850 levels get the GTX 460 1GB for $150 and overclock it. CF 5770 would probably be underutilized with a slow processor. The 460 will probably be underutilized but it would be a huge boost for BF3. If you're going to upgrade your whole computer I'd suggest a much better card.


Well like i said, i just bought a 2500k and plan on oc'ing it a bit.
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June 29, 2011 3:19:08 AM

Quote:
I meat buy another Vapor-X
However, now that I though about it,

This would be a better choice
GTX460 1GB USD150, USD 120 after rebate


Agreed this is a much better way to spend your money but for 240 if you want to blow the wad.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

sell the 5770 for 70 or 80 bucks and call it a win

there is a cheaper diamond version but I saw some complaints about Ram syncs

personaly I would by a Diamond because they are old and I am also old.
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