5770 crossfire value for money?

So my mate has a 5770 atm, it's not terrible he plays with a 27" 1080p monitor and a second monitor at some lower res ~720p ball park is buying a 2nd 5770 going to be a value for money upgrade? or would he be better off spending more on something like a 6850. I don't think he minds not having maxed out settings but at least medium to high on new games at 1080p is what were looking to accomplish. atm a 5770 looks like it'll cost around $100. He's just spend $600 upgrading to an i5-2500 rig and trying to keep this as cost efficient an upgrade as possible.
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  1. I would say YES 5770 over 6850 Save himself +-$50 and get about the same performace abit better actually then the 6850. Unless he wants to wait and save himself $160ish and wait for PCIE 3.0 but $160 wont get him a new mother board and video card. So $ vs FPS go for 5770 my personal opinion!
  2. Well he just bought a new mobo with the i5-2500 that has pci-e 3.0 I just saw a compatibility chart that said 6770 can be crossfired with 5770, would 6770/5770 beat 5770x2? or is there no real difference at all between them and thus why they work together?
  3. I dont really advocate crossfire but performance per dollar it really is a good move. But if he could sell the 5770 and buy a 6870 I would suggest that.
  4. You will want another 5770 although they are the same it really wouldn't work.
  5. Well if he has a PCI-E 3.0 its really up to him if he wants to wait 4-8 months for the new ones to come out. spentshells has a good point also could sell it and buy just Bigger Card. SLI/XFIRE sound really awsome but theres alot of bugs still in them, unless u like technical challenges(like myself) go for it. BTW u cant Xfire 6770 with a 5770 if u read that somewhere its false. ONLY Cars with the same FIRST TWO No. can XFire like 5770 with 5750 or 6770 with 6750 (57XX with another 57XX///69XX with another 69XX)unless the changed that recently!
  6. I guess there's definitely some considerations there. btw i saw the 6770 compatibility with 5770 on this chart by amd, from what i read it works if the 6770 is in the first position.

    http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImages/Public/Graphic_Illustrations/WebBannerJPEG/AMD_CrossfireX_Chart_1618W.jpg
  7. benikens said:
    I guess there's definitely some considerations there. btw i saw the 6770 compatibility with 5770 on this chart by amd, from what i read it works if the 6770 is in the first position.

    http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImages/Public/Graphic_Illustrations/WebBannerJPEG/AMD_CrossfireX_Chart_1618W.jpg


    Oh thats rigt 6770 first, isn't there also something about both cards running at the same lane speeds ?

    sry bout the bad info.
  8. 6770 and 5770 are identical cards so just stick with the 5770 as it has a cheaper price tag.

    That said, CF 5770 performance wise are basically right in between 5850 and 5870 single card performance, which is roughly the same as a 6870 now.

    Bang for your buck it's probably the best option, unless you can sell the old card and use that money to buy like a 6950 1gb or 560 Ti.
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