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Upgrade options from HD5770 to run BF3, high settings

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October 28, 2011 11:05:01 PM

Currently have a HIS H577QT1GD (Factory clocked 875MHz core, 5000MHz GDDR5 memory) IceQ 5 with the following monitors:
  • LG W2252TQ 22" LCD Monitor (Max. resolution = 1680 x 1050) --> main gaming monitor
  • Viewsonic VA1912wb 19" widescreen LCD (Max. resolution = 1440 x 900) --> main productivity monitor; runs other applications while gaming

    I might selling this card to a friend around the "Black Friday" sales in November. Looking for input for a replacement card. My specs are found on the following thread :bounce:  Just want honest opinions on my build :bounce:  . Any constructive help is appreciated.
    Thank you.
    October 28, 2011 11:16:52 PM

    Your 5770 should run BF3 @ high settings using 11.10 preview drivers. My 5870m in my laptop is clocked slightly lower but has the same specs otherwise and I'm getting 35-50 fps on all high settings depending on the level. If you really want to upgrade then what is your budget?

    BTW BF3 is optimized very well for PC
    October 28, 2011 11:38:22 PM

    an upgrade from a 5770 is a good idea. I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 6870 or a 560ti. IN my book never buy an upgrade unless it's twice as fast as what you are coming from. Stay away from 6850s or GTS450s. If you can swing it a 6950 would really be the sweet spot for the resolutions you are playing at. also make sure you are playing on a quad core processor or the numbers go down significantly. Scaling with multiple cores is really apparent with this game.
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    October 28, 2011 11:43:51 PM


    the cheapest option would be to add a second 5770 in crossfire.
    I'm away form my PC atm, so can't check if your mobo supports it, but it would certainly be a good idea if it does.

    if that's not an option, then a 560ti or 6950 would be a great upgrade. depends on whether your PSU can handle one though, as well as if it would be bottlenecked by your CPU.
    October 28, 2011 11:46:58 PM

    At 1680 x 1050 resolution a 560ti should be able to run from High to Ultra settings. I have a very similar build to yours and recently upgraded from a 5770 to a GTX 570 that was on sale on newegg.

    From radeon a HD6950 is a pretty decent affordable card that should also run max settings at 1680 x 1050
    October 28, 2011 11:48:08 PM

    5xxx series gpu's do not scale well in xfire, from everything ive read.
    October 29, 2011 9:53:33 PM

    Inferno1217 said:
    Your 5770 should run BF3 @ high settings using 11.10 preview drivers. My 5870m in my laptop is clocked slightly lower but has the same specs otherwise and I'm getting 35-50 fps on all high settings depending on the level. If you really want to upgrade then what is your budget?

    BTW BF3 is optimized very well for PC
    The budget is $150-$175, but willing to go up to $225 (excluding mail-in-rebate offers) if the deal is right. The time frame is "Black Friday" sales next month. I am getting similar frame rates with the same settings as your 5870m. I still need to tweak the settings for improvement.

    pale paladin said:
    an upgrade from a 5770 is a good idea. I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 6870 or a 560ti. IN my book never buy an upgrade unless it's twice as fast as what you are coming from. Stay away from 6850s or GTS450s. If you can swing it a 6950 would really be the sweet spot for the resolutions you are playing at. also make sure you are playing on a quad core processor or the numbers go down significantly. Scaling with multiple cores is really apparent with this game.
    The MSI 6870 Hawk was the first card I looked at, but I have time before the purchase window. Also running an AMD 965BE around 3.9GHz with 8GB DDR3-1600MHz.
    November 7, 2011 8:23:50 PM

    Just an update. I think it will come down to several factors for me:
  • How much my co-worker will buy my current card from me
  • Initial purchase cost and final cost after MIR (sales tax can sometimes affect that rebate more than people realize)
  • Availability at local stores (Fry's Electronics will price match Newegg; Microcenter is easy to get to) or wait for shipping

    Top cards I am looking at:
    MSI R6870 Hawk
    MSI R6950 1GB/OC
    Gigabyte GV-R6870SO-1GD
    Gigabyte GV-R6950OC-1GD
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    November 7, 2011 8:28:14 PM

    Upgrade from a 5770?
    6870,560ti or the 6950 1Gb version
    !