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Replacing HD 5770, any suggestions

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November 6, 2011 3:31:29 AM

looking for something between $150-$200

playing games, recording gameplay, rendering sony vegas videos

monitor is 1080p, prefer to be 60 fps if possible







AMD Phenom II X4 965
Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB
GSkill Ripraws 8GB DDR3 1600
ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+
2x Samsung F3 in Raid 0
Antec BP550 Plus 550W
Antec Twelve Hundred
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
HP Elite Wireless Keyboard
Samsung SyncMaster 23" 1080p LED Monitor
Tritton AX Pro Surround Sound Headset




a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 4:30:53 AM

The HD 6870 would be a great upgrade from a HD 5770 and for 1080p gaming.
But if you can spend $20 more, I'd recommend you get a HD 6950.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nonethless, both cards are good and you have an adequate power supply to run either one of them. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 4:42:07 AM

^ Agreed, if you want to play on 1080p with 60fps avg with decent quality settings, spend a little extra on a 6950
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 7:17:25 AM

I wouldn`t upgrade your video card if your budget is less than $200. Either increase your budget or wait till the 7000 series comes out.
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 11:10:23 AM

Overclocked Toaster said:
I wouldn`t upgrade your video card if your budget is less than $200.

Why wouldn't you?
You can get good video cards for $200.
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November 6, 2011 11:56:11 AM

I agree with toaster. Yes, you can get very good cards for 200$, but the OP already has the 5770. Will 200$ fetch him, that good of an upgrade? Apart from BF3 maybe, theres no game which will go from unplayable to playable from that upgrade. It will indeed be very wise to wait for 7000 series early next year.
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 12:10:57 PM

I'm kind of on the fence here about waiting. If you are unhappy with the performance of your current video card then purchase a new one.

If you can "suffer" with your current card for a little while longer, waiting is a good option, especially since we expect something in a few months. If these new cards were 6 months or more away, then waiting would be a bad idea but 2 or 3 months is something worth waiting for. Even if the new cards suck, the older ones will go down in price and you will have saved some money.
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November 6, 2011 9:13:40 PM

im not unhappy with the 5770, it still plays everything very well.

I'll just wait for the next gen video cards i guess, im not in a hurry



thanks guys
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2011 10:09:15 AM

nvidia is trying to release 600 series before Christmas and that's not a long wait .
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November 7, 2011 12:41:27 PM

wait dude for nvidia 6xx series and ati 7xxx series when these card will be out you will like aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh new cards with new features so wait bcz i dont think so that 5770 is not like a very low end card play on it when these cards come in market i am also waiting for these

but if you want to buy urgent then buy ati 6950 or gtx 560ti nvdia
thanks
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a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2011 7:48:27 AM

NVIDIA's 600 series won't release till next year. But it will be wise to wait till they arrive and your HD 5770 should be enough to keep you going till then. :) 
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