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Good upgrade from 5770 crossfired

Right now heres my specs

two Radeon 5770's crossfired
Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.68ghz
4gb ddr2 @800mhz
Antec earthwatts 650w PSU
Windows 7 64bit
Emerson 40" tv

Im running at 1920x1080

Right now i can max out most games, but im looking for better performance in Crysis 2 and Starcraft 2. (Metro 2033 as well i suppose)

i plan to sell my 5770's and i was thinking of something around 300$. However will my other specs bottleneck that?

I could push the Cpu to 3.84ghz with a little extra cooling.

Maybe a radeon 6970 (270$) or two 6850's?
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  1. Best answer
    You can wait for the 7xxx Series?
  2. i around 300$ there are 2 options gtx 570 or gtx 6970 check this link gtx 570 performrs more then 6970

    http://www.hwcompare.com/9020/geforce-gtx-570-vs-radeon-hd-6970/


    as u also ask about cf so i am not in favor of cf bcz then may be u have drivers problem
  3. ^ :lol:

    Here is a real one: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=306

    That one baffles me! :D
  4. hd5770 in CF ~= HD6850

    for a worthwhile upgrade, i would say to get atleast a 6790/gtx570.

    alternately, you can wait for the 7xxx series to come on 9th january.
  5. im thinking i might wait till the 7xxx series hits. Any idea on what card would be in the 300$ range? i see the 7970 is around 620$. So my guess is it would be the 7950 or 7870.
  6. CrysisComa said:
    im thinking i might wait till the 7xxx series hits. Any idea on what card would be in the 300$ range? i see the 7970 is around 620$. So my guess is it would be the 7950 or 7870.

    There is a high chance that it will be 7870. Check out at wikipedia.
  7. http://www.techwith.com/2011/12/amds-radeon-hd-7800-series-coming-in.html

    yea looks like the 7870 will be 299$

    im just wondering if that will be able to hold up against two 6850s (300$)

    also the release for the 78xx cards is in february
  8. You can wait for it :).
  9. although i cant see the 7870 beating out alot of the crossfire configurations iv found. For instance two 6870's i just found on ebay, crossfired would cost me a total of 310$

    or i could buy a couple 5870's for 335$.
  10. Best answer selected by CrysisComa.
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