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Upgrading Crossfired Asus 5770

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April 3, 2012 9:43:50 PM

I am trying to decide how to get the most bang for my buck out of a single AMD graphics card. I have been looking at getting an AMD 7850, but I have not seen any stellar performance from them. I want to get a good single card solution that will hopefully double my performance on the Asus 5770 1GB crossfired cards. Any good ideas on a good single card from AMD?

System:
CPU: AMD X6 1055T stock
RAM: 8GB Patriot 1333Mhz DDR3 stock
HDD: OCZ Agility 90GB SSD Sata 6gbs & Western Digital 500GB Sata HDD
Video: Crossfired Asus 5770 1GB cards
Power Supply: Antec True Power Quattro 850 watts
Monitor: Dell 24" 1920x1200

I mainly play Battlefield 3 and would like to play on ultra at 1920x1200. I can do with High settings and my budget at the most would be 360$.
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April 3, 2012 9:50:46 PM

ussra2 said:
Any good ideas on a good single card from AMD?

I mainly play Battlefield 3 and would like to play on ultra at 1920x1200. I can do with High settings and my budget at the most would be 360$.


yeah a great card would be . . . . . oh nevermind you want an AMD.
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April 3, 2012 9:53:15 PM

Go for the Gigabyte 7870 !!!! Its only $359 at New Egg.
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April 3, 2012 11:09:10 PM

you have a problem then sir.

5770 Crossfire setup is about 10% slower than a single 6950.
and your saying you want to DOUBLE your performance.
Sorry but this is not going to happen with the budget you have.

now the 7850 is a pretty good card but its not double the performance of CF 5770's
its got prob another 10% on the 6950 but is quite test specific
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=510&i=371.372.373.374.375.376.377.378.379.380.381.382.385.384.383.386.387.388.389.390.392.393.394.396.397.400.398.401.402.403.404.459.457.456.405.460.391.426.406.424.407.411.410.422.423.409.413.412.414.415.416.417.418.419.420.421

Going to a single card however you will avoide bad CFX scaling in games but as far as i knew BF3 wasnt overly bad at that.

So your looking at about a 20-30% gain in performance and getting rid of any microstutter / bad CFX scaling.
If you want closer to double the performance you need to up ur budget and wait a month.

The 7970 will come down to $400-450 and would be my reccomendation for a card to pick.
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April 4, 2012 1:43:36 AM

Alright, so my best course of action is to wait on the 7970 to drop in price or even the 7950 and get one of those with the intention of getting them in crossfire down the road?
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