Prior to knowing about the graphic hierarchy charts for April 2012, I went ahead and ordered a Sapphire 7850 OC, to replace my XFX 5770 crossfire.
An interesting suggestion in the hierarchy chart is that a worthwhile upgrade should be 3 steps above current system.
After glancing at the chart, I noticed a 5870 (roughly equivalent to 5770 crossfire) 1 step below a 7850.
I feel like I jumped the gun on this purchase. Was wondering what your thoughts were?
I suppose a year from now I could crossfire the 7850 when prices drop further, yet I'm more inclined to stick to a single card solution considering the waiting games I've played for stable catalyst application profiles.
I think you didn't get a worth while upgrade performance wise but I also think you are in a better place now with a single card.
AMD cards do always get better over time as the drivers are always pretty bad at the start of a new gen.
In a few months time your card would most probably belong a rung further up the table. Speaking of which its really only a guide as with all reviews.