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Old March 3, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Default Need Help Deciding!!! 2 x 5770 or 5850 now and one later?

This is driving me up the walls of my beaver dam!!!!!!

I have already decided on XFX....however I cannot decide to click on the 5850 or 2 x 5770.

Trying to keep it under $400CDN.

I want to do Eyefinity soon as well.....

Help me before I go even MORE insane then I already am!!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!

Games played will be UT3, Battlefield Heroes, L4D series, Crysis Series, Fear series, Trackmania.

Also need monitor suggestions as per my thread in the new builds section.
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5850.
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Old March 3, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Give your reasons please.
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Old March 3, 2010, 05:22 PM
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It'll be more than enough to play any game you want to at 1080p (the resolution you're looking at for your monitor), and you won't have to deal with possible Crossfire performance scaling issues.
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Old March 3, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Might as well get the 5850 coz the price is approx. the same. Don't quote me on this but won't a single 5850 use less power than 2X 5770?

I would get the fastest single card possible than 2 crappier cards and Xfire them...

As Zero said, there are some Xfire issues and profiles and stuff.

I think it's not worth the hassle. Plus you'll get bragging rights for the 5850 :)
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Don't quote me on this but won't a single 5850 use less power than 2X 5770?
It should use less power, yes.
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Old March 3, 2010, 06:53 PM
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A another vote for 5850.

Reason: When you hit a wall you can add another 5850, but if you happen to have 5770x2 your gonna need some new cards.
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5850 hands down. It is a very powerful card and can handle 1920 x 1200 with no problems. Even Crysis runs great on it. If you need more horse power just get s second one down the road when they are less than $200.
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Old March 3, 2010, 09:08 PM
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After staring at the NCIX sale for the past two hours I decided to forego the GPU's for now and wait until my next payday. Got some other stuff instead.

Any more suggestions are quite welcome!
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5850, because crossfire is a pain in the ass.
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