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Old June 13, 2010, 12:13 PM
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i dont know..pick up 2x5770 used for 250 or less?

or do that with one 5850
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Old June 13, 2010, 12:18 PM
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One 5850. Definitely. Non-crossfire graphics solutions are much easier to handle in the power and heat area, and generally produce less problems. Overclock it even on the stock cooling, and you've almost got a 5870.
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Old June 13, 2010, 12:57 PM
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I think i will go for a HD5830. From what i read on some reviews the difference between HD5830 and HD5850 is not that big.
Worst purchase ever. I'd spend a bit more for the ATI 5850. However for $190, gogogo!

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the problem is that the 5830 is like 5% faster then a 5770...so if OP wanted 2X 5770 he will be sad with a single 5830...so just get a 5850 and don't waste more time.
With new drivers, I think the performance of the GPUs increased a bit. I think it's a worthwhile purchase for $190. Heck I'm tempted too.
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Old June 13, 2010, 01:05 PM
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With new drivers, I think the performance of the GPUs increased a bit. I think it's a worthwhile purchase for $190. Heck I'm tempted too.
the 5770 performance increase to with 10.4 ( 10.5 was a bug fix so no real gain ) So the performance is still around the same.
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Old June 13, 2010, 07:22 PM
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How well do 5830's crossfire? That deal is awesome and I second crossfire 5830's for moar power!
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Old June 13, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Or you could grab a Sapphire 5770 since they're only $158 on Newegg.ca right now...

Sapphire - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 100283L Video Card - 100283L
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Old June 13, 2010, 07:51 PM
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dring ati slash prices makes you think soemthings around the corner

question is..on what side? ;)
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Old June 13, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Well, I'd say they crossfire the same as any other card. The heat is a little more, they take a little power (though that shouldn't be a problem), they give more power, sometimes they're glitchy in new games before new drivers come out. S'about it.
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Or you could grab a Sapphire 5770 since they're only $158 on Newegg.ca right now...

Sapphire - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 100283L Video Card - 100283L
My 8800GT died yesterday so I've got one of these on the way. Budget was tight and this was the most I could justify spending.

On a side note, baking my 8800gt in the oven for 10 minutes did not fix it, which is too bad. I've heard of lots of people having success reviving dead cards that way.
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if its a bfg you know what to do, i would have said without looking at your system specs..wait you do have a bfg
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