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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by spaceman1, 14 Feb 2013.

  1. spaceman1

    spaceman1 New Member

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    Hey guys.
    I have Radeon HD 5770 what i was thinking should i get another one to join or get a new one, If i'm to get a new one what would be best up to £250.

    Thanks
    Spaceman1
     
  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    What do you play and what is the rest of your rig like? You can get some serious horsepower for £250 at the minute. 7950 is the best bet new but if you go second hand you'll be able to pick up a 7970 or 680 for that sort of money.

    HOWEVER - new GPUs are in the pipeline for the very near future which might change the game a bit.
     
  3. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    7950 670 both available for that sort of money.

    Both would outperform a 5770 in crossfire. ( 5770 crossfire is single 580 5870 performance wise or 660 660ti / 7850 7870 area )
     
  4. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I doubt 5770s in X-fire will trouble a 660 or 7850, even with 100% scaling.

    Depending on resolution, a 7870 or 7950 will offer plenty of performance. The 670 is a great card and faster than the 7950, but probably not £60 faster.

    As Shirty says, we're not too far away from the 700 series release, so it might be worth holding off a wee while.
     
  5. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    AMD 7850 7870 7950

    Nvidia 660 660ti or 670

    All will be a safer bet than a dual card set up and all will be far faster than a HD5770 crossfired anyway.
     
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    whast the rest of the rig like and especially your PSU?
     
  7. spaceman1

    spaceman1 New Member

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    i play mass effects and bf3 cpu is AMD Phenom2 x4 965 3.4
     
  8. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Well Mass Effect won't be troubling your existing card, but a 670 would be the logical choice for BF3.
     
  9. spaceman1

    spaceman1 New Member

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    thanks might wait to see whats coming out.
     

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