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_dangtx_

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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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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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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!

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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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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How well do 5830's crossfire? That deal is awesome and I second crossfire 5830's for moar power!
 

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dring ati slash prices makes you think soemthings around the corner:ph34r:

question is..on what side? ;)
 

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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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_dangtx_

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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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