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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by FreedomEclipse, May 25, 2010.

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What should i do next??

  1. Sell the 5770@Full RRP & try to source up another 1gb 4870

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  2. Keep the 5770 & sell up the remaining 4870

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  3. F**k'em both! sell both n get something like a 5830 or 5850 :P

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  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    sorry guys bit of a repost here but please read & give me some advice :) :toast::toast:

    & so the poll goes....
     
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    I say sell them and get a 5850...
     
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    +1 get 5850.
     
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    It's a tough call, but yeah, last option seems a good one.
    A HD 5850 would outperform a HD 4870 & a HD 5770, so...why not?

    Besides, a HD 5850 can even perform more if you OC...but of course you already know that... :p
     
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    Sorry

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    do not want
     
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    +1 on that
     
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    thanks everyone, I think its clear where the poll is going but keep'em coming. (No Nvidia cards please! do not want dutch oven fermi's)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Signlecard gives better price/performance, Crossfire avgs at max, 60% gains. Maybe we'll get some "amazing" driver from AMD, that makes better use of the gpus in Crossfire, but i think Corssfire is memory-bandwidth limited.
     
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    I stand by the rule, one GPU is always better than two. Less heat, less power used, less compatibility problems and no mocking with Crossfire profiles and lack of them.
     
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    If you can stretch your way to a 5850, great. If not you will have to make do with 5770. But I would get rid of the 4870's though. Simple :)
     
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    yeah but i game At high resolutions so the 256mb mem interface comes In handy.
     
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    Looks like you will have to live without a graphics card for a few weeks until you find yourself some cash :ohwell:
     
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    not entirely lol i still have 1 4870. if anythings gonna be sold off first it will be the 5770 as that currently has more value. then will have to wait n see about the rest
     
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    heres an update on whats goin on.

    I called the store & had a talk with the manager about my now defunct crossfire setup & he has agreed to allow me to 'trade up' that 5770 for a 5850 - my remaining 4870 is now being sold off to a friend to pay for the 5850.
     
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    Nice guy! You got lucky there!
     
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    That is awesome. Congrats :toast: You can't ever argue with a "trade-up" of that magnitude.
     
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    well - they could be extremely nice & allow me to upgrade to a 5970 for the price of a sold 4870 but i dont think thats gonna happen. Im still gonna lose performance anyhoo. but I'l definitely clock that 5850 to 5870 speeds when its here
     

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