Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by FreedomEclipse, May 25, 2010.
sorry guys bit of a repost here but please read & give me some advice
& so the poll goes....
I say sell them and get a 5850...
+1 get 5850.
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...
do not want
+1 on that
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)
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.
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.
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
yeah but i game At high resolutions so the 256mb mem interface comes In handy.
Looks like you will have to live without a graphics card for a few weeks until you find yourself some cash
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
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.
Nice guy! You got lucky there!
That is awesome. Congrats You can't ever argue with a "trade-up" of that magnitude.
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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