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jdenn
11-25-2009, 03:01 PM
I've been on getting a 5000 series radeon since I build my computer in end of august, I put in a 4350 to hold me over for $20.
My current specs are:
Pheonom II x4 955 3.2Ghz
ASUS M4A78T-E
4gb Gskill DDR3 1600
CM storm scout
CM Silent Pro 700 Watts

I've been going between a 5850 or a 5770, do think that extra ~$150 makes a difference, or would crossfireing 2 of them make a difference?

Baron_Fel
11-25-2009, 03:02 PM
5850 >>>> 5770 CF

4890 (or even 4870 1GB/GTX 260) >> 5770

GoDMiN
11-25-2009, 03:35 PM
5850 imo. I'm not a fan of SLI or crossfire myself, its smarter to just get one big bad ♥♥♥ card than two lesser cards. The drivers and support just isn't good enough for me yet.

Baron_Fel
11-25-2009, 03:40 PM
5850 imo. I'm not a fan of SLI or crossfire myself, its smarter to just get one big bad ♥♥♥ card than two lesser cards. The drivers and support just isn't good enough for me yet.

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also, memory performance with 5770 CF is going to be disproportionally bad in comparison to its processing power.