Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

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Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by sticky » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:17 am

I already have a 5770 vapor-x, although I'm still on DX10 until i get Win7. So, given that; what's better value for money...

buy another 5770 vapor-x (extra $200 AU) & crossfire 2x 5770,

OR

buy a 5850 vapor-x (extra $400 AU) - then Hybrid Xfire with my 5770 (should it push performance, If even possible). I can't say I've found a review for any such hybrid.

Which brings me to my next hyperthetical question:

What happens when you Xfire X3 card of any same sort? Does it even boost performance further or is it economically insane?

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Re: Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:38 am

If I recall you can't crossfire a 57XX with a 58XX card. I tried that when they first came out and it didn't work.
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Re: Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by skier » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:09 am

i'd get another 5770
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Re: Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by chickenadobo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:20 am

I agree with everyone else. Stick with another 5770. I've noticed the 5770's have slowly dropped their prices. The Vapor-x is a nice series btw!
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Re: Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by chickenadobo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:28 pm

ewiz.com has a sale on the Vapor-x 5770

Check it out! http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-577VPX&c=CJ

Also, $175 - $15 off with coupon code GAME8015
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Re: Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by sticky » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:38 pm

thanks for the advice guys, i'm going with another 5770 - it leaves budget for other upgrades.

And yeah - I really like Sapphire. ATI cards offer more alternative and innovation; this is where I've turned away from Nvidia cards in a big way.

I don't know how or why Sapphire keep prices down, but they're always good value for money.

thanks again.

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Re: Vapor-x 5770 Xfire 5850

Post by snowballak » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:36 pm

i'd get another 5770

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