Originally Posted by ragejg
Redeemed: I really don't think it's a very good idea going from a 5770 to a 460 or 6850.
Why? Because they're in the same performance category.
HD 4870, 4890, 5770, 5830, 6850, GTX 460 192 and 256 bit perform similarly if you group together all games results...
So I'd really shoot for the HD 5850/6870/GTX 470 performance category if I were you, otherwise you really won't notice that much of an overall improvement..
Across the board the GTX 460 and 6850 are faster, the 6850 I've seen so far at the very least 10fps faster at the same settings... and I've seen the GTX460 twice as fast as the 5770.
But you're at least partially right, now that I'm thinking about it. Not sure if I'd really get my money's worth. I'd sell this 5770 for about $130 since it's practically brand new. I'd still be forking out about $60 for the new card. Would I be getting $60 worth in additional performance...? I'm kinda' thinking not likely. Maybe I'll be better suited waitin till this time next year, when 28nm parts are coming out.
So far I can play every game I own, including most newer ones, with in-game IQ settings maxed. Just can't use any AA.
Maybe I should also look into CrossFire. That'd cost me more money, but would it yeild better results? Or just remain content with this 5770 for now?
Gonna' have to do some more reading to before I come to any decision. But thanks for the input rage... you do bring up a valid point- I'd likely not be getting my money's worth in regards to the performance I'd gain.