Cool, thanks for the info.
I realize buying a whole new video card for a "marginal" improvment maybe isn't the best possible bang for the buck. However, as a practical matter it can still give you a significant boost for less money than buying a new high end card. Two 5770's might perform as well as a $290 card, but it will cost a little more. So you buy one 5770 now for $150, then when you have a little more money to spend later on you add the 2nd card - which should be a little cheaper a year from now. Maybe you spend the same (or even more) in the long run than if you would have just bought the $290 card up front, but if you don't have a money tree in your backyard, this option might make sense. Of course the bigger question a year form now will be, should you buy that 2nd 5770 for $130 or buy that other card that was $290 a year ago, for $190 now and just sell your original 5770 for $90 on eBay. I'll figure that out when the time comes. At least I'll be able to play FFXIV now and have options later.
Edited, Jul 1st 2010 1:12pm by Mithsavvy