Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Feb 22, 2010.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/EAH_5850_TOP_DirectCu/
Wow this really closed up the gap from the 5850 -5870 that thing rocks.
Nice review Wizz
Ditto, nice review. one thing I noticed, you listed the CCC limits:
CCC Overdrive Limits
Core 1200 MHz
Memory 1400 MHz
I thought the CCC limits were set at 900/1300 (or does this card have a BIOS that ups that?)
Awesome review and just a 10 dollar bump? Not bad at all. Now just to wait patiently for prices to come down after Nvidia rolls out their beast.
ccc limits are where the sliders END .. ie. the maximum clock you can set using ccc
Really, is that a negative? in recent past NV card reviews you should state " no eyefinity support " as a negative.
Yes, and I distinctly recall them being 900/1300, unless the latest Cat's are higher?
I totally agree with you crow1001. And "no ATI Stream support" should be added to Nvidia reviews.
No offense Wizzard, its a great review, but this No support for CUDA/Physx is just a load of crap.
you have a asus 5850 directcu ? you are aware that these limits vary from card to card, right ?
Any card can do more than one monitor, there is a difference from multi monitor support, and support for GPU standards, it wouldn't be a big deal if ATI had a comperiable technology, but they don't yet.
What are you talking about, what GPU standards? And doing 2 monitors and 6 is a big difference. Oh and ATI Stream is a comparable technology.
I'm sorry but as a user of ATi and Nvidia, as it stands right now I'd rather see ATi use CUDA. Fact of the matter is, CUDA applications exist and work, ATi stream not so much. Once we actually start seeing Stream working, I may change my mind but as of right now, it's merely something to download on their developer site. I can clearly understand why it is said in the review.
I agree it shouldn't be listed as a negative, since lots of open source physics work on any GPU, physx is just a certain brand of physics simulation not the only one available.
For example, that game just cause 2, the physics work fine and dandy for me and behave the same way as someone using an NV card ( seen videos posted by nvidia users) and I'm not even sure if that runs on the GPU, just on the processor.
Listing the lack of a gimmick as a negative is odd.
I think the Cuda/PhysX thing was mentioned before on Ati cards. Wizzard has'nt answered any of them why that is a negativity of the card.
Apparently not... for the 58xx series I did not know that. I assume that's the magical ASUS BIOS at work. I always assumed it needed additional software to breach the CCC limits.
yeah im so tired of seeing that its a nvid technology why do they need to support it?? they ran off and made something and didnt invite them to compete by making it open or accessible lol whys it a negative?? on the nvid reviews plz put No crossfire support as a negative.
i find it amazing that you guys (ati fanboys according to system specs?) have nothing to discuss in every review, except for one stupid line of text .. that has been discussed in almost every review before.
Stop being so presumptuous it makes you look very foolish.
That people are criticizing you at all you should take seriously. ( let alone you imply that people have mentioned/complained about it before, perhaps that's because it is indeed NOT a negative)
Phsyx IS just a brand and thus should not be treated as a positive OR a negative.
I take "fanboy"* as an insult and seeing as everyone else gets called out for personal insults you should too wizz.
I posted a perfectly valid comment and rather then doing the right thing of maybe making a valid comment back you just insult us all? I know this is your website, and your forum but can't you follow your own rules?
If the Answer is no then maybe TPU isn't the right forum for me.
If you could at-least reply to this post in a more productive manner that would be great.
*Along with dismissing the comments and not even bothering to counter some valid points.
i have replied to the cuda/physx thing several times in previous reviews, just tired to see it every time again
Can you at the least link me to one of your previous posts then so I can see it for myself?
I am 100% with pantherx12. Oh and W1zzard, just becouse i own a ATI card, it doesent mean i am an ATI fanboy. I used Nvidia before, and maybe will again someday, but thats not the point. It can not be a negative that a ATI card doesnt support Physx. And if i am not mistakeing, physx is being droped more nad more these days.
And maybe(judging by your sig) you are just an NVidia fanboy. joke
Name me on ATI Stream app, please. Even if you can here is a range of uses that are already being done with CUDA. Sorry but ATI stream is just a fanboy talking point. Oh and by the way my Quadro powered computer can and does do six monitors.
Just let it go, saying anymore makes you look butt hurt.
So does that mean we shouldn't list lack of eyefinity, as a negative on Nvidia cards, since according to you "Listing the lack of a gimmick as a negative is odd."?
More over I can confidentely say the percentage of people that use eyefinity isn't even half of those who use PhysX. Wouldn't that make eyefinity more of gimmick that PhysX?
Just let it go, you've lost.
Does somebody have a few unresolved issues
*shrug* Whatever floats your boat.
Meh, shrugs, breaks wind, picks his nose......just stating the obvious
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