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ASUS EAH5870 CrossFire

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. zithe

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    The 280 was 799 I believe. lol
     
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    I wonder how much the performance drops when you run 3 or six displays like say with a res of 11520 x 4800.....
     
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    Performance gain is linear in some (read:most) case, and this is with premature driver! :eek:
     
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    I repeat :D
     
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    hd 5850 cf benchmarks complete .. making graphs now, should be up in a few minutes
     
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    Any reason why your Benching with 9.6 and not 9.8 ?

    edit: Maybe I'm just misreading it and your using a beta driver
     
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    In interested in the power consumption of CFed cards, be it 5870 or 5850 and, if @ all, temps are higher then with single cards.

    The only game in this review where CF totally failed is Quake IV. I wonder what the performance graphs would be if this particular game wasn't in the review.

    All in all, very good review: many thanks.
     
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    all other ati cards use 9.6.. it's kinda difficult rebenching all cards each month. i'll probably rebench all cards when a 5800 official catalyst is out, and then next rebench in november when the new vga benchmark rig goes up
     
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    power + noise + temps tomorrow (11:30 pm for me and i've been benching and working on reviews all day .. just like the last days). uploading 5850 cf results right now, should see the new graphs in a few minutes
     
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    For a Xfire Setup 2 5850s is the way to go..
     
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    For "only 2 cards", i would say so.

    Still, i wonder how much more would tri-fire or quad-fire give ...


    In any case, and unless you're aiming for max details on 1920 / 1200 or above resolutions, with AA and AF, more then 2 cards would be overkill, IMO.
     
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    just got my self a new mobo wich had for pci-e x16 slots =D

    now i wish i had the money for four 5850's
     
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    Amazing, I'm glad I now play at 1920x1200, these would be the perfect fit, too bad I don't have the cash now.
     
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    @W1zz Any chance of a Quadfire review next? you might even set some records :)
     
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    Agreed. 4870 CF sucked early on, at a time when when i7 was breathing new life into high-end SLI scaling.

    4850's are mopping up too! I'm trying to wait for 2GB cards or an X2. Damn this is gonna be tough.. :cry:
     
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    crysis maxed out settings the 5870 in crossfire plays at 30FPS...FINALLY!!!!
     
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    5850 dosnt do a bad job either
     
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    We are waiting... ;) YOU are the man.

    I hope you do as much work when the drivers have gone through some more optimization.
     
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    good review..... crossfire 5850's are the way to go imo!!! awesome power and much cheaper than its big bro.

    Smashes the 295 for the same price as well :) and you don't need a mega nuclear psu...

    Good work ATI :D
     
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    Best performance in all resolution... But the most horrid dollar chart.
     
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    Awesome review W1z, these cards are just what the market needs right now :)

    5850/5870 CF chop pretty damn hardcore, 2x5870 2gb eyefinity6's is what I'm waiting for :D
     
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    Wowwwww.... this is AWESOME performance.. No 1 VGA to date!!!!!!!!!!

    I bet NVidia get trouble now due to their new GT300 not ready yet.... But i'm believe it will be release is very soon (if their won't lose more customer).

    If i buy.. I'll choose for 5850 series due to save cost & performance close to 5870

    However, I'm need calm down wait for GT300 series show it claw & see if it able to beat 5870 or not..... AND off cause performance/price is the main factor for me.

    So i keep my 8800GT on table for a while because it able to play all kind off game so far.


    Thanks for the review...

    P.S : sory, im poor in english!!! LOL
     
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