Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 13, 2011.
Software voltage control?
nope -- Its a non-ref card. there will be no voltage control. Unless you get lucky with TriXX.
I got one of these coming in next week *crosses fingers* Had to RMA Tattys old 5850DirectCU but the Asshats at OcUK (where Tatty bought the 5850 from) lost it. they havent sent it back to Asus for repairs and they couldnt give Tatty or an Asus rep an answer when they were trying to find out what happend to it.
So they had to give Tatty another 5850 to send back to me as I dont think Asus has stock. So i Decided to get one of these 5850 Xtreme cards.
I should of had it last friday/saturday. but OcUK messed up again and it would appear that they didnt send the card out Via nextday like Tatty requested them to when he managed to get it confirmed that they had stock in.
No idea if theyve sent the card to Tatty as he is away on holiday right now. but hopefully I'l have it next week and i'l be able to do some testing on it. I really hope its not the cut down 10" cards that powercolour had that Novatech are selling for £130.
Sapphire really likes that fan+heatsink combo, they're using on pretty much all cards since the HD4800s. Mine's included.
With aggressive pricing, like this, this will be a good card to buy until the end of this year, in my point of view.
If they overclock well hopefully it will be able to match my 910|1200 clocks. (not the fastest non-ref OC in the world )
Well, on pureOC, they reached 840|1125 and OCC got to 1000|1230 with the HD5850. Seems like it's a good card.
If they do clock to 1000|1230 then I will sell my crappy 910|1200 and get one so i have a matching set
I just bought this yesturday from newegg. should be arriving tomorrow. I already own 2 sapphire 5850's and i am buying this to do tri-crossfirex. i will post back with the results.
Thats why I said Sapphire
If theres anyone that bought a 5850 Xtreme can you PM me and let me know what sort of clocks you got on yours?? Im seeing a few reviews where the card didnt clock so well (800-850Mhz on the core) then others that say their card hit 1000mhz.
Im sure the whole thing is about 'luck of the draw' but If most reviews managed to clock their cards between 800 & 850mhz then im more inclined to believe that 5850 Xtreme cards wont clock very high at all (850mhz from 775 is what i would call a small jump)
So lets hear from some people who have bought the cards. I may start a new thread about it if theres enough feedback -- feedback is what im after so dont be shy
The coolers are newer parts and with better voltage control they should overclock better than the previous parts. That's why they are eXtreme.
Also, there's not going to be much in their price range to compete in terms of raw performance. The HD5830 will be in the price range of the GTX550Ti and beats it hands down. The HD6790 will also be pressuring this card. The HD5850 will be putting the squeeze on the GTX560 and GTX560Ti which are already under pressure from the HD6850 and HD6870 in their own price range and the 1gb HD6950 from slightly above. Sapphire is basically saturating the mainstream performance range with cards in a wide range of prices in an attempt to lure buyers away from the nVidia based cards.
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