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[EU] (UK) Asus 1GB Radeon HD 5770 CuCore £49.97 & 5850 - £79.97 @ PC World / Currys Instor

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  1. lucas4 New Member

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    Cracking deal if you ask me for 2 cards that are still decent.
    Asus 1GB HD 5770 CuCore = £49.97
    Asus 1GB HD 5850 = £79.97

    They are marked as clearance items. The store didn't have the 5850 in stock, so I can't tell you if it is the reference version or CuCore version. If it is the CuCore version, it is a steal IMO!

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    Is this everywhere mate?
     
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    Dunno mate.
    On hotukdeals there have been a few reports of other stores having stock :).
     
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    Now comes the decision whether I should try my luck at the local stores for some very cheap crossfire action :)
     
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    Gotta love PC world -

    Me - Have you got any Asus CuCore HD 5770 1GB in stock?

    PC world - Isn't it made by ATI?

    Me - It's an ASUS branded version

    PC world - But it's made by ATI?

    Me - (Annoyed) Have you got any?

    PC World - We don't sell those cards.

    Me - Have you got any HD 5850's in stock?

    PC World - Who is that card made by?

    Me - (hangs up and describes PC world employees in very colourful language to his bemused girlfriend)



    Looks like I'm SOL at my local community scheme store.
     
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    facepalm :laugh:
     
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    Haha what idiot.
     
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    what the heck that employee in pc world.. horrible
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I managed to pick up two Asus 5850s yesterday for crossfire in Currys/PCWorld.

    Had to travel half way around London to find two stores that sold them.

    It's crazy the lack of technical knowledge the guys in the store have.

    Clerk behind the desk:

    Me: Have you got a 5850
    Clerk: Whats that?
    Me: Its a graphics card
    Clerk: We dont sell graphics cards
    Me: Your a comptuer shop, so you should. Plus your website has the 5850 for £79.97
    Clerk: Let me check.
    Clerk: Nope don't sell it.
    Me: I bought one already from another branch. They said this branch had another. I just want another of the same card for crossfire.
    Clerk: If you've got one already why do you need another
    Me: I need two for crossfire
    Clerk: What is crossfire?
    Me: Sigh
    Clerk: Let me scan your one.
    Clerk: Your right we have one left.

    Hands me the card and directs me to the cashier.

    Cashier: What is that.
    Me: It's a graphics card.
    Cashier: What is a graphics card
    Me: Improves gaming performance
    Cashier: I've been working here 2years and didn't know we sold those things. First time seeing one.
     
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    Lucky man though getting hold of two at that price.....In the burbs I haven't got a chance :(
     
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    Unlucky man.

    I got the ASUS "EAH5850 DIRECTCU" version and I'm quite impressed with the build quality of the fan. It's just as quiet as the Accelero L2 Pro that I had on my old 4850s.

    Strange thing is though it requires 6+8pin connection, thought this is unusual. My Power supply only has two 6pins. Even the molex converters which came in the box is just two 6pins, yet the card clearly requires 6+8pins. Strangely enough the card still works. should I be worried? Will I get less performance or stability?
     
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    hmm,

    I've been monitoring my two 5850s in GPU-Z whilst at near 100% GPU usage.

    I've noticed that whilst my main 5850 clocks upto 765Mhz + 1125Mhz, but my secondary 5850 stays downlocked at 157 MHz + 300Mhz. Does this have anything to do with me running my secondary card with 6pin+6pin rather than 6pin+8pin?

    Edit: Nevermind. I downloaded the latest version of GPU-Z and both cards clock speeds showing up fine. :)
     
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    Glad to hear they're working alright mate. A big step up in performance for you:toast:
     
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    i managed to pick one up with my brother today for him. dam nice cards if u ask me. steal at £80

    apparently was last one for miles.

    im based in Yorkshire.

    apparently some in Nottingham though.
     
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    i think the disappointment of these 5850s not being a reference PCB, hence me not being able to buy one is now sinking in :( lol!
     

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