Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Sep 23, 2009.
The 280 was 799 I believe. lol
I wonder how much the performance drops when you run 3 or six displays like say with a res of 11520 x 4800.....
Performance gain is linear in some (read:most) case, and this is with premature driver!
You can kinda get an idea that the cards themselves on load would need about 420watts just for themselves...
I dont think I will be going crossfire for a while looky here at the AUS price
Im sure you could get away with a decent 750w or a good 650w, like the new Corsair one. Just make sure it has the plugs.
EDIT: Opps well ive been mostly looking at modular ones lately.
Thats the one I was talking about. Corsair sure does gouge on them though.
EDIT: Earthwatts from Antec arnt bad either.
hd 5850 cf benchmarks complete .. making graphs now, should be up in a few minutes
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
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.
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
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
For a Xfire Setup 2 5850s is the way to go..
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.
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
Amazing, I'm glad I now play at 1920x1200, these would be the perfect fit, too bad I don't have the cash now.
@W1zz Any chance of a Quadfire review next? you might even set some records
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..
crysis maxed out settings the 5870 in crossfire plays at 30FPS...FINALLY!!!!
5850 dosnt do a bad job either
We are waiting... YOU are the man.
I hope you do as much work when the drivers have gone through some more optimization.
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
Best performance in all resolution... But the most horrid dollar chart.
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
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
Separate names with a comma.