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Ati 5870 Recommended System setup?

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Hey, So I guess the titel kind of explains it all.. What would be a good system to get the max out of the new 5800 series grapich cards?
For slot intel socket 775. (If any..)
 
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why go 775? its outdated, go lga1156 or AM3 with that card

unless you have a 775 setup
 
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Yeah, But im having the P5E Deluxe motherboard, It's gonna be pretty expensive upgrade, Motherboard, CPU, GPU.
Currently im useing a Intel E8500 3.16Ghz duo.
But I don't think it will be able to handly the 5870, Mabye one of the 4800cards if im overclocking it :p..
 
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hvorfor skulle din cpu ikke kunne klare 5870?
 
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Yeah, Bottleneck and those things?
I just belive the grapich card won't get to use half of it's power with this CPU
 
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then get a used 9550 or something like that, or if you're into overclocking then get a qx9650 or something like that used
 
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It might work... But how do you think it will work?
I just though it would need something like a I7 core or so.
I rather prepare my system for the card :) Don't want to get the card and get lots of bottlenecks because of that I should have upgraded the CPU before the grapich card.. :p
But the card is yet pretty new, There might be others thats gonna try this with a CPU around the same as my current.
 

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Your current setup will work fine with a 5870 even at stock. Even if you get a slight bottleneck due to the CPU (which I highly doubt), you can easily overclock a E8500. Core i7's are nice powerful chips, but absolutely not needed for gaming.
 
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i do think that your CPU will be enough, but if you do get a cheap 9550 or something like that, 4gigs memory, and the 5870 then it will handle every game you throw at it.
 
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Your current setup will work fine with a 5870 even at stock.
Im not sure if theres even a difference, But XFX Radeon 5870, Im just a fan of XFX for some reason mostly of theyre design, However, How sure about that are you? and XFX/standart 5870, Any difference or am im paying extra for the titel? :p
 
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all 5870s are the same at the moment, but sapphire is working on their vapor model i think, så that will have better cooling
 
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all 5870s are the same at the moment, but sapphire is working on their vapor model i think, så that will have better cooling
Sounds like a plan..! However as im not a big overclocker, I think standart cooling would do just fine.
I got 3870 atm, But im having some problem with my games, it's very stable around 65-70C, stock cooling.
 

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Im not sure if theres even a difference, But XFX Radeon 5870, Im just a fan of XFX for some reason mostly of theyre design, However, How sure about that are you? and XFX/standart 5870, Any difference or am im paying extra for the titel? :p
XFX has a good warranty. All the refference 5870's are exactly the same. Yeah, you are paying for the brand name and the warranty.
 
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i tested the sapphire 5870 the other day and even after 3-4 hours of hard gaming it was like 50c and did not make a sound, my 4870x2 is like 85c after 1 hour gaming haha, so its a biiiiiig difference
 
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i tested the sapphire 5870 the other day and even after 3-4 hours of hard gaming it was like 50c and did not make a sound, my 4870x2 is like 85c after 1 hour gaming haha, so its a biiiiiig difference
Only 50C? that's impressive :p.. Im having my fan at 50%, you can hear it, But it's nothing, Really. So looks like they/sapphire, got a good cooling :D
 
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its a refference cooler, the same as the others.

but i did test the cooler at different speed levels, and there is A LOT of differnce between 40% and 50%

but if you can wait then take the vapor from sapphire, it should be overclocked and have a much better cooler,
 
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its a refference cooler, the same as the others.

but i did test the cooler at different speed levels, and there is A LOT of differnce between 40% and 50%

but if you can wait then take the vapor from sapphire, it should be overclocked and have a much better cooler,
Sure I wait.. :p I can search for a CPU, In case it's gonna be needed.
Well.. Thanks to both of you for the help :p
 
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The e8500 will handle it just fine, I can run an SLI gtx 260 setup on mine @4.0 without any noticeable difference from the same setup with a Q9650 @3.85 - And I have the additional overhead of a dual card setup.

Just OC and you will be golden. CPU power is massively over-rated these days.
 
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The e8500 will handle it just fine, I can run an SLI gtx 260 setup on mine @4.0 without any noticeable difference from the same setup with a Q9650 @3.85 - And I have the additional overhead of a dual card setup.

Just OC and you will be golden. CPU power is massively over-rated these days.
Sounds fair, Thanks to you too :p...
 
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Sounds fair, Thanks to you too :p...
Yeah no I had the same dilemma as you a few months ago. Upgraded to a quad Q9650 thinking that the 260's (theyre clocked at 810 core and 1620 shaders for 24/7 use) were being bottlenecked by the CPU. No such thing.

There actually was a decrease in some games due to the lower clockspeed of the quad (the MB doesnt liek to OC quads). :/

Totally not what I expected. Those e8500 are beasts, and they game smooth thanks to 6mb cache lol. OC it past 4GHz if you can.
 
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I can, I got it 4.1Ghz stable at max 50C, Which I think is fine, Right?
 
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my phenom II X2 940 seems to be ok for maxing the card, apart from on gta4 :) i would imagine that i7's are required for dual cards though :)
 
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my phenom II X2 940 seems to be ok for maxing the card, apart from on gta4 :) i would imagine that i7's are required for dual cards though :)
I believe it won't be too bad even on CFX.
GTA IV is just poorly optimized period. I will certainly not get an i7 just for 1 game. :shadedshu