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well iam starting to do some testing today on the new card,kinda sore so I will do little by little during the day, here is the first bench with furmark both at stock clocks
 

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Looking forward to any testing you can do :)

Especially a comparison at identical overclocks would be very nice, say 1Ghz vs 1Ghz? Both for synthetic and ingame benchmarks.

Also make sure the systems are as close to eachother as possible when it comes drivers and such. 10.2 or 10.3 ideally.
 
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very interesting ... i will be watching this one
 
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one difference will be that all previous bench's with the 5850 were done with 10.1 drivers and for the 5870 Iam running 10.2, otherwise everything the same , well except for my new psu, that I still cant get over how quiet it is lol I will be doing the vantage,3dmark 05,06 heavens, through out the day today unless pain gets under control abit better Dragon
HERE is another furmark ai the 5870 at clocks 960x1285 @1.175 volts...and a 5850 at 894x1190 clocks notice the nice temps on the 5870, I think it has better cooling than the 5850 did, mind you the 5850 is o/c'ed fairly good too lol
 

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ok after running 3dmark06 with 5870 at stock and all that i had for my 5850 was 894@1190 clocks there was only a 700 difference being that the 5870 was faster, but not by much Dragon
23290 5850...894@1190
23990 5870...850@1200

right now I have the 5870 clocked at 960@1285 @1.175v and the temps are nice as well from how stable it is I can see it going alot higher yet Dragon
 
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You running 1920 res for 3dmark06 too?
 
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Offtopic question, DTV how come you sign of at the end of your posts?

Your forum name can be seen above your avater after all XD

Just curious!

Thanks for doing the comparison by the by, will help a lot of people.
 
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Panther just a bad habbit Years ago I used to run a satt website for dtv and there was another member there who had the first three letteres DTV so it made posting confuseing sometimes so ti keep it straight I always signed Dragon on the end of my posts, ya I know bad habbit, hard to break after years but Ill try lol anyways, here are some heaven demo dx10 and dx11 894@1190 for 5850 clocks
 

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ok one last one today DIRT2, everything set to ultra
hd5850 894@1190
total frames-5042
avg. fps-55.1
min fps-46.0

hd5870 960@1285
total frames-5654
afg fps-61.7
min fps-51.8

yes the 5870 is o/ced higher, but i wanted to see what the difference was when these cards are pushed abit
 
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Very little between them really eh!

Seems like 5870 will be a moot purchase for most people : ]
 
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Very little between them really eh!

Seems like 5870 will be a moot purchase for most people : ]
I guess it comes down to if you want to spend that extra $ for that extra fps! but Iam still not at the end of my o/cing on the 5870, tommorow I will see how far it will go, Iam still at a fairly low voltage, and temps are fine, so Iam sure I can get to that 1000@1300 and if so Ithink it might pay to spend a few extra bucks,
 
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Looks like I will just get a 5850 as it performs good and clocks decent.
 
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Vantage
5850 gpu-57323 clocks 894@1190
5870 gpu-63027 clocks 960@1285

today I will be seeing what my 5870 max o/c will be
 
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What vantage test was that ran in?
Could you run it in performance?
 
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nice benchmarks,, doesnt look like 5850 is lagging behind much
 
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What vantage test was that ran in?
Could you run it in performance?
sure I will. only reason i didnt do in performance was that the 5850 wasnt, Ill run one shortly and then post
braveSoul... yeah not to far behind , but we will see after a max o/c on the 5870
 
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Are you leaving your cpu at 3.8ghz or are you clocking it higher for benching?
 
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Are you leaving your cpu at 3.8ghz or are you clocking it higher for benching?
no all the same 3.8 as thats what the 5850 was benched at
 
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Did you ever run vantage on the 5850 in performance?
If you did what was the gpu score and the total score?
 
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Did you ever run vantage on the 5850 in performance?
If you did what was the gpu score and the total score?
I wll check as I keep a copy of it in a folder with all my results at different clocks etc. But iam sure i have it , as well i will see what it was o/ced at or if any , hopefully it was at stock so i can run the 5870 stock I will get back in awhile as I will start vanateg perf.
 
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Sorry for all the questions but im really likeing what you are doing.
Thanx
 
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Sorry for all the questions but im really likeing what you are doing.
Thanx
no problem , my pain is sort of under control today, so I can get some stuff done around the house as well run some of these tests with the new card
I Will get the vantage run abit later cuase first i need to burn so movies for the kids because there is no school today and they come first lol
also i picked up some arctic cooling mx-3 wich is tons better than as-5, keeps my temps down at least 5-8 degrees cooler!!
 
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Do you want me to throw in my 5850 test results that I've got so far? If I could find a program that would allow me to change the voltage on it (I have the toxic and someone said it might be just different enough that programs can't access the voltage) I'd be able to get well over 950/1350 which is where I'm sitting on 1.088 volts. It could make it even more interesting to see if the 5850 toxic could outclock a 5870 for 60 bucks cheaper :)
 
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Post you benchmarks also.
Post the scores at stock speed and overclocked.
I was looking at the Toxic card yesterday.