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ATI 5850

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dan Coldrick, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Does anyone have one yet? Been looking at one on Dabs.com for £198.00 and seriously considering....
     
  2. Damian Henderson

    Damian Henderson

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    Just buy it. No need to say anymore.
     
  3. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

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    Glad this thread is up

    Ati 5870
    Ati 5850 XFire

    perfomance wise which of the above is better?
     
  4. Damian Henderson

    Damian Henderson

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    AnandTech: AMD’s Radeon HD 5850: The Other Shoe Drops

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    HotHardware: AMD ATI Radeon HD 5850 Performance Review

    Legit Reviews: ATI Radeon HD 5850 CrossFire Video Card Review

    PC Perspective: AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB Review - Cyprus gets a bit cheaper

    Tech Report: AMD's Radeon HD 5850 arrives

    Tom’s Hardware: Radeon HD 5850: Knocking Down GTX 295 In CrossFire

    5850 XFire would be faster but personally 1 5870 is plenty enough power.
     
  5. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Done...no where had it in stock apart from ebuyer and overclock.co.uk. I got it from overclock for 210 next day delivery. Fingers crossed it will show up 2moz. I feel like a little kid waiting for christmas :)
     
  6. Rob Goldthorpe

    Rob Goldthorpe
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    I was going to get one for a new build, but OCuK have sold out again.. I swear it's the same person buying all the 5800's and selling them on ebay...........
     
  7. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Rob i got mine from overclock.co.uk not overclockers.co.uk there is one on there still in stock. Mines here, can't wait to get home and install this puppy :)
     
  8. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    has it arrived yet coldrick?

    Are you noticing a HUGE DIFFERENCE?
     
  9. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Installed in PC, just installing CCC :)
     
  10. Steven Palmer

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    As the prisoner in the film "The Life of Brian" says

    "You lucky,lucky B**tard" :)
     
  11. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Ummm lovely card, been playing Arma 2 with lots of high settings and smooth as butter:bang:

    Will try increasing the settings some more later :smile-big:
     
  12. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    Race 07 look any better?
     
  13. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Not tried yet ben but look at the 5850 goodness :)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nigel Atkins

    Nigel Atkins

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    i`m already playing ArmaII on max settings with only a slight bit of lag so your card should rape its ass :freaked-out:
     
  15. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
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    Great card, I bought one myself to exchange my 8800GTS, amazing performance and a great value. I really recommend this card for anyone who needs a new card now.

    For those who experience a lower Windows Experience index score, by default this card gets a 6.0 which is lower than my old card, I recommend to open a 3D test program like Vantage. Running the index again whith a 3D tester open gives full performance and then you get a 7.7. Not that is says much but it is better for your ego.
     
  16. Damian Henderson

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    Your 4850 rapes Race07. 5850 is overkill for the game.
     
  17. Dan Coldrick

    Dan Coldrick

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    Not quite, I couldn't turn track draw distance right up because my 4850 only had 512mb :(
     
  18. Damian Henderson

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    What resolution ? Don't sound right anyway.
     
  19. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    he's on 1360 x 768
     
  20. Damian Henderson

    Damian Henderson

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    Can turn draw distance on max on a 9600gt at 1280x1024 so very surprised his 4850 struggled with that. But I need a upgrade badly for those other none sim games!

    Anyway enjoy the 5850, beast of a card.