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Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB Review

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Shayper09 10th June 2011, 16:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stickeh
Most sites are sold out of this...but overclockers JUST THIS MINUTE lowered their prices from £124.99 to £99.98! ( i saw the change going through google shopping, if you look still on google shopping its still at £124.99- as google updates prices overnight!)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-259-SP&utm_source=froogle

Just placed my order! =D

Nice find ;), it's just a shame that it's from Overclockers ::spit:: :|

What's wrong with OCUK? I've never had any problems with them...

On the card: if I hadn't just Watercooled a 580, I would be on these like a rash... 3 Watercooled in tricked would be incredible! :)
venkatsrin 10th June 2011, 17:17 Quote
Why use drivers that are almost 4 months old - when there have been many perf. optimizations in 11.4??
This could completely change the current ranking of the cards esp. 6850 vs. 5850... so a review thats outdated since the moment it was posted, sigh...
trig 10th June 2011, 17:35 Quote
apparently the only place in the world that has them. these things have been out of stock in the us for a month...
Telltale Boy 10th June 2011, 17:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
This USED to be the case, but we now rank all cards on the same speed scale. A GTX 590, for example, will be 39, a stock 580 34, and so on.

I don't mean to cause a fuss but that seems like a slightly iffy system to me. Surely that limits all cards below ultra-high-end from getting as good a score, which just doesn't seem quite right to me. The most powerful cards should not necessarily be considered a "better product" than those at the lower end.
13eightyfour 10th June 2011, 18:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Telltale Boy
I don't mean to cause a fuss but that seems like a slightly iffy system to me. Surely that limits all cards below ultra-high-end from getting as good a score, which just doesn't seem quite right to me. The most powerful cards should not necessarily be considered a "better product" than those at the lower end.

I was thinking the same actually, the new scoring system (for GPUs at least) doesnt work. Surely they should be 'scored' in relation to the competing cards, not cards that are x5/6 more expensive!

To praise a card for punching above its price point, and destroying everything in its own price range, 81% doesnt seem to stack up tbh.
Sloth 10th June 2011, 18:43 Quote
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I am struggling to see what this has to do with a HD5850 from Sapphire?
It's just like comments about folding in GPU threads. It's a cheap card which likely performs well with the Bitcoin client so there's a good chance that people will buy and use them for that purpose. Typically any card with a good price to performance ratio and reasonable power draw will be good for these types of farm systems.
xxxsonic1971 10th June 2011, 21:40 Quote
got 2 5850's last year, put them in, maxed out ccc,ran ever since getting hammered 12 hrs every day, they are faultless.
Drakanthal 10th June 2011, 23:31 Quote
Good to see my aging GTX260 55nm was a sound investment, still plays everything I throw at it :3
DriftCarl 11th June 2011, 09:07 Quote
i got my 5850 recently for bitcoin mining because it seems the best price performance ratio.
1440 processor cores is fantastic, and draws way less power than my main PC's GTX 470(which is crap for mining)

I got mine for 110 from aria.co.uk, they seemed to have plenty in stock. I will trial the bitcoin mining for a week or 2 on 1 card and then maybe buy another, at the current price of a bitcoin, you can get the cost back of this gfx card in less than a week.
echeb 11th June 2011, 13:01 Quote
the only 5850 that aria have up atm is an xfx for £115, will that be as good as this card? ocuk still have it for £100 and lambda did for £85 :O
xxxsonic1971 11th June 2011, 13:12 Quote
mine are xfx, never had any problems with them, i think all the 5850's run at the same base clock (725) and all can be oc to 775 easy with ccc. I paid £199 each for mine last year,so £100 is great price.
Webby63 11th June 2011, 13:51 Quote
I bought the MSI Cyclone 6850 about a month ago, please someone make me feel better by telling me that it is better than this.
mikh@l 11th June 2011, 22:17 Quote
jcrider 11th June 2011, 22:23 Quote
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£84 @ ebuyer
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/269749

.. thats the 5830.. come on people.. focus...
Telltale Boy 11th June 2011, 22:24 Quote
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£84 @ ebuyer
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/269749
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Originally Posted by ebuyer
Sapphire HD 5830 XTREME 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

You nearly shocked me there. ;)
DystopianDream 11th June 2011, 23:33 Quote
Just recently bought one of these to add to my launch bought 5850 and I can say crossfire is a bit tricky to set up (driver issues, just had to completely remove everything and install fresh set and it was fine) and I can say the scaling is pretty damn good, so if you already own a 5850 then pick one up. But if you're starting from scratch, buy the best single GPU you can afford right now and then add another one down the line. I've done it twice now, first with 4870's, it worked a charm both times :) (all assuming you have a CF compatible mobo)
wbdog206 12th June 2011, 18:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
FINALLY!

Thank god. Such a good card for the money!

+1
CowBlazed 12th June 2011, 22:02 Quote
This card is a gem if you can still find them around, dried up pretty quickly in Canada but I managed to snag one for $135.
Stickeh 14th June 2011, 09:59 Quote
OCuk Pricing back up to £124.99, turns out i was lucky for once in ordering asap!
rinseout 15th June 2011, 08:03 Quote
As per Stickeh's post above, try finding one now for a decent price...
Jack_Pepsi 16th June 2011, 11:02 Quote
I recommended the card to a friend who bought it for £100 and now it's £120. He's really happy.
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