5970+2x 5850 ?

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  1. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    anyone know if you can get 1 5970 to work with two 5850's in qf?
    i mean like a review or user thread or ati stance or somthing?
    i googled but i found nothing
     
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    Good question it would be nice, if there was any real Accurate info on this.
     
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    That would be a very interesting setup actually, you'd be able to match the 5970 in core+mem speeds by unlocking the bios on the 5850's (unless I am wrong and the 5970 matches those speeds of the 5850). Would be a nice setup, although power thirsty.
     
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    FYI : 5850 disabled some cores. So you better use 2x 5870 and OC the 5970 to 850/1200.
     

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    +1 5850 is slower than 5970 clock for clock because it has some disabled cores. should wait for 5950 if you already have 2 5850s
     
  6. cowie

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    i cant seem to find anything on this matter

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    so far info from some peeps at xs you have to have the same 58 or 59 cards
    but one guy says other wise
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1470952
    i'll found out with a 5870 i have coming:wanker:
     
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    I somehow doubt ATI will release a "5950" spec for spec with the 5850 due to the fact that the stock specs of a 5970 falls between a 5850 and 5870 ( minus the second core that is ).
     
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    actually i believe theres already a non-disclosure agreement on the 5950 and it expires in Q1 2010, so we could be looking at one.

    the only problem with the 5950 is that given that the price of the 5970 is only slightly more than the 5870, the 5950 would probably be in the exact same price bracket as the 5870, which could be the same as ati cutting down their own wrists...
     
  9. cowie

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    i canceled the two 5850 and got a 5870 instead it works for sure and i think i can even clock them separate. 2 5850 would b nice to add but they sold out again after i canceled my order
    a 03 59+5870 152k low vga clocks and cpu 4.67
    http://www.hwbot.org/compare.do?resultId=924354
     
  10. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    I got the 5870 yesterday:)it works for sure with a 59
    had not one issue with adding a 5870 to my 59,besides the 5870 topping out at 900 core on the stock xfx bios,the rams go to 1300 np but not sure if they score best there yet thuo.:p
    i can easy change clock speeds and yes even oc'in the 5870 and leaving the 59 stock did boost my stock scores nicely

    [​IMG]

    i'll see if i can get my hands to a 5850 or two and give that a go.
     
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    Why not 5970+5870+5850?
     
  12. poo417

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    That's cool. Crossfire used to only run at the speed of the slowest card which in your case would have been the 5970 clocks. It will be interesting to see if the 5850 stops the 5970 using all its shaders.
     
  13. Jae-So

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    you should be able to, but y would you want to anyway?, u'll probs get similar perfomance from trifire 5870s
     
  14. cowie

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    yeah poo i dont want to find that out:wanker:
    well you have a point maybe quad with another 5870 would be better
    i have a slot left so why not?
     
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    ^ what you running at the mo?
     

  16. cowie

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    59+5870
     
  17. Jae-So

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    oh right, if i were you I'd keep that and add a add in ur 275 (assuming u still have it and running windows 7) then use the physX hack, so u can have 5970+5870+physX for a well rounded system that can deal with anything
     
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    Phys what? :3eyes: DX11 seems to do the same thing with flags all fluttery I assume fermi will be able to do the same as the 5000. Actually it looks alot better. I took my 260 out of my system that was being used for physx as I decided to use it in another rig for folding. Still to see a game that actually makes any use of it thta i thought i want that. Just get another 5870 and a couple more monitors. :banana:
     
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    well i think it could handle any of the latest{1600x1200} port job games with just 1 5870 tbh
    but thanks if i do reinstall some of the physx games i will try
     
  20. Jae-So

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    I say it because in games like Batman AA it makes a difference, now if u look at the scaling from tri to quad fire, it isn't that good except in benchmarks and a few games, but u have to have a very powerful CPU to push 4 58xx GPUs well, so why not make use of his 275 and he'll be able to play DX11 smooth as butter and any games that support PhysX too
     

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