HD5850 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by DSK, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. DSK

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  2. sTOrM41

    sTOrM41 Master Guru

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    lol your x2 4600 is even to slow for your old hd4850.
     
  3. !H'Guru

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    About the CPU. Would a E6600 clocked @ 3.6 GHz be a major bottleneck for a 5870?
     
  4. Lutfi

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    even a overclocked core i7 975 to 3.6GHz is bottleneck in some game.. but, don't worry.. just play.. :D
     

  5. Lexcyn

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    Hmm, I have a Q8200 + 4GB of RAM ... and while I know I will be getting better performance from a 5850, do you think it's worth upgrading from a 4850 512MB? I don't plan on heading the i7 road until next year so ...
     
  6. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    512MB is not much if you play graphics intensive games. If the 512MB video memory fills up with textures and other graphics data and it runs out of memory then it needs to "borrow" from system memory (i.e. your conventional RAM). That causes a significant performance penalty.

    If you have games that are pushing that limit (and a lot of the latest and greatest do with high quality settings (no matter your resolution)) then upgrading to a 1GB card will improve performance.

    So, I think your games will get a boost from the 5850 and they will get an extra boost once you upgrade the CPU.
     
  7. MadGizmo

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    I was testing the performance of the three AA modes of the 5850 using the Far Cry 2 benchmark. It turns out there is no significant difference in performance when using "Multi-sample AA" and "Adaptive Multi-sample AA". Obviously performance does take a hit when you use "Super-sample AA".

    Settings: Demo(Ranch Long), 1600x1200 (60Hz), D3D9, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(4x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Custom), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Very High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(High), Physics(High), RealTrees(High)

    Range Long (average of 3 runs - "Super-sample AA"):
    Average Framerate: 45.15
    Max. Framerate: 79.66
    Min. Framerate: 19.92

    Range Long (average of 3 runs - "Adaptive Multi-sample AA"):
    Average Framerate: 58.23
    Max. Framerate: 106.65
    Min. Framerate: 25.79

    Range Long (average of 3 runs - "Multi-sample AA"):
    Average Framerate: 58.58
    Max. Framerate: 107.36
    Min. Framerate: 26.35

    Compare this with the same benchmark settings of my 4870X2 in the same machine.

    Range Long (average of 3 runs - 4870X2 "Quality setting"):
    Average Framerate: 70,84
    Max. Framerate: 160,14
    Min. Framerate: 37,15

    No doubt a 5850 in Crossfire will improve that.

    And here is something strange... I thought that the screen tearing I saw in that benchmark was caused by the Crossfire of my 4870X2. It didn't happen often, though. It was rare. If so then this should be called micro-stuttering (you cannot tell the difference between that and screen tearing). It turns out that a single 5850 has the same issue. I checked it on a 4890 and it happens with that one too. Again it doesn't happen frequently. It seems to be related to AA. It makes sense, because it takes some time for the GPU to apply the AA for a single frame. If it takes longer than the refresh rate then screen tearing occurs. It makes sense, but it got me confused and I thought it was the Crossfire that caused it. Turns out out I was wrong. The screen tearing occurs more frequently with "Super-sample AA". In other modes it is (like I said) rare.
     
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  8. sTOrM41

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    now oc your 5850 on 1ghz core,
    it will eat your 4870x2 alive :flip2:
     
  9. MadGizmo

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    No doubt. ;)

    I want a second 5850 instead and hope it will be a cooler solution than overclocking.
     
  10. 8IronBob

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    I'm trying to see what Sapphire's policy is for overclocking the 5850...can't say that they aren't that bad about how far you take it, but don't want to take any chances if their warranty is really that easy to void in the process.
     

  11. Jack Hair

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    This is my max core @ stock V-GPU in vantage:

    [​IMG]

    Tomorrow I'll be checking out how much volts I need for 1GHz :p
     
  12. sTOrM41

    sTOrM41 Master Guru

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    eat this :p

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    Risen
    2048*1152 , all max

    725/1000
    45fps

    775/1125
    48fps

    850/1175
    52fps

    900/1175
    54fps

    950/1175
    56fps

    1000/1175
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    3DMark Vantage GPU Score
    725/1000 (stock)
    13175

    850/1200
    14970

    900/1200
    15589

    950/1200
    16102

    1000/1200
    16490
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    Crysis
    2048*1152 8*aa , very high

    idle 157/300
    122w

    725/1000 1,088v
    29fps 270w

    775/1125 1,088(ccc max)
    31-32fps 280w

    820/1200 1,088
    33-34fps 285w

    850/1220 1,1
    34fps 294w

    900/1220 1,2v
    35fps 325w

    950/1220 1,2v
    36fps 330w

    1000/1220 1,3v
    37fps 370w
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    FarCry2

    2048*1152,DX10,all max 8*aa

    725/1000
    Average Framerate: 44,68
    Max. Framerate: 72,00
    Min. Framerate: 27,68

    850/1175
    Average Framerate: 51,04
    Max. Framerate: 92,66
    Min. Framerate: 32,06
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    NFS Shift 2048*1152 ,all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    77fps

    850/1175
    83fps

    1000/1175
    88fps
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    Call of Juarez 2
    2048*1152 , all max

    725/1000
    134fps

    850/1175
    155fps

    1000/1175
    168fps
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    L4D
    2048*1152 ,all max , 8*aa ,16*af

    725/1000
    150fps

    850/1175
    170fps
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    Trackmania Nations Forever
    2048*1152 , all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    56fps

    850/1175
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    1000/1175
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    RaceDriver Grid
    2048*1152 , all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    118fps

    850/1175
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    1000/1175
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    Resident Evil 5
    2048*1152 DX10, all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    82fps

    850/1175
    92fps

    1000/1175
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    BattleForge
    2048*1152 , all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    27,4fps

    800/1175
    30,9fps

    950/1175
    33,4fps
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    Anno 1404
    2048*1152 , all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    34fps

    850/1175
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    Stalker
    2048*1152 , all max , 8*aa

    725/1000
    66fps

    850/1175
    77fps

    1000/1175
    85fps
     
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  13. Lexcyn

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    Thanks for the info MadGizmo. And yeah, since I do run at a higher resolution, I'm guessing the extra VRAM will make everything buttery smooth.
     
  14. sTOrM41

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    [​IMG]
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  15. 8IronBob

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    Well put... Much the reason why I did what I did...upgrading from an old Phenom I 9550 to a Phenom II 955 BE and getting a Sapphire 5850 was an easy choice over just upgrading to a 5870. I mean, both upgrade solutions just about break even pricewise, from what I understand. However, seeing as tho I'm recycling my old AM2+ M3N78 PRO, that has me concerned if sticking with a DDR2-based motherboard will cut down on performance, as opposed to going to a DDR3/AM3 motherboard using that same setup.
     
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  16. DSK

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    Cool can i see the benchmark ?
     
  17. sTOrM41

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    these are results of my own tests
     
  18. Bodar

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    I would post all my benches I worked on and stats here as well Kylzer if I'm not excluded as I have a 5870 :( unless you guys have already seen them.. Make just a link then.
    near the bottom of this page. 5870 only though.. they are pretty close in performance i think. Glen,Kylzer and chispy had an amazing run in 3dmark vantage. :) http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=305813&page=11
     
  19. SuperfireCorman

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    Asus 5850 is on its way. Should have it by the end of the week. I'm hoping I have better luck with that card than I did my MSI 5850. That one ended up being defective.
     
  20. TwL

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    I wish you luck since I'm in same god damn roller coaster. Although I know ASUS will rule. Seeing the benchmarks etc etc gonna be one hell of an OC experience/ment :pc1: :biggun:
     

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