HD5850 Owners Thread

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

  1. Denny85

    Denny85 Master Guru

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    i wanna put that thing on my new system.. which i'm about to put together... is this thing the BEST deal for 250 dollars ? i'm taling about HD5850
     
  2. Karnage3099

    Karnage3099 Master Guru

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    Best bang for the buck in its price range.
     
  3. 8IronBob

    8IronBob Master Guru

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    Definitely a better overall deal. After all, the HD5870 would've translated into a 5850 with a new Phenom II CPU for the same price tag.
     
  4. Denny85

    Denny85 Master Guru

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    well i've red a few reviews and seems like GTX260 is faster... But i guess you get Dx11 with it...
     

  5. DSK

    DSK Banned

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    HD5850 is nearly twice as fast ^__^

    I've had both cards so i would know :D
     
  6. Denny85

    Denny85 Master Guru

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    ahhh i messed up! i was talking about 5770.... me stupid! sorry
     
  7. getsuga12

    getsuga12 Ancient Guru

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    finally got my order for a HD5850 for $240, should be coming in monday or tuesday. I can't wait to voltmod and overclock the baby, do you guys think from 1.088V to 1.16V would be a good enough voltmod?
     
  8. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    gestuga12 : it depends on gpu, some need only small increase, others need higher in voltage.
     
  9. arcanus

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    Since my last post, I've:

    -flashed to the unlocked MSI bios
    -completely uninstalled/cleaned drivers and reinstalled the ati-opencl-beta-driver-v2.0-beta4-vista-win7.zip drivers

    The idle clocks were looking fine (400/1000), UNTIL I installed MSI Afterburner 1.20...then they promptly went down to 157/300, and the flickering started again. I can't seem to find a way to override these idle clocks using Afterburner alone. I've played around with all the application settings, XMLs, and can't get a 2D clock profile to work...it won't budge from 157/300. The 3D clock profile works fine.

    So now I'm using a CCC profile to handle all the clocks, and have Afterburner handling the voltage and fans...everything seems fine.
     
  10. SuperfireCorman

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    I got my ASUS 5850 yesterday and so far, outside of the flickering issue, I must say I am very pleased! I got past the flickering by setting a 2D profile in AfterBurner. This also keeps the card from sounding like a jet engine when I'm just in windows and not playing games.

    I ran FurMark in stability test mode for about 2 hours with the clocks in the screenshot. Topped out at 79C - not bad at all.

    My results below:

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    GPU-Z is showing the clocks I have for my 2D profile.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009

  11. BraveSoul

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    nice score superfire,, low voltage too
    this card is great
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  12. Ertard

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    Can I flash the unlocked BIOS safely in Windows, using atitool run through command prompt? What will happen?

    Can't seem to get a DOS boot-CD working as it should, don't have an USB stick.

    edit: By the way, can't dump my BIOS using the latest GPU-Z. Got a Sapphire 5850.
     
  13. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    If you try it under windows, it will yell that it need dos mode.
     
  14. Ertard

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    Crap, okay. Anyone that flashed using a DOS CD? Can get into DOS just fine, but never access my files that I included on the ISO, nor access my harddrives through there.

    Would be nice to find one that worked.

    Edit: Yay, success! Used Hirens BootCD and then ntfsdos.exe inside of that. Worked fine. Flashed now and it seems to be working fine :)
     
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  15. The Fallen

    The Fallen Maha Guru

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    What's the highest memory clock you guys have achieved? Anyone over 1300mhz? :)
     

  16. Despoiler

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    My Sapphire 5850 is getting delivered today. Upgrading from an EVGA 8800GTS 320mb that died on me after less than 2 years of use. I was planning on upgrading anyways, but the card dying just reinforced the need. Can't wait to get the new card installed!
     
  17. SpajdrEX

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    Not much possibility, unless you find a way to increase voltage on memory.
     
  18. Chenumi

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    Just got my 5850 today, put the overclocking bios on it, can get 900 core 1200 ram with 1.2 voltage. is that a good overclock or can I go more and is 1.2 quite high for the voltage.
    :cheers:
     
  19. The Fallen

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    That is quite decent, I use 1.2v with the same clocks as well and it is just fine.
     
  20. Ertard

    Ertard Member Guru

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    When my new PSU arrives tommorrow I'll be gunning for 900/1200 1.2V as well. Seems safe and just about enough.
     

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