Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Would 5850 be overkill for this PC?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
November 28, 2009 10:25:32 AM

HI, my current configuration is this:

MBO: GA p35-ds3l
CPU: E7300
Ram: 4 GB Patriot Viper 6400 DDR2
Vga: Radeon 1950GT
Monitor: 20" 1650x1050
PSU: Chieftec 400W
OS: win7 x86

new GPU will be last investment to this rig so i wonder will i waste my money buying 5850 or shoud i go with some gpu from 4800 series?

any advice is appreciated...

Thanks

More about : 5850 overkill

a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 12:06:09 PM

No... It's good for future investment...
a c 195 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 12:52:59 PM

What resolution will you be running at? At something like 1280x1024 it might be overkill but at 1680x1050 and above it would be able to work to its full ability. You should be easily able to max everything out, but you will need a new PSU prior to upgrading it.
Related resources
a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 1:15:10 PM

oh, i'm forget about his psu...
If u want 5850 then u must upgrade your psu to better one, like Corsair, OCZ, Antec, PCP&C,ect...
5850 is directx 11 and eyefinity might good for future, which 48xx series doesn't have it...
November 30, 2009 8:21:07 AM

just to point out... you have 4gigs of ram and running 32bit OS... your other components will eat up that ram quota.
December 11, 2009 11:40:15 AM

hm....

yes i would definitely need to buy new PSU but i not sure about buying 5850 since there's no fermi nvidia cards on the market to drop the price and in my country it cost around 400$ :fou: 
and decent corsair 550W is around 150 $ :fou: 

so now i aim at hd 5770 because 400w psu can run it but again how long 5770 will hold out playing games on 1680*1050 with decent details and will it be enough to run dx11 games?

pricing in my country is insane :fou: 

p.s. price of hd 5700 is around 280 $...
December 11, 2009 12:02:44 PM

I am running 5850 on a 400W power supply but I am at the very edge :) 

Even slightly overclocking my GPU or CPU is resulting in shutdown and power supply protection kick in. I am upgrading as soon as possible. However I LOVE the 5850 ;) 
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 11, 2009 12:33:55 PM

You'll need a new PSU for an HD5850 and it IS overkill for that resolution. I'd get an HD5770 instead.
December 11, 2009 12:47:31 PM

rawsteel said:
I am running 5850 on a 400W power supply but I am at the very edge :) 

Even slightly overclocking my GPU or CPU is resulting in shutdown and power supply protection kick in. I am upgrading as soon as possible. However I LOVE the 5850 ;) 


So, putting 650 $ in old rig is not so wise, since testing machine on this review http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,700050/Dirt-2-benchm... is quite faster than mine and it struggles with 5770 on 1680*1050 but again 4800 series need more power than hd5700 series and seeing this review I'm quite confused about my GPU upgrade :cry: 
!