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5850 Sapphire , bottleneck?

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December 31, 2009 1:59:09 PM


Here is my system,

P5Q-Pro, 4 GB DDR2 Kingstom Hyper-X @ 800Mhz, E6850 @ 3.00Ghz. Bottleneck here if I buy a 5850? And my PSU is a Tacens Valeo II Modular 700W, is enough for 5850 with the rest of the system?

Btw, do you know if the 5850 has temp issues?


Sorry about my english :??: 

December 31, 2009 2:21:53 PM

PSU is enough. But to be sure check how many Amperes it has on the 12V. No temp issues with the 5850, it has a pretty stock fan much better than the HD 57XX ones.

Also you can adjust the fan speed on it if you are going to experience high temps when gaming.
December 31, 2009 2:32:14 PM

I think 2.2V

- Atx 12V 2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 compliant including full protections technologies

AC IMPUT 230V 8 / 4A

DC OUTPUT +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB

MAX OUTPUT CURRENT 28A 30A 22A 22A 0.8A 2.5A


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December 31, 2009 6:47:46 PM

a c 1411 U Graphics card
December 31, 2009 6:52:08 PM

It is fine. you got two rails of 22amps each.
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2009 6:55:43 PM

Nope, well It would work better with a Quad Core and DDR 3 ram of course but Nah you wont get a major bottleneck. I think you should go for that GPU :) 

Why would it work better with DDR3?
If you recommend DDR3 then OP will need a new Mobo.

Depends on resolution, at low resolutions with lower details the CPU will bottleneck, at higher ones there won't be much of a noticeable difference.
December 31, 2009 11:00:06 PM

I always use 1680x1050, -> Samsung T220 HD
January 1, 2010 1:31:32 AM

Peace in the earth
January 1, 2010 1:53:22 AM

AND WHY THE F*U*K do you ALWAYS quote my posts and reply something stupid???

um his quote wasn't something stupid ddr3 isnt that much better than ddr2 AND as for "always"? He only did it once. Besides it very much matters what rez hes playing at because the higher the rez than less that the cpu is used.
a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2010 2:10:25 AM

I'm saying, there's timings, DDR2-1066 isn't necessarily slower than DDR3-1066.

Why did you mention DDR3? OP isn't getting a new mobo, DDR3 means nothing.

I wouldn't quote your posts if you didn't say "green cards (nvidia) = hardcore, ati cards = casual"
Would you like to explain how the 5970 is casual?
a c 107 U Graphics card
January 1, 2010 2:17:44 AM

God wouldn't know the difference if he were using DDR2 or DDR3. Until we get 4mz right out of the box all processors are going to bottleneck the 5850. If that's what you want buy it. Your hardware is fast enough to run. The power supply sound like a real POS but It might be ok.
January 1, 2010 2:18:28 AM

HD5850 does not get hot. Yes, you can upgrade to HD5850... the highest resolution you can get is 1080p from your monitor. Hopefully you plan to upgrade otherwise you'll never see the full potential.
January 1, 2010 2:31:04 AM

This is my first Ati card, i always bought nvdia cards, but this time i prefer Ati.

Yes, soon i will upgrade motherboard, ram and cpu.

and what the hell is "POS"?
a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2010 2:34:17 AM

I don't know but from his usage it would seem like "Piece of $hit"
a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2010 3:46:23 AM

Nope, well It would work better with a Quad Core and DDR 3 ram of course but Nah you wont get a major bottleneck. I think you should go for that GPU :) 

actually a high end dual core and DDR2-800 low latency ram is plenty, the difference between DDR2-800 and DDR3-1600 (with equivalent latencies) is negligible, 2-3fps at best which is usually with in the margin of error for most benchmarks

but then again you are person who said the 4850 was crap and the GTS250 was way better

GTS 250 by far! Both 9800GT and HD 4850 are pretty bad cards. The GTS 250 performs as good as a HD 4850 if not better and it costs just slightly more than the 9800GT which costs quite a bit lesser than HD 4850

from NVDIA 9800GT (1 GB) VS ATI 4850 (512 MB)?