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What is the Ati 5830's power consuption like?

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February 26, 2010 3:33:34 PM

ok so im planning on building a new system and i was going to put an Ati 5770 in it, then later crossfire it. however now they came out with the 5830 and im considering using that instead. would an Antec 650w PSU be able to handle two of them? and do you think their worth the extra 70$ over the 5770?

i plan on mostly playing Crysis and Crysis 2 (when it comes out). i have a 22inch monitor and will be playing it on 1680x1050 res with no AA and ultra high settings.

also does anyone know if their planning on putting out a card in between the 5770 and the 5830. maybe a 5790?
February 26, 2010 3:41:51 PM

why not just save up alittle extra and get a 5850, the 5830 is a bit uhmmm........meh

The HD5830 uses slightly more power than a 5850 due to the clocks being higher I guess.

So I'd recommend either CF 5770's or a 5850
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February 26, 2010 3:56:46 PM

This chart puts the 5830's performance in a better light. Pretty much right down the middle at first glance between a 5770 + 5850. Exactly where its price essentially is.
Its power at idle is the same goodness :)  as all the 5 series and at full tdp its 20 more watts than the 5850. 171 watts.
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February 26, 2010 4:46:01 PM

notty22 said:
This chart puts the 5830's performance in a better light. Pretty much right down the middle at first glance between a 5770 + 5850. Exactly where its price essentially is.http://images.dailytech.com/nimage/13800_large_5830compare.png
Its power at idle is the same goodness :)  as all the 5 series and at full tdp its 20 more watts than the 5850. 171 watts.

so do you think the a 650w psu will be able to run it crossfired?
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February 26, 2010 5:03:18 PM

CrysisComa said:
so do you think the a 650w psu will be able to run it crossfired?

In reality , thats pushing it. Heres a graph from tweaktown of their 'bare' system, power measured at the socket. Add another 172 for another 5830 and your over 550. Doable, its like drag racing on 10" tires :)  .
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February 26, 2010 5:11:03 PM

notty22 said:
In reality , thats pushing it. Heres a graph from tweaktown of their 'bare' system, power measured at the socket. Add another 172 for another 5830 and your over 550. Doable, its like drag racing on 10" tires :)  .
http://images.tweaktown.com/content/3/1/3154_40.png


thanx, does anyone know if they plan to release a card between the 5770 and the 5830? if so when?
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February 26, 2010 5:24:12 PM

A card between 5770 and 5830? I don't think so.

But you should look for a single HD 5850.
Best option for you.Your PSU will handle it easily and you can CF down the road.

I think your PSU will take CF 5850s.

5830 is overpriced right now.
200$ seems a good price for it.
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