I just bought a new computer with a 5870 but i'm still confused on how to update.
Some files in the Sapphire 5870 website have the same name but "different" dates of update. So do I need to download "all" the files on the website (including those with the same name) for proper update, or I just need to download the "latest" update date" of that file?
I hope this question is new or hasn't been asked before , sorry if waisting time.
Just go to http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx and download the "full catalyst software suite" for your particular version of windows (I'm guessing it'll be win 7 64, maybe 32 if you just bought the comp). Download it and run the installer. Should work. You may have to uninstall the previous drivers first, but you can do that through the control panel/add remove programs and getting rid of all the ATI stuff.
Yes its normal as far as I know to have it identified only as a 5800 series (my 4870 did the same thing and my 5750 is a 5700 series as well).
As for the chipset, are you meaning your motherboard, or the something with the GPU? You don't need anything else for the GPU and nothing from Sapphire's site. If you are running an AMD Chipset on your motherboard, you can get those from the AMD website as well.
Yeah- you don't need anything else for the GPU from the Sapphire website. There is only the one driver, which you already got the latest from ATI's website.
No problem:-) Enjoy the 5870- its a GREAT card.