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June 17, 2010 3:31:13 AM

Hey all.
Here's the deal. I need a graphics update from a 9600GT and originally planned on a 5850. However a sale has just popped up with this 5830 model.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51828&vpn=GV...

it would cost me 216$ total.

The cheapest 5850 model would cost me 345$ total, and it is the xfx egg-shaped cooler model, followed by the HIS icooler model for 375$ total.

XFX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HIS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I know that the 5850 is a lot better, but that is an extremely good price. I want to play the latest games at 1920x1080 res. Don't worry about my system specs and case I know I can handle both cards (I will try and post them when I get on a pc, I'm in my phone lol, this was urgent)

please note these are canadian prices.

Thanks in advance,
Cheers!!

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a c 1374 U Graphics card
June 17, 2010 3:38:43 AM

That is a good buy on the HD5830. You might not get the same details in every game but it is a great price.
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June 17, 2010 11:32:23 AM

I plan to overclock, I forgot to mention that. Usually the 5850 is better performance for the money, but this sale eliminates that does it not?
I would have this card for about a year.

I'm just clarifying things--thanks!
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June 17, 2010 4:22:14 PM

i hav3 read during my search on net that AMD has blocked overclocking on hd 5830 due to some reasons.......
please do search....and plz inform me ...plz friends......
coz i'm going to buy this card......if overclocking issue is true then....... i'll change my mind to hd 5850 or hd 4890...
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June 23, 2010 11:31:10 AM

pleas3 also tell that...the drivers which ar3 in xfx hd 5830's box ar3 the cat 10.3 or 10.6?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 11:45:01 AM

Oh my days....Kim whats wrong with your "e" key on your keyboard, why are you using the number 3 to replace the letter "e"? Its annoying!
/Rant over....

@OP Thats a great price on the HD5830 and for almost all games will be great for 1920 x 1080.
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June 23, 2010 11:49:14 AM

nothings wrong with it as you can see hes used it alot, hes just being a leet wow gamer boy.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 11:52:15 AM

annoying if you ask me... I guess its a matter of opinion as to whether or not you find it annoying.

Like you said he's just being 1337....>.<
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June 23, 2010 11:55:50 AM

Lol well im not easily annoyed but after a while it could get annoying, the one thing that bugs me is russians use )) as :)  anyone else notice this?
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 5:34:00 PM

If Russians use )) it's probably because your computer is not properly rendering/displaying Дурак никогда
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June 23, 2010 5:35:28 PM

im sure my PC can render text proply mate lol :\
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 5:38:23 PM

If you don't set it up in Window's language thing there's a lot of scripts it won't display.

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June 23, 2010 5:43:23 PM

well i can see what your typeing now mate so thats just not the case :\
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June 24, 2010 9:08:55 AM

hey dude....i'm asking about driver version cat 10.3 or cat 10.6?
which one is better for xfx ati radeon 5830 ?
and also tell that which one would be in the box?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 10:44:30 AM

The HD5830 will come with the drivers that were out when it was released, I can't quite remember when it was release, I think it might have been February so it would come with 10.2 drivers.

Anyway that doesn't matter as you can just download the latest drivers (10.6) from ATi's website.

Generally speaking you want to get the latest drivers as they fix known issues and sometimes increase performance.
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June 25, 2010 4:49:57 PM

hi friends....plz tell me one more thing....
actually i have 600w psu .....is it enough to get full performence from xfx ati radeon hd 5830 overclock at 985c and 1250m?
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June 25, 2010 7:01:47 PM

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Every 5830 review was done with cat 10.2 release drivers and they SUCKED. It's a lot closer to the 5850 then the 5770


Show me the review with newer driver and major performance boost over 10.2. New driver never does miracles, it wont give you more than few percent of performance increase. More stability - YES. Much more performance - NO. The point is - no matter what 5830 will always SUCK against 5850.
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 7:54:35 PM

I would also agree i think the 5830 would be a great buy now especially if you only going to keep it a year, at that price the 5830 really has a great price to performance, and really games aren't going to be getting much more demanding any time soon, the consoles have really slowed down implementation of new graphic feature
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 9:07:42 PM

The 5830 will soon be discontinued once the GTX 460 goes mainstream, AMD has already confirmed this. So spend your $$ wisely, I would recommend waiting for the release of the GTX 460 @ around 230.00$/260.00$.
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 9:33:53 PM

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Agreed. I can already see the 460 deals at 199.99


Yep, by then there will be no point in buying the 5770 nor the 5850..
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June 26, 2010 12:45:03 PM

thanks friends........
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