Which 5850 should I get

I'm thinking of buying another 5850 graphics card to go crossfire and have narrowed the choices down to 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007320%20600007601&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-102-881^14-102-881-TS%2C14-161-332^14-161-332-TS%2C14-125-318^14-125-318-TS

I currently have an ASUS DirectCUTOP 5850. I'm planning to overclock/overvolt the second. (to around 950mhz)

Is there any advantages of one over the other? Also what tools should I use to overvolt them?
6 answers Last reply
More about which 5850
  1. i'd suggest you to get another asus card..
  2. except they are all sold out :P

    None of them can be overvolted? No tools at all eh T.T Well I guess I can flash the bios for that I guess.

    But between those three which would be better? I guess the HIS would be the cheapest as I can sell off the mw2 coupon for 40 or so. However performance and overclockability wise which would be better?
  3. soul reaper said:
    except they are all sold out :P

    None of them can be overvolted? No tools at all eh T.T Well I guess I can flash the bios for that I guess.

    But between those three which would be better? I guess the HIS would be the cheapest as I can sell off the mw2 coupon for 40 or so. However performance and overclockability wise which would be better?


    The DirectCu is not sold out, its just a few stores that have been slammed lately with DirectCU orders.

    Here is a link to a few stores that still have stock, you can also get up to a 40.00$ discount if you choose the "Bing" cash back :

    http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=Asus%205850%20DirectCU&FORM=CPRE1&p1=%5bCommerceService+scenario%3d%22o%22+docid%3d%22F0310068BF8EDE4D0001%22%5d&wf=Commerce


    If you want to over-volt out of the box the only 2 choices you have is the DirectCU and the MSI "Twin Frozr".
  4. Forgot to put that I'm going to buy from newegg as I have a couple of giftcards that I can use.

    Can anyone just give me a suggestion on those three cards... I'm not asking for help on buying another DirectCu lol
  5. IMHO: I'd get a XFX Radeon HD 5850 1024MB DDR5 PCI-e x16. Get the "ZAFC" Model, as a reference model, it should have "voltage control." I know you overclock through the ATI Catalyst software. Easy as pie!

    THe XXX model if you can afford it, but I didn't see it there either.

    XFX offers a double lifetime warranty (meaning if you sell it, they are covered too).
  6. Newegg brought back the DirectCU a few days ago. But they are again out of stock. Atleast they are not listed as unavailable.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Crossfire Graphics Product