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Which 5850 should I get

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June 25, 2010 6:54:33 PM

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?Submi...|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?



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June 25, 2010 7:12:07 PM

i'd suggest you to get another asus card..
June 25, 2010 7:49:40 PM

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?
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June 25, 2010 8:55:20 PM

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%20Dir...


If you want to over-volt out of the box the only 2 choices you have is the DirectCU and the MSI "Twin Frozr".
June 25, 2010 10:20:29 PM

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
June 25, 2010 11:57:27 PM

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).
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