Advice on HD 5830

Hi! I'm planning to buy a HD 5830. I've got three options, very similar in price, but I don't know which one to choose:

1 - SAPPHIRE HD5830 1GB GDDR5 PCIE for 231€
2 - HIS HD 5830 iCooler V 1GB (256bit) GDDR5 PCIe for 222€ (out of stock at the moment)
3 - ASUS EAH5830 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 for 230€

I've looked the basic specifications and are exactly the same on the three cards, so the differences may be in the cooling, durability, etc.

I've never owned an ATI card so I haven't any preferences. What would you do?

Thanks a lot,


Extra question: Is a 500W PSU enough to feed it?
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  1. I would wait till the GTX 460 is released, it will cost the same as a 5830 and it should be faster.

    The 5830 is too expensive for what you get, there will be better options in about 2 weeks from now.
  2. ^
    Just like OvrClkr said above...
    About your PSU, it depends, what is your PSU? brand? model?
  3. OvrClkr said:
    I would wait till the GTX 460 is released, it will cost the same as a 5830 and it should be faster.

    The 5830 is too expensive for what you get, there will be better options in about 2 weeks from now.


    OK, I've been looking for information on the GTX 460. It seems that the 768MB/192bit version will have the same performance and price than the HD 5830, so, why should I wait? On the other hand, the 1024MB/256bit version might be better but not that pricier. What's your opinion?

    Thanks to all for your answers,

    PD: It seems that the GTX 460 will consume no more than 150W. I will be running an AMD X4 965 BE with plans to overclock. Would a 500W PSU be enough? I mean, if we only take its power in consideration (not its quality)...
  4. Regardless of what the GTX 460 will be, I won't get an HD 5830, either step down to the 5770 (which is much cheaper but very close in performance), or step up to the 5850 (which is significantly faster than the 5830).
  5. basket687 said:
    Regardless of what the GTX 460 will be, I won't get an HD 5830, either step down to the 5770 (which is much cheaper but very close in performance), or step up to the 5850 (which is significantly faster than the 5830).


    Well, I've chosen it because, according to Tom's Hardware is the best PCIe Card For ~$220 (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-geforce-radeon,2646-4.html). I really don't have the knowledge to debate but your opinion matters to me, thanks.
  6. Quote:
    That review was done in February and should be taken with a grain of salt. Everything sucks on release drivers

    This is the only 5830 you should consider as it's only 199.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161327&cm_re=5830-_-14-161-327-_-Product

    But i'd wait for the 460.


    It seems that the 460 is going to be released in two weeks (a little more here in Spain, I guess). I can wait, but is the 460 much better than the 5830? Thanks again.
  7. adriabb said:
    It seems that the 460 is going to be released in two weeks (a little more here in Spain, I guess). I can wait, but is the 460 much better than the 5830? Thanks again.



    We still don't know, waiting on the reviews =)
  8. OvrClkr said:
    We still don't know, waiting on the reviews =)


    I'll wait; but I should not expect a revolution, should I?
  9. Well if your interested in o/c, the card might be worth waiting for. A early reviewer made this comment that o/c it performed near the GTX 470. http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heise.de%2Fnewsticker%2Fmeldung%2FEndgueltige-Spezifikationen-der-GeForce-GTX-460-enthuellt-1026888.html&sl=auto&tl=en
    Stock the 5830 is a good card , at a similar price point, but even o/c does not surpass the 5850. Its sort of rare,for example cards like the 5850 get good word of mouth, because o/c the 5850 can best the 5870.
  10. Rumors speculate that once the 460 goes mainstream both the 465 and 5830 will eventually be taken out of their respective line-ups. In-turn this will obligate AMD to lower the prices on the 5770/5850/5870. So its a win-win situation for everyone.
  11. If you wait on the 460, like you said, there will be 2 different versions: a 192 bit version and 256 bit version. I believe the 5830 is a 256 bit version, but as many have said, it isn't up to par with the 5850 or 5870, even OC'ed. Obviously, I have one and I like it. I don't do a lot of gaming; if I do, it usually involves simulations like sports games, etc... If that is what you plan to do, the 5830 will treat you fine. If not, it may be worth waiting for the GTX 460 to see what it offers in comparison.
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