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Asus EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 vs EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5.???

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February 23, 2011 1:07:05 AM

Is there any real difference in these two cards other than the minimal core and effective memory clock speeds?? Seems so minimal I can't see why there would even be two different cards. Info would be appreciated. This will be used in a Server 2008 R2 RemoteFX test bed. Thanks.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|14-121-375^14-121-375-TS%2C14-121-370^14-121-370-TS

EDIT2: Also I see there is a 6 pin and an 8 pin power connector on this. Do both of those get connected? Do I need an advanced PSU for this? Sorry...just getting back in the game of building for the first time in about 2 years or so. Thanks.

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February 23, 2011 10:47:06 PM

My 5850s used two 6-pin each, though it looks like both of those cards use a 6-pin and an 8-pin each. I would recommend you use a power supply with these connections on it.

Either card is fine. Asus is a solid brand. Producers usually sell the factory OC'd for a little more because the factory recognizes the card as good enough quality to run stable at higher clocks. Either will run just fine.
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February 23, 2011 11:04:43 PM

Alright super. I went with the slightly cheaper one. I doubt I will notice the difference. Can you recommend a good PSU for this setup? 2 x RAID0, 1 x ssd, 1 x 1TB sata, this video card, Asus mobo...can't remember the model name ( prob not important), Core i5 760. THanks.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
February 23, 2011 11:17:49 PM

Since every component on your system depends on them, I am very picky about PSUs. My minimum recommendation for your setup:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If you ever think you'll add another video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They are good video cards. The ASUS cards have a great cooling solution on them as well.
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March 6, 2011 12:39:44 PM

Best answer selected by fuzzyreets.
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