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The Official 5830 Thread!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Muel, May 8, 2010.

  1. Muel

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    I looked but couldn't find one! Looks like they've been such a flop so far due to the pricing that no-one has been interested.

    I found one online on sale anyway, so it's arriving on Monday! So thought I'd post this up. This thread is for anything really, reviews, benchmarks, overclocking, pictures. Basically any 5830 related stuff.

    ATI Reference Example

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    Reviews/Benchmarks etc

    PowerColor HD5830 PCS+ Unboxing.

    Video review with lots of benchmarks.

    Review of the Powercolor PCS+ 5830

    Nice overclock of a Sapphire 5830.

    Comparison with the upcoming nVidia 465.

    5830s in Crossfire - Interestingly some of the result show the scaling to be greater than 100%.

    5830s in Crossfire Again - This time similar results, with crossfire scaling sometimes going above 100%

    Pics of mine.

    New updated pics of mine.

    Results of my Crossfire benchmarking.
     
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  2. straxusii

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    There was one but it was full of abuse about the 5830 and no actual owners posts so probably for the best you started a new one! :D
     
  3. Muel

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    Well now the prices are dropping (albeit elsewhere only!), I think it's going to be a proper contender now. I paid £164 for mine, £172 including postage, whereas a 5850 is around £240 at the cheapest and the 5770 £110, so at around £160 it fits in nicely if you ask me.

    Can't wait until it arrives, my 4670 blew me away when I got that because before the spec in my sig I had a Socket 478 P4 HT powered thing with a NVidia 5200A, so I've got pretty high hopes. :D
     
  4. arc@css

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    Yes, at that price its a worthy addition to someones system. I think they overclock well so it will give you 4890 and well beyond performance with the added benefit of dx11. I expect the temps should be pretty cool as well.
     
  5. Marine-RX179

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    I have to say...after looking around for a while, all the £220-£230 price range 5850 are pretty much out of stock everywhere. If want to buy any decent brand 5850 it would now cost £240 upward.

    Now that the 5830 has pretty much dropped to £150-£160 price range, they do seem to be a good choice for people that want something a bit better than 5770, but not having to make a big jump of over £100 extra in price.
     
  6. Muel

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    Those are both the reasons I went for one. The 5770 would probably have been fine, but I wouldn't have got one of the £110 ones, it would have to have been one of the overclocked ones like the XFX AVP Edition or the XXX Edition, which are £140-150. The 5850 on the other hand is £240 without postage for the cheapest models in stock, and more like £260 for the overclocked models.

    The 5830 on the other hand was £164, and it's an overclocked one anyway. :p

    EDIT: If you fancy watching an unboxing video.... I find these pretty funny at times, but it kills time I suppose. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mCHSlQ-r6g
     
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  7. phatboy

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    yeah i saw that offer as well, now worth paying that price for especially as from the reviews it overclocks pretty well over the already raised speeds too :)
     
  8. rolypolyman

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    Good price 5850 there too. Is it just me or are Ocuk losing there competitive edge.;)
     
  9. Muel

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    It does look like a very good deal to me, time will tell though I suppose. You could get two and run CF for roughly £330, which is 5870 money but the CF 5830 will probably thrash a single 5870. You also get to have two big manly looking cards to make you feel cool...
     
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  10. Balb0wa

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    I have to agree with you there, its a shame as well
     
  11. gurusan

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    OcUK probably have to shift their remaining stock before they can get a new shipment for a cheaper price.

    2 5830s would absolutely own a single 5870.
     
  12. phatboy

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  13. Muel

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    494W peak power draw for crossfire is kinda worrying, on their bare bones system aswell, every component in my system draws more power than the test system I think. If I were to overclock aswell, I could easily end up pushing my 650W PSU to the limit. :p
     
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  14. gurusan

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    tdp is not actually power draw though. I bet your system with a 5830 only draws 300W max during gaming.
     
  15. Muel

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    Ah I see. I'll bench it myself when it arrives anyway and see what it draws. CF is a long way off anyway, going from a 4670 to a 5830 will be a big enough jump for me for now. :p

    EDIT: The Antec power supply calculator reckons I should use at least a 620W PSU, and that's when running an overclock, which I don't any more, so looks like 650W should be fine.
     
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  16. spirits247

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    I'm in!!!

    I got mine for £100 from a friend who believed all the bad press. He just wanted rid as he bought a 5870 and he has too much money anyway so I was happy to buy and replace my GTX 280 (which I sold for £155!). Don't miss CUDA or PhysX - the advantages were minor in my gaming rig and I never really noticed PhysX unless I was looking for it.

    So far very impressed - the Powercolor one with the full 5870 PCB, heatsink with four copper heatpipes and huge VRM cooler runs cool and quiet. It may be a 5870 reject, but a 5870 is a powerful card. Shame about the 16 ROP's, would have preferred 20 or 24, but lets see how it does going into the future.

    Let's get some respect at this new price point! We need benches, overclocking results, impressions, improvements from different drivers and of course 4890/last gen comparisons.
     
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  17. phatboy

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    be interested to see it all :)

    fair play
     
  18. Shakeel

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    the price is dropping on these
     
  19. cainer

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    i think anyone whos read this thread will have already come to that conclusion m8
     
  20. straxusii

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    At £165 the 5830 is a decent card.

    I think most of the hate stemmed from the perception that these pushed up the price of 5850s