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I've been waiting for a deal like this to pop up! And the time has come for me to upgrade my ATI X1950XT. So I've gone and bought two of these Sapphire beauties from Pixmania to run in crossfire. A single card will set you back £142.96. Make sure you deselect the Zen Engagement and select Standard Delivery 2-3 days for this price.
Two of them set me back £279.42! Toms hardware even gives the CF configuration honorable mention in the $440 price bracket and says they will beat a single 5870. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics-card-radeon,review-31911-6.html. Hopefully my poor 650watt PSU can handle them both!

Here's Pixmania's product summary anyway...

Enjoy the latest DirectX11-compatible 3D games with this Sapphire Radeon HD 5830!

Featuring 1 GB GDDR5 memory, the Radeon HD5830 by Sapphire makes you feel as though you're part of the action.

The Radeon HD 5830 includes three connectors, including an HDMi socket, allowing you to hook up your digital camcorder to your computer and instantly get high definition entertainment.

Technical Specifications
-Graphics Processor ATI Radeon HD 5830
-Processor Frequency 800 MHz
-Exchange Interface Memory/Processor 256-bit
-Bus PCI-Express 2.0 x16
-Memory 1 GB GDDR5
-DirectX 3D Hardware DirectX 11
-Memory Frequency 1000 MHz
-Outputs HDMI
-DVI
-DisplayPort

Edit: Quidco and Topcashback available @ 3% - Thanks Rooban!

Also, if you're thinking of buying two cards remember to use PIXUKSALES7 as a promotional code. It will drop the total by £7 (effectively giving free delivery).

Code: PIXUKSALES7
Expires: 07 Jul 2010
£7 off on basket values of more than £250
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#1
Good price, but i'm gonna hang on for the 5850 to drop in price, which it will hopefully do with the new Nvidia card being released.
#2
Heat added
#3
OP, this is a decent price, seen cheaper 5830s on Pixmania before though. If you wanted to crossfire I would've went with 2 5770s instead to keep power consumption and heat down plus you can get em off pixmania for about £94 which would've saved a fair whack overall plus I don't think there's a great deal in it performance wise between 5770 CF and 5830 CF.

Just my 2 penneth. In any case you'll see an abslutely massive step up from your X1950XT (that old battlehorse!)...what resolution you gaming at? Wants to be at least 1920x1200 to make full use of your setup :thumbsup:
#4
Hang on -

The Radeon HD 5830 includes three connectors, including an HDMi socket, allowing you to hook up your digital camcorder to your computer and instantly get high definition entertainment.


Whut, if you unplug the cable from the PC and connect it to the camcorder instead?
#5
Nobull
OP, this is a decent price, seen cheaper 5830s on Pixmania before though.


Yes, I saw that 5830 for £143 on Pixmania a while back and I was tempted then. It was a for a non-branded one though and I was too slow in making up my mind so I missed out. The cheapest I've seen for a Sapphire recently was over at SCAN for £163.91 but I thought at that price it was still overpriced if I was gonna buy two.

Nobull
If you wanted to crossfire I would've went with 2 5770s instead to keep power consumption and heat down plus you can get em off pixmania for about £94 which would've saved a fair whack overall plus I don't think there's a great deal in it performance wise between 5770 CF and 5830 CF.


In doing my research, I agree with your points. I was originally aiming to get 2 x 5770's but I haven't seen the 1GB versions sub £100 for a very long time. They seem to be floating around the £120 pound mark and not budging. Jeez, some of them are even the same cost as this 5830!! The 5770 is an excellent card, but they rose in price after Xmas and are now too highly priced IMHO. Perhaps they'll drop when the 6XXX's come onto the scene. Alas my patience waned so I made the leap to buying a 5830, knowing full well it was more power hungry and heat prone, but I have the promise it should be better than a 5870 in certain games. My CM Cosmos should provide enough breathing space and sufficient cooling I hope to not cause me too many issues.

Nobull
Just my 2 penneth. In any case you'll see an abslutely massive step up from your X1950XT (that old battlehorse!)...what resolution you gaming at? Wants to be at least 1920x1200 to make full use of your setup :thumbsup:


No bull, 'Battlehorse' is very fitting, I can tell you! You know it's time to upgrade when you're downloading the 'latest' drivers for your card from the ATI 'Archive' section :-D. She's definitely done her service but was quite capable of playing Mass Effect 2 in 1920x1200 native res on my monitor. AA and some other detail settings were dumbed down of course! She's outlasted 1 motherboard upgrade and two CPU's! What a fighter. haha. I hasten to add that I have to catch up on my Crysis and Crysis Warhead before number 2 comes out. My poor card just couldn't handle that. So it's time to give her a bit of a retirement in my second minion PC. Perhaps my missus can use it to play her Ceasar's IV game now. :p
#6
Macdory
Good price, but i'm gonna hang on for the 5850 to drop in price, which it will hopefully do with the new Nvidia card being released.


Agreed, the 5850 is a good performer. I was comparing this against the 5870 and the 5850 came out the clear winner price vs performance wise. You've also got the option of crossfire in the future. I couldn't wait any longer with my existing card though. I also haven't run a crossfire rig before so I'm a bit curious to run one... and this deal seemed the right time to do it.
#7
quazilogic
Agreed, the 5850 is a good performer. I was comparing this against the 5870 and the 5850 came out the clear winner price vs performance wise. You've also got the option of crossfire in the future. I couldn't wait any longer with my existing card though. I also haven't run a crossfire rig before so I'm a bit curious to run one... and this deal seemed the right time to do it.


5850 is also really overclockable - almost as good as 5870 and it overclocks on standard cooling

http://www.overclock.net/ati/705552-5850-vs-5870-comparison-benchmarks.html
#8
this is the sapphire version with Memory Frequency of 1000 MHz and PCI-E version 2.0. Good price thou, and also its the entry level version of the 5830 range. I think the Asus or MSI builds for £20-30 more are probably better for the serious gamer!

The 5850 and 5970 are still too pricey for what they offer in my opinion!

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=Radeon+HD+5830

the successor of this Sapphire version is here with pci -2.1 for newer mobos....
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-238-SP
#9
Cheapest about so has to be hot. Not that keen on pix though.

Just a side point. If anybody an their travels on the web can find anybody who stocks the Powercolor HD5750 go green edition can you post it or PM me. The only place I can find it is a German retailer and will cost about £152 delivered. Thanks
#10
The 5850 is the best bang for buck, but dont bother with crossfire as yet.

We have done alot of testing on the pc format forums between a few of the guys and found in crossfire the games can be glitchy, or slower than a single card or you have you set up the cards different for each game, even MW2 was much better with single card use only.

Untill ATI sort the drivers out for crossfire save your money stay with a single card
#11
Does anyone know if this card would be suitable to use on a Dell Inspiron 531??

I've had it a couple of years now. The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core Processor 4000+ with 2GB of RAM.

I need something that is capable of displaying and editing HD video from a HD camcorder I bought. The bundled Panasonic software states that my current setup is only capable of displaying the recorded footage at 8fps with the current setup (it's possibly a bog standard onboard gfx card).

If not then a new PC may be in order.

Mark
#12
mark1111
Does anyone know if this card would be suitable to use on a Dell Inspiron 531??

I've had it a couple of years now. The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core Processor 4000+ with 2GB of RAM.

I need something that is capable of displaying and editing HD video from a HD camcorder I bought. The bundled Panasonic software states that my current setup is only capable of displaying the recorded footage at 8fps with the current setup (it's possibly a bog standard onboard gfx card).

If not then a new PC may be in order.

Mark


I'm no expert but I think this is way over the top for HD video, you can get something cheaper.


http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB-Sapphire-HD-4350-PCI-E-20(x16)-800MHz-GDDR2-GPU-600MHz-80-Cores-D-Sub-HDMI-DL-DVI-I


I'm not familiar with Dell systems, so not sure if you will have a PCI-E slot on your motherboard, maybe someone else will know though.
#13
Hmm.. I am quite tempted, especially because I got this 25 off pixmania vocher (from TV misprice ;p) - so I could make it 125 delivered.

However, I can't really justify spending such money on upgrading my current HD4850 - 5830 is not that much better (same number of ROPs, slightly faster memory and 30% more shader cores). I would really love to get 5850 at such a price though :p
#14
its hard to know with a dell system what kind of mobo connectivity you have without seeing the mobo or knowing the exact model of the unit and the internal mobo. I do know that dells are notoriously difficult to upgrade so you wanna be cautious before splashing and having no where to slot it into!
#15
I'll stick with my 5870 and buy another one when they are cheaper, crossfire 5870's should be nice.

Good price, but you do realise you can pick up a 5870 for around the same price, and are you aware of crossfire issues with a lot of games ? Not to mention the juice they will require and also the airflow on your machine, watercooling is gonna cost a hell of a lot for both those cards.

I would not be happy with a 650 PSU going on these power requirements either :-S http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3170/sapphire_radeon_hd_5830_video_card_in_crossfire/index14.html

Good luck with the setup though, fantastic cards all round. Mate has a GTX 480 with full on watercooling and although its faster, its not that much faster.

heat left for price btw :-)
#16
I've got 5970's in Crossfire but have some heat.
#17
Soulreape

I would not be happy with a 650 PSU going on these power requirements either :-S http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3170/sapphire_radeon_hd_5830_video_card_in_crossfire/index14.html


I agree, 650 is a relatively small PSU for xfire on 5830s. Id only just be happy with xfire 5770s, which have lower power req. Take into account your cpu, probably 80TDW and that leaves 70ws for your disk drives, cd drive, and other ancillary PCI cards and fans. Plus take into account capacitor degradation in the future you are at risk of damage to those cards.

However without sounding a doomsayer! If you've got a decent branded PSU, corsair for example, then it should be JUST about ok as they tend to be able to supply more than their rated capacity, as long as you don't have a load of other components. Personally 750w minimum would be needed for xfire 5830s imo.
#18
Ehh.. I ordered one ;p For 126 quid it is a steal and I just ebay it if I won't like it :)

H&R added!
#19
There was a deal today for something similar at £94 something from somewhere better, which I could remember what it was.
#20
Joey2cool
I agree, 650 is a relatively small PSU for xfire on 5830s. Id only just be happy with xfire 5770s, which have lower power req. Take into account your cpu, probably 80TDW and that leaves 70ws for your disk drives, cd drive, and other ancillary PCI cards and fans. Plus take into account capacitor degradation in the future you are at risk of damage to those cards.

However without sounding a doomsayer! If you've got a decent branded PSU, corsair for example, then it should be JUST about ok as they tend to be able to supply more than their rated capacity, as long as you don't have a load of other components. Personally 750w minimum would be needed for xfire 5830s imo.


Yup, also check to see how much you have on the 12 v rail, as it will have to be rather beefy for your crossfire configuration. Talking around 55- 60a on the 12 v rail, dont just add them up if you have multiple rails as they never make combined total always less. (although close enough normally). Personally I wouldnt risk it on my machine, first rule never skimp on the PSU.

To the guy who has 2 x 5970. Why in gods name would you have 5970 in crossfire ? No point, but fair play if you can afford it I guess, just a bit stupid if you ask me (which you didnt lol) , nothing out there that needs it, when there finally is something that requires that kind of power you will be able to get both for about the price you paid for one. But its ok as you have bragging rights lol :thumbsup: :whistling:
#21
Oh, it was this one, bummer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190122
#22
Soulreape
Yup, also check to see how much you have on the 12 v rail, as it will have to be rather beefy for your crossfire configuration. Talking around 55- 60a on the 12 v rail, dont just add them up if you have multiple rails as they never make combined total always less. (although close enough normally). Personally I wouldnt risk it on my machine, first rule never skimp on the PSU.

To the guy who has 2 x 5970. Why in gods name would you have 5970 in crossfire ? No point, but fair play if you can afford it I guess, just a bit stupid if you ask me (which you didnt lol) , nothing out there that needs it, when there finally is something that requires that kind of power you will be able to get both for about the price you paid for one. But its ok as you have bragging rights lol :thumbsup: :whistling:


6 screen rig?
#23
montblanc
Oh, it was this one, bummer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190122


There is a reason that one is cheaper :thumbsup:
#24
GAVINLEWISHUKD
6 screen rig?


lol, if so, he has a new best friend ! :-D
#25
Soulreape
lol, if so, he has a new best friend ! :-D


If he has a 6 screen rig he has no need for friends!:w00t:
#26
Jaspal989
I've got 5970's in Crossfire but have some heat.


Sure you do:thumbsup:

So you have 2 of the fastest cards on the planet and your using six screen eyefinity i very much doubt it as one of these cards alone is more than a match for any game on max settings and to have 6 screens you would need the special edition ones as they only do 3 screens unless you pay the premium.

Why people feel the need to tell lies is beyond me so here you go mate you've been called out post pics of your rig don't tell me you have 2 Intel 6cores in it aswell.
#27
@ Soulreape and Joey2cool: Thanks for the advice guys... and eveyone else for the heat and rep. :thumbsup: I think my next emergency upgrade will have to be a new PSU before I put both in. Currently I have a Coolermaster 650w with two +12v rails (18A). I'm also pushing my Q6600 beyond it's design and running multiple hdd's with a bluray and dvd drive. Yeap.. I know you guys speak the truth and given your comments (stacking up with the reading I've done) I just don't think my existing one will be up to the job - that, or it will be constantly running close to peak output - and long term that can't be good. Thanks again guys for the valuable advice >> Off to find me a 1000w PSU haha ... is that future proofing or just needlessly adding to my carbon footprint? :whistling:
#28
Would I be better get the 5830 or 5770. Looking at benchmarks the 5770 virtually matches and exceeds the 5830 in performace and Power usage. I also have a £25 off £150 at Pixmania making that I could purchase either card for about £125. Im particularly interested in the Dolby HD Bitstreaming the 5770 offers and wonder if the 5830 has it aswell. Any advice guys ?
#29
polly69
Sure you do:thumbsup:

So you have 2 of the fastest cards on the planet and your using six screen eyefinity i very much doubt it as one of these cards alone is more than a match for any game on max settings and to have 6 screens you would need the special edition ones as they only do 3 screens unless you pay the premium.

Why people feel the need to tell lies is beyond me so here you go mate you've been called out post pics of your rig don't tell me you have 2 Intel 6cores in it aswell.


th2g?
#30
Aliboy
Would I be better get the 5830 or 5770. Looking at benchmarks the 5770 virtually matches and exceeds the 5830 in performace and Power usage. I also have a £25 off £150 at Pixmania making that I could purchase either card for about £125. Im particularly interested in the Dolby HD Bitstreaming the 5770 offers and wonder if the 5830 has it aswell. Any advice guys ?


Yeah, I got this voicher as well - you can make it 126 delivered when you choose express delivery :)

5830 is much better than 5770. It has more shaders (1120 vs 800), more texture units (56 vs 40), and double memory bus width (256 bit vs 128 bit), which means almost double memory bandwidth (128GB/s vs 76GB/s) .

However, both has the same number of ROPs though (16) and also 5770 has slightly higher stocks clocks than 5830 (850 vs 800 Mhz on core and 1200 vs 1000 Mhz on memory) so in some test - especially those involves high load on ROPs (lot of AA and Anizo) - it may seem close to 5830.

5830 has Dolby HD Bitstreaming feature as well, of course.

Don't be misguided, take 5830 . You can also increase clocks on 5830 to the 5770 level to get even more performance. This particular 5830 Saphire card seems to be very good as well - it is praised for quiet cooling and high overclocking capabilities.
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I think there are cashbacks available via Topcashback and quidco around 3%. thanks
#32
Unless im missing something here, these are showing as £135 inc VAT when I looked a few moments ago =)

*sorry* just realised they charge £7 or so for shipping, hence the £142 lol
#33
Pi55mania = ice cold with arctic winds in zub zero climate
#34
jamadaia
Unless im missing something here, these are showing as £135 inc VAT when I looked a few moments ago =)


You didn't consider the delivery cost.
#35
polly69
Sure you do:thumbsup:

So you have 2 of the fastest cards on the planet and your using six screen eyefinity i very much doubt it as one of these cards alone is more than a match for any game on max settings and to have 6 screens you would need the special edition ones as they only do 3 screens unless you pay the premium.

Why people feel the need to tell lies is beyond me so here you go mate you've been called out post pics of your rig don't tell me you have 2 Intel 6cores in it aswell.


u do realise theres only 1 eyefinity 6 card, and the only way people could use eyefinity on 6 screens before it came was to have a crossfire setup. the only reason ati designed the card, was because they said they would, to be honest its not powerful enough for eyefinity 6 for many games, even if the guy is lying, which i dont see why he would, you should do a bit of research before replying with such stupid comments, unless you are just jealous and the only way to justify not buying them is by saying that its overkill, which is just pathetic.
#36
rooban
I think there are cashbacks available via Topcashback and quidco around 3%. thanks


That's very true and I should edit to mention. With buying two of these, TopCashBack has tracked it as £6.93 cashback on £230.91 (price before vat).

Another discount you can get if you buy two is with PIXUKSALES7 code: You can get 7 pounds off, effectively giving you free delivery I guess.

Code: PIXUKSALES7
Expires: 07 Jul 2010
£7 off on basket values of more than £250
#37
It is also worth to mention that this Sapphire 5830 version comes with key for Modern Warfare 2 - unless Pixmania nicked it . You should be able to ebay it for around 15 quid (at least) :)
#38
aszu
It is also worth to mention that this Sapphire 5830 version comes with key for Modern Warfare 2 - unless Pixmania nicked it . You should be able to ebay it for around 15 quid (at least) :)


Not all units do! Sapphire sell it with and without, with the latter intended to be cheaper.
#39
aszu
It is also worth to mention that this Sapphire 5830 version comes with key for Modern Warfare 2 - unless Pixmania nicked it . You should be able to ebay it for around 15 quid (at least) :)


It's the wrong pic. The model no is listed as 11169-00-20R which is the standard version.
#40
GAVINLEWISHUKD
It's the wrong pic. The model no is listed as 11169-00-20R which is the standard version.


What a shame. Thanks for correcting me guys.

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