Saphire HD5850 Extreme - £98 @ Pixmania
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Saphire HD5850 Extreme - £98 @ Pixmania

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Found 12th Apr 2011Made hot 12th Apr 2011
Bargain at this price if they Honour it at this price.

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as usual most people forget their high P&P

Shipping fees: From £ 8.80 Inc. VAT

£106.80 including delivery. it's a shame it's pixmania.

otherwise scorchio.

This is about the asking price from what I've read, so might be worth waiting for scan to get stock for those with free delivery.

Indeed this is pretty much the asking price. Nice new graphics card though.

TK3142

This is about the asking price from what I've read, so might be worth … This is about the asking price from what I've read, so might be worth waiting for scan to get stock for those with free delivery.



where did you read that?

review at kitguru

seems to confirm what TK3142 said
Edited by: "zurich" 12th Apr 2011

Wow a pair of these in CF would be murkle!

Is this a worthy upgrade from a gtx275?

grimley**f

Is this a worthy upgrade from a gtx275?


Not really ... about a 25% improvement. Depends if your current setup is struggling.
videocardbenchmark.net/hig…tml

Anyone seen any decent mid-range NVidia's about? I keep checking hotukdeals but its mainly amd's listed..

*Awaiting ebuyer price*

my suggestion of the week - wait till battlefield 3 is out - if your current gpu struggles then upgrade.
there really is no need to keep updating your system these days because developers have completely sold out to consoles... even medium range system will cope games at 1080p res and the highest settings...

Whilst I've not had any issues with mine, including quite a large number of others, there have been reported issues with this particular card. There's even an entire thread regarding it over at OcUK.

Linky

I don't know whether it's just some people being idiots or what, I've never yet had major DOA problems with graphics cards ever (it's only when you start going crazy with overclocking when it usually kills it lol).

mamboboy

my suggestion of the week - wait till battlefield 3 is out - if your … my suggestion of the week - wait till battlefield 3 is out - if your current gpu struggles then upgrade. there really is no need to keep updating your system these days because developers have completely sold out to consoles... even medium range system will cope games at 1080p res and the highest settings...



Waiting until november means waiting for the next 'generation' (in console terminology) of cards. Given that Portal 2 is days away (big high profile release) and loads of other great games like Deus Ex, Witcher 2 and such are coming soon, getting a card which can play them all now at such a cheap price is amazing value.

Heat heat heat

still running this card and it steam rolls through everything!

Considering upgrading from my HD4850, reckon this would be worth it? Seems a very good price for what is essentially the next gen of my current card.

chaywa

Waiting until november means waiting for the next 'generation' (in … Waiting until november means waiting for the next 'generation' (in console terminology) of cards. Given that Portal 2 is days away (big high profile release) and loads of other great games like Deus Ex, Witcher 2 and such are coming soon, getting a card which can play them all now at such a cheap price is amazing value.Heat heat heat



Have you seen Deus Ex gameplay? It looks consolized tripe! Horrible brown textures, over-usage of bloom effects, crates and boxes everywhere, warehouse settings. It will run with ease even on cards like the 9600GT and I pity the fool who upgrades for that game.

Portal 2, again is also coming out on consoles. It's running on the very dated source engine, and I highly doubt takes advantage of DX 10 or 11. No doubt it'll be a great game, but in terms of visuals? HDR is probably it's 'peak'. Another tick for not needing to upgrade.

Witcher 2 is probably the only one which could attempt to push the barriers a little, but the screenshots still aren't that impressive (by impressive I mean like the first time you saw Crysis graphics). Does it use DX 10? No. Does it use DX 11? No.

Then of course there's Skyrim which I hope will have the same impact as Crysis did, but who knows?

Fact is, I play all games with ease on my overclocked E5200 CPU and GTS 250 GPU; Crysis 2, Shift 2, Assassins Creed Brotherhood... all on highest settings at 1080p.

As for this deal, of course it's good value. But it's not a good longterm investment. Remember... it's DX11 capabilities aren't too good (that's if it ever needs to use them!)
Edited by: "mamboboy" 12th Apr 2011

"Considering upgrading from my HD4850, reckon this would be worth it? Seems a very good price for what is essentially the next gen of my current card."

Oh yeah, it would blow it away... I had a 4890 (way better than 4850), upgraded to a GTX460 (for 169.99 a while back) which was a decent upgrade to the 4890, and the 5850 trades blows with a GTX460... so bargain upgrade for sure

I was wondering what kinda games a MobilityRadeon HD5650 1GB  could deal with please? Dont really know alot about graphics cards.

uzi148

I was wondering what kinda games a MobilityRadeon HD5650 1GB  could deal … I was wondering what kinda games a MobilityRadeon HD5650 1GB  could deal with please? Dont really know alot about graphics cards.



Mobile 5650 = Desktop 5450 ish so many games comfortably at anything less than 1440x900. Just don't expect new games to run smoothly, you're looking at low/medium at best.

londonstinks

still running this card and it steam rolls through everything!


Running a 4850 and so does that too, @1680x1050
Edited by: "martino2k6" 12th Apr 2011

It appears your definition of steam rolling and mine differ then.

Soulreape

It appears your definition of steam rolling and mine differ then.



I agree. I went from an X1600 to a 5850 and it certainly does not steam roll anymore.
Amazing card though for an amazing price. £235 last March *grr*
Edited by: "MBeeching" 13th Apr 2011

running a 5850 here that I recently paid £100 for off ebay and can confirm that it plays everything I throw at it - Crysis 2 looks lovely

very interesting

I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about £160 to spend, any ideas for a bang for buck card?

Tempted to get one to Xfire, for that price it's a steal. Awesome care still runs anything I throw at it

DADSCAB

I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about … I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about £160 to spend, any ideas for a bang for buck card?



just think of the reduction in your energy bills!!!oO

and a 6950 if you can stretch the budget.
Edited by: "dirky" 13th Apr 2011

Running two of these in CrossFire and its fast, low ping and high Frame rate when play BlackOps.
I got two different cards but all you do is bios flash them to the better asus one then there even better

man i bought a gtx 460, i shoulda got this one

uzi148

I was wondering what kinda games a MobilityRadeon HD5650 1GB  could deal … I was wondering what kinda games a MobilityRadeon HD5650 1GB  could deal with please? Dont really know alot about graphics cards.



My brothers Sony Vaio laptop has this graphics card (with i3 350M IIRC), its a "decent" graphics card for a laptop, plays CoD 4 maxed out at 1366 x 768, copes OK with Starcraft 2 and Cities XL 2011 and Napoleon Total War. (By coping well, I mean at least medium if not high settings at native resolution and 25+ fps and smooth gameplay).

As for the graphics card, I've just bought one for a spare machine to allow me to do some casual gaming when I'm visiting my folks. Can not comment on Pixmania but I got it for £107 (from OcUK (over-clockers), free next day delivery too). Paired up with a mildly overclocked Athlon II X3 @3.5GHz, it maxes out BFBC2 @1920 x 1080. Its a fantastic card, cooler is very quiet and near silent. Measures only 8.5" (although PCI-E power connectors are on the end).

Accessories included in the box were a bit light but included;

Warranty info etc,
2x Molex to 6 Pin connectors
DVI-VGA port

I honestly can not tell the difference in BFBC2 when compared to my heavily overclocked GTX 470 and i7 920 @4.4GHz. Cracking card for the money!

DADSCAB

I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about … I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about £160 to spend, any ideas for a bang for buck card?



If you can stretch your budget a bit to the £200 mark then the GTX 480 or a 2GB 6950 (rev 1) and flash it to a 6970! Definitely best value high end cards on the market at the moment!

Edited by: "shadow_boxer" 13th Apr 2011

Thanks dirky, I'll take a look

dirky

just think of the reduction in your energy bills!!!oOand a 6950 if you … just think of the reduction in your energy bills!!!oOand a 6950 if you can stretch the budget.


DADSCAB

I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about … I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about £160 to spend, any ideas for a bang for buck card?



Best single graphics card for £160 is the XFX 5870, can be had for £157 inc delivery from ebuyer, (although price has been down to as low as £149.99).
Edited by: "shadow_boxer" 13th Apr 2011

GTX 480 or a 2GB 6950 (rev 1) and flash it to a 6970! Definitely best value high end cards on the market at the moment!

[/quote] I'm seriously thinking about the 6950 now, I haven't upgraded my cards in like 3 Years, I'm gonna have to tell the Wife it only cost £50 including delivery

and flash it to a 6970! Definitely best value high end cards on the market at the moment!

[/quote] techpowerup.com/art…159

Sorry OP I didn't mean to hijack your post

DADSCAB

I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about … I was thinking of upgrading from 2x 9800gx2' quad sli. I've got about £160 to spend, any ideas for a bang for buck card?


You're not going to upgrade those cards with that budget, though if you sell them, you may still get £100 per card giving you a total which may give you similar performance and a reduction in power consumption which in the send will be saving you money.

Though I'm not too up to date, two Gx2s are going to beat any single-gpu cards around just now, I think...

As for Pixmania...I was looking in to buying from them recently, but was put off by some reviews. I'd wait till this card is available at this price elsewhere.


Edited by: "MintMouse" 13th Apr 2011

I have a basic Dell 5100 with crappy ATI Radeon X300 128mb graphics card, would i be able to put this in my machine???

kopite72

I have a basic Dell 5100 with crappy ATI Radeon X300 128mb graphics card, … I have a basic Dell 5100 with crappy ATI Radeon X300 128mb graphics card, would i be able to put this in my machine???



If this won't work in my machine any recommendations?? Only need a good quality graphics card for watching HD films obviously with HDMI slot

Thanks Mint, I think I'm gonna hold out till Winter, and see what's around then.

MintMouse

You're not going to upgrade those cards with that budget, though if you … You're not going to upgrade those cards with that budget, though if you sell them, you may still get £100 per card giving you a total which may give you similar performance and a reduction in power consumption which in the send will be saving you money.Though I'm not too up to date, two Gx2s are going to beat any single-gpu cards around just now, I think...As for Pixmania...I was looking in to buying from them recently, but was put off by some reviews. I'd wait till this card is available at this price elsewhere.


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