First post here in OCN...so please pardon the noobness
Just got my hand on a Sapphire 5850 Toxic yesterday night and was able to do a quick OC on it with MSI AB & Furmark.
I managed to get the core up to 910 without errors on Furmark for 30mins, and Memory of 1300 without errors for 15mins on Furmark (had to sleep). Completed 'Performance' on Vantage with a GPU score of 16k+. However this was on version 1.0.1. Didn't test it out on the new version as I didn't know there is one (been out of new hardware for 2yrs now).
There's a few things I'd like to ask and hope y'all could help me out:
1) Is the current gpu/mem score considered good since this model do not allow overvolting - just running on stock volt (can't remember how much is it)
2) Should I try to push the mem more if I could? I didn't try any further than 1300 as I was too tired.
3) In GPU-Z there's temp for GPU #1, #2 & #3... just wondering what do these temps refer to? Any of these shows the VRM's temp? If yes what's the safest/max temp for this 5850?
Idle temp on stock clock is as good as what reviews stated. On 100% load with fan speed max 70% the temp's between 59-65C (910/1300).
Planning to try again this evening with Kombustor & Crysis benchmark... how long/many loops y'all think I should go for to prove its stability?
Feel free to comment... thanks in advance....
1300 is probably about the max you'll get.
Temp1 is the actual gpu core
Temp 2 is the memory controller
Temp 3 is the shader core
I wouldn't worry about Furmark or combuster, just loop Crysis and any other game a dozen times or so.
Even the Vanatge GPU tests looped a few times will work.
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