Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Crossfiring Sapphire 5970 with HIS 5850
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Crossfiring Sapphire 5970 with HIS 5850 - Page 4

post #31 of 37
I'd be interested in what bios you guys are using
I have a XFX 5970 BE and a Sapphire 5870 Game Edition and would like to know what BIOS to use on both of them so they're the same and running well.
They'll both be water cooled.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition ASUS Crosshair IV Formula XFX 5970 2Gb BE + Sapphire 5870 1Gb Game Edition 4Gb OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 BE CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 3.5 120GB E SSD + WD Caviar Black 1Tb ASUS DRW-24B1LT DVDRW W7 x64 Pro LG 21.5" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Corsair AX850 Sleeved Lian Li PC-P50WB Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Err... yes 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition ASUS Crosshair IV Formula XFX 5970 2Gb BE + Sapphire 5870 1Gb Game Edition 4Gb OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 BE CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 3.5 120GB E SSD + WD Caviar Black 1Tb ASUS DRW-24B1LT DVDRW W7 x64 Pro LG 21.5" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Corsair AX850 Sleeved Lian Li PC-P50WB Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Err... yes 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by CANADAS ARMY View Post
Hi,
I just picked up a Sapphire OC edition and am trying to Crossfire it with my older HIS 5850. According to ATI (AMD) It is possible but not nessisaraly reccomended. After having to reinstall drivers a bunch of times, I finally got Catalyst to recognize and CF them. However I am getting the exact same performance as just the 5850. In response, I tried removing the 5850 and performance roughly seems to be the same. Would it be a good idea to reinstall Windows? I am currently backing up to see if it helps, but just incase there is something I have missed, could someone help me out? Also, for those with 5970's what is a stable OC for both GPU's?

Thank You all very much
(And a Merry Christmas!)
I don't see a 5970 and a 5850 CF doing much of anything LOL.. You are way better off getting two of the same cards for optimized CF.. Like me I plan on getting another 6870 to CF.
bankaikiller
(16 items)
 
Bankai laptop
(11 items)
 
Glowing Reaper
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k @4.1ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (3waysli) 2 gtx 560 ti's evga super clocked G.Skill 8gigs 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500gig 7200rpm hdd + corsair force gt SSD 120 gig corsair h60 Windows 7 acer S231HL 
PowerCaseAudioOther
800 watt corsair NZXT Tempest EVO  USB Creative sound blaster X-FI Go Pro Razer Carcharias headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD K12 quadcore processor 4MB l2 cache 358D AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G integrated  AMD Radeon 6750M dedicated (crossfired with 6620g) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
6gigs 640 5,000 RPM Blue ray player Coolin pad and hp coolsense tempature control 
OSKeyboardAudio
Windows 7 Asus Beats 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 6core 1045T @ 3.2 Ghz ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX Amd radeon 6870 8gigs ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB sata Barracuda Compact disk DVD+RW air  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
S231HL LCD Monitor Asus 800 Watt corsair GS 800 Roswell 
MouseAudio
Asus realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
bankaikiller
(16 items)
 
Bankai laptop
(11 items)
 
Glowing Reaper
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k @4.1ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (3waysli) 2 gtx 560 ti's evga super clocked G.Skill 8gigs 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500gig 7200rpm hdd + corsair force gt SSD 120 gig corsair h60 Windows 7 acer S231HL 
PowerCaseAudioOther
800 watt corsair NZXT Tempest EVO  USB Creative sound blaster X-FI Go Pro Razer Carcharias headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD K12 quadcore processor 4MB l2 cache 358D AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G integrated  AMD Radeon 6750M dedicated (crossfired with 6620g) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
6gigs 640 5,000 RPM Blue ray player Coolin pad and hp coolsense tempature control 
OSKeyboardAudio
Windows 7 Asus Beats 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 6core 1045T @ 3.2 Ghz ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX Amd radeon 6870 8gigs ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB sata Barracuda Compact disk DVD+RW air  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
S231HL LCD Monitor Asus 800 Watt corsair GS 800 Roswell 
MouseAudio
Asus realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by CANADAS ARMY View Post
Thank you very much for your help. If I flash the vBios, would I need to get a specific version for my card?
sorry But I couldn't run the brenchmark at 5760x1080, when I open Heaven at that resolution the program crash, if you want I can give you a brenchmark at 1920x1080.

And well I am not sure if you need an specific bios, but to be honest I dont think so since my cards are PowerColor and Saphire and I have different brands bios...

I recomend you to follow the guide that I gave you, and if you need help with the bios send me a PM or just reply on this thread, or the better option ask on the thread of the guide...
Also if you need a specific custom bios with an overclock that is not on that thread just ask Simon, he is the guy that make the guide, and he will make you a custom bios.

He was the one that help me when I was on the proccess.
iMac 2012 27"
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Ivy Bridge Not Idea :p Nvidia GT680MX 2GB 32GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Flash Flash None Mac OS and Windows 7 27" 
  hide details  
Reply
iMac 2012 27"
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Ivy Bridge Not Idea :p Nvidia GT680MX 2GB 32GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Flash Flash None Mac OS and Windows 7 27" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #34 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by digital_steve View Post
I'd be interested in what bios you guys are using
I have a XFX 5970 BE and a Sapphire 5870 Game Edition and would like to know what BIOS to use on both of them so they're the same and running well.
They'll both be water cooled.
Hi, just fallow this guide, http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=185918


And since you have a 5870 like me, I can give you a copy of my 5870 bios.
The 5970 bios you will find it on the link.
iMac 2012 27"
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Ivy Bridge Not Idea :p Nvidia GT680MX 2GB 32GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Flash Flash None Mac OS and Windows 7 27" 
  hide details  
Reply
iMac 2012 27"
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Ivy Bridge Not Idea :p Nvidia GT680MX 2GB 32GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Flash Flash None Mac OS and Windows 7 27" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #35 of 37
I don't think there's anything wrong there Canada.

You are getting the proper scaling from the 3rd card vs. the 5970 alone. You're getting nice, high GPU activity on all cards in the tests. Your scores do not seem abnormal for such a high resolution ... remember you only have 1GB of vram with your setup, which is probably impacting your score. And the reason 19fps looks uber slow (like 3-5 fps) is because in multi-gpu setups, microstutter becomes very apparent when the FPS gets really low like that.

Also, I rather doubt you're going to see much better performance with quad-fire 5970's than you're seeing now. 5970 + 5850 is actually a really solid setup ... but at that kinda resolution ... the 1GB vram is likely to hold you back in certain high vram-usage scenarios. And it'll do the same in quad-fire, since it's still gonna be 1GB.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CANADAS ARMY View Post
Also noticed that heaven reads my gfx card as a 5800 serries. Does this mean it thinks that my 5850 is primary?
It means the 5850 is the first one it's coming across in the list of cards that's in the PC's registry. I would bet that 'GPU 1' in Afterburner is also the 5850 as well. But the 'numbers' assigned to each GPU are totally arbitrary, and don't 'mean' anything in the grand scheme of things. Your 'primary' card is always the top card in your xfire set ... but that doesn't mean that it's always going to be 'GPU 1'.
Edited by brettjv - 12/22/10 at 11:22pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon X5675 6-core @ 4.1ghz (1.29v, 20x205 +ht ) rampage iii extreme msi rx470 gaming X (the $159 budget king) 3 x 2gb corsair xms3 pc12800 (9-9-9-24-1T@1600MHz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
asus vw266h 25.5" (1920x1200) abs sl (enermax revolution) * single 70A rail 850w silverstone rv-03 XFi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon X5675 6-core @ 4.1ghz (1.29v, 20x205 +ht ) rampage iii extreme msi rx470 gaming X (the $159 budget king) 3 x 2gb corsair xms3 pc12800 (9-9-9-24-1T@1600MHz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
asus vw266h 25.5" (1920x1200) abs sl (enermax revolution) * single 70A rail 850w silverstone rv-03 XFi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #36 of 37
Thread Starter 
Darn. I was really hoping to get better performance outta the card. Would I not have 3GB with the trifire?
My Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 MSI GD70-890FXA Sapphire 5970 OC Edition + HIS 5850 OCZ 1333 Gold Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD Black + 1TB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB Green 2x Lite On DVD everything Windows 7 3x Benq 24" (6000x1080 total) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Intellitype 1000W Xion Gaming Serries HAF 932 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
My Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 MSI GD70-890FXA Sapphire 5970 OC Edition + HIS 5850 OCZ 1333 Gold Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD Black + 1TB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB Green 2x Lite On DVD everything Windows 7 3x Benq 24" (6000x1080 total) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Intellitype 1000W Xion Gaming Serries HAF 932 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #37 of 37
Thread Starter 

What if I was to upgrade my mobo and get 2 more 5970's, and (without crossfire) plug em in and have one powering each screen?
(Like here, minus the excess screens

)

And later get 3 more 5970's and have a quadfire on each screen?
My Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 MSI GD70-890FXA Sapphire 5970 OC Edition + HIS 5850 OCZ 1333 Gold Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD Black + 1TB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB Green 2x Lite On DVD everything Windows 7 3x Benq 24" (6000x1080 total) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Intellitype 1000W Xion Gaming Serries HAF 932 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
My Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 MSI GD70-890FXA Sapphire 5970 OC Edition + HIS 5850 OCZ 1333 Gold Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD Black + 1TB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB Green 2x Lite On DVD everything Windows 7 3x Benq 24" (6000x1080 total) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Intellitype 1000W Xion Gaming Serries HAF 932 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Crossfiring Sapphire 5970 with HIS 5850