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post #1 of 35
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I think, otherwise something is screwed up.
Saw this screeshot and instantly got salty
This 5830

VS MY 5850


15K POINTS

COULD SOMEONE PLEASE...

I know Im mad, but this card was VERY expensive for me and I expected a nice perfomance boost from my 4890
Games run fine, but they should be better!

Thanks
post #2 of 35
I think u may of bought a 5830 by mistake..
    
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post #3 of 35
maybe the Q8400 vs the Xeon @ 4.2?
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post #4 of 35
What are we looking at here? Difference in performance of a 4890-5850?

Edit: I see now, Probably has to do as the bottom pic doesn't have it's cpu oc?
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post #5 of 35
get new drivers :-p
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post #6 of 35
Its your CPU . A 3.0GHz quad isn't enough for high end gaming. If you had a 4.2GHz Core i7, then you'd probably be beating that 5830.
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post #7 of 35
Yeah, as others posted, it's definitely your CPU.
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post #8 of 35
Thread Starter 
I see...

Would a Phenom 2 X4 970 be enough?
post #9 of 35
Your CPU is inferior compared to his.
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post #10 of 35
I assume you want it for an AMD rig. If it's so then certainly.... 970 has a very high stock clock and OCs to 4GHZ fairly easy.. add a cheapo cooler like coolermaster hyper 212+ to get 4GHX and get ride of every possible bottleneck. Though if you move to dual to card even that 970 @ 4GHZ would still bottleneck you abit !
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