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July 06, 2011, 06:48:40 PM
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5830 in crossfire is still a very solid solution.



Not even overclocked in that benchmark.
There are lots for sale in this thread:

https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24910.msg309374#msg309374


You've shown that 2 $130 cards are better than a single $190 card...

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July 06, 2011, 09:27:05 PM
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You've shown that 2 $130 cards are better than a single $190 card...

Is this going somewhere?
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July 06, 2011, 09:57:30 PM
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You've shown that 2 $130 cards are better than a single $190 card...

Is this going somewhere?

Thought it was atleast loosly following this, the thread topic.......  Good Ati Card for mining and gaming under $200?

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You've shown that 2 $130 cards are better than a single $190 card...

Is this going somewhere?

Thought it was atleast loosly following this, the thread topic.......  Good Ati Card for mining and gaming under $200?

Its a no-brainer.

Radeon 6870: 300+ megahash and good gaming performance.
Radeon 5830 Crossfire: 600+ megahash & Better Gaming performance.

2x 5830 is a bit more than $200, but the other requirements are met and then some.



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July 06, 2011, 10:27:43 PM
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You've shown that 2 $130 cards are better than a single $190 card...

Is this going somewhere?

Thought it was atleast loosly following this, the thread topic.......  Good Ati Card for mining and gaming under $200?

Its a no-brainer.


Reading the thread is a no-brainer as well. *refers to post #14*

And in case you're lazy on top of being argumentitve for the sake of it, here is what I am refering to.

"Its only 204.99 (free shipping) and its got a rebate, so it ends up costing 174.99. Killer deal"


"That one looks great and it might be the best buy, I just wish newegg didn't charge tax where I live it might push it out of my budget."

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July 07, 2011, 04:58:00 AM
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try to get your hands on 3x 5830 from sapphire...

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July 07, 2011, 08:53:15 PM
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I decided to go with a 6850.I just realized the other day that my power supply was only 400w and I don't wanna risk putting a card in my system that needs 500w or more. The 6850 I found only needs 400w and seems efficient so that's the one I'm going with.

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I decided to go with a 6850.I just realized the other day that my power supply was only 400w and I don't wanna risk putting a card in my system that needs 500w or more. The 6850 I found only needs 400w and seems efficient so that's the one I'm going with.


Rock on, m8. Thanks for updating us on it. And do be sure to chime in when you receive it to let us know how well it hashes, etc.


cheers

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July 26, 2011, 06:22:10 PM
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I decided to go with a 6850.I just realized the other day that my power supply was only 400w and I don't wanna risk putting a card in my system that needs 500w or more. The 6850 I found only needs 400w and seems efficient so that's the one I'm going with.


Rock on, m8. Thanks for updating us on it. And do be sure to chime in when you receive it to let us know how well it hashes, etc.


cheers

I got the card last week and it's been hashing around 195 to 193 with no overclocking and these flags (-v -w 128 -f 0 ). Overall it's a good card, it's runs way cooler than my old card did and it plays all my games maxed out. I was hoping it would get over 200mh stock but it's close enough. This is the one I bought http://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Radeon-Express-Graphics-900339/dp/B004AM73AE/ref=sr_1_16?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311700652&sr=1-16

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July 27, 2011, 05:47:40 AM
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I decided to go with a 6850.I just realized the other day that my power supply was only 400w and I don't wanna risk putting a card in my system that needs 500w or more. The 6850 I found only needs 400w and seems efficient so that's the one I'm going with.


Rock on, m8. Thanks for updating us on it. And do be sure to chime in when you receive it to let us know how well it hashes, etc.


cheers

I got the card last week and it's been hashing around 195 to 193 with no overclocking and these flags (-v -w 128 -f 0 ). Overall it's a good card, it's runs way cooler than my old card did and it plays all my games maxed out. I was hoping it would get over 200mh stock but it's close enough. This is the one I bought http://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Radeon-Express-Graphics-900339/dp/B004AM73AE/ref=sr_1_16?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311700652&sr=1-16



Not bad at all stock. only other stock listed using a miner I'm not familiar with is pulling 171.x Mhash.   You might could try other agressions on it, step thru them, i.e aggression=7, then aggression=8, aggression=12  to see if you can get a bit more at stock. I'd be willing to bet you could OC to just 900 or so without adding much volatage to it. Also try phoenix if you're using poclbm or vise versa with your settings just to see if there is any gain even without OCing.

Again, cheers for the update m8!


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July 29, 2011, 06:11:53 PM
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I decided to go with a 6850.I just realized the other day that my power supply was only 400w and I don't wanna risk putting a card in my system that needs 500w or more. The 6850 I found only needs 400w and seems efficient so that's the one I'm going with.


Rock on, m8. Thanks for updating us on it. And do be sure to chime in when you receive it to let us know how well it hashes, etc.


cheers

I got the card last week and it's been hashing around 195 to 193 with no overclocking and these flags (-v -w 128 -f 0 ). Overall it's a good card, it's runs way cooler than my old card did and it plays all my games maxed out. I was hoping it would get over 200mh stock but it's close enough. This is the one I bought http://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Radeon-Express-Graphics-900339/dp/B004AM73AE/ref=sr_1_16?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311700652&sr=1-16



Not bad at all stock. only other stock listed using a miner I'm not familiar with is pulling 171.x Mhash.   You might could try other agressions on it, step thru them, i.e aggression=7, then aggression=8, aggression=12  to see if you can get a bit more at stock. I'd be willing to bet you could OC to just 900 or so without adding much volatage to it. Also try phoenix if you're using poclbm or vise versa with your settings just to see if there is any gain even without OCing.

Again, cheers for the update m8!



Thanks I'll try those out when I get home. I did do some light overclocking yesterday, and I went up to 805 from 775 which got me to 203 hashes. I'm sure I can keep going up a bit more but I'll wait till winter for the higher clocks since my house is always in the mid 80's and I don't want to heat it up even more lol.

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