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Two 5850's on a Corsair HX850?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by QwaF, 3 Oct 2009.

  1. QwaF

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Sep 2009

    Posts: 567

    I asked this question in the main 5850 thread, i got a response that it would be enough, but nothing else after that. Nothing against the guy who answered, its just always best to hear more than one opinion on stuff like this.

    So, two 5850's on a regular i7 rig (no extreme overclocking or anything like that) on a corsair HX850w, would it be fine?

    Oh and while we're on the topic, any thoughts on having two 5850's in crossfire? Good, bad, interested?

    Cheers.
     
  2. eyetrip

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

    Posts: 9,195

    Umm, yes. And you won't really need more than one opinion :)
     
  3. Deific

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2009

    Posts: 4,229

    Location: Cheshire

    It would be fine, I plan to run them on a 750W PSU myself. As for how they perform, they seem to do really well in CF judging by benchies.
     
  4. JediFragger

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,933

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I'm running 2x5870's on that very psu (along with i7@4Ghz) with no problems :)
     
  5. Tolmekian

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jan 2009

    Posts: 965

    Definitely won't be a problem, bought the hx750 last week for this exact reason, so i have no doubt about the 850.
     
  6. Duff-Man

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 10,959

    Location: Nottingham

    That PSU is more than enough for twice the GPU power you're looking at.

    If you go on AMDs PSU rating site, you will see that it is rated to support two 4870x2s. Hell, even the HX750 is rated for this.
     
  7. lukext

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2006

    Posts: 966

    Location: North West

    Yup, HX750W here and i am damn sure it will run 2 5850's so your definitely will. I intend to get a 5850 with another later maybe. There are a couple of reviews out there with 5850 xfire and they look quite promising, add in driver refinements and it starts to look really good!
     
  8. Richy1204

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jun 2009

    Posts: 708

    Location: West Sussex

    Should be fine