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Thread: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870




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    Default GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870

    I have built a new GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 system specification below that is completely Prime95 and MemTest86+ v2.11 stable at 4GHz. Load temps mid 60c. I haven’t found the lower limits for CPU Vcore and QPI/VTT yet.
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    The HD 4770 GPU was just to get me going until the HD5870 was available and will be drawing a lot less current.
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    Today I should receive a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024MB should I expect to have to change any voltages maybe PCIE please?
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    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
    BIOS f9e
    CPU Intel i7 920
    Cooler Corsair H50<o:p></o:p>
    DRAM Corsair TR3X6G1866C9DF
    GPU Asus Radeon HD 4770
    Case Antec 1200
    HDD 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
    PSU Corsair HX850
    ODD LG GH22NS50
    OS Windows 7 64Bit
    OS Unbuntu 9.04 64Bit
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    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio 20x
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech Enabled
    CPU Cores Enabled All
    CPU Multi Threading Disabled
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Enabled
    C3/C6/C7 State Support Disabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor Enabled
    CPU EIST Function Enabled
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT Enabled
    Virtualization Technology Enabled
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    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed 36
    Uncore Frequency 17
    Isonchronous Frequency Enabled
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    Advanced Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control Enabled
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) 191
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) 100
    C.I.A.2 [Disabled]
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    CPU Clock Drive 800mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive 900mV
    CPU Clock Skew 0ps
    IOH Clock Skew 0ps
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    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance Standard
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) Disabled
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 8.0
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) Quick
    Channel Interleaving Auto
    Rank Interleaving Auto
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    Channel A + B + C Timing Settings:<o:p></o:p>
    CAS Latency Time 8
    tRCD 8
    tRP 8
    tRAS 20
    Command Rate 1
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    All other entries Auto
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    Advanced Voltage Control:<o:p></o:p>
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    CPU
    Load Line Calibration Enabled
    CPU Vcore 1.28750
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.355

    CPU PLL AUTO
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    MCH/ICH
    PCIE AUTO
    QPI PLL AUTO
    IOH Core AUTO ET6 =1.16
    ICH I/O AUTO
    ICH Core AUTO
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    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.660
    DRAM Termination AUTO
    Ch-A Data VRef AUTO
    Ch-B Data VRef AUTO
    Ch-C Data VRef AUTO
    Ch-A Address VRef AUTO
    Ch-B Address VRef AUTO
    Ch-C Address VRef AUTO

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870

    I can't say for certain, but if you are nice and stable at the moment it should just be a case of plug and play. Your nice new 5870 (I'm jealous, you lucky bar-stuard ) will be drawing the additional power it needs above the 75W that the slot can carry is drawn from the two 6 pin 75W plugs. (I think they're 6 pin any way, not 150W 8 pin).

    You may very well have to increase voltages a tad as it's a new component, but it shouldn't be anything to do with the new cards power consumption, rather because it's an additional, new variable in your system. Give it a good stressing with FurMark and Vantage, maybe play a little maxed out Crysis, a spot of RE5 etc and see how you go.

    Let us know if you have issues and I'm sure someone more knowledgeable on X58 can suggest PCIE/southbridge tweaking etc.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870

    I would not worry about it, just pop that bad boy in and run a Stress test. Toms had a pretty cool article comparing the 5870 against itself in CF, the GTX295, GTX 285, GTX285 SLI , and some 4870's. It shows these cards performance in a variety of games and resolutions. I must say, i dont care for ATI, but that thing puts some numbers out and does very well with AA enabled. Take a look if u have not already ATI Radeon HD 5870: DirectX 11, Eyefinity, And Serious Speed : Introduction - Review Tom's Hardware
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870

    Good link. Also check out the tweaktown review. Not sure if Tom's Oc'd the card but TweakTown for some reason didn't bother which kind of made their review incomplete for me. Oh well, what they did show was excellent.

    I'm not an ATI or Nvidia fan myself really, I don't do brand loyalty. I go for price/affordability first and then max the power I can get for my budget. Nvidia lately seem to be (until the 5870) the king of the most powerful single GPU (and dual with 295) card, but are/were significantly more expensive over ATI for little gain. The difference between a 285 and a 4870/4890 is usually around 10 FPS on average (can sometimes be more or less ofc) but the price is significantly higher.

    I can guarantee that Nvidia's DX11 card will probably be faster, but you'd expect so as there'll be a bit more time for them to make a faster product.

    Which ever team you go with, red or green, there seems little in it with regards to FPS in the average game. Money goes a long way atm. I'm sure I'd be able to run most games with nice settings on a 9800GT or a single 4770. My Crossfire setup, if I keep it that long should last me at least until the refresh version DX11 cards (3x5 series and 5890 etc).
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870

    you shouldnt have to tweak voltage as this card uses less power than the card you have allready,the same as an nvidia gtx 285plus its 40nm not 50....its the fastest single gpu card on the market
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 @4GHz – voltage impact of HD5870

    HD 5870 went in without problems using latest drivers from ATI website. Appears stable with no BIOS changes but I’m about to start a 12 hour Prim95 session.

    I have another GA-EX58-UD5 i7 920 system which is OC almost to the same level; it has a HD 4870 X2.


    3DMark Vantage for HD 4870 X2 system P16,089 GPU 15,497 CPU 18,172

    3DMark Vantage for HD 5870 system P16,714 GPU 16,155 CPU 18,650

    Widows Experience Index for HD 4870 X2 system 7.6 7.9 7.1 7.1 5.9

    Widows Experience Index for HD 5870 system 7.6 7.9 7.8 7.8 5.9

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