ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB: The World's Fastest Graphics Card

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IzzyCraft

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bawhaha i was waiting for this
5970 picture of it in size comparison is priceless to me it's freaking huge card.

But really how are they going to get 2 chips for 5970 when they can't even get 1 for 5870 :)
 
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I'm getting more concerned with Nvidia these days. They keep playing with these low-end cards and haven't made anything all that great in almost a year. Hopefully Fermi doesn't turn into Itanic II.
 

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Sweet, another amazing card to drool at, too bad I can't afford it. Thanks for including CF'ed 5870's, that's what I wanted to compare it to the most. The release seems to coincide with the driver update. Everybody make sure to update your drivers to 9.11 :)
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
Also, because 9.11 is out, you can also try out Adobe's Flash 10.1 prelease to try out GPU-accelerated flash
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/
Exciting times
 

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Wooww...4.3 billion transistors, low idle power, it's pricey but this baby has lots of potential :)

I think ATI driven NVIDIA into a corner this time, i love the competition :)
 

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Good article!

I'll wait for a price drop since there are 0 DX 11 games out currently. Hope this forces further drops in the 4870s.
 

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1,600-shader Cypress found in its Radeon HD 5870.
2) Drop clock rates a bit in order to keep power and thermals under control.
3) ???
4) Profit


Oh my goodness, Chris, you apparently saw the Southpark episode with the underpants gnomes! Very funny for those of us who got the joke.
 

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Thus.... the shattered dreams of Nvidia and its GT210, 220, 240... haha.
What a time to release such low end dead end variants... the last life of the 200series chips can now be engulfed by the HD5970... THis card looks like it would smash through the GTX295 easily and is DX11 plus plus blah blah Nvidia is sweating it out as they have lost a lump of market share as they did not ride the Christmas wave... Ive said it again and again don't you guys think Nvidia should discount their cards heavily already?!?

I hope fermi can even compare to this dual gpu... Deep down I now doubt Nvidias GTX380 or whatever can even compare to this dual GPU, they would have to compare it now with a dual GTX300 series in my opinion at the rate that ATi has vastly improved from their previous 4850-90s, to the x2's...
 

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I just completed a new build however I was short funds and had to get a $50 graphics card just to see it work.I'm glad though that I selected a 850 watt power supply.
The Radeon 5970 sounds like the perfect card for me in January 2010.I'm getting it.
 

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Got a 5870 and mabey a year for now when the prices are down will pick another up for crossfire. As of right now my 5870 seems to handle everthing i throw at it with 1900x1080 so not even sure if i will want to get another. Hopefully next year there will some be more games to push my system.
 
Sorry nvidia, ATi has won me over for this round, funny since its nvidia that usually makes a card at the right time and right price for me every time i need a new video card/rig hence why all my previous cards have all been nvidia.

Ti4200 - 6600GT - 7900GT - 8800GT
 

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[citation][nom]shubham1401[/nom]GT 240 has found a competitor in HD5890![/citation]
Um, they aren't targeted at the same people and thus not in competition to begin with. The GT 240 is sub $100, this card is $600+
 
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