With the release of the 5970 later this week, ATI partners are already announcing their release of overclocked 5870 cards with more in the pipeline later this month. Speaking with one of our company insiders this morning they said “There is great overclocking potential with the core speeds and some have hit over 1ghz from reference figures of 850mhz”.
Initially, as usual we should see slightly overclocked models hitting the market with the more extreme units hitting retail in the coming month. Unfortunately we are still seeing shortages of even the reference cards so we expect these overclocked models to be in very short supply – as many of our regulars will know we already reviewed the Sapphire and Powercolor cards.
Be sure to check out Driverheaven later this week for a very indepth review of the upcoming 5970 video card, we are still under NDA so legally can’t post any information yet, but we can say that these cards are absolute monsters!
If you want to check out our review of the Powercolor and Sapphire cards then head over here. Hopefully the public will be able to buy them very shortly.