Powercolor Radeon HD 5970 2GB Graphics Card Review @ DH

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    Read The Review Here
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    Today we will be taking a look at the Powercolor Radeon HD 5970 2GB and putting it through its paces in a selection of real world gaming tests, including the recently released Modern Warfare 2. In addition to this we will cover GPU computing and high definition playback as well as having a play with the surprise inclusion of an official voltage tweaking tool. This little application may well make this product a favourite with enthusiasts who want to get the most from their purchase.
     
  2. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    Ohhoooo its out am going to read it right now ;)

    This makes me want to jump up for joy ;)
     
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  3. kris23

    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    its here..... its really here.... :w00t::evil::) :tears: i could feel tears of joy flowing down on the inside.....

    those results are amazing..... thank you Stuart and Allan for the work put into this...

    it looks like i cant get this right as it comes out.... spent some money due to unforseen circumstances...... lol wouldve had enough money had i not bought my liquid cooling system..... but i will collect money from a few accounts to buy it within a few days........ IT SHALL BE MINE!!!!!!!
     
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    *slaps kris* now go and get it!!! :)

    I really like the extra effort in the review, the mockups, the advice, the overclocks, the graphs, high quality review my friends, and yes now I WANT ONE!!! :)
     
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    ET3D Hopeless Dreamer

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    Thanks for the review. I like the new min fps graphs.
     
  6. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Well done! Great review! I agree 100% with what was said. This is a excellent product, apart from the stubbornness of AMD with the cooling option.
    This is the card to get.
     
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    Great review DH, you are the best.

    I am very happy to see that AMD finally won Nvidia.

    Competition on GPU market is the best thing for us ordinary people.

    Best Regards.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I agree, although the 4870X2 did well too when it was released...
     
  9. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    The only complaint it the naming system they should have just stuck with X2, but i doubt any real enthusiast will mess up when deciding to buy one :)
     
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    wow what a card, but the price of $600 is a bit scary, probably costs more than half of my PC !

    Awesome review guys, best one ive read this morning.
     
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    Nice review! And even nicer card! :D
    I liked the new min fps graphs.

    The 5970 looks huge, very huge!
    424 fps at CoD:MW2 lol!
    I feel Crysis only this time is truly playable at 1920x1200 will full settings!
    The overclock potential is amazing!
    And it's temperatures are good.
    BUT 599$ is almost a half new mid-range pc including and a new monitor lol!

    I would like to see a benchmark directly against two 5870 in CF.
     
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    and two 5850s in Xfire.

    another great review from DH :cool:
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    And two 295s in SLI. (joking a bit)

    Loved the review. :) I was hoping that vapor chamber would help a little more with noise and heat, better luck next time.
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    What? No quad crossfire? :p

    Nice review guys. As always though, there's the sense of disapointment that my not so old card is falling so far behind...

    As a serial Nv customer, I just hope thy can match this!
     
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    massively impressive set of results, however the asking price is very high and I don't even think its available yet which is concerning. Not like ATI to deliver paper launches.
     
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    thats one bad mofo but looking at that scoll fan they put on it looks like a joke...
     
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    very nice review guys. i wonder how my 2 5850's would compare
     
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    probably quite favourably to one 5970.
     
  19. HardwareHeaven

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    incidentally if anyone is lucky enough to pick up a 5970 please be aware the current version of GPUZ 0.3.6 causes freezing with some partner boards (works fine on the ATI reference board we have but causes lockups on Sapphire and HIS boards we have right now). Same with everest ultimate. This is to do with the ultra low settings the card goes into to save power. Wizzard is working on a new GPUz as we speak.
     
  20. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    Well, I can't afford it but I am AMAZED!!!! Man if only I had the money lying around to buy one of these I would!
     

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