Tuesday, March 2nd 2010

Sapphire HD 5970 OC 4 GB Graphics Card Pictured

At the ongoing CeBIT event, Sapphire is showing off what it claims will be the fastest graphics card in the market: the Sapphire HD 5970 OC 4 GB. This non-reference design Radeon HD 5970 dual-GPU graphics card sports two full-featured AMD Cypress GPUs, higher clock speeds, and twice the amount of memory. What is also ends up showing off is that Arctic Cooling seems to be ready with a cooler for the Radeon HD 5970.

Sapphire's new card uses a blue-colored PCB, a custom-designed cooling assembly by Arctic Cooling, clock speeds of 850 MHz (core) and 1200 MHz (memory), against reference speeds of 725/1000 MHz, 2 GB of GDDR5 memory per GPU (4 GB on card), and being able to draw power from two 8-pin power connectors. With the cooling assembly, the card is three slots thick. It has two DVI-D connectors, and one mini-DP connector. This card competes with a similar graphics card by ASUS in the works, called the ROG Ares dual-HD 5870. Its pricing and availability are not known.

Source: Fudzilla
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24 Comments on Sapphire HD 5970 OC 4 GB Graphics Card Pictured

#1
SteelSix
Feeding the masses with the good stuff! Thanks TPU..

Damn those AC coolers are ugly IMO, but as long as they do the job. Hmm, a got a thousand USD ready to spend, several choices surfacing, need performance data..
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#2
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
mmm yes very nice, quad crossfire will be ownage with these babies.
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#3
H82LUZ73
wow i might need a cherry picker to install that. Damn fine card i must say.
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#4
Zubasa
I bet you can buy a couple of these for the price of the Ares. :laugh:
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#5
Marineborn
8 gigs of video ram....*giggles like a school girl and runs off*.....i was talking about crossfiring them for no apparently reason but madness
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#6
Mussels
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by: Marineborn
8 gigs of video ram....*giggles like a school girl and runs off*.....i was talking about crossfiring them for no apparently reason but madness
and only 2GB usable since ram isnt additive in crossfire...

oh lawdy, cant wait to see some dumbass try and use these in a 32 bit OS...
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#7
Depth
Massive! The fans extend the card into 3 slots. I'd have to saw out bits of the case in order to fit this thing

by: Mussels
oh lawdy, cant wait to see some dumbass try and use these in a 32 bit OS...
:D :roll:
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#8
Marineborn
indeed museels that would be funny
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#9
Yellow&Nerdy?
Damn thats massive (and fugly). But I think that this shouldn't be as expensive as the Asus ROG Ares.
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#10
Black Panther
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Well, now that surely wouldn't fit inside my case! :laugh:


Those fans give the impression like they could be noisy...
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#11
Chomes
If the fans are like the ones used in the Accelero Xtreme 4870X2 they are almost inaudible, I love them :respect: . They silenced and cooled the beast of my 4870x2 :)
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#12
OneCool
That cooling solution may work well but it sure is ugly :shadedshu
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#14
kaneda
:O cant wait to the inevitable 4x5970. pure folding beast.
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#15
Zubasa
by: OneCool
That cooling solution may work well but it sure is ugly :shadedshu
That is an Arctic Cooling cooler, it certianly works perfectly.
I actually like how this card looks over the Ares.
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#16
roberto888
Wow, clock are just then on the 5870! That means it will challange with Asus ROG Ares!:D Can't wait to buy this monster!:P
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#17
SystemViper
i'm sure there is more to follow,,, msrp 1200.................
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#18
Animalpak
Nice to see Arctic cooling still produce that heavy heatsink, cuz the performances are very close to the high end full waterblocks units.
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#19
surfingerman
im not too worried about fitting in the case.. ill take the dremel to it if necessary, id like to see a wide load sticker on the back
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#20
Zubasa
by: surfingerman
im not too worried about fitting in the case.. ill take the dremel to it if necessary, id like to see a wide load sticker on the back
From the look of it, it is shorter than a reference 5970, pretty much 4870X2 size by looking at that cooler.
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#21
runnin17
why oh why is it three slots deep. Cmon, with all this research and money you know they can make a two slot cooler that is just as good. Meh
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: roberto888
Hey which picture did you see? It has only two a slot cooler!



its pretty clear the card takes up 3 slots, and needs a 4th for airflow.
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#23
lenin001
I own a 4870X2 with the Accelero Xtreme cooler, and believe me, it does the job. It cut the temps in half for both idle and load, and the vacuum cleaner sound the oem cooling solution had was gone too. Even at 100% you cant hear the fans over the cpu fan. But it does take 3 full slots, and an extra one if you want good airflow. I can't wait to get one of those Sapphire babies.....
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#24
Hayder_Master
ok sapphire just one step for me, made an 5870 with 2G memory
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