Wednesday, March 3rd 2010

XFX Preps Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 4GB Eyefinity6 Graphics Accelerator

It looks like Sapphire and ASUS will not be the only AMD board partners out with a custom design Radeon HD 5970 graphics accelerator that has higher clock speeds and twice the amount of memory. XFX seems just about ready with what it calls the XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 4GB. This limited edition graphics card borrows heavily from AMD's reference design, but adds some changes:
  • The leaf-blower is centrally located, with a GPU system on its either sides.
  • GPUs use higher clock speeds of 850 MHz (core), 1200 MHz (memory).
  • Twice the amount of memory, 2 GB per GPU, 4 GB total.
  • ATI Eyefinity6 display output configuration: 6 mini-DisplayPort connectors to support six physical displays (dongles may be included for DVI users).
  • Power is drawn from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors.
XFX may manufacture upto 1500 pieces in all, and could price each piece around US $1000, with sales starting later this month.

Source: Tweakers.net
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52 Comments on XFX Preps Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 4GB Eyefinity6 Graphics Accelerator

#1
AMDfur
Where can I preorder? AND, will this mean, in a crossfire setup, I can theoretically connect 12 monitors and have the gaming station from hell? THIS is awesome, and I'll put my regular 2 Sapphire OC edition 5970 up forsale right away!
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#2
gumpty
When I win lotto this friday I will buy myself two of these + six nice 24" screens.

And because I'm a nice guy I will buy one for each of the people in this thread already.

You can thank me later.
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#3
pantherx12
by: AMDfur
Where can I preorder? AND, will this mean, in a crossfire setup, I can theoretically connect 12 monitors and have the gaming station from hell? THIS is awesome, and I'll put my regular 2 Sapphire OC edition 5970 up forsale right away!
Yeah but it would be better to get 4 5870 6-eyefinity style, then 24 screens.

Also yes its true that you can do that, you can search for videos of 24 screen eyefinity.
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#4
dclprojekt
Good God!! That's a long video card!
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#5
Kitkat
i just hope the all makers they make more that way none of them become "special" like Aries need some competition for ppl who actually want one
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#6
OneCool
HUGE!!!




Wonder if it will fit in my Shuttle HTPC.......nah doubt it :shadedshu
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#8
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: majestic12
One... Thousand Dollar... One thousand dollar footlong!
arent foot longs supposed to be $5? (oh wait thats Subway)

Thats nutts for a card, I think thats pretty optimistic....1500 cards...:laugh:

(im thinking there are probably 10 freaks in the whole world that will get one)
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#9
Marineborn
OKAY!!!! when did they start making bats out of Video cards, that just plain rediculous. and i mean come on 1000 dollars for 2 more gigz, Blow it out your ass. lol
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#11
Kantastic
by: MKmods
arent foot longs supposed to be $5? (oh wait thats Subway)

Thats nutts for a card, I think thats pretty optimistic....1500 cards...:laugh:

(im thinking there are probably 10 freaks in the whole world that will get one)
I'm gonna get one in 3 years when DX12 is out and they're $150.
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#12
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
LOL, thats the way!
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#13
zithe
That's how I do it lmao. I bought the 8800GTX for 110 when the 4850 was still 130-140ish.
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#14
Jizzler
Cooling doesn't seem to be a problem... using my Lian-Li PC-A17B as an example:



But seriously, they will "end" somewhere in the drive cage. Just flip my front 120mm (also add the Lian-Li 140mm rear extractor), and along with some nice temps, will have a wire-hide for the PCIe connectors ;)
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#16
jaredpace
by: Jizzler
Cooling doesn't seem to be a problem... using my Lian-Li PC-A17B as an example:
:laugh:

reminds me of the guy who cut a hole in the front of his case for the 5970 ass end to stick out

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#18
Zubasa
by: zithe
That's how I do it lmao. I bought the 8800GTX for 110 when the 4850 was still 130-140ish.
That suddently makes the 4850 looks like the better choice :laugh:
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#19

Now that's a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG card!!!!!! You need a 300$ case to fit that monster in. LOL!!!:banghead:
#20
Kantastic
by: TAViX
Now that's a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG card!!!!!! You need a 300$ case to fit that monster in. LOL!!!:banghead:
You know what's funny? The Corsair Obsidian 800D is about $300 after tax/shipping (if applicable). :D
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#21
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Could be interesting but I was never a fan of XFX and there own ideas (revisions)

Id like to see a battle between the other manufactures and see who wins :D
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#23
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Similar to Asus' but Asus is using 2 5870s Oc'd for theirs where I think Sapphire and XFX are using the 5970 OC'd with 4 GB of Video memory.
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#24
Zubasa
by: WarEagleAU
Similar to Asus' but Asus is using 2 5870s Oc'd for theirs where I think Sapphire and XFX are using the 5970 OC'd with 4 GB of Video memory.
I don't know what you are talking about on this one :p
The 5970 are make of the exact same chips (if not even higher binned ones) as two 5870s.

AMD actually hints that the 5970 are made from the best Cypress XT (5870) chips.
Asus got you on that one mate. :laugh:
It is 120% marketing BS from Asus.
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#25
KainXS
well seeing how thats a new faster 59XX and AMD told BSN that theirs a new card called the HD5990 coming, I think thats the HD5990 PCB and its reported to be released this month.
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