Monday, March 29th 2010

XFX Alters Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Design

First spotted at the CeBIT event, the XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 4 GB graphics card is taking a new shape with the company redesigning its cooler. The older design borrowed heavily from AMD's reference cooler design. Its CGI drawings were released to the press, although the real card with its older cooler was shown off at CeBIT. The HD 5970 Black Edition from XFX sports two AMD Cypress GPUs with 1600 stream processors each, 4 GB of GDDR5 memory across 2x 256-bit memory interfaces, clock-speeds on par with single-GPU Radeon HD 5870 (850/1200 MHz, core/memory), and added overclocking potential. It uses Eyefinity6 display outputs, to single-handedly run six full-HD displays, and multiple Eyefinity display groups.

"XFX have always developed the most powerful, versatile Gaming weapons in the world - and have just stepped up to the gaming plate and launched something spectacular that may well literally blow the current NVIDIA offerings clean away," said XFX, in a statement to Nordic Hardware. "GTX480 and GTX470 are upon us, but perhaps the time has come to Ferm up who really has the big Guns." XFX is targeting high-end consumers, the HD 5970 Black Edition is to be made in Limited Quantities, though available shortly. It is expected to be priced at US $1000.

Source: NordicHardware
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63 Comments on XFX Alters Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Design

#1
JATownes
$1000...*chokes on breakfast burrito*
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#2
random
Think of it as new rims for your car or something :laugh:. These seem worth it! But at the same time unecessary!

Can't wait to see how this turns out :rockout:
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#4
Lionheart
Fuk me dead $1000 US, piss of XFX, nice card though:toast:
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#5
mlee49
Guess it's more expensive since it has more memory, right? :p

When will we see a 6GB card, screw that 10GB Nvidia FTMFW 999 Titian Extreme Edition~$999.99 with $20 MIR. X)
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#6
OneCool
That would be a great April fools joke on my wife!

Someone buy one and let me borrow it for a minute :laugh:
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#7
Sihastru
Posted this somewhere else, so don't shoot me:
Unfortunately it's fake (besides the fact that it's just a render), and if you look closer there aren't enough ventilation holes for the air exhaust of the 2nd GPU. Also the fan is right on top of the PLX bridge chip, and that's just not doable at the moment. The fan on dual GPU ATI cards will always be at the end of the card for now (at least until they drop the PLX bridge chip). The distance between the two GPUs would be similar to the GTX295 for such a design, and the PCIe power plugs are following the current reference design of the HD5970. So, in a nutshell it's a GTX5970 ...
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#8
Zubasa
by: js01
Strange in that article it sounded like they were bad mouthing Nvidia saying that the card will blow away all of Nvidia's offerings.
The normal 5970 already does, so it is a no brainer. ;)
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#9
Gregsm
Looks like reference card for double price... what so special about it?
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#10
cauby
does it come with the plastic UZI-like thing too?And a complete PC?Hell,ok this card is a beast,but U$1000 is just overprice.
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#11
SK-1
For 1000.00, that machine gun should come with it.
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#12
Reefer86
that badly rendered machine gun ....no thanks.
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Gun looks like a P-90 knockoff.
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#14
Reefer86
nah i think they were trying to go for the ' XFX 5970 Weapon' effect. As you can see the design on the side of the gun.

As in XFX 5970, your weapon in gaming. That type of marketing shite.

But human_error is correct you could easily pass those clocks underwater and for alot cheaper price.
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#15
Kantastic
by: Paulieg
First of all, if you are going to spend $1000 on a graphics card, you either have too much money or you really need to get out of the house and find a girlfriend. Second, if the card has a non-reference PCB then I'd worry about overclocking limitations, as you won't be able to adjust voltage.
by: Paulieg
Of course there is a market. I'm just saying it's a crap load of cash for any computer component. I'd rather take the cash and spend a weekend in Aruba with the wife, but hey that's just me. :D
Ouch.. that's harsh.

Wile E throw your i7 980X at Paul and have your wife roundhouse kick him. :p
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#17
eidairaman1
There is nothing wrong with 2 women banging you hourly.
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#18
xtremesv
said XFX, in a statement to Nordic Hardware. "GTX480 and GTX470 are upon us, but perhaps the time has come to Ferm up who really has the big Guns."

How things change, XFX once a loyal and solid partner of Nvidia, teaming up with the enemy (money calls); I still remember my dead XFX GeForce2 :cry:

Could you imagine Sapphire making GeForce? :nutkick:

This is excellent for competition, I don't wanna think of a world with a gpu monopoly.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Reefer86
nah i think they were trying to go for the ' XFX 5970 Weapon' effect. As you can see the design on the side of the gun.

As in XFX 5970, your weapon in gaming. That type of marketing shite.

But human_error is correct you could easily pass those clocks underwater and for alot cheaper price.
I know, but many of these product art designers knock things off now and then. For example, Gigabyte made an obese Iron Man knockoff on its Ultra Durable VGA marketing.
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#20
soldier242
for that price the card should really make some kind of "pew pew" sound when running a 3D game XD


and toyo, your post was the funniest thing i've read for a long time; THX!!!!
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#21
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
by: assaulter_99
I'd gladly sell myself for one!
Wow I would as well! $1K would be meaning €2K over here :(

Wait a sec... I shouldn't be making these type of statements on the net being a girl... :eek:

:D

Well, perhaps I'd get away with it if I post in русский язык ;)
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#22
jasper1605
by: Paulieg



Funniest thing I've read all day. On a serious note, I'm rather fond of my "small byproducts". They make my days brighter than any computer ever could.
unless you were like Tiger and used a projector as a monitor then stared directly into the beam...

I love kids though too and I'm glad you appreciate them more than your computer. Good father :)
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#23
LAN_deRf_HA
by: Paulieg
First of all, if you are going to spend $1000 on a graphics card, you either have too much money or you really need to get out of the house and find a girlfriend. Second, if the card has a non-reference PCB then I'd worry about overclocking limitations, as you won't be able to adjust voltage.
Most hobbies are asininely expensive. You know how much people spend on skiing, snowboarding or surfing? I have a friend that ordered $10,000 in blank skateboards for no reason. This pc shit is a hobby, with the added bonus of actually being used every day unlike that other crap. In that respect it's not that absurd for people to spend that much.
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#24
assaulter_99
by: Black Panther
Wow I would as well! $1K would be meaning €2K over here :(

Wait a sec... I shouldn't be making these type of statements on the net being a girl... :eek:

:D

Well, perhaps I'd get away with it if I post in русский язык ;)
Rofl! you made my day! :laugh:
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#25
Wile E
Power User
by: Kantastic
Ouch.. that's harsh.

Wile E throw your i7 980X at Paul and have your wife roundhouse kick him. :p
I can't. Where would I buy all of my second hand hardware then? lol
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