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

by: mdsx1950
I sure will get that card. I'll sell my 5970s and buy one of that and put some more cash later and get a 2nd one just to have 8GB of VRAM :p
Dude, you need a life! Start with a g.f. first...:rolleyes:
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mdsx1950
by: TAViX
Dude, you need a life! Start with a g.f. first...:rolleyes:
Got a life. Got a real girlfriend (a hot one :p). :laugh:

And well i got my other babe sitting on my table wearing some awesome lingerie by Intel and ATi :p :cool:
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#3
DaedalusHelios
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.
That is how you can sell to many ATi customers. :laugh:

It comes from the sentiment they see on forums when researching how to market it to its niche. ;)

Not everybody is enthusiastic enough to justify that price tag TBH.
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#4
leonard_222003
The reason XFX makes this card
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/18278/1/
We have heard and confirmed from multiple independent sources that XFX won’t have Fermi cards at launch.

Nvidia is punishing this highly successful brand by cutting them off from Geforce GTX 480 and 470 launch cards, and this is a direct result of XFX's last year's decision to to start selling ATI. Since Nvidia’s sales department doesn't know any better, this is the action the green company decided to take.

Nvidia refuses to see that this might be a bad thing for the whole company as XFX has a very loyal fan base who will probably start standing up for themselves when they realize they won’t get a decent launch quantity of these cards.

In the meantime, XFX’s answer to Nvidia’s cut-out deal is bringing the fastest ever Radeon HD 5970 X2 cards with super specs, and we will try to get as many details as we can.
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#5
computertechy
hmmmmmmmmmm my question is, could you crossfire this with a 2gb black edition???

by: mdsx1950
Got a life. Got a real girlfriend (a hot one :p). :laugh:
Blow up dolls dont count......

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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mdsx1950
by: leonard_222003
The reason XFX makes this card
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/18278/1/
Nice. 5970x2. Wow that will be the real deal. Fooff... Damn... :twitch:

by: computertechy

Blow up dolls dont count......

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
I wish lol :laugh:. Then i dont have to take her on dates. I can just keep her at home and bang her all day :roll:
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Fourstaff
by: mdsx1950
Got a life. Got a real girlfriend (a hot one :p). :laugh:

And well i got my other babe sitting on my table wearing some awesome lingerie by Intel and ATi :p :cool:
Pics or GTFO!
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#9
computertechy
LMFAO :laugh::laugh::laugh: i was waiting for someone to say that.....

Pics would be nice though :D
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DaedalusHelios
by: mdsx1950
Got a life. Got a real girlfriend (a hot one :p). :laugh:

And well i got my other babe sitting on my table wearing some awesome lingerie by Intel and ATi :p :cool:
Yeah I think you posted her in another thread but she looks a little young to me. :(


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#11
mdsx1950
Haha. laugh all you want. -.-
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