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ASUS EAH5970 - Radeon HD 5970

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Then post on topic, the GT300 chips have absolutely zero to do with a 5970, you'll find posting on topic that your posts might actually stick around. But if you step in here looking to throw fanboy crap all over everything, they most likely will get deleted, if your waiting for the GT300 thats fine, but it's off topic, go talk about it in the Nvidia sub section.
     
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    Hahah, I was gonna message you on MSN binge.... way beyond my expectations too... dannnnng nice card.
     
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    love it:rockout:
     
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    Great review!
    Great card!

    I have one problem.

    Why isnt it being reviewed in Windows 7 64bit. That is the only gaming OS in the world worth using ATM.

    It damn sure isnt crap Vista 32 bit. :confused:
     
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    Performance looks freekin awesome. Lookin forward to packing two of these bad-asses . . . just waiting for stock to start showing up.

    I'd love to see y'all throw in the CoP benchmark at DX11, too - Seeing as how CoP is harsher than CS is. :toast:
     
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    Wow it rapes the 5870. I may get one!
     
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    Kinda wondering, why was it beyond anyones expectations, that is the OC? It's the same GPU as the 5870, even flashed 5850's are seeing 950mhz on the core pretty easily. I will admit, I wasn't expecting this solid of an OC on the stock heatsink, I thought that because I figured they down clocked it for a reason, but it seems they didn't except to offer it at a better price. But I figured that with a waterblock or better air cooling it would clock just like a normal 5870 gpu.
     
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    Makes my 4890 seem so puny.

    Not for everybody i guess.
     
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    nice, I'd be happy with just one
     
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    So let me ask... is the CPU bottlenecking the cards in CF or is it just the drivers? I'd be surprised if an i7 @ 3.8 was bottlenecking a GPU.

    Would a 720BE bottleneck one card? =D
     
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    I agree.. Some new games and less 3dmark03 scores would be nice. I think some older games should hang in there simply for benchmark's sake (STALKER, Crysis, etc) but some new games in the benchmark lineup would be nice like GTA IV, C&C Red Alert 3, maybe Starcraft2 if it ever comes out..

    Although, the yardstick would be changed and would be harder to compare newer cards to newish and "older" cards, but thus is progress.. :toast:
     
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    Man this sucks,

    They cheat´n on us since i would pay € 599.- for the XFX
    http://www3.atelco.de/articledetail.jsp;jsessionid=0C8A0733DE27D8EAC71139ACC219ECD2.www3?aid=29469&agid=1165&ref=105

    and as i´ve seen it on Newegg for $625
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201305520549%20106793261%201067950589&name=Radeon%20HD%205970

    that sucks Euro to Dollar

    actual rate $ 1,49$ = 1€

    € 599.- = $893,2299.-

    that´s $260 Bucks more for the same thing....
    Club3d, MSI are same priced > XFX Black Edition
    no way they are nuts !
     
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    look at the graphs.. left4dead is completely bottlenecked, many games in lower resolutions too. easy to spot
     
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    WTF happend to the graphs? The 5970 doesn't look all that godlike anymore.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    What is going on?
     
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    no, i meant that all the graphs changed overnight, yesterday the 5970 fps scores were way higher than today.
     
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    The dude's referring to the difference between the HD 5970 and Asus HD 5970: 82.1 FPS and 53.1 FPS respectively.
     
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    Well TBH the scores seem a little more realistic, odd tho....
     
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    due to all the interwebzdrama i found out that crysis used "high" instead of "very high". i put up a note yesterday evening and rebenched them today, just a few hours ago, then put up the revised graphs
     
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    Still impressive numbers for what it is.

    As to the crossfire - I'm guessing the majority of the issue is within the drivers, ATM. That and lower screen res. For some reason, that's always been Crossfire's biggest weakness - it's not that helpful at all with lower resolutions.
     
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    Thanks for sorting that out W1zzard.

    Now I'm just glad I didn't give in to my itch to buy the 295 or the 5870 and upgrade my psu for one of them...

    I have to get this card.

    [​IMG]

    I re-mapped my future upgrades on this card.....

    1) I buy one 5970.
    2) I (have to buy) an adequate PSU but now I'll go for one which can support 2 of them....
    3) When I find my 4.2Ghz E8400 performing crappy (p'haps within a year, or 2 or 3...), I'll buy a CF mobo and an i7 (or what'd be on the market then), and DDR3...
    4) And I'll have a spare pci-e slot to go crossfire if I really feel I want to max out my rig... :D

    So for now I just gotta think on the best PSU to support 2 of these magnificent wonders...

    [​IMG]
     
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    The numbers are nice, no doubt, but i am quite sure that nvidia will beat them soon.

    I don't care though because i don't need another card for like 2 years.
     
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