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ASUS EAH5970 - Radeon HD 5970

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

  1. douglatins

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    This rating is too high considering the many disadvantages u posted.
     
  2. W1zzard

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    that's why we post everything you need to know to come to your own rating. thanks for reading the text and not only looking at the single number ;)
     
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    Nice review (as always). About the performance I was expecting. Not interested in buying, just looked out of curiosity.

    One thing that did surprise me was how well it performed in Far Cry 2 compared with other cards. 0_o
     
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    Is that your real 3dm06 score in your stats?
     
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    hm .gif i might just order 1 or 2 to annoy everyone with and add it's/there picture to my sig muahaha:D
     
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    with my current setup? No. I'm just too lazy to update it :p

    That's from ages ago . . . just a sec . . .

    My last 3m06 run that I've submitted (May 17, 09):
    http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2320/3m06.jpg

    Last Vantage score I've submitted (Jul 06, 09):
    http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4645/vantagek.jpg

    Could probably score higher with both, if I was up to some more tweaking. All those were done with stock clocks, where-as my score listed in my specs was accomplished with 2 4870s, IIRC - and my last 3m06 run was with 2 4870s.
     
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    Had a quick look last night. I have patched the game to the new patch. Everything turned to the max @1920 x 1200 and in fraps was still getting between 70 - 100 fps. I am still not convinced it is running dx11 though. I am sure I have seen somewhere on interwebby the render should be dx11 and not just highest lighting method. All being said this card is bloody funny fast. Loaded up crysis washead just to see what it was like. EVERYTHING ON FULL and it is like butter. There did seem to be the odd hiccup but for basically beta drivers I will not complain too much. I did notice on our couple of hours in borderlands there seems to be a few textures missing/ worng. My only problem is the fan sounds as though it maybe fubar'd. It sounds like it is a worn fan. I am hoping it settles down. Other than that vey impressed.

    :toast:
     
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    It's a behemoth of a card!

    It weighs as much as a small laptop -- 1.2kg (2.65lbs?)

    Here's how it'd look on the average mobo...
    (nope, it's not my picture!)

    [​IMG]

    I got one question - if it goes straight into the HDD cage, will it fit from the width?
    I need to know this.
     
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    They need to start making PCI slots deeper in order to help support these massive cards better.
     
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    They need to make these cards smaller. I honestly thing they are wasting a lot of space on PCB for some reason or other.
     
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    Great review as always Wiz. I dont think I will be getting one of them too pricey for me.
     
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    Still no answer as to why it was reviewed in Vista 32bit not Win7 64bit. :shadedshu


    oh-well its not like im going to buy so :rolleyes:

    Thats alot of diapers :ohwell:
     
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    the main point here is the compare the card to other cards on the market. Many of the cards still listed on the performance charts for the current stock of test games and software were tested before Win7 was available and at that time, the 64-bit Vista was a buggy mess.

    Also consider performance as a whole. It is easy to say, "Well I have a 64-bit Win7 computer so my numbers should be better. Great". While going in the other direction, say tested on 64-bit and you have 32-bit, would be difficult because the relative performance drop is varied and unpredictable. Testing in 32-bit Vista (the slowest of the 3 most common OS's being used for gaming) ensure the test results will be "at least this" for all involved.

    Finally, some testing software is still not designed for 64-bit OS and while it will install it negatively affects the outcome. Using that software in native 32-bit avoids these issues.

    But I do not work here, so I am speculating.
     
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    I want so bad, Im lucky too cause my case design, you have to flip the MB on a 90 degree angle, and it works so much better than the normal design with the side view, I want one so bad!!!
     
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    I cant believe my eyes!!!
     
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    actually that is a good point my case has a little plastic clip (picture 4 down on a ratchet mechanism here) which will support the weight of my agp hd3850 ( when i get round to cutting it and making it fit :laugh::rolleyes:)
    maybe case manufacturers need to implement them into newer cases in the future but with 2clips one at the front and one at the back
     
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    Let's drool:
    (not my pc)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    As an nVidia fanboi I give a respectful nod to you ATI creeps. This thing swallowed the 295 and farted out green abstract confetti. ATI built a monster and, judging by the benchmarks, it performs like a dream!

    Fanboi or not... it is improtant for ATI to be on top again in order to keep nVidia on their toes. As consumers we need these two companies to keep edging the other out performance-wise. The more they bunny hop each other, the more phenomenal our computers get. Go competition!
     
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    Something murky is going on there. For some reason bjorn3d didnt include 5870 in their test of scalability h2h w/ 5770 CFX

    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1741&pageID=8068

    It scores for some reason virtually the same as 5970 2GB

    otoh, it's totally uncool to see how two similar cards, same generation, manufacturer and architecture like GTX285 & GTX280 favors newer one with almost 2x performance gain. Not even to point out how all older cards, before COH4 release, have similar performance drop. So does the manufacturers optimize their newer ASIC for specific games or what??

    [​IMG]

    Overall it's great generic review but it would be interesting to see something more original, that someone else deliberately missed to show us. Does really HD5770 CFX also outperforms one HD5870 and how does HD5870 scales up with 5970 and 5970 OCed @850MHz.

    And for first time tech preview like this one lowest FPS would be also great to show in the graphs along with max FPS, cause this maxFPS often deliberately leads us to wrong conclusions.
     
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    gt300 wont be here till april......and btw nvidia sacrifices image quality for fps:rockout:
     
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    This is commented somewhere by amd.

    They didnt say we aint gonna sell videocards that doesnt cost 500 $
    We aint making 500$ gpu's.

    Just kidding, but the reason is mostly :

    The price cannot be lower than the price of 2x 5850 put together.
    And the 5850 price cannot go lower cause of:

    Demand.
    TSMC

    And thats basicly for the whole lineup. they cud be sold cheaper i guess.
    I wonder if ati really had been selling the cards cheaper if the production was better(higher gains)
     
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    finally someone else that makes sense
     
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    Good.. it's great that we can think for ourselves and decide if something makes sense or not. Obviously, that chart does not make sense, as you pointed out.
     

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