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HIS Radeon HD 5970 CrossFire

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

  1. shevanel

    shevanel New Member

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    who needs xfire. one of these things are plenty.
     
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    Anyone maybe think the reason the 4GB cards weren't working was that they were being used in an OS that only has the ability to address 4GB of memory?

    Damn you, W1zz! You got lucky this time since I'm waiting for Fermi. You know I don't buy any new card without your review..
     
  3. W1zzard

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    there is no 4 gb card. there are four 1 gb gpus. as discusses in another thread there is no need for 64-bit os with any graphics card. the driver will map up to 256 mb into main memory. when some data needs to the copied to the gpu, the driver tells the gpu, "get x bytes from main memory address y" and the gpu will handle the rest
     
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    Can someone explain me why

    is mostly mentioned at any review of an AMD/Ati card while Cuda & Psysx is Nvidia only?
     
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    Nvidia will have surprised everyone with this fermi else she will lose to concurrency
     
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    I am a little late to the review. Damn job keeps interfering with my life. Thank you ATI, it is so nice to see the #1 position. Now it is time to start selling and saving for an upgrade (MB,mem,CPU/GPU, water cooled) in the summer. By then there will be a better selection, drivers will be more mature, pricing and availability will have stabilized. The only concern I have, if you can call it that, is that team green does not beat ATI and prices go up. In that case, I hope ATI remembers the people who have been loyal to them for years.
     
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    Those Crysis specs were nuts. First card I have seen to own Crysis @ 1920X1200. Great review, would like to have seen 2 5870's in CF for a comparison.
     
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    Very impressive! I won't pay that much for a video card though.
     
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    Crysis just got pwned ....
     
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    Crysis gets pwned by the HD4870X2, GTX295 and the HD5870, the HD5970 rapes Crysis LMAO!!!
     
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    sorry but my dual mars for £790 with ex i7 whould kill that, you say wait for nvida to pop something out......

    but as im not an nvid freak, i own a 5970 as well in my amd rig and that pulls more fps with lower cpu freq,

    one thing i will say is both run HOT!!!! mars more, overclocking on both is tetchy... my mars are water cooled but you couldn get much more out of it before turning into moulten slack,!!
     
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    ppffft mars waste of money, more driver support as well.
     
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    Yes yes, and I own the moon and Jupiter :D

    Nice review W1zz
     
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    when is the X2 version comming? :D
     
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    The 5970 is the X2 man.
     
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    A 5970X2, that would be something :p Technically it would be a X4 then, right? :laugh:
     
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    This may sound crazy, but what about a triple crossfire:laugh:?
    Because i wanna buy 3 5970.
     
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    As far as i know DX10/11 only supports up to 4Gpus

    or maybe its not dx its something thats limiting the amount anyways.
     
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    WTF does that mean?
     
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    he means that drivers are limiting how many GPU's we can link to render together.
     
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    Well i don't wanna open a new post just for this, but i am building my new computer

    Code:
    EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED 3-Way SLI
    Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition
    Kingston HyperX 12GB DDR3 1600 (3 x 4GB) * 2= 24GB of Ram :rockout:
    COOLER MASTER V10
    Ultra X4 1600-Watt
    
    but i still don't know if 
    XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB Crossfire or
    BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 OCFU Sli
     
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    Hey Wizz, out of curiosity.....Do you get to keep this cards [and all other reviewed cards] or do you have to send them back?
     
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    he sells them for an unlimited supply of hot german prostitutes
     
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    The HD5970 dude, defantely:rockout::rockout::rockout:
     

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