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Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ 1 GB

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Ananké says thanks.
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    Nice and thanks! On a side note, my Sapphire does 1 GHz default voltage on Furmark :)! That's on water though...
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    Thats a beautiful piece of hardware imo.
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    IMO Club 3D 5850 Overclocked Edition = Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ = Sapphire 4870 toxic as far as cooling kit goes.
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    Quite unimpressed with that.
    For good custom cooling Sapphire VaporX/Toxic & HIS IceQ FTW!!
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    I hate the cooler, looks so cheap, especially with the heatpipes sticking out messily like that.
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    except that it delivers the best combination of noise, overclocking, temps of all 58xx cards that i tested so far.
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    Still doesn't make it pretty or better then after market :laugh:
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    Good review but i really wanna see the 5870 lightning review. 1000Mhz is great i can get my current 5870 to 1000 but its hard
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    I think that beside not exactly stunning look, its great card. 1000MHz on GPU at 70°C load? Thats nice..
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    Nice review, nice card to bad it isnt 2gb cant wait to see some of those :) im waiting for a 68*0
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    Batmobile looks much better, but this is a better product than the reference design, and we wouldn't spend our a lot of our time looking at the innards of our pc, so I would pick this over the reference.
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    Tell this to people with sidewindows that take up 90% of the side panel :laugh:


    I'm constantly looking at my rig, its purty :laugh:
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    i can tell you the conclusion of the 2 gb card review "looks nice on paper, but the extra gb of memory doesn't do anything"

    once msi has cards they will send me one for review, dont worry
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    2GB should be usefull for hi-res Eyefinity. (6x LCD and such)
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    Wha wha wha what!?


    Not even for GTA4?
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    gta4 programmers fail
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    U make me sad. :(


    I guess it's time to order the 5870 and get some new coolant and memory for my system.
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    i play it on my asus 9600GSO Q at 3.6GHz 6gb ram not max cuz the card only has 384mb :(
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    I thinkI am out of memory and bandwidth on my 4850 1Gb increasing the memory clock increase frame rates, but it doesn't overclock so well. i didn't know if the extra vmem helps with the small stuttering with high view distance, right now I am at 32 with all other settings maxxed and get occasional stuttering and some decal and texture corruption from the memory I believe.

    I wanted a card that could handle a 50 or better draw distance and some better high res textures and decals.
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    nice review!

    Im really excited for the MSI 5870 lightning and 5850 cyclone to come out. 1000 ghz ftw!
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    You really won't see much of the heat-pipes because you are looking at the top of the card from the side panel ;)
    I own one such case, so you can take my word for it.
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    they should make vc's gpu on the revise so we can adore them. just a thought :)
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    Holy CRAP that card must be insanely quite! Are those numbers right? 27dba idle 32dba load? Really? WOW!
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    yep it really is insanely quiet for the performance offered
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    Yes you should. While yes the programming does suck for GTAIV, DLC for PC is on the way!

    So does ATi need a bigger memory bus for 2gb's of RAM?

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