Members: Black Panther facepunch human_error douglatins sttubs t_ski (2 cards) sinar Glazierman (2 cards) fullinfusion mdsx1950 (2 cards) mdbrotha03 highroller8 dumo OzDave BlackNinja Stock Flurry (2 cards) SK-1 l33tGaMeR computertechy dan7777 imperialreign (2 cards) hockster MyDog Sanhime(2 cards) TRIPTEX_MTL hv43082 undy22 Pulpoh kevc2181 (2 cards) DannibusX WhiteHatMAtt Craigleberry CHAOS_KILLA Dio (2 cards) randomflip mtosev JD15 vellari (2 cards) obscura MetalRacer Avidean jbkappirossi Grnfinger If you've got one (or p'haps more!) of these cards please post here. Let's share anything which has got to do with the 5970 - be it a simple picture, a photo of your rig, benchmarks, or any issue or problem which you might have. To cut a long story short, I preordered a Sapphire on the 9th January. Tbh I'd have preferred an XFX but rumour was that the OC Sapphires (if 10Mhz can be called an OC ) were arriving first and sure enough the rumour was true. Together with the Sappy I also ordered an HX850W . Hopefully that would get me through if within a year or so I decide to buy a CF mobo and use 2 of these monsters. Anyway, everything went fine for now. I'm still figuring out how the catalyst driver options work out - it's my very first ATI card... and stuff's very much different from Nvidia. Tbh I even think there are more options and it's even better but I still got to get the knack of it all. Please post here any benchmarks you did, so we can compare. Post photos of your setup, post fps you're getting and in which games. I was awed just now testing out Fallout3 at 16xAA and seeing fraps keep marking 60 (with vsync) I must say this is an awesome card. We don't know with future DX11 releases though. In Unigine Heaven (@ DX11 1280x1024 4xAA 8xAF ambient occlusion on and with tesselation) there were places (like where the camera circles the dragon statue) where the fps dropped in the 30's... I've still got a lot of testing and checking to do, I'll be doing it in this thread so that whoever got a 5970 can do comparison work. So, let us know if you got one of these by posting here! I must say that not only does this card run quite cool, but my processor also runs cooler. My previous 8800GT used to be in the high 80's under load and my processor in the high 50's. Not so now, after running Unigine Heaven benchmark at 1680x1050 with maximum AA and AF on DX 11, having a card which runs at 75-77 degrees on load is luxury, the 8800GT used to idle in the 70's!