Wednesday, April 14th 2010

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 Sets GPU Speed Record of 1525 MHz (core)

In an overclocking feat by XtremeSystems community members Elmor and Kinc, an ASUS EAH5870 MATRIX Radeon HD 5870 graphics card was able to achieve a mind-boggling core speed of 1525 MHz (core) from its default speed of 894 MHz, and AMD reference speed of 850 MHz. This translates into 70% over default speeds, and 79% over reference speeds. The not-so-relevant memory overclock was 1300 MHz (5.2 GHz effective), an 8.3% overclock. The card was cooled using liquid-nitrogen evaporators.

This wasn't a "hit-and-run" feat, either. The stability of the GPU at 1500 MHz was proven with a run of 3DMark Vantage, where it scored P29342 points at the performance preset. The rest of the bench comprised of an Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition six-core processor running at 4492.9 MHz, at 1.52V, also cooled by liquid nitrogen, ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard, 6 GB of Corsair Dominator GTX DDR3 memory, and Antec 1200W power supply. The validation for the 3DMark Vantage run where it scored P30542 can be found here.

Source: XtremeSystems Forums
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45 Comments on ASUS Radeon HD 5870 Sets GPU Speed Record of 1525 MHz (core)

#2
H82LUZ73
Holy god Lets see if Fermi can match that.:toast:
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#3
ObSo-1337
wow... i wonder what voltage it was using :eek:
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#4
Bundy
their LN pot likely bubbled like a caldron.
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#6
Fourstaff
Goes on to show that this is a very well crafted piece of silicon.
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#7
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Despite this massively impressive overclock, a GTX 480 will be faster and better. This is because nvidia always make the fastest and best cards, bar none.

I'd read the rest from this nvidia PR leaflet, but the dog ate it. :laugh:
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#8
gumpty
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#9
entropy13
gumpty said:
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Will it blend though? Or you can ride on it backwards?
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#10
Gzero
But could it play Crysis 2?

Inb4 anyone else, yes I'm proud of myself over this little act, and it has made my day.
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#11
Zerofool
Maybe I'm missing something, but why is 1300 MHz effective 4.9 GHz? My math says it should be 5.2 GHz (1300x4=5200).
Anyways, nice achievement there :).
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#12
Lionheart
Look at that pixel and texture fillrate LMAO, that looks nice! I will take 2 thankyou:toast:
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#13
gumpty
Gzero said:
But could it play Crysis 2?
There was no need for that.

I hate you.
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#14
jasper1605
why is the memory clock less than important?
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#15
DOM
jasper1605 said:
why is the memory clock less than important?
cuz its already fast ;)
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#16
[I.R.A]_FBi
Gzero said:
But could it play Crysis 2?

Inb4 anyone else, yes I'm proud of myself over this little act, and it has made my day.
actually gumpty was in before you ...

gumpty said:
---[Insert Overused Meme Here Pertaining To The Ability Of The Aforementioned Hardware To Display The Graphics Of A Particular Video Game At An Acceptable Minimum Framerate]---
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#17
jasper1605
DOM said:
cuz its already fast ;)
wouldn't increasing the memory clock help the scores out too, or is it pretty much irrelevant?
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#18
digibucc
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
actually gumpty was in before you ...
exactly :)
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#19
DOM
jasper1605 said:
wouldn't increasing the memory clock help the scores out too, or is it pretty much irrelevant?
:laugh: why cuz yours is at 1355 :rolleyes: the highest i seen on a 5870 is like 1470 i guess the mem didnt clock so good
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#20
jasper1605
it's just a curiosity. It seems like there's always more emphasis placed on core speed rather than mem speed so I'm just wondering why.
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#21
DOM
jasper1605 said:
it's just a curiosity. It seems like there's always more emphasis placed on core speed rather than mem speed so I'm just wondering why.
idk my asus 5870 v2 if my first card with ddr5 :o so idk how much more it matters in benching to clock the mem, i know it does in ddr3
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#22
cauby
wow...isn't their 3DMark Score higher than that of the 4 way GTX480 sli?
the score for the 4 gtx480 was 23.692 in the extreme bench
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