Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Sep 23, 2009.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_5870_CrossFire/
Once they get their drivers sorted out and that in turn allows these cards to scale as the 4870's did it will be a magic thing......sick power.
FINALLY. Thanks for your coverage of the 58xx series W1z! I go and take a physics test and poof, when I get back he already has all the reviews up!
Here it is folks. Tests on HD 5850 CrossFire, power-draw, fan-noise, and HD 5870 Crossfire on PCI-E 2.0 x16 (electrical x8 2.0) are in progress, and will be added in a couple of hours.
Thanks for the work reviewing! What I find hilarious is that two 5870's scale great in Call of Juarez 2, but the 4870X2 still doesn't work right.
there must be a ton of bugs, it got beat by the 5850 in one test
but it seems that 2 cards for the first time are a waste of money unless your are gaming on a very high res monitor or want to flaunt your fps around
Thanks for tests
So you are having the same sandwich heat issue I am. Im having to turn up fan speeds to max, but even in some games like Crysis or Clear sky, artifacting is inevitable after a while.
Clear sky especially beats the crap out of my computer. Im so curious on what it takes to max it out with directx10 AA...
You couldn't possible add a bench of Oblivion with QTP3 by itself could you? XD
Looks to be simply awesome, cannot wait for the 5870X2 to come out. Price though is a downer but only because we are accustomed to 300 bucks. I think it is not as bad as it could be.
Yea good review. Crossfire is beast. Is the scaling worse than the 4k series though? Or maybe is it some bottleneck?
this is initial drivers?.. dang.
Considering you can spend up to $800 for a 295, granted fully custom/watercooled, team green is going to have a hard time selling them as cross fire 5870's stomp all over everything.
I don't know if ATI is going to do much more price cutting, but this is definitely going to cause Nvidia some hurting in the 'ol pocketbook.
GREAT scaling with the crossfire. Crossfire was never this "capable" before.
Crossfire 5870 WINS against ASUS Mars at a much lower price.
Nice review! Now lets see what camp green has to say about this! Another name may be?
Don't be surprised if Crossfire 5850 wins against MARS too.
W1zz, thanks for being the #1 site on the world wide spideyweb !
oh my god wait for a "good driver" rofl WOW WOW WOW WOW
What is the recommended wattage for a crossfire setup on the 5870 and 5850? I see you used an 800. Whats the minimum?
Yeah I'm so sad that doing two of these is crossfire is about on par with a GTX295. The two cards in xfire do perform much better at higher resolutions, but for the mainstream gamer here, it is not really worth it.
Mainstream gamers don't buy 1920x1200/2560x1600 displays and spend $700+ on graphics anyway.
I'd have to disagree on the 1920x1200/1920x1080 displays, since they are so cheap nowdays, it it hard to find someone back home who is buying a new PC or replacing a monitor and isn't getting something like the Samsung 2333SW, but you're quite right on the GPU setups to go with that.
Considering the single-GPU GTX 280 and 285 cost, what -- $450 when they came out? I'm not bummed out at all about $300, or even $375.
This is some serious performance man !
But I am sure that the future 5xxx X2 should be able to do even better in a single package card.
Personally I love the dual GPU's on a single PCB.
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