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PowerColor Announces its ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB Graphics Accelerator

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TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today introduces the fastest graphics card on the planet: the PowerColor HD5970. As the most powerful card in the world, this stunning graphics solution clocks at 725 MHz core speed and 1000 MHz effective memory speed. Memory data transmission rates up to 4.0 Gb/s, delivering unprecedented performance.

The PowerColor HD5970 is built with 3200 stream processing units, ready to tackle all the most demanding HD titles; with almost 5 teraFLOPs of compute power, it puts the power of graphics “supercomputing” in the hands of extreme gamers. Furthermore, the PowerColor HD5970 has massive headroom for overclocking capabilities giving all gamers the control and flexibility to tune their custom rig for maximum performance.

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2 of these in crossfire are going to need a beefy OCed CPU.
 
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Holy crap Batman, they arn't cheap are they?
 
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The pre-orders they had running yesterday ranged from £470-£490. The people that have that cash and logged a pre-order must be laughing now.

I see they've pulled that Powercolor one. Must have been an error. You can pre-order the XFX ones for a not-quite-as-badly-butt-raping £500. Which still makes them cheaper than two 5870s.
 
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What a price jump though, 470 quid is already 785 USD.

The new prices are taking the piss.
 
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The new prices are taking the piss.
I smell the oily scent of lack-of-competition and lack-of-product as being the reason for these prices.

Waiting waiting waiting for March-April-May when Nvidia finally get theirs out. And then another month or so for the price-drops.

Man it would suck if you had to build a new system right now.