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Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ 1 GB

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PowerColor's brand new HD 5870 PCS+ comes with an overclock out of the box and an amazing cooling solution that makes the card quieter than any other card in this performance segment. For a price increase of only $10-$20 over the reference design this seems like a great deal.

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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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IMO Club 3D 5850 Overclocked Edition = Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ = Sapphire 4870 toxic as far as cooling kit goes.

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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I hate the cooler, looks so cheap, especially with the heatpipes sticking out messily like that.
except that it delivers the best combination of noise, overclocking, temps of all 58xx cards that i tested so far.
 
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except that it delivers the best combination of noise, overclocking, temps of all 58xx cards that i tested so far.
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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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.


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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Nice review, nice card to bad it isnt 2gb cant wait to see some of those :) im waiting for a 68*0
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"

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


Not even for GTA4?
 
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gta4 programmers fail
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 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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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:
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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Holy CRAP that card must be insanely quite! Are those numbers right? 27dba idle 32dba load? Really? WOW!
yep it really is insanely quiet for the performance offered
 

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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.
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?