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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 :rolleyes:) 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... :eek:

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!
:toast:



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!

 
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here you go just messing around a little:toast:
 

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here you go just messing around a little:toast:
Which application are you using to oc?

I'm still very green this being my very first ATI card, I checked out Overdrive and it looks strange. Everything is greyed out, plus the 'current' clocks below appear way too low.. :confused:

 
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Click the key to unlock the Overdrive and you will be able to OC your card
 
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i think you should change this to a 5000 series club house in my opinion theres not that many 5970 owners panther.
 

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Thanks I wasn't even looking for a picture of an actual key. Had been experimenting with hot-keys all along!:eek:
 

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im using msi afterburner its alot better than ccc you have more options especially voltage control :rockout:
 

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here you go just messing around a little:toast:
That's a nice score there!

I just did my 3dmark, did it with the 5970 at stock clock for now:



Lol there isn't much I can do to increase the cpu score though!:laugh:
 

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theres not that many 5970 owners panther.
Well, perhaps for now... ;)

I had this idea to make this 'club' so that we can post any issues we have here.

(In my case, I would probably be littering the forum starting a new thread with each and every hiccup I'm getting with this card lol)

____________________________________

What I wanted to know now, is this card working perfectly fine for you?

My card works fine, is quite cool idling at 43-45 degrees. I'll post load temps later. My 8800gt used to idle at 65 degrees and reach 88-90 degrees load.

The fan runs very silent, even when it whirred up during Unigine it emits a rich low purring sound - on load the 8800gt used to kinda scream... :laugh:

BUT. What leaves to be desired is the driver.
I was playing Fallout, enjoying perfect graphics, when I left the pc for 10 minutes and paused the game in the menu.
When I came back, there were tiny blue dots on the monitor, then everything vanished (blue dots and game, and I got the message that the driver had stopped working and had recovered. This also happened when I tried to run Vista index.

Around once or twice since I installed the 5970 I'd be browsing on the desktop, open 'my computer' or some other folder, and I'd see a momentary flashing of tiny red dots. :confused: This never actually happened during a game.

In Cryostasis I started getting wrong texture colours. Bright blues and greens. I googled it and found out that ATI drivers have issues with the shader model of the game so I had to lower the shader model from 4 to 3 (or was it from 3 to 2?) Anyway googling found out that even those with 4xxx series cards had this same problem with Cryostasis.

Finally, what application would you suggest to give this card a heavy load? By heavy I mean getting the fan working automatically at 100% so that I can see what temperature's like at load?
 
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I should have one soon, thanks to a sponser for my website. will leave names out until the 5970 actually hit my doorstep.
 
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o_O LET ME IN!

hehe :p

Best way to oc my 5970 was using rbe1.24 beta as overvolt tools dont save the voltage so each time i restarted my pc i would have to have it load at stock values, load overvolt to boost the voltage then overclock - too much hassle.

Anyways my oc is pretty basic as im a little busy to find her limits at the moment (only slight voltage bump needed - 1.1375 core, 1.15 mem):

 

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I should have one soon, thanks to a sponser for my website. will leave names out until the 5970 actually hit my doorstep.
Good luck pal.

You have an E0 E8400 like I do, and also an 8800gt like I did.
You're in for a jaw-dropping experience in going from 8800gt to 5970 I tell you!
 

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o_O LET ME IN!

hehe :p

Best way to oc my 5970 was using rbe1.24 beta as overvolt tools dont save the voltage so each time i restarted my pc i would have to have it load at stock values, load overvolt to boost the voltage then overclock - too much hassle.

Anyways my oc is pretty basic as im a little busy to find her limits at the moment (only slight voltage bump needed - 1.1375 core, 1.15 mem):

http://img.techpowerup.org/100206/Capture.png
I must say you got an awesome rig human_error. Just seen your sys specs and got jealous! :rockout:

I have just downloaded msi afterburner and done a quick and random OC testing out Unigine Heaven Benchmark --



It was as I said quick and random. I'm sure this card can get better oc's.
(That's also why I came up with the idea to make this club....plenty people will be making our jaws dropping with their overclocks, or by benchmarking two 5970's!)
 
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Hey i own one, do i need to provide proof of sort?
 
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The card is not installed ATM since i'm having some exams and have to study, though i will soon have it running
 

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Hey i own one, do i need to provide proof of sort?
Nope, we'd be knowing if you're kidding or not anyway ;)

Jk apart, thanks for joining and please do post in this thread any issues (whether driver-related or not) you happen to get.

I'm pretty sure pretty much all the 5xxx series needs a lot of driver work from ati, especially the 5970.Thanks for helping in contributing to this thead!
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A warning to 5970 users i'll give is if you oc in ccc needing higher volts for 3d stability unless you can get a tool to load on startup to set the voltage values (or mod the BIOS) you will get system lockups when windows loads as the catalyst drivers seem to run the card in 3d speeds for a moment, and without the voltage the whole thing locks up and doesnt always recover.

I'd strongly suggest that if you are overclocking using a overvolt tool which you manually need to set the voltages on each time you want to overclock (like the xfx black edition one) that you make 2 ccc profiles - one at stock speeds and send a link to desktop for it, then put that link in your start menu under the startup folder (so if you forget to downclock it to stable speeds or get a crash mid-game your system wont lockup when it tries to start). And then make an overclocked profile which you run before you game/bench - saves a lot of headaches (took me 3 hours to recover from me setting 5870 speeds which needed more voltage not knowing the xfx overvolt tool didnt load them on startup).
 

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I hate you all... that is all...
 
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I have one of these. Overdrive took my card to 835/1240 on the stock cooler. I'm hoping to take everything down today to put an EKFC block on my EVGAX58 Classified, and I have an EK FC-5970 with backplate due in the mail (hopefully today).
 

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Testing 3Ds

GPU stock cooling
CPU single stage cooling





 
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(First post edited to add members :))

I'm building a new computer for my son & have an XFX 5970. I was wondering what drivers you are using. I read a thread & that person is using this driver: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/GPU37-driver-for-ati-radeon-hd-5970.aspx
I wish you were my dad :D

I downloaded the 10.1 driver from Ati's website, but then I also downloaded a hotfix to help with the 2D issues from AMD... I'm not sure now if it's the same thing you linked to above.
I just ran a dxdiag and I have:

Driver Name: atiu9p64 aticfx64 aticfx64 atiu9pag aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
and there is no version number beneath it.
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@ sinar:
awesome overclock you got there, both on processor and card!:cool::toast:
Are you watercooling? Please do add your rig info in the 'system specs'!

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Has anyone tried to register their card online on ATI's site?
I just tried and there's no 5970 option listed anywhere... :wtf: