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XFX 2Gb ATi Radeon HD5970 - £486.69 delivered! @ Eclipse

£486.69 @ Eclipse Computers
The fastest graphics card available at the cheapest price I've found online. It seems as though the competition from Nvidia's new releases has had a little impact on prices. This is still expe… Read More
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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
The fastest graphics card available at the cheapest price I've found online.

It seems as though the competition from Nvidia's new releases has had a little impact on prices.

This is still expensive and only really worthwhile if you have a high end CPU, a high end PSU and some large scale high definition displays which need this kind of graphics horsepower. If this doesn't sound like you, there are deals around for ATI 5770, 5850, 5870 and Nvidia GTX470 graphics cards that will max out lesser systems. These will give better frames per second per pound.

But if you need the fastest, this is the hottest deal around!

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2GB GDDR5 memory
ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays
Windows 7 support
ATI Sream technology
Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
Supports OpenGL 3.2
40 nm Process technology
ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay technology
Display Port, 2xDL-DVI
PCI Express® 2.0 support
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#1
thats one very expensive graphics card
#2
anil2
thats one very expensive graphics card


It's the fastest and most expensive but the average price is usually some £80 more, so this is the hottest deal for it.
#3
Definite Hottie!
I've been thinking about getting one of these
banned#4
can this handle miniclip games and the sims 1?
#5
shergold
can this handle miniclip games and the sims 1?


Afraid not, the card is fitted with a taste filter, if any sims title is installed it immediately bursts into flames squealing in anguished pain at the lack of playability or fun.

Sorry.

May I recommend the Voodoo 2, available on ebay for 99p delivered!
#6
The best deal I can find on this card is £474.99 including delivery from Maplin. It does require signing up to their newsletter, and following a link within, to access a £25 discount voucher code. Currently showing as being in stock for those with deep pockets.
#7
Wow expensive, I don't think I'd pay even half that for a graphics card
banned#8
I dont recall ever spending this much on a whole PC..... with screen.... :oops:
#9
What's the point? Sadly, most PC games these days are console ports, thus an 8800GT can run these at full settings - there really are very few games out now or coming out in the next 12 months that will use any of this cards power.
#10
Macdory
What's the point? Sadly, most PC games these days are console ports, thus an 8800GT can run these at full settings - there really are very few games out now or coming out in the next 12 months that will use any of this cards power.


Only true for the popular multiplayer games. However, games like GTA IV, Stalker- Call of Pripyat, 2033, (and many more), these will all benefit from the extra power at high resolutions. In fact, Crysis is now 3 years old and many of the custom single-player maps do not run smoothly on highest settings on the current generation of cards. More power is always welcome. It's not so pricey if you sell your old card and unused hardware, then you end up paying only half the amount.
#11
The graphics card you buy should be in line with the monitor youre using. Theres no point spending £400 quid on a card like this if youve got a bog standard 17" monitor! I buy mid range cards (The latest generation card around the £150 -£200 mark) coz ive got a 22" widescreen monitor, and a high end card wont really make a noticable improvement
#12
Not a bad deal, voted hot, most retards on here can't understand that something expensive can still be a good deal.
#13
defard
The graphics card you buy should be in line with the monitor youre using. Theres no point spending £400 quid on a card like this if youve got a bog standard 17" monitor! I buy mid range cards (The latest generation card around the £150 -£200 mark) coz ive got a 22" widescreen monitor, and a high end card wont really make a noticable improvement


True.

I'd also recommend buying from Maplin rather than Eclipse since the latter have a rather poor rep.
#14
I once bought a 'new' cd writer from eclipse.

It came with a music cd still in the drive and didn't pass the burn tests which came with the writer software. Obviously someone had bought it previously and sent it back and instead of chucking it out they decided to pass it on to me. Funnily enough I've never used them since...
#15
Minstadave;8336464
Not a bad deal, voted hot, most retards on here can't understand that something expensive can still be a good deal.


The "retards" are those daft enough to entrust their money to Eclipse! Google will educate those in doubt.

Ordinarily I would not have voted either way on a deal like this, but with this sort of unpleasant and the ill informed comment, it has given good reason to vote it down.
#16
Hyperdrive
The best deal I can find on this card is £474.99 including delivery from Maplin. It does require signing up to their newsletter, and following a link within, to access a £25 discount voucher code. Currently showing as being in stock for those with deep pockets.


Have found this 5970 card at the following link for £499.99

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=352142

I can also confirm if you register at Maplin and subscribe, then click this link, you will get access to the voucher codes. Spending over £300 you can use a £25 off code.

https://www.maplin.co.uk/claimvouchers.aspx?Pass=Period04-1&C=email-newsletter&U=10P04-3_Vouchers&Email=[[Email]]


These codes are not available unless you have registered and subscribed to the newsletter.

As Hyperdrive said, this give you a total of £474.99 with free delivery. Well spotted.
#17
For those voting this cold because "it's expensive for a graphics card"

These cards have been on sale for as much as £600 & £700, when there was limited availability. This or the Maplin deal are very good value compared to what they have been selling at.

I imagine people who are voting this cold are typing these message on a 386 based PC with 4MB of ram and windows 3.1, that they got from a car boot sale for £10. After all that came with solitaire & minesweeper, who needs fancy expensive computer gubbins to play PC games!

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For those voting cold because its Eclipse. I have had numerous problems with DSG Retail (Currys & PC World) but I don't specifically go looking for those deals to vote them cold. I have bought from Eclipse on 20 or 30 occasions, i have had 2 or 3 items which I needed to RMA, all items were replaced without a problem. I don't doubt there are others for whom the experience didn't go so well, but for me, I have no complaints and they are certainly far superior than some of my experiences with DSG and other big retailers, where you have to read 'the sales of goods act' and 'distance selling regulations' just to get the most basic of your statutory rights.

I have spent tens of thousands of pounds on PC parts over the years and I'm happy to buy from Eclipse when they have the best prices.
#18
Also worth notong for those who are actually interested in the relative value...

This card has x2 ATI Radeon 5870 GPUs. To buy these seperately you would pay over £600.

This card has them sitting alongside each other for over £100 less than that, also with less demands put on your PSU and less issues with cooling that crossfire & SLI present.

Whilst it's true that a single 5870 can play most of the latest games at full detail with reasonable frame rates, if you are considering an eyefinity 3 monitor setup, a single 5870 will start to struggle, this card won't.

As for new games in the coming year, when you are having to turn the detail levels down to medium on the 5870, the 5970 will still be playing perfectly with all settings maxed out.

Rant over... enjoy the rest of your day.
banned#19
LOL, you can buy a PC with an i7 processor for less than this.
#20
Villa
LOL, you can buy a PC with an i7 processor for less than this.


Yes you can, and the i7 is a fantastic processor, but if you're planning to play games and run the i7 with a budget graphics card, you'd be much more sensible getting a buget CPU too and saving yourself the few hundred extra you were going to spend on the CPU.

If you intend to play games with your PC, there's no point having the fastest CPU (the i7) and running it with onboard graphics or a budget £50 graphics card. You'll end up with only a 5% improvement in frames per second than if you gone for a budget cpu, as the performance will be bottlenecked by the slowest part of your system, i.e. the onboard/budget graphics card.

Equally, there is no point getting this graphics card if you plan to run it with anything other than a top end CPU (intel i5, i7, or an overclocked AMD Phenom 955/965). You just won't get the benefit of it as your CPU will bottleneck your system and this card will not be able to stretch it's legs and use the extra horepower it has over the £150 - £300 graphics cards.

If you're planning to spend this kind of money, then you're probably keen to know more about building a balanced gaming system. I'd recommend reading these 2 articles, they are using the last generations technology but the principle remains the same.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/build-balanced-platform,review-31726.html

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/balanced-gaming-pc,review-31741.html

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I'd also say this, if you're not going to play games on your PC then you don't need the fastest graphics cards or the fastest CPUs. Graphics professionals and games players are the only people who need to spend more than a few hundred pounds on a PC. Budget PCs, netbooks and laptops are more than capable of doing everything else you're likely to want to do.

Games development seems to be the main push in moore's law, as we get ever more sophisticated visuals, and get more life like 3D rendered scenes, Eyefinity and 3D stereo have upped the demands even more for faster and more complex GPUs and so it will continue until we can't distinguish between real life and 3D rendered games.

If this doesn't interest you, then why are you here voting cold on £500 graphics cards?
banned#21
Willie_Hmmm
Afraid not, the card is fitted with a taste filter, if any sims title is installed it immediately bursts into flames squealing in anguished pain at the lack of playability or fun.

Sorry.

May I recommend the Voodoo 2, available on ebay for 99p delivered!
Dam, what if i had these in tri-sli? Would that work?
#22
shergold
Dam, what if i had these in tri-sli? Would that work?


Well I'd recomend the new I7 980X, x6 core cpu, so as not to bottleneck the graphics...

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=CPI-I7980X

Only £859.81 !!! I know, cheap at twice the price.

As this is ATI not Nvidia, there is no tri Sli support. There is however tri-crossfire.

Unfotunately, as far as I know, crossfire setup will only allow quad GPU, so you'd be restricted to 2 of these.

And even then trying to run sims 1 will just result in a fire that burns twice as bright but for half as long.

Afraid I am, my little green friend, not with you, the force is, hmmm.
#23
Forunately the ice cold votes from the other muppets on here mean that the fire will surely be extinguished from the icy cold blasts.

Ho, hum...
#24
Bleeding idiots, this and the maplin deals are the cheapest around, i dont understand why they vote cold for a clearly hot deal.
Ok, Eclipse arent great, but since the maplin deal has be pointed out in this thread it should get some rep.
#25
james4809
Only true for the popular multiplayer games. However, games like GTA IV, Stalker- Call of Pripyat, 2033, (and many more), these will all benefit from the extra power at high resolutions. In fact, Crysis is now 3 years old and many of the custom single-player maps do not run smoothly on highest settings on the current generation of cards. More power is always welcome. It's not so pricey if you sell your old card and unused hardware, then you end up paying only half the amount.


Hmmm - 2 of those 3 are console games too - and the one that isn't is based on a 5 year old engine. In addition, as I said an 8800GT can run each at full settings ... not sure what benefit you can get with more power when settings at max and frame rate steady
banned#26
Willie_Hmmm
Forunately the ice cold votes from the other muppets on here mean that the fire will surely be extinguished from the icy cold blasts.

Ho, hum...

This deserves to have a minus figure of at least three digits.
Just because something is cheaper than elsewhere does not necessarily make it a hot deal.
Cheaper yes, hot deal no.
#27
Villa
Just because something is cheaper than elsewhere does not necessarily make it a hot deal.


Are they still letting you post? I hadn't seen you trolling in a while.
#28
Macdory
Hmmm - 2 of those 3 are console games too - and the one that isn't is based on a 5 year old engine. In addition, as I said an 8800GT can run each at full settings ... not sure what benefit you can get with more power when settings at max and frame rate steady


I beg to differ. The 8800GT really cannot be described as playing these games at "full settings". It's a perfectly good card and has lasted a lot longer than ATI cards it was competing with when it was released, but GTA IV, a poor console port, Metro 2033 and Crysis will not manage the minimum 30FPS required when you run them at 1080p resolutions, high detail settings and with AA enabled. These are the "full settings" I'm looking for when the rest of my PC has cost me a lot of money, a graphics card that can be had for £50 on ebay just can't keep up.

The telling figure is how many floating point operations per second (Gigaflops).

The fantastic for its time, 8800GT, has 504 GFlops.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8800GT#8800_GT

The fastest Graphics card in the world, the ATI 5970, has 4,640 GFlops.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units#Evergreen_.28HD_5xxx.29_series


It has 9 times the power of an 8800 GT, before you start looking at the extra whistles and bells in this generations hardware.

The performance of these graphics cards are not comparable.
banned#29
Minstadave
Not a bad deal, voted hot, most retards on here can't understand that something expensive can still be a good deal.


Retard is a bit strong especially as you are probably a geek who is sitting there licking his joystick.................
#30
copthis1
Retard is a bit strong especially as you are probably a geek who is sitting there licking his joystick.................


Nice mate, you go girl ;)
banned#31
Minstadave
Nice mate, you go girl ;)

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