XFX 2048MB XFX RADEON HD5970 Black  £398 @ coastway computer store
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XFX 2048MB XFX RADEON HD5970 Black £398 @ coastway computer store

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Found 29th Oct 2010
Product Information:
Technology takes a trip down the fast lane with the "I've-never-seen-that-kind-of-speed-before" XFX ATI Radeon 5970 Black Edition graphics card. Powered by two brutally fast GPUs and ATI processor, the 5970 Black Edition delivers shockingly fast frame rates and is supported by robust advanced feature set, including support for up to three displays with ATI Eyefinity technology. Created for the true performance enthusiast, the 5970 Black Edition offers the ultimate in speed, performance, energy efficiency and support.





Product Description XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition - graphics adapter - 2 GPUs - Radeon HD 5970 - 2 GB
Device Type Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Interface Type PCI Express 2.0 x16
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.8 cm x 30.5 cm x 11.1 cm
Graphics Processor / Vendor 2 GPUs - ATI Radeon HD 5970
Clock Speed 725 MHz
API Supported DirectX 11, OpenCL, OpenGL 3.2
Video Memory 2 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM
Video Output 2560 x 1600
Max Monitors Supported 3
Compliant Standards RoHS
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7


Category:Graphic Cards


Brand: XFX

Pack Size: 1

Product Code: PCS331364

Manufacturer Ref: HD-597A-CNB9

12 Comments

2 x HD 6870 offers much better performance for around same price (2 x HD 6870 bit cheaper), better features, lower power consumption etc..

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/images/crysis_1920_1200.gifhttp://tpucdn.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/images/hawx_1920_1200.gifhttp://tpucdn.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/images/bfbc2_1920_1200.gifhttp://tpucdn.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/images/cod4_1920_1200.gif



Edited by: "Hanktank" 29th Oct 2010

but then isn't that usually the case? 2 6870 will not help if you want to use these in crossfire (and have ofc won the lottery etc)

brilly

but then isn't that usually the case? 2 6870 will not help if you want to … but then isn't that usually the case? 2 6870 will not help if you want to use these in crossfire (and have ofc won the lottery etc)



lol, but anyway due to the scaling of the HD 6870's being so much better than the last gen 5000 series scaling. Two HD 6870's scale so well as to match 2 x HD 5970's and 2 x HD 6870's also is on a par with 2 x GTX 480's in sli. It does all this while running cooler using less power and costing less.

But by all means if you want two HD 5970's than £400 each seems the best price so far, im just pointing out that two x 6870's would be better value, each to there own tho.



Edited by: "Hanktank" 30th Oct 2010

Ati/Amd cards in crossfire had software issues drivers are really bad. Good price for this card, will wait for the 6970/6990 or what ever there going to call it, price I expect will be close.

saunders

Ati/Amd cards in crossfire had software issues drivers are really bad. … Ati/Amd cards in crossfire had software issues drivers are really bad. Good price for this card, will wait for the 6970/6990 or what ever there going to call it, price I expect will be close.



AMD drivers are bad? Hmm heres a good example of HD 6870 scaling 'even with the bad drivers' ;-)

http://i56.tinypic.com/2zqu1d5.png

Within punching distance of 2 x GTX 480's. Incredible performance at very little cost. As drivers mature performance will only get better. HD 5970 is a good card but I would rather have 2 x 6870's. Better tessellation, Morphological Antialiasing, lower power, 3D etc etc...

Edited by: "Hanktank" 30th Oct 2010

Hanktank

AMD drivers are bad? Hmm heres a good example of HD 6870 scaling 'even … AMD drivers are bad? Hmm heres a good example of HD 6870 scaling 'even with the bad drivers' ;-)Within punching distance of 2 x GTX 480's. Incerdible performance at very little cost. As drivers mature performance will only get better. HD 5970 is a good card but I would rather have 2 x 6870's. Better tessellation, Morphological Antialiasing, lower power, 3D etc etc...




Yeah Performance is a lot better but if your game dose not run properly because of bad drivers what the point. 100 fps in bc2=Awesome game crashing not so awesome.

saunders

Yeah Performance is a lot better but if your game dose not run properly … Yeah Performance is a lot better but if your game dose not run properly because of bad drivers what the point. 100 fps in bc2=Awesome game crashing not so awesome.



Ok, im not sure what you mean by that, I have been using ATI cards for years and never had any problems with crashes or bad drivers etc. Maybe you have had some bad experience with your own PC, those crashes could be due to motherboard, bad memory, insufficent power supply. Im using a single HD 6870 and am very impressed with it, haven't experienced any crashing, drivers 'although bad by your own reckoning' are sufficent for me in that games are running really fast and are totally stable? Maybe I just got lucky eh?

Edited by: "Hanktank" 30th Oct 2010

I personally think that AMD/ATI series 6 is one of the best so far.

Good luck AMD/ATI!!!

Don't take it wrong i am a ati fan my self i do have a 5770 and will get a high end 69? what ever there goin to call it, A friend of mine had two 5770 and the drivers just didn't work properly crashed and all. hi has a high spec computer asus formalua 4 board good ram and psu. he sold the two and bought a 5870 matrix thats how bad he found the drivers. I still run 10.5 drivers because that's what's stable. Ati awesome price and performance the drivers arent so good.

wait for the 6950, 6970 and the 6990

November for the first two and the x2 board in December.

The reason they weren't called the 67xx and 68xx is due to the fusion parts taking 66xx and 67xx spaces (which is actually shocking if fusion is that good). And that also the new parts were nearly as good as the higher end parts of the 58x series with the 68xx series hitting the 5970 area :)...

EX VAT, COLD!

How is £400 for a graphics card a "hot deal"? Bizarre.
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