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kow_ciller

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#61 10 years ago

That 5970 looks sexy. Im loving that heatsink it has.




Mastershroom VIP Member

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#62 10 years ago

Noobst3R;5057232This is not a flaming thread, we're just nicely discussing our cards. Not the brand itself. :)

More a thread name fail than a subject fail. :)

I know, I'm just trolling you guys. ;)




Von II

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#63 10 years ago
Zamamee;5057292I know, I'm just trolling you guys. ;)

I knew it, i was just buttlicking you. :naughty:




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#64 10 years ago
kow_ciller;5057280That 5970 looks sexy. Im loving that heatsink it has.

I'm not willing to say it's not a nice looking card, but I'm not convinced what you're referring to is a heatsink, unless you can show a pic of the guts, which I've yet to find. I zoomed one of the pics in the article I linked to and the curved slotted side if that's what you're talking about appears to be the side of the plastic cowling with vent slots.

5970leak1.jpg

That being said, I'm not all that concerned about what a graphics card looks like. What I am concerned about is how hot/loud it runs, if it performs well in it's price range without driver or compatibility issues, and fits well into the case. I think it's safe to say at least the latter will be a problem in most cases if it's really 13.5" long.

Maybe AMD/ATI should make a case to facilitate it like Antec did for their CP series PSUs, or at least hire someone to design/build one for them, seriously. I'm not really sold on dual GPU cards though, I don't like what I hear about microstutter and driver/performance issues. Considering that and the performance level the single GPU cards are getting to, I'm not sure releasing a 13.5" dual GPU card at this point that won't fit most cases is such a great idea, esp in times of recession.

It appears to me to be a bit of a double edged sword for them. Two 5870s cost over $700. Even if they price the 5970 well below that (as they should because dual GPU cards are downclocked), it will still be too expensive for many to want to have to do what it takes to facilitate it's size, yet if they price it too low it could interfere with 5870 sales. I'm thinking the 5970 may be a limited production card.




*The.Doctor

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#65 10 years ago

The 5970 is looking to be a monster. 3200 shaders!

There are rumors that ATI already has them ready, or at least very close, but are holding them back for now until Nvidia makes their move after the story a couple sites posted that ATI already has the entries for the "5900 Series" (5970 and probably a 5950 since there are two different entries) hidden in the new Cat drivers.




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#66 10 years ago
It appears to me to be a bit of a double edged sword for them. Two 5870s cost over $700. Even if they price the 5970 well below that (as they should because dual GPU cards are downclocked), it will still be too expensive for many to want to have to do what it takes to facilitate it's size, yet if they price it too low it could interfere with 5870 sales. I'm thinking the 5970 may be a limited production card.

Given the way the 5870 is performing, I think a further price drop may be on the cards...once TSMC get their yield issues sorted out and more RV800s come into the market.