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Hardware Asus Radeon HD 5870/G V2 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 13 Aug 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    All in all this card is actually well disappointing but damn does that heatsink look cool. :)
     
  3. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    I read on another forum that the 6000 series is due to launch in November, with price cuts across the 5000 range shortly, so now is probably not the best time to be picking up a card? Maybe the 460 in the sub £200 range, but then if the 5850 drops to the same sort of price or lower in the next few weeks... The end of the year could be a good time for GPU purchasing.
     
  4. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Meh, the cool and silent Sapphire VaporX is 375euros, the 2GB variant is 400euros.
    This one (isnt available in Germany) is in between those two. So it's not very attractive.

    And yes, as stated in the intro, it's the dissappointing Fermi's that are keeping the prices up.
     
  5. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    This would be nice, let's hope the 6000 series keeps up the comparative performance levels of the 5000 series. A sub 300 EUR 5870 would be nice, as I really can't justify the purchase at present prices since my GTX 275 isn't holding anything back tbh.

    Shame on the Asus' card though. I can't see why they even bother to bring out a card like that.

    Couldn't really disagree with you more. Custom PCB are a real pain if you're about to watercool your card or use some other aftermarket cooling solution. I'm still angry at myself for getting Asus GTX275 :(
     
  6. Teknokid

    Teknokid Well-Known Member

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    I understood this PCB was just the V2 design (which other board partners will also be/are using), so waterblocks etc are all available for it?
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Couldn't really disagree with you more. Custom PCB are a real pain if you're about to watercool your card or use some other aftermarket cooling solution. I'm still angry at myself for getting Asus GTX275 :([/QUOTE]

    Sorry, it was meant as a "shorter custom PCB." I mention the annoying waterblock incompatibility on the first page of the review.
     
  8. Valver

    Valver I’m an AquaTuning product tester

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    Not being *unable*? Interesting. ;)

    And I think there's a word missing before adjust - able perhaps?

    /grammer nazi
     
  9. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    It's spelt grammar!

    /spelling nazi :D

    You won't see that when its upside down in your case tho. The side of graphics cards you can actually see always look boring. They should but a snazzy LED lit top on them but it'd probably affect temps.[​IMG]
     
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  10. Valver

    Valver I’m an AquaTuning product tester

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    :D ouch, you got me!
     
  11. kingjohn

    kingjohn mod this sucker

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    what about a gtx 470 in the mix,or would that have just shown what a load of tosh the 5870 is with aa on
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    The 5870 in the final link is £330, not £300...
     
  13. Action_Parsnip

    Action_Parsnip New Member

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    Nice selection of games tested, nice write-up, nice review bit-tech!

    @frontline - The latest rumours are an october announcement followed by a november release. My spidey-senses tell me to expect a small nudge in performance with much higher ddr5 speeds. If it will have the uncore of a future 28nm part as rumoured than it should be able to handle much higher memory speeds. The fastest ddr5 modules are rated for 1500mhz I believe so I reckon around 1475mhz on the 6000 series will be likely.
     
  14. rollo

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    depends on pricing and performance alot the 6000 series

    if its no faster than the 5870 ( memory bandwidth on gpus is rarely the case for fps problems exept at eyeinfinity rez)

    i dout we will see the 5970 sudenly been beating by the 6870 or whatever they call it
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Nope your wrong there, I use a reverse ATX standard where the CPU is at the bottom and the cards at the top, effectively flipping the board upside down so yes I can see the heatsinks but I water cool anyways, also use a test bench where the cards are visible.

    As for custom PCB, ASUS did that with the 4870 Dark Knight series but I was able to cut and modify EK full coverage blocks to work with it so Im sure any configuration they come up with you could still cool it using a stand a long GPU block and then air cooling the ram.
     
  16. Teknokid

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    Ek have actually made a proper block for this card - you can get it from aquatuning :D
     
  17. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    No I was talking about the 4870 Dark Night. card not this card thats been reviewed.
     
  18. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    Any new news on ATi HD 6000?

    This Asus 5870 is no better than a reference card.
     
  19. SaNdCrAwLeR

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    2x 460GTX 768MB -> 10 pounds more... but FAAAAAR superior to this piece of *bleep*
     
  20. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Yea, standalone block is (almost) allways an option, I was referring to fullcover cheesecake.
    And tbh I'm not really excited about chopping up 85+ EUR waterblock ;)

    EK does make a dedicated block for this card, though I can't really see the point for getting non-reference cooling solution and replace it waterblock, unless the card in question is cheaper, which, to my knowledge, this isn't.
     
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