Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 16 Apr 2010.
Blue PCB looks odd on a graphics card for some reason.
May aswell buy a 5970
But I could see that blue going well with a Gigabyte motherboard though. If I had that much money to dump on a graphics card I'd probably buy it, but I'd probably go for the Vapor-X if my budget didn't stretch that far.
That cooler does look a lot like a curvy version of a Palit Sonic 4870 though, any info on where the hot air goes because with the Pailt it just gets shoved back into the case..
looking for the Vapor-X myself (as it's supposed to be very quiet)
i would wait for the benchmarks but even then i couldnt afford it anyway.
No link in article?
Great looking card but too expensive to be justifiable in my opinion.
Lol if it EVER overheats I'll **** my pants
Meh, the uncovered RAM ICs bother me. They get pretty toasty even with heatsinks.
I got 4 GB RAM, ASUS mobo and i5-750 for 383 euro... The pricing on these things is just nuts.
They aren't RAM IC's, they're the "Prodilizers" stated in the article. I would like to see some testing/review/benchmarking because of the extra 100MHz bump on the gpu and the 200MHz on the memories. Bindi, have you requested the graphics card for some BT testing?
At best this would be able to fetch an extra 20-30 over a normal 5870, but i'd never choose this over an MSI Lighning or an Asus Matrix.
I could possibly request it. But at £4-hundred-and-something-quid, is it ever even a real purchasing consideration?
I was referring to this part of the article:
I'd like to see the max clocks on the chip. It might be a fun card to pair with a 980X for those HWBot runs.
I seem to remember you guys benched the Asus Mars. And you could hardly call one of those a purchasing consideration
Right, but the Mars spikes our interest because it's the very best that money can buy at the moment. It's just something to drool over. What with the MSI Lightning taking OC records, and the Asus Matrix 2GB 5870 being the more desirable (and cheaper) 2GB card, i don't really see a place for this GigaByte card, unless you absolutely have to have a blue one.
Yes but that was an engineering marvel. This is just an expensive 5870 with 5 whopping great big caps slapped to the back.
Fair enough then. I agree it wouldn't be an option for me. The ati cards could already do with a price drop, rather than there being ever more expensive versions of what is already available.
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