Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 May 2010.
Flashbacks to a GTX260 reviewed some time ago with one of arctic coolings triple fan 12 inch monsters strapped to it.
Still one of the highest performance increases ive seen in a pre-overclocked card compared to stock. Nice job sapphire.
Sapphire seems to know what to do with graphic cards.
Graphics Card pr0n! DO WANT!!
More limited than the ASUS (infamous) MARS?
Wow, I need one of these! Does anyone want to buy a liver? Kidney maybe? About £900 should do it....
There's one thing I keep finding odd - how in the world is the GTX295 just dominating in DoW2?
Shame all that power can't be put to use folding
I'll have all that power eventually.
Makes me wonder why the Arctic Cooling stuff is tested so rarely...
I will upgrade my GFX card when I can get a minimum frame rate of 60 in Crysis.
Which may mean never!
This card scares me! Hats off to Sapphire though! I've got their 5970 standard version and love it!
At almost £1000 the marketing team has their work cut out for them.
I hate to say it, but Aria had 2GB 5870 Vapor-X cards for Â£350. If that offer rolls around again, some of us could "do" this card for Â£700. Admittedly, the overclocks may vary, but for Â£200+ saved, I'm a happy man.
Sweet but who can justify a grand for a graphics card.
That's how many
could we have the clocks lowered to stock 5970, so we can see if the 2GB actually makes a difference vs a 5970? (id assume this only affects 2560, so benches for that?)
also SLI GTX480s cost around this much, could we get benches vs that aswell?
No doubt that this is an excellent achievement by Sapphire, but IMO it makes little sense.
While you claim it'll beat a conventional Crossfire setup as it has a healthy overclock I foresee bandwidth issues, especially in more modern games using DX11 and tessalation. The advantage of a traditional 2x 5870 setup is you get a full 16x PCI-E slot to each GPU; whereas with this solution each GPU is recieving 8x each, twinned with the enormous amoun tof memory to fill I think regular Crossfire may scale better at higher resolution/detail.
Final problem is you can buy 2 5870's cheaper than a single 5970, possibly even overclocked models.
It's for the same reason why people set benchmark records.
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