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Hardware XFX Radeon HD 5870 Black Edition Graphics Card Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 17 Jun 2010.

  1. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    I'll take a Hd 5870 with voltage tweak any day over a Gtx 480. overclock the HD 5870 to over 1 ghz and it will still be quieter, use less electricity, and produce less heat than a Gtx 480.

    The GTX 480 is a beast but it is too loud too hot and too noisy. coupled with the huge PSu demand for SLI and your gonna need a Nuclear Reactor to power a GTX 480 SLi config.

    "Well spend $200 and water cool". at this point you might as well get a HD 5970
     
  2. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    What? No crossfire test at all ?!
     
  3. robots

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    The problem with the OC versions is that the coolers apparently exhaust the heat inside the case... The stock cards exhaust it directly out the back of the case. I would much prefer that, seeing as I'm going to be pushing it a bit with my CPU overclock, I don't want my graphics card adding to the stress.
     
  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Unless XFX gave 2 cards, I don't think a crossfire test was really necessary.

    Although it would've been nice, I can't see the practicality in it since it's usually 2 different cards.
     
  5. sb1991

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    Interestingly, the standard XFX cards have this cooler too (including the 5850 which I just received from scan, despite the picture showing a reference card). Given the 'custom PCB' I imagine this is just a cheaper design to manufacture...
     
  6. kingjohn

    kingjohn mod this sucker

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    no gtx 470 that's a bit-tech odd dont you do price comparisons with hardware gtx 470 is 300- 5870 300+ and why would anyone pay 300 + pounds for a gpu that prefers not to run games with aa .Snoop D music lover
     
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