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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:34 AM

Sorry its more in depth we got the card very late and we just couldn't include everything. ccokeman will be adding the overclocked scores over the next day or two.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:09 AM

:o oh wow, i mean i knew ATI said they had bumped their single gpu performance up to that of a dual but.. damn they actually did it! :lol: Sweet review ccokeman, thanks!

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:14 AM

Suggestion: adding a physx card and adding those results onto related games as well, I assume a fairly large number of people have something doing physx now if they are using ati for graphics

Edit: thanks for the review :)

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:12 AM

It looks like ATI kicked it up a notch.


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:38 AM

Suggestion: adding a physx card and adding those results onto related games as well, I assume a fairly large number of people have something doing physx now if they are using ati for graphics

Edit: thanks for the review :)

I agree with chrissy, you should definitely give that 250 GTS a purpose and run ti alongside the 5870 :thumbs-up:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:38 AM

That's odd how the HD5870 is ahead of the HD4870X2 in many tests at low resolutions, and then loses at the higher ones. I was definitely expecting it to beat the 4870X2 since it has basically the same number of stream processors but in one package without the need for CrossfireX. Would only 1GB be a bottleneck for such a powerful GPU?

Look at FarCry 2, Crysis which it gets on par at 2560x1600, Call of Duty 5, Resident Evil 5 where it gets beaten in all resolutions, and Left 4 Dead.

I think the 2GB version might be worth it when it gets available. It could also help it get even closer to the GTX295...


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:28 AM

That's odd how the HD5870 is ahead of the HD4870X2 in many tests at low resolutions, and then loses at the higher ones. I was definitely expecting it to beat the 4870X2 since it has basically the same number of stream processors but in one package without the need for CrossfireX. Would only 1GB be a bottleneck for such a powerful GPU?

Look at FarCry 2, Crysis which it gets on par at 2560x1600, Call of Duty 5, Resident Evil 5 where it gets beaten in all resolutions, and Left 4 Dead.

I think the 2GB version might be worth it when it gets available. It could also help it get even closer to the GTX295...



At my resolution 1920x1200 it's not enough of an increase to give up 375 bucks. Though if i didn't have my 285 already i would buy it. Superb review btw!!

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:57 AM

Nice looking review, especially for the limited time frame. I'm quite impressed with the results :)

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:03 AM

I might have to buy one if I don't win one... and keep my GTX 260 for PhysX! ;)
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:05 AM

nice review , waiting for 5850 :D

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:17 AM

Hmmm...guess I'll be keeping my 4870X2 for a while longer. :P

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:52 AM

Hmmm...guess I'll be keeping my 4870X2 for a while longer. :P

:P i think no one should buy a new if the performance he gets is good

nvidia`s move is smarter though , they will release the cards when dx 11 games are getting out ...:)

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