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Saturday, 25 September 2010 10:18

XFX Secret Weapon tested - HD 5970 Black Edition

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Eyefinity 6 and 4GB memory




XFX HD 5970 4GB Black Edition graphics card is a limited quantity graphics card that comes at a pretty penny but in turn offers equally pretty performance levels. This naturally means that the card is not quite aimed at the general masses, and this kind of performance is surely not for the faint of heart. We know that Radeon HD 5970 is currently the fastest graphics card around, but XFX pushed the bar even further with its Black Edition card. So, for the price of US$1000/€1000, you’ll get XFX’s HD 5970 4GB Black Edition cards with six video outs, meaning Eyefinity 6.  

The reference HD 5970 runs at 725MHz and the memory at 1000 (4000MHz effectively). Many expected the reference dual GPU HD 5970 to end up running at single-GPU HD 5870’s clocks (850MHz core, 1200MHz memory), but XFX offered that with its HD 5970 4GB Black Edition card. Naturally, this managed to give it the upper hand in the fight with the reference card.

XFX used non-reference cooling to make sure that the card will handle higher clocks. Furthermore, the card comes with 6 video outs and as much as 4GB of memory. While the reference card’s GPU has 1GB at its disposal, this time around it’s 2GB.

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-6 #1 Jaberwocky 2010-09-25 10:39
This card is crackers.For half the money you could Tri SLI 3no GTX 460's.Overclock them and get the same performance with the same amount of monitor ports.
 
 
-23 #2 Tr0y 2010-09-25 11:00
ATI sucks.
 
 
+6 #3 Tr0y 2010-09-25 11:01
NVidia sucks.
 
 
-17 #4 Tr0y 2010-09-25 11:01
Fudzilla sucks - especially their "Add comment" function.
 
 
+15 #5 P1n3apqlExpr3ss 2010-09-25 11:20
Quoting Jaberwocky:
This card is crackers.For half the money you could Tri SLI 3no GTX 460's.Overclock them and get the same performance with the same amount of monitor ports.


Thing is you cant tri-SLI 460's :P
 
 
+9 #6 Alexko 2010-09-25 15:01
And no matter how many GTX 460s you SLI, you can't play on 3 displays, let alone 6.

You'd probably be better off with a pair of those: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888&cm_re=Radeon_HD_5870_Eyefinity-_-14-102-888-_-Product But they're still expensive.

If you want that kind of performance, just wait for the HD 6870, it shouldn't be more than a couple of months away, now.
 
 
+9 #7 Truhls 2010-09-25 16:20
Man i dont care about the GPU, i just want the GPU case holder lol.
 
 
0 #8 jonny80s 2010-09-25 21:50
Sli a couple of 480s, better performance and physics. Who runs 6 monitors?

Crazy flight sim gurus do, but I doubt they would be dumping their money on these.

Nice card though, run that and a 250 for physics.... good to go.
 
 
+6 #9 Super XP 2010-09-26 03:19
I don't know about you guys but I rather wait for the newer HD 6800 series. I think this XFX card while being a awesome card is a little too late in the game. That price is just way too much...
 
 
+6 #10 Marburg_U 2010-09-26 06:35
I would have liked to see this thing compared to the Asus Ares.
 

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