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ATI Radeon HD5970
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ATI Radeon HD5970

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ATI HD 5970 Review

3 March 2010

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5970 OC Video Card Review

21 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5970 OC Video Card Review Sapphire Wednesday's launch of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 marked the introduction of the most powerful graphics card in the DX11 realm to date. Finally, everyone got to see exactly how two Cypress cores on a single PCB would perform. Verdict?
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Overall 9

Expert Review

18 November 2009
  • Excerpt: For gamers with multiple monitors or a 30-inch LCD (or those with healthy bank accounts who want the absolute best), this DirectX 11 graphics card is the most powerful you can buy.
  • Pros: Fastest gaming graphics card currently available, Improved power efficiency, Unlocked for overclocking
  • Cons: Too long to fit in many PC cases, Six- and eight-pin power connectors (and a robust power supply) required, Still no six-monitor support
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Construction 10
Functionality 10
Appearance 9

ATI Radeon HD 5970 Hemlock Video Card

Benchmark Reviews
18 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at different points in time. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market...
  • Pros: Fastest DirectX 11 compatible graphics accelerator available, Consumes 48W at idle and 299W under full load, Eyefinity Technology through DisplayPort and DVI (x2), Outstanding performance for ultra high-end games, Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case, 3200 GPU cores (total) at 725 MHz, 2 G...
  • Cons: 12.1" Long graphics card may not fit some cases, Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, Very expensive premium-level product
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ATI Radeon HD 5970 Review: Dual-GPU Graphics

18 November 2009
  • Summary: On average the Radeon HD 5970 was 53% faster than the GeForce GTX 295 at 2560x1600. Even removing the top three tests where the Radeon led with the biggest margins (BattleForge, Enemy Territory and Street Fighter IV), the HD 5970 still ended up some 34% faster than the GTX 295.
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ATI Radeon HD5970 Video Card Review

18 November 2009
  • Excerpt: ATI Radeon HD5970 Video Card Review HD5970 Review - Page 1 ATi Radeon Today marks the launch of AMD's ultimate new generation ATI Radeon, the HD5970. Two GPUs on one card - is it an unholy mix of pleasure and disgust, or will you actually enjoy doubling up with the world's fastest graphics card?
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ATI Radeon HD 5970

Legion Hardware
16 November 2009
  • Summary: As far as we are concerned all expectations have been met with the Radeon HD 5970, and while we are happy with the performance displayed today, we feel there is more to come. Often we feel that too much emphasis is placed on the drivers when looking at new graphics cards, as we hear time and time...
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Overall 7
Performance 10

ATI's Radeon HD 5970 has the speed, but not the price to suit gamers

PC Authority
17 November 2010
  • Summary: The fastest graphics card on the market, but it’s too expensive and bulky to be practical
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Overall 8

ATI Radeon HD 5970 review

TechRadar UK
25 November 2009
  • Summary: The fastest graphics card in the world - but is it worth £600?
  • Pros: Fastest card in the world (sorry), Great OC headroom
  • Cons: IT'S HUGE, Mind-numbingly expensive
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Overall 9

AMD releases its fastest graphics card yet

Good Gear Guide.au
24 November 2009
  • Conclusion: AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card delivers high-end performance for a high-end price. If you’re looking to flaunt the latest PC component or just want to future-proof your new PC, this is the way to do it.
  • Pros: Fantastic performance, mini DisplayPort output, can support multiple monitors easily
  • Cons: Power hungry, can get loud and hot under duress, won’t fit in small cases
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