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PowerColor HD 5970
8.0 out of 10

PowerColor HD 5970

Dual GPUs with a total of 4.3 billion 40nm transistors * Read more

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Reviews and Problems with PowerColor HD 5970

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Overall 10
10

Wow...Great fast card

Ross Abedrabbo, Amazon
6 August 2011
  • Summary: Wow...This card is one of the best card out there on the market. I wish the price is a littel cheaper than $1000.00 but surely its worth every penney. Get it while you can its hard to find. I have one and its super fast and I am looking to buy another one.
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Overall 4
4.0

no fan

dan h., Newegg
22 September 2010
  • Summary: my advice would be to get an extended warranty with newegg. i am not sure these guys will be around in a year
  • Pros: unit cam on but fan didnt work. was able to put into the case but some modification to the case was needed. new egg handled rma very professionally. replacement should arrive soon
  • Cons: no fan, i checked my power cords they were fine fan would spin up one time and stop. afraid to run very long, but what i saw looked good....i tried to call power color tech support. no answer at the switch board, tech support, no answer. couldnt leave message error 202 message not recorded. very ...
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Overall 10
10

awesome card

Peter W., Newegg
30 July 2010
  • Summary: its huge, make sure you have the room in your case because this thing is a freak of nature.
  • Pros: awesome awesome awesome card, this thing is a beast. nothing it can't handle. everything maxed and silky smooth.
  • Cons: the noise, be prepared for the noise if you buy one of these, even at low fan speeds like 20-30% it's audible, at 50% it sounds like you have a jet turbine spooling up inside your case.
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Overall 10
10

Love this card!

Brian G., Newegg
25 July 2010
  • Summary: Replaced an overclocked GTX 260 1.8GB with this beast. Even running single-core at stock clocks (windowed benchmark) it outperformed that card by leaps and bounds, when you wrap to fullscreen and get both GPUs into play, it's not even a contest.
  • Pros: 1. Ridiculously fast. Handles everything I throw at it at 1080p without any trouble. 2. Easy to overclock 3. Generally quieter than I expected, fan speed typically seems to stay at ~30% and below so long as you have good airflow and decent intake air temps (good case ventilation\airflow a must, f...
  • Cons: 1. Does run a tad warm, but not nearly as bad as others have made it out to be. 2. ATi drivers\cards in the 5xxx series seem to have issues with a couple games. I've so far only seen issues with Aion, which I don't actually play anyway, but I've read of a couple others having issues. Also won't s...
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Overall 10
10

Amateur electrician wannabe

john s., Newegg
13 July 2010
  • Pros: Very good card works wonderful in haf932 case Now about frying the wires in your house with a psu not a freaking chance in the world !!! come on man, who are you trying to fool here. that would not even happen if he had 14 ga wire in his walls but who am I to say it did not happen i am just a mas...
  • Cons: absolutely none
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Overall 10
10

Good Card

Rollin B., Newegg
8 July 2010
  • Summary: As an electrician, i'd like to point out an earlier reviewer: PSUs rarely use their full wattage. They DO NOT run at '1200 watts' all the time. Most PCs draw 300-400 watts at boot, then 150-250 normal use, and 400-500 gaming. This goes up by 50-150 for each additional video card.
  • Pros: So far, the card runs rather stable. A bit hot for my liking, but the fan never reaches full so I guess it knows when it's too hot. At max, tho, this is one LOUD fan. TRULY excellent performance, though.
  • Cons: Expensive, runs a bit warm for my taste
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Overall 10
10

Wired

Shane I., Newegg
5 July 2010
  • Pros: The guy that said his house wiring fried off a 1000 watt psu should have had a good electrician wire his house correctly the first time.
  • Cons: Don't buy two of these if your house has shotty wiring =\ Duhhhhh!!!
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Overall 10
10

Don't have the card yet.

June J., Newegg
21 April 2010
  • Pros: I just wanted to comment on something someone said here before he costs someone lots of money. He said to crossfire this card you need at least a 1200w PSU and that maybe true. But what he didn't tell you is that a 1200w PSU can fry all the wires in your walls if they are not good enough to handl...
  • Cons: A friend of mine fried all his wires with just a 1,000w. It can cost a pretty penny to get them replaced.
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Overall 10
10

Great Card

Anonymous, Newegg
9 April 2010
  • Summary: Gew going NEWEGG
  • Pros: Replaced a EVGA 295 coop. 2 times faster.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Best in the world at the moment!

carlos f., Newegg
4 April 2010
  • Summary: Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.8Ghz Quad CPU Asus P7P55D-E PRO Motherboard 8GB DDR3 1333 G.Skill RAM PowerColer Radeon HD 5970 Video Card Antec True Power New 750W PSU SATA 3.0 Hard Drive SATA 3.0 DVD Burner USB 2.0 Card Reader Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Case Windows 7 Pro x64
  • Pros: This monster will play any video games at high settings without any problem. Faster than Nvidia GTX 480 hands down. Make sure you have a case with enough space, I have a Cooler Master HAF 922 and it barely fits. Well worth the money, Highly recommended.
  • Cons: None.
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