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Originally Posted by OWNED66Quote:Originally Posted by OWNED66good god man u guyz have one
but will it run crysis
Just checked a 5870 review on legitreviews
strangely its much better than bit-tech
Originally Posted by OWNED66good god man u guyz have one
but will it run crysis
Originally Posted by PookeyheadI'm surprised there's so little love for this card so far. It's as fast as current dual GPU offerings even on it's beta drivers, and uses way less power. Yes, it's not cheap, and no, it's not a quantum leap in performance, but is capable in some titles of equalling the X2 and the GTX295.
I think it's a fair sized step ahead, and can't wait to see the dual GPU version that will inevitably follow.... and the nvidia response.
Originally Posted by NikumbaNot a bad card, but without scores to compare to older cards it doesnt really sway me into upgrading.
But it would be nice to see how it compares to other nVidia cards in the range, like the 8800 range, as I do not think it is reasonable to assume the average gaming rig has a GTX285/295 in it.
Originally Posted by Bindibadgihttp://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/09/23/ait-radeon-hd-5870-1gb-review/1
Batmobile? Oh that. Yes, we can see why you might think that but it's actually ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 1GB graphics card. The new model is based on the company's next generation Cyprus GPU, but is it worth snapping one up right way? To the Batmobile!
Originally Posted by RedDevil@blackerthanblack
I think you are correct I just read a few more reviews and spoke to a few friends at pc hardware outlet in the uk who played around with the cards yesterday and they say its worth the investment if you have the cash so I just bought two and will bench them tomorrow when they arrive. I have an OC'd core i7 920 d0 stepping at 4ghz (I could push it to 4.2/4.3 if I need to), 6GB of Corsair Dominator GT ram so will let you guys know how they compare to my 4890's in Xfire.
Originally Posted by spacebulate03didn't anyone notice the increace in ave fps in crysis from 1,680 x 1,050 0xAA to 4xAA (56 to 74fps that is)?
Originally Posted by Jack_PepsiCheers Mark - won't point out the typos... :P
I'm looking at this initial review as bit of a preview. You're using beta drivers (not your fault) you're running Vista (again, not your fault - majority have it) so once the 9.10 Cats are out along with Windows 7 - I'll be even more interested to see how things go, and hopefully we maybe a have one or two DX11 titles. Cough DiRT 2.
Good stuff guys, already linked the article in a few threads.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiTo the Batmobile!
Originally Posted by Grape FlavorI liked it when you were posting Crysis Very High results along with the High. You guys did it for a bunch of reviews then stopped. At this stage in the game people buying a high end GFX card want to know how the card performs in Crysis Very High. bit-tech is the only site I know of that gave Crysis Very High benches that were representative of actual gameplay performance. Now there is no way to get that information. Far Cry 2 scores are also missing from your last few reviews.
Very disappointed that the reviews are being cut back in terms of detail. I can't imagine it could have been all that hard to change the setting and run the test one more time.
Originally Posted by mrb_no1
oh and side note. you guys keep mentioning a cpu bottle neck, why not have an overclocked i7 and see where the fps really end up as i figure that alot of guys on here will have oc'd rigs as it is. just a though
As much as we’d love to sit here and tuck into the nostalgia-cake, we should probably delve into some hardware chat. For full details, Tim as has already written up the detailed specifics in his usual brand of immeasurable technical breakdown, which can be found here.
Originally Posted by BazAs Bindi's said, Tim's indepth look at the architecture behind the 5870 will be coming soon, as will some more results for lower end cards for those running older systems - it's just testing all these games and cards takes a loooong time. Be assured though if you want to compare you're 8800GT and Q6600 to the I7 rig with an HD 5870 there's an article coming!
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