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ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB Review

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Horizon 23rd September 2009, 09:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by OWNED66
good 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

Not all reviews are created equal

LegitReviews

Intel Core i7 975
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
6GB Corsair DDR3 1866MHz
Western Digital VelociRaptor
Intel Reference CPU Cooler
Cooler Master 1000W
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

Bit-tech

Intel Core i7 965 processor (3.2GHz: 133MHz x 24);
Asus P6T V2 motherboard (Intel X58 Express with three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots);
3x 2GB Corsair TR3X6G1333C9 memory modules (operating in dual channel at DDR3 1,349.4MHz 9-9-9-24-1T);
OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD running 1.3 firmware;
Windows Vista Home Premium x86-64 (with Service Pack 2);

legit reviews had a better base setup, even though they didn't even run crysis at all
Horizon 23rd September 2009, 09:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pookeyhead
I'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.

that's the problem many have those dual gpu cards or dual gpu setup, and it's apparent that it's not really worth upgrading for the same performance and some power savings
Nikumba 23rd September 2009, 09:31 Quote
Not 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.

Kimbie
azrael- 23rd September 2009, 09:37 Quote
I honestly cannot understand why people aren't impressed by the performance. First off, the drivers aren't fully matured yet. Then, the power draw has been greatly reduced. But already you get performance on the same level as yesteryear's dual GPU cards.

There are a few niggles, though. The price is a bit too high. DX11 performance is (at this point) unknown. And also, regarding the review, I'm sorely missing comments on the noise this new beast produces.
oatey4519 23rd September 2009, 09:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nikumba
Not 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.

Kimbie

Surely if its running the GTX295 close then you don't need to see others in the range.
This has to be the top of Nvidia's ladder..
stonedsurd 23rd September 2009, 09:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
http://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!

C'mon Bindi :p

On the topic of the review - I am slightly underwhelmed after all the pre-launch hype.
Definitely worth it at $380 but it still can't play Crysis :D
spacebulate03 23rd September 2009, 09:53 Quote
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@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.

be looking forward to see your results
karx11erx 23rd September 2009, 09:57 Quote
Not a quantum leap in performance, and hte cooler is the same crap as on the regular 48XX cards, turning into a jet turbine under load. Btw, I'd have loved to see some Stream Computing bench marks, too (including double precision Stream applications) - maybe the card would have shone there.
spacebulate03 23rd September 2009, 09:57 Quote
didn't anyone notice the increace in ave fps in crysis from 1,680 x 1,050 0xAA to 4xAA (56 to 74fps that is)?
Jack_Pepsi 23rd September 2009, 10:04 Quote
Cheers 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.

:D
Claave 23rd September 2009, 10:05 Quote
Now that it's 9am UK time, we can post our awesome HD 5870 competition, giving you the chance to win a Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X card!

Good luck! :D
Bad_cancer 23rd September 2009, 10:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by spacebulate03
didn't anyone notice the increace in ave fps in crysis from 1,680 x 1,050 0xAA to 4xAA (56 to 74fps that is)?


Yes i did, it seems to be good in the AA dept :D
Jack_Pepsi 23rd September 2009, 10:10 Quote
Which for me, is where it counts. I have to have AA enabled in my games - I hate jaggies... I HATE JAGGIES!

>.<
philheckler 23rd September 2009, 10:32 Quote
Nice review , nice card , but i aint going to buy one at the moment , i'm happy to wait a few months to see what nvidia brings to the table and the ensuing price war that follows
Cutter McJ1b 23rd September 2009, 10:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Cheers 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.

:D

lol

/wave
crazyceo 23rd September 2009, 10:58 Quote
Performance wise it looks pretty impressive but you have to admit it looks really cheap and that naff plastic red and black looks awful.

Do we have any confirmed dates yet on the GTX300 series?
rpsgc 23rd September 2009, 10:58 Quote
Why did it have to be so bloody long? Now it won't fit inside my case :(
impar 23rd September 2009, 11:02 Quote
Greetings!
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To the Batmobile!
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5224/fullscreencapture917200.jpg
Bindibadgi 23rd September 2009, 11:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Grape Flavor
I 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.

Duly noted. Thank you.
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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

A 3.2GHz Core i7 should be enough! After all, how many people are NOT running Core i7s with tons of memory?

BTW Everyone: this is part 1 of 2. Tim is writing the architecture piece that will arrive sometime soon.

Impar: LOL! Awesome
Blademrk 23rd September 2009, 11:22 Quote
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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.
missing links for the tech breakdown at the end of the quote, and again further down the page.
RichCreedy 23rd September 2009, 11:23 Quote
i have a 512mb hd4870, am running windows 7 so might have to look at the credit card
smc8788 23rd September 2009, 11:25 Quote
What's the availability going to be like for these cards? Novatech and ebuyer are showing very limited amounts of stock at the moment, so I'm wondering if ATI are keeping supply low to keep the price high, or are they just having production issues like they were with the 4770?
Dosvedagna 23rd September 2009, 11:26 Quote
The 5870 x2 is going to be a monster from what i can see here...
I think ATi deserve some credit with the 5870 though, the power consumption per watt to FPS performance is pretty damn awesome when compared with say a gtx 285 - and that was the real chink in the armour with the 48xx series, they were overall hotter and hungrier than the green teams GPUs.

Now that issue seems to have been addressed in some way - its certainly looking good for the cards we've yet to see, and also, is making me look forward to the next few months, the notorious rivalry of ATi and Nvidia is only going to make life easier on the wallet for consumers.
Baz 23rd September 2009, 11:29 Quote
As 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!
Jack_Pepsi 23rd September 2009, 11:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
As 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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