Published on 23rd September 2009 by
Originally Posted by faugusztinI'm overhelmed by all the techpowerup about this and that company launches HD5870 and HD5850... Nice. The problem is - there was 0 pieces of this card in my country (Slovakia), 1st batch will arrive at start of october (1-5.10.2009) and my card will probably arrive in 2nd batch (20-30.10.2009). And i'm at spot 23-27 from that certain supplier, so those poor souls who are further in list (my supplier says there are over 300 orders on list) will have to wait a long, long time.
I'm sorry ATI, but you should either have scrapped the Dell order, or postponed the launch by a month. This is a stupid joke on us, customers.
Originally Posted by pimonserryLooks to me that the card is memory limited, as in Crysis, the only cards that beat it have 2GB of memory.
Bring on the 5870 2GB!
Originally Posted by HorizonQuote:Originally Posted by pimonserryLooks to me that the card is memory limited, as in Crysis, the only cards that beat it have 2GB of memory.
Bring on the 5870 2GB!
yeah but the 295 uses 2gb of gddr3, which is equivalent to 1gb of gddr5
Originally Posted by Horizonyeah but the 295 uses 2gb of gddr3, which is equivalent to 1gb of gddr5
Originally Posted by MJudgQuote:Originally Posted by Horizonyeah but the 295 uses 2gb of gddr3, which is equivalent to 1gb of gddr5
No matter the gddr3 or gddr5 memory types, the relevant is the memory bandwidth. GTX295's memories are able to transfer 224GB/s and HD5870's, 154GB/s. However, HD5870 has much more GPU power -- I believe in 2,7 TFlops --, against 1,8TFlops of GTX295.
The size memory matters more to heavy resolutions. ;)
Originally Posted by chumbucket843the flop count of these cards are measured differently. thats why ATi cards have double the flops at the same performance.
Originally Posted by Austin;o) Small TYPO on page 9, para 7, "we worked our way up to resolutions ntaive to the 24in display." I read that the 5870 uses SuperSampled AA, no adaptive trilinear filtering and angle-independent AF. If so it's doing a lot more than the cards it's being compared to, so even equalling the effectively dual 4870-X2 is a decent feat. I love the power consumption but the thing's way too big, I think 9" should be plenty personally. I can't wait to see what the 5700 series of cards will be like, no FX dust-busters I hope LOL!
Originally Posted by mute1Could I second the suggestion about testing Crysis with very high settings? (You have already taken note of this, I know).
Also heat and noise of the stock cooler - will comments on these be added?
Power consumption was impressive but I did hope for more performance (even though I know I shouldn't have).
Originally Posted by chumbucket843no folding =@home numbers? that would be nice to see.
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