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Old March 2, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Default Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 4GB OC - A Graphics Monster

With the launch of NVIDIA's GF100 series cards drawing near, ATI really doesn't have anything to quell the hype of the release, or do they? At CeBIT this morning, HEXUS.net managed to catch a quick glimpse of a graphics monstrosity by Sapphire, a 4GB 5970 OC. The card features more than just doubled ram however; whereas the current 5970 utilizes ... [ Read full article ]
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Old March 2, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Am I seeing right, only 2 DVI connection and nothing else ?
That would mean say goodbye to Eyefinity.
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Picture 4 shows an Eyefinity port.
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Ooh my bad... and you must mean a Display port
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What do you mean by "whereas the current 5970 utilizes only a 5850+5870 GPU mixture"? The 5970 does use two full RV870 dies with 1600 shaders. They're just clocked lower than standard 5870 speeds.
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Nice card....

I cant wait to see the difference of Eyefinity (hardware implementation) vs whatever Nvidi call their surround gaming(software solution) performance
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You used the word Behemoth in there... now i have to get one. Damn you.
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Old March 2, 2010, 12:21 PM
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What do you mean by "whereas the current 5970 utilizes only a 5850+5870 GPU mixture"? The 5970 does use two full RV870 dies with 1600 shaders. They're just clocked lower than standard 5870 speeds.
Exactly.

The current 5970 has the same shaders as the 5870; 1,600, and has the speeds of the 5850 at 725MHz/4GHz, 128GB/s transfer.


So basically it is a 5850 with improved shaders, whereas this new sapphire 4GB card has full dual 5870 cores with full shaders and the 120MHz/800Mhz speed improvement.

I will put this explanation in the article for better comparison.
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4GB of GDDR5 will cause this thing to consume massive amounts of power.
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