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Poll Results: Should i buy the ATI radeon HD 5970 for 225 (or 250) used?

 
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    Papa smurf says yes!
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    hells to the no >=[
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post #101 of 153
Oh minecraft, good for making you feel great about your system, I think my one 5850 card at stock settings with x512 HD texture pack mods ran at 150+ fps. Could likely break the 600 or so if the scaling is good. tongue.gif
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post #102 of 153
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Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post

Hexa fire? lol, the only way to check if the base memory on the 5970's is 4GB (2GB per GPU) is to crack it open and check it out =] thats wut i did on my 5830 (along with cleaning the cooler) i personally think that 1GB video card memory is no longer enough... GTA 4 needs at least 2 GB memory to max out -_- hopefully in the future they will make it so that in crossfire mode the GPU's share memory


Hexa-fire? A 6-core CPU is called a Hexa-core. A 4-core CPU is called a quad core. So why would it be different with GPUs lol?


You don't have to rip your card apart to find VRAM. Dxdiag will do this, GPU-Z will do this...


Yeah, GPU's sharing memory could see some benefits.

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Originally Posted by SnuffThePunkz View Post

Oh minecraft, good for making you feel great about your system, I think my one 5850 card at stock settings with x512 HD texture pack mods ran at 150+ fps. Could likely break the 600 or so if the scaling is good. tongue.gif

Lol. If I need reassurance about my system, I just load up doom smile.gif
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Originally Posted by White Fire View Post

Hexa-fire? A 6-core CPU is called a Hexa-core. A 4-core CPU is called a quad core. So why would it be different with GPUs lol?
You don't have to rip your card apart to find VRAM. Dxdiag will do this, GPU-Z will do this...
Yeah, GPU's sharing memory could see some benefits.
Lol. If I need reassurance about my system, I just load up doom smile.gif

because each individual GPU has several hundred stream processing cores, 1 GPU does not = 1 core
    
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post #104 of 153
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Xylene, it's true that it's very fast I suppose.

A high quality 700 or 750 Watt PSU will be able to run it fine. Seasonic also make nice power supplies

-EDIT- the performance of the 7970 lies between the 6990 and 5970, so $225 for the 5970 is a phenomenal deal.

~ Fixed


Also on the topic of power supplies:

Seasonic
Corsair
Antec
Superflower
Cougar


Those are the top power supply companies out there that make QUALITY highend, mid rage, even low end PSUs.

As for Thermaltake, Coolermaster, and the rest? well they can go die in a ditch.



Anyways save your money bud unless you really need the 5970 right now. It is a great deal but if you put 2 7970s in xfire it will easily destroy both of those cards.
 
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That's an awesome price for a 5970. Best of a card for 225. Where can I get one at that price smile.gif j/k i no want.
    
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post #106 of 153
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Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post

because each individual GPU has several hundred stream processing cores, 1 GPU does not = 1 core

But what do you call the single processing unit on the graphics card?

The GPU. If someone has crossfire with 4-GPUs, then it is called quad-fire

6-GPUs is HexaFire.

What your saying, say hexafire with HD 5970s, would need 3 cards. And would not be hexa fire. it would be 19200-fire. Lol?
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But what do you call the single processing unit on the graphics card?
The GPU. If someone has crossfire with 4-GPUs, then it is called quad-fire
6-GPUs is HexaFire.
What your saying, say hexafire with HD 5970s, would need 3 cards. And would not be hexa fire. it would be 19200-fire. Lol?

3 cards, 2 GPUs per card =], the 5970 is a dual GPU card using 2 underclocked Cypress XT GPUs so 1 5970 is crossfire on a PCB, 2 cards is Quadfire =]
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Dual HD 5970 BEs would be a beast. I would love to try that out. I can't seem to imagine one thing though. Just one. Running 3 HD 7990s in Hexa-Fire, and checking the FPS while playing Minecraft. LMAO!
Seriously though, that would be sweet.

Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 1/5/12 at 12:06pm
    
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post #108 of 153
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

~ Fixed
Also on the topic of power supplies:
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Those are the top power supply companies out there that make QUALITY highend, mid rage, even low end PSUs.
As for Thermaltake, Coolermaster, and the rest? well they can go die in a ditch.
Anyways save your money bud unless you really need the 5970 right now. It is a great deal but if you put 2 7970s in xfire it will easily destroy both of those cards.

the 7970 is going to be around.. 500 ish on release right?
    
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post #109 of 153
hell yea for 200bucks
post #110 of 153
Shut up and let the one who is selling you take your money!! I mean, $225 is a good deal for that card, if needed then buy it.
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