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That seems to be the case (people from other forums confirmed).
    
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Does the 5970 have 2GB of ram; or is it 2x1GB?
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Does the 5970 have 2GB of ram; or is it 2x1GB?
the latter....... 2x1gb
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The moment it hits 120c is the moment it throttles down. That's my main concern.
Hey Solid,

The bad news is those temps are completely normal during Furmark. The good news is that every program I have run so far (benchmarks/games) have gotten no where near the VRM temps that furmark give it. Furmark appears to be burning the VRMs more then they should so I would say just stay away from it while testing your 5970.

On another note, hopefully I will be getting my 5970 block within the next month and I can see how well water works on my VRMs and I can begin stressing on Furmark again
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I'd love to see how that turns out, Shadow. Keep us posted.
    
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I am sending mine back. GPU1 was not working at all
 
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Which brand seems to be the best? Since I am going to send back my Powercolor, I was thinking to get Sapphire, XFX or ASUS.

What you guys think? I personally love Sapphire have their 4890 and quality is top notch compared to XFX
 
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I am sending mine back. GPU1 was not working at all
Send it to me for testing.

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Which brand seems to be the best? Since I am going to send back my Powercolor, I was thinking to get Sapphire, XFX or ASUS.

What you guys think? I personally love Sapphire have their 4890 and quality is top notch compared to XFX
Are you in the U.S.?

I'd go XFX, Sapphire, Asus and then any available.
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With the EK waterblock, my 5970 VRMs temps never goes over 58-60 celsius in Furmark Extreme Burning Mode Fullscreen 2560X1600, even when heavily OCed.

Cores idle temp is... 21 celsius and max 33-34 celsius in Furmark. Ambient temp is 17 celsius (-40 outside!)

The 5970 BEGS for WC.

Rock stable card for me, not a single crash, freeze, BSOD or any other problems in the last 7 days, gaming around 10 hours a day, plus heavy Photoshop CS4 and gigantic AVCHD videdo files editing.

9.12HF over 9.12. And I did a CCC profile with higher 2d idle clock settings to avoid the annoying "Display driver stopped and as successfully recovered" message I had before doing that 3 seconds "tweak".
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Which brand seems to be the best? Since I am going to send back my Powercolor, I was thinking to get Sapphire, XFX or ASUS.

What you guys think? I personally love Sapphire have their 4890 and quality is top notch compared to XFX
Don't make the same mistake I made. What exact issue are you running into? If it's crappy performance in certain applications then obviously it's a driver regression.
    
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