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Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 TOXIC 2,048MB review (HEXUS.COM March 24, 2010)

AMD/ATI has held dominion in the graphics-card ranks since the premium Radeon 5000-series was bolstered by the HD 5970 X2 in November 2009. In fact, the company has now completed a top-to-bottom DX11 line-up before arch-rival NVIDIA has nary a card on the retail shelves.

The green team has made no secret about launching its high-end GeForce GTX 480 GPU this Friday, though, and we've been privy to 'benchmarks' and board shots a-plenty.

ATI will probably reduce the price of the Radeon HD 5970 from its current £550-plus and sic the dual-GPU monster on NVIDIA's finest. If that's not enough, ATI's add-in board partners are also readying a super-duper Radeon HD 5870.

With timing being very much of the essence, Sapphire brought word of a pre-overclocked HD 5870 with a 2GB frame-buffer.

We take a look at the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 TOXIC 2GB just before GTX 480 launches. Let's see how much it beats up on all current competition and conjecture whether it stands a good chance against you-know-what…

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Well, it does not offer a huge, but a 3-5 FPS boost in most situations. Not bad, il wait for 5870 2GB set to debut next week.
 

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I'm really interested in why they included nvidia's offering in the dirt2 bench. It's quite clear it was ran in dx11 on the 5k's, but they included snippets from nvidia's offering in dx9. That was quite fail imho.

However, its quite clear that 5870>gtx295 with the new drivers.
 

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You get your hands on an OCed 2GB 5870 and you DON'T run eyefinity benches? ***?
 

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You get your hands on an OCed 2GB 5870 and you DON'T run eyefinity benches? ***?

Yeh, frustrating eh?
 

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So all the people claiming that 1GB of memory was slowing down the 5870 were wrong. 2Gigs is a waste of money it seems.
 

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AMD/ATI has held dominion in the graphics-card ranks since the premium Radeon 5000-series was bolstered by the HD 5970 X2 in November 2009. In fact, the company has now completed a top-to-bottom DX11 line-up before arch-rival NVIDIA has nary a card on the retail shelves.

such a card was never released, and most likely never will be
it would mean they feed 4 gpus thru one pci-e slot.

its either a misprint or just a mis-information
 

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such a card was never released, and most likely never will be
it would mean they feed 4 gpus thru one pci-e slot.

its either a misprint or just a mis-information


Oh, now i see.
 
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