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Windows 7: HD5970 to launch on Nov 18th

16 Nov 2009   #1
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 
HD5970 to launch on Nov 18th

ok peeps, introducing the FASTEST dual GPU GFX card on the planet, measuring in at a MASSIVE, 12.5''....

HD5970 (HD5870x2)




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Dual Radeon 5970 launches on the 18th


ATI / AMD has finalized the Radeon HD 5970 spec. First and foremost, the card is scheduled to launch on the 18th, or this coming Wednesday and it will without a doubt be the fastest card for this Christmas.

It has two RV870 GPUs clocked at 725MHz, which is some 125MHz less than on the single GPU Radeon HD 5870, but both chips have kept 1600 shaders. This means that Radeon HD 5970 has 3200 shaders and comes with 2GB GDDR5 memory.

Maximum Board Power is 294W and the total GPU compute...
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this card is expected to launch @ $600 (no doubt 400 in the UK) ..... Nvidia are gonna miss the boat this time around im afraid....they're gonna loose a bunch of customers....


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16 Nov 2009   #2
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

and the big boy is almost here to bad for nvidia...... they really might have a problem on there hands now
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16 Nov 2009   #3
Mivo

Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), Arch Linux
 
 

12.5"! I'd need a new case for this baby.
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17 Nov 2009   #4
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mivo View Post
12.5"! I'd need a new case for this baby.
hehe.... i don't...... i've got about 16"
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17 Nov 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Of course, if it's anything like the currently supply of ATI high-end video cards...you aren't going to be able to find one of these cards for about 6 months.

Anybody here having any luck finding the 5850's or the 5870's??????
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17 Nov 2009   #6
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

i've found plenty..... newegg, tigerdirect, or compusa always has one in stock.....
just no money to get one
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17 Nov 2009   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
ok peeps, introducing the FASTEST dual GPU GFX card on the planet, measuring in at a MASSIVE, 12.5''....

HD5970 (HD5870x2)

this card is expected to launch @ $600 (no doubt 400 in the UK) ..... Nvidia are gonna miss the boat this time around im afraid....they're gonna loose a bunch of customers....
For that type of money ATI better make sure their drivers are in order, especially the crossfire part.

At any rate i'm sure it's a nice card, but i'll hold on to my trusty 4890 and wait for round two.

And what happened to your pics?
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17 Nov 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
i've found plenty..... newegg, tigerdirect, or compusa always has one in stock.....
just no money to get one
Well, I cannot find one. Did a search for a Radeon 5850/5870 at

NewEgg: 4 (5850's) listed at $299.99...all out of stock 4 (5870's) at $399. Out of stock

TigerDirect: No 5850's or 5870's even listed except for prebuilt system

CompUSA: No 5850's or 5870's even listed except for prebuilt system

Amazon: 5 (5850's) listed at $266-$315...all of out stock. 5 (5870's) at $399 all of out stock

ZipZoomFly: 5 (5850's) listed at $289-$319...all out of stock. 6 (5870's) at $289-$440....all of out stock
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17 Nov 2009   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

They'll all be in stock just in time for christmas... at a premium price.

ATI - The way it was meant to be payed.
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17 Nov 2009   #10
amigomatt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Anybody here having any luck finding the 5850's or the 5870's??????
Yeah, I ordered one just before it came out (Sapphire 5850), when it was cheaper too! Since then they have gone pre-order only and 30 more expensive!

It was quite an upgrade from my Radeon X850 XT..
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