Radeon HD 5970
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Radeon HD 5970 Review
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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yoAudy
19:44 May-21-2014
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If i was to upgrade from my XFX 5970 Black Edition 2gb what should i upgrade to (if its possible keep it under $800).

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rigmaster101
21:16 May-30-2014
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for under $800 you could get an r9 290x

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Jeremy10001000
21:16 Feb-20-2014
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Is this card better than mine? As I just bought this card today.

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Maarius98
15:07 Feb-21-2014
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Not even close

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Jeremy10001000
03:26 Feb-22-2014
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OK, thank you! But by how much? I have the Sapphire HD 5970 2GB GDDR5.

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aditrex
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omg this is better then my card hhahahha what a beast card and yes need a lot of power…

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mydreamrigmaza90210
18:09 Nov-12-2013

your card is better overall, since it's a single card, there are barely any issues, the 7870 will consume less power, heat less etc…

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rafayxool
23:53 Sep-06-2013
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this card is better thn 7970 ? :O O.o

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mydreamrigmaza90210
16:37 Apr-15-2013

powerful even now, but a big powerhog

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auntarie
12:15 Apr-02-2013

I remember when this first came out. The hype was unbelievable…

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XxSoultheKeeperXx
08:45 May-03-2013

care to elaborate?

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bluluxabica
14:28 Feb-20-2013
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I think im having an orgasm! Im in love with this =P

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maza90210
19:49 Mar-20-2013
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but it consumes 294 watts of power! the Geforce titan consumes 250w, not very power efficient

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reyman283
16:13 Feb-11-2013
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this versus my current card ?

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Pip
18:21 Feb-11-2013

This is a dual graphics GPU and a huge monster :P

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reaper474
01:43 Feb-12-2013
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This is basicly considered a 5870 x2. Figuratively this card would completely level your card :) a 5870 alone is better then yours.

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TjPjMusic
05:00 Jul-05-2013
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no, the 670 is better than the 5870 by a good margin.

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ffleader1
05:17 Feb-12-2013
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Don't tell me that you are trying to upgrade to it because…look at its MAX power

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reyman283
14:48 Feb-12-2013
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i was asking cause my friend wants to sell me his HD 5970 crossfire config.

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ffleader1
14:52 Feb-12-2013
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Hmm, I guess your friend will sell it for you with a nice price. For how much may I ask?
Although this card is old, like 4 years old, it's still good. However, it cannot last until 2015 :P

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reyman283
14:56 Feb-12-2013
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I can have them for 450 euro

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ffleader1
15:04 Feb-12-2013
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450 euro = $604 = more than a 7970 (which is just $300) lololol
And this one compared to 7970.
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gc_make=ATI&gc_deriv=Radeon+HD+7970&gid=325&graphics=Radeon+HD+5970&checkSubmit=#system%20requirements

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reyman283
15:12 Feb-12-2013
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but hes selling me a 2 5970's , so its not worth it ?

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ffleader1
15:13 Feb-12-2013
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So he is selling this GPU to you or 2 of this GPU to you?

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reyman283
15:19 Feb-12-2013
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He's selling me 2 of this GPU

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ffleader1
15:25 Feb-12-2013
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even a 7950 cost about $300, and its performance is better, use less power, not to mention when HD 8000 comes out, there will probably be a price drop :p. I don't know where do you live but I think it's in Europe and get an 7950 x2 for about $600-$650 is not that hard.

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powerbreak
09:50 Feb-23-2013
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For 2 of this cards you will pretty much need dual PSU which is not that good bcz you will have only PC connected on power in 1 room.

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PCGamerNoob
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no a 900 watt would be enough lol who uses dual psu's ? :L

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powerbreak
09:43 Feb-28-2013
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Well i dont know any1 uses that but i heard some were. I guess some1 who want to crossfire 2xares 2 gpu uses.

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benchmarker
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only HD 5970

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ahmedfathy
16:54 Sep-01-2012
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5970 vs 7950 ??

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Hanno30
17:02 Sep-01-2012
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i like 5970 more:)

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Hanno30
17:04 Sep-01-2012
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you wait litle time,this month coming out new Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X OC Edition buy that one:=)

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alt639
17:05 Sep-01-2012
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That version is out, but the regular OC edition is better. Also, the 7950 is a better card than the 5970, so definitely the 7950. Not worth the upgrade over your 7850 though, especially at your resolution.

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