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Default ATI Radeon HD 5870 review - 09-23-2009, 05:24 | posts: 6,462

Hey everybody that's right .. it's time for the article you've all been waiting on. Today ATI will launch their series 5800 graphics cards the Radeon HD 5850 and 5870. Our twenty-seven page article...

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Default 09-23-2009, 05:25 | posts: 2,281 | Location: Hong Kong

Looks promising as I'm going from 4850 512MB GDDR3
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:31 | posts: 1,409

im perfectly happy with my GTX 285.

of course, if it came out 2 months earlier i would have gotten this (but i got my gtx 285 cheap because my other new card was faulty with stuttering.)

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Default 09-23-2009, 05:32 | posts: 351 | Location: Macedonia

Amazing review awesome !!
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:37 | posts: 1,335

Woah. That's a great review, Hilbert.

Thanks for releasing it before any sane Dutchmen awakes.

The 5870 beats the 285 without much fuzz. If the 5870 is a sign of things to come in ATI's new line-up then the companies which only manufacture NV cards will have a hard time in the coming months.

Can't wait for the 5850, 5770 and 5750 reviews.

Now... I am going to try to get me one today.
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:38 | posts: 57 | Location: CR:IA

is rivatuner information public?

is there a new version? or does 2.24c work out of the box.

i'm running 2.24 w/ mod for 4890 now.

please and thank you, like always
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:38 | posts: 13,828 | Location: Cyberspace

I have to admit I only looked at the benchmarks and read the conclusion so far, but this card looks like a pure win. Imo, for $400 you're getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Nice job ATI and thanks for the review, Hilbert.
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:39 | posts: 2,469 | Location: Serbia

Great review man ! ( as always )
Awesome card from what I can see here. In tests where scaling is good, and where you can see 5870's full power , it completely dominates all. Anno, BiA HH, HAWX for example, even in Video Transcoding test really shows the card's full potential. I bet, with a driver release or two, it will catch up to, or even surpass GTX295 in all games . Not to talk about dx11 stuff ... On the edge of buying it !
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:43 | posts: 24,414 | Location: Netherlands

nice review! great card, im really really looking forward to the 5870x2 now
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great review!!
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:46 | posts: 8,390 | Location: Dark Hallway

It's definitely a good review, although I don't see why people are surprised about the performance. The DX11 and architecture bits are always my fav.

Regardless, I don't play a single game right now that even comes close to tapping out the performance of my current card. By the time Nvidia cards come out at the most it looks like they'll only be a few DX11 titles. I'm just gonna sit and wait for Nvidia to release and then make a decision.
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Thumbs up 09-23-2009, 05:50 | posts: 6,699 | Location: In Paradise :)

Magestic review , nicely done again Hilbert , i read every single word on it and i did enjoy it , thank you so much for an excelent review. What a beatiful piece of hardware .

Regards: Chispy.
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Default 09-23-2009, 05:52 | posts: 19,059 | Location: Toronto, Canada

My Radeon HD 4850 is out for warranty, so if XFX says it's my fault (have this weird feeling that this is gonna happen), I'm gonna have to camp it out for the 5750 then. The 5800 series is too damn expensive.

Right now I'm using a Radeon HD 3450 just so I can at least do work on my rig. Can't have any prolonged system downtime for a college computer science student

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Default 09-23-2009, 06:07 | posts: 3,864 | Location: Lithuania, Kaunas

Great review and a great card indeed. It's great that ATI managed to produce such a monster and for a really reasonable price!

I'll need a card with DX11 support sooner or later so now I'll just have to wait for nVidia to kick in and then make my conclusions.

It's a good feeling seeing new technology at work. As always
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Default 09-23-2009, 06:15 | posts: 428 | Location: San Francisco

I think it's great that ATI/AMD has made such a great comeback. More competition between them and Nvidia = win for us consumers. Another great review Hilbert.

That batmobile picture is awesome. Props to whoever made it.
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Cool 09-23-2009, 06:22 | posts: 1,847 | Location: Earth

Might pick one of these bad boys up and if I do it will be my first ATi Card. BooYAH Bitches
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Default 09-23-2009, 06:28 | posts: 5,633 | Location: In a house, on a hill, by a road.

Thank you Hilbert, another fine review.

I'll personally be holding out for a 2GB GDDR5 version, but it looks awesome so far none the less.
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Default 09-23-2009, 06:42 | posts: 4,414 | Location: Recife, Brazil

great review hilbert, loved it!

this card performs and looks good, great product ati made. also seems like this card would benefit from the raven cases
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Default 09-23-2009, 06:52 | posts: 4,211 | Location: Europe/Slovenia/Ljubljana

It's certanly a respectable performer, but the price at the moment is just too high (at least for me). Besides, i just bought HD4870 that runs all the games just fine. Even latest ones like NFS:Shift work ultra fast with 4xFSAA and 16xAF. So as far as my rig is concerned, i'll wait for NVIDIA to throw their cards on the table. That will lower the prices (hopefully) and we'll also have something from competition. Maybe i'll go NVIDIA this time, who knows until we see their products.
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Default 09-23-2009, 07:19 | posts: 830 | Location: Melbourne AUS

awesome review and wow 27 pages!!!

and thank god i sold off my 4850 in June for 4870 1gb price!hehehe! and ran out of warranty too

oh cant wait for 5850!!
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Default 09-23-2009, 07:20 | posts: 1,049 | Location: Good question

Great review as always, tempted to save up for one of these, but it really won't be necessary (not that it'll ever be necessary, but you know) for me for a good little while yet - my 260s are still more than enough for everything out there and should continue to be for at least another 6 months or so, probably longer
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Default 09-23-2009, 07:28 | posts: 11,603 | Location: Toledo Ohio

And all that with a single chip utilizing less than 190 Watts.

And the 5870,

Also damn.
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Default 09-23-2009, 07:37 | posts: 5,515 | Location: Funland aka Happycamp aka Finland

Originally Posted by RejZoR View Post
It's certanly a respectable performer, but the price at the moment is just too high (at least for me). Besides, i just bought HD4870 that runs all the games just fine. Even latest ones like NFS:Shift work ultra fast with 4xFSAA and 16xAF. So as far as my rig is concerned, i'll wait for NVIDIA to throw their cards on the table. That will lower the prices (hopefully) and we'll also have something from competition. Maybe i'll go NVIDIA this time, who knows until we see their products.
Well you have to admit that getting twice the FPS than before in Crysis would be nice
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Default 09-23-2009, 07:40 | posts: 868 | Location: Australia

I think i will be converting from the green monster to the red......depending on the price I will be getting a 5870.
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Default 09-23-2009, 07:42 | posts: 17,950 | Location: Coldwells,UK

Still can't find any in stock part from OCuk but they are terrible.
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