ATI Radeon HD 5870 review

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    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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  2. chanw4

    chanw4 Ancient Guru

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    Looks promising as I'm going from 4850 512MB GDDR3
     
  3. DF-1

    DF-1 Maha Guru

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    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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  4. psyside

    psyside Master Guru

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    Amazing review awesome !!
     

  5. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    Woah. That's a great review, Hilbert. :)

    Thanks for releasing it before any sane Dutchmen awakes. :thumbup:

    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. :p
     
  6. ChinStrap

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    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 :)
     
  7. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    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. :thumbup:
     
  8. UnrealGaming

    UnrealGaming Ancient Guru

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    Great review man ! ( as always :p)
    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 !
     
  9. WhiteLightning

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    nice review! great card, im really really looking forward to the 5870x2 now :D
     
  10. TheHunter

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    Sweet :nerd:

    great review!!
     

  11. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  12. chispy

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    Magestic review , nicely done again Hilbert :thumbup: , 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 :D.

    Regards: Chispy.
     
  13. deltatux

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    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 ;)

    deltatux
     
  14. Sieras

    Sieras Ancient Guru

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    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 :p
     
  15. w 4 f f l e s

    w 4 f f l e s Master Guru

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    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.
     

  16. Whiplashwang

    Whiplashwang Ancient Guru

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    Might pick one of these bad boys up and if I do it will be my first ATi Card. BooYAH Bitches:banana::banana:
     
  17. Chouji

    Chouji Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  18. Iggyblack

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    great review hilbert, loved it! :thumbup:

    this card performs and looks good, great product ati made. also seems like this card would benefit from the raven cases
     
  19. RejZoR

    RejZoR Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  20. randomizer

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    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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