MSI R5870 Lightning review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. 3T3RN4L

    3T3RN4L Master Guru

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    seems nice but just get a reference 5870 and overclock that and save money. stock 5870's can overclock like a beast anyways if you need the extra performance.

    if it was clocked at 1000/1350(5400) and still has more headroom for more then it'll be worth the extra 50 bucks then
     
  2. ShadowMyth

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    LOL, is it me or are you tired of hearing something referred to as Mc Daddy, Mac Daddy, or Big Daddy in reference to it's supposed greatness? Your really just dating yourself. :p
     
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  3. AbjectBlitz

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    Seems very pointless to me, all that nice spec you would have thought this better well damn be a piece of cake to get past 1ghz core and hopefully 1.2 but no it goes as far as a reference card? So what is the point?

    Just like buying a blinged up version of a existing car, but it accelerates as fast and has the same top speed.. meh.
     
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    Hilbert didn't mention it but theres something wrong with the mounting of the cooler once its actually contacting the chip that cooler is badass.
     

  5. 3T3RN4L

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    well most reference 5870's can hit the magical 1ghz with msi afterburner if you got a good one out of the batch.

    my stock 5870 overclocks very well and even overclocks the memory very well also. this card too i was expecting more. maybe he got a so-so card for review while someone in the near future that buys it gets lucky and get a Godsend for overclocking :infinity:
     
  6. vidra

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    This sheds completely new light on the product. A badass design coupled with a badass cooler, now that's something worth paying for. The board can push the juice and the cooler can chill the GPU.

    So he just re-seated the cooler and it did the trick?
     
  7. Bodar

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    I would really like to overclock this card but because of all the new stuff coming I may just wait.. 1300mhz was my max on the 5850 / 5870 refrence version with LN2.. This seems really great! Maybe I'll give it a try.. Only problem is I'd have to get 4 of them... Cant settle with 1.. :)
     
  8. Makalu

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    I need to do a little write-up explaining why there's no difference in the amount of watts or amps that a 6 or 8-pin PCIe connector can deliver and show that the only difference is the amount of voltage drop which would be even worse with the 6-to-8 adapters they include then it would be without them.
     
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    No well you basically need a few more washers and your good.
     
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    I see. So it is, in fact, a design flaw, which prevents the cooler from making full contact even when you tighten the screws fully, and additional washers allow a tight fit, right?
     

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    Yup this is what i've made out so far.
     
  12. mmsandi

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    From the reviews that I have read, HD 5850 requires a lot less power then 5870 and that means less wattage, less amperes etc etc
     
  13. DSK

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    This is true but them amps recommended is for the whole system and usually high end (i7 920 ,PHII x4 ect)

    The actual card would use maybe 15-18A

    So say 36A used by the cards in crossfire @ Peak load

    plus HDDs,oced CPUs,sound cards,4-6 case fans for example it all adds up.
     
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    ok ..thats good to know
     

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