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Old 08-03-11, 03:40 AM
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After what has felt like an eternity we finally get our hands on the replacement to the HD5970. Dual-GPU goodness?



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Old 08-03-11, 03:50 AM
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Old 08-03-11, 04:54 AM
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Lol, this is a banging card. I would get it but I don't have over 700 bucks to spend. GTX 560 TI does me just fine.
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Old 08-03-11, 05:23 AM
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Once the 590 comes out and ATI drop this down to £500, it will be a no brainer.

I just hate Crossfire personally. Bloody CAP profiles and not being able to force your own AFR modes in the CCC and what not. If they sorted that out, i'd be all over this card.

And when will they introduce twin fan designs for reference cards? Would an extra £5 really matter if your dropping over £500 on a card anyways?
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Old 08-03-11, 05:43 AM
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too pricey for me (atm)
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Old 08-03-11, 06:19 AM
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Old 08-03-11, 06:58 AM
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Good review as always Tom. I am a little disappointed with the price (I don't think it only deserved a 5 for price though). i think if they had managed to get it to about £500 or just below that would be ideal. Especially given how aggressive Nvidia have been with priceing recently, though I'm sure as Hucksake said the price will drop as it always does in response to Nvidia's new offerings.
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Old 08-03-11, 07:02 AM
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The single card vid never came up maybe tomorrow? Great reviews!
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Old 08-03-11, 11:56 AM
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It may be at £530 approx on release, but I'd imagine sub £500 from about a month or so onwards.

I hate to harp on about it, but looking at some of the comparisons of this card and perhaps an older review of 2x 6970, in some graphs it makes sense and in others it doesn't. Not in the way that you'd look at reflecting, repeating results within the same benchmark and blame the immature drivers for it, but in reflection of one bench vs another where (in all honesty) there just has to be continuity in the comparison.

As a result, I'd have to look around to judge whether this is a pro or con versus just crossfiring cards.

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So all in all the underlying card is fanfreakingtastic, but let down horribly by the reference cooler. We can't wait to see what the partners bring to the table because with a half-decent cooler this really will be tough to resist.
This is almost exactly what "should" have been said about the GTX480.
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Same as I said in the CF review, good performance but way too loud, maybe when non reference cards come out with better and hopefully quieter fans then I might like them a bit more.
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