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Old 06-08-10, 06:14 PM
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Sapphire have weighed into the ultra high-end of the graphics marketplace with their Toxic branded 5970. We take a good look.

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Old 06-08-10, 06:25 PM
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Wow. I'd love one of those for my system! I didn't expect it to overclock THAT well!

By the way, I see the award images have changed? (atleast for the performance award?) I like it, looks nice
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Yes indeed the awards have all been updated to match the new OC3D logo. If you think the performance one is lush, wait til we bring the others out.
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Old 06-08-10, 07:04 PM
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great review but I really can't understand why in crysis warhead the asus ares kicks the ass of the toxic in the minima and average FPS even in stock clocks - what's going on here guys?
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Old 06-08-10, 07:51 PM
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Couple of things explain that. Firstly the Toxic had a few less CPU clocks to handle the Physx, and the Toxic is a 5970 whereas the Ares is twin 5870s.

So the CPU will account for most of it, and the tiny extra theoretical grunt of the Ares gives us the few extra. If you look back at the Ares XF results you'll see that Crysis is pants no matter how much hardware you have. So really take it with a pinch of salt.
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Hmm. Is it me or does that cooler either -

A. Completely rip off the Arctic Accelero Xtreme

B. Use an Arctic Accelero Xtreme.

'cos from where I am sitting it has to be one or the other.
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If you look back at the Ares XF results you'll see that Crysis is pants no matter how much hardware you have. So really take it with a pinch of salt.
Why use it then? That's a polite question BTW as it could be taken out of context, but why use something that's blatantly crappy and heavily weighted toward the green corner?

It's not just OC3D. Every website is "Crysis this, Crysis that". Seriously, the game is old hat now (and I'm not saying that at your or to you, just saying it in general).

Do the manufacturers (in this case Sapphire) suggest that you use Crysis?
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Old 06-08-10, 10:33 PM
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We use a range of games, some people might play Crysis and want to know what cards play it best. Metro is heavily green team weighted too. Just the way it is and we will always use what ever is POPULAR

The cooler is an AC unit.
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Old 06-08-10, 10:57 PM
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Ah OK cheers Tom. I thought it looked like an AC Not a bad thing, best cooler for large cards ever IMO.
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Old 07-08-10, 10:50 AM
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Am I reading the Crysis bench properly? How comes the Stock out performs the overclock @ Maximum for the toxic?

Also I like to see bench's for Crysis as I find it very easy to compare real performance, I use it like a control of sort, to gauge GPU real world performance, much more useful than synthetic benchies!
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