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    News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Been eyeing up AMD's upcoming dual-GPU monster? Chances are you're going to need a bigger chassis.
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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Vacuum cleaner fan.. Hope it improves before release, although I'm not considering a X2.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    , she's big!

    Don't look like this would ever see my HTPC!

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Quote Originally Posted by Syllopsium View Post
    Vacuum cleaner fan.. Hope it improves before release, although I'm not considering a X2.
    Hey, at least it can ramp up to that speed if needed. It's better than the system powering off or it throttling down. It doesn't necessarily mean that it will hit that 4,700rpm in use.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Yeah, I had a 4870x2 and hated it, I'd only consider similar with watercooling.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Looks like a whoppa. Shame they dropped the x2 nomenclature. For me, it made the card's dual gpu construction far more apparent than simply using another incremental number.
    Last edited by =TcQi=; 30-10-2009 at 03:10 PM.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    I've got an Antec 1200 i could put one in but there's no way i'll be spending whatever price they end up charging for it.
    I'll stick to the plan of a 4850 Vapor-X for quiet running followed by a 2nd when the prices drop further.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    to AMD, yes I'd buy it

    if it wasn't 13.5" long, a 9" 4850 can barely fit in my antec 300 let alone this.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Fat, tall, and loud.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Fat, tall, and loud.
    AMD could do with getting someone like Arctic cooling on board to produce a smart cooler for this as they don't seem to get past this pants cooler design that just doesn't cut the mustard any more.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again

    Yeah the thing to do with air cooling ones is just wait til the "vapor-x" version comes out (as I was recommended in my custom PC build thread), they are supposed to be almost silent. Shame the standard one is so bad!
    http://scan.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=vapor-x
    (Apparently the 5870 ones will be coming out soonish)

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=17669
    Vapor-X is a Vapor Chamber Technology based on the same principles as heatpipe technology. A liquid coolant is vaporised at a hot surface, the resulting vapor is condensed at a cold surface then the liquid is returned to the hot surface. The recirculation process takes place inside an evacuated chamber and is controlled by a complex wick system. In SAPPHIRE Vapor-X systems, the whole chamber is very slim and is mounted in contact with the surface of the graphics chip.

    The current TOXIC series of high performance overclocked products incorporate a hybrid cooling system combining Vapor-X at the core to remove heat efficiently from the graphics processor together with heatpipes and finned heatsinks. These are cooled by a fan to carry away the heat from the vapor chamber, memories and other components and give more headroom for higher levels of performance.

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X and hybrid cooling systems are very efficient, so they can use low air flow rates – and therefore low speed, low noise fans. Low noise is generally sought after in modern PC systems, so SAPPHIRE is now introducing a new family of graphics products using Vapor-X technology. Based on its high end graphics processors the new family is aimed at the discerning user who wants the low noise and high reliability, but does not want to pay the premium for the specialist faster memory and other premium components that deliver the overclocking capability of the TOXIC series.
    I still wouldn't risk it tho after experiencing how loud and annoying a 4870x2 (admittedly not vapor-x just standard) was every time it revved up, going with watercooling for mine

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