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    News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    Cherry-picked GPU comes pre-overclocked, custom cooled and prepared for your overclocking pleasure.
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    Re: News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    Sweet

    Would be wicked if we could find out how loud the cooler really is...

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    Noise & Power hogging really puts me off these new cards that both NVIDIA and AMD bring along. sigh!

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    power levels of a 5850 aren't anything bad, better than the previous gen really, remember due to the way AMD's tech works, it doesn't actually often pull the full 180W(the 5870) unless you're running furmark, under gaming load you're closer to 150W. Considering its the same performance at 2x 4890's, which would run you not far off 400W, its more power efficient than last gen not worse.

    As for noise, the 5850/5870 are essentially silent at stock, and most are very quiet under load, louder than idle but not much. Its certainly not loud enough to ruin gaming, the 480gtx is another matter.

    I've had a 4870x2, a 3870x2, a 2900xt, a 8800gtx, a 5850, and a 4890(the 4870x2 just ran too hot in a south facing room with flat roof, hot water tank, 2 comps and 3 screens ). The 5850 is the quietest of ALL of them at stock and under load, even heavily overclocked and overvolted to get 950/1250 speeds, which are well above what a 480gtx will provide after overclocked in terms of performance(thats a 31% overclock or so) the fan can be set quieter than the past 3 generations of cards.

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Noise & Power hogging really puts me off these new cards that both NVIDIA and AMD bring along. sigh!
    Am I the only one that finds it amusing that someone called oilsheikh is bothered about power usage
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    Re: News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    The temps in my stsem dropped 3C when I moved from 4890 to a 5870.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Am I the only one that finds it amusing that someone called oilsheikh is bothered about power usage
    The money I make from selling Oil .. I don't want to spend it paying my electricity bills

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE lets loose Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock edition

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Noise & Power hogging really puts me off these new cards that both NVIDIA and AMD bring along. sigh!
    AMD 5870 - 180W
    GTX480 - 289W

    old tech,

    AMD 4870 - 180W
    GTX285 - 204W

    It's only the nVidias which have gone up, despite both the new techs being ~2x as powerful

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