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    Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    PowerColor pimps Radeon HD 5870 with PCS+ cooler. We let you know if it's worth the bucks.
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    One thing. The power connectors on the reference model and the Vapor X model are on the side. This means that I can just about fit them in my Antec 300. The PCS+ with it's connectors at the end will not.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Genuinely tempting if it is the quietest 5870 on the market. Not sure about £360 though.

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    One thing. The power connectors on the reference model and the Vapor X model are on the side. This means that I can just about fit them in my Antec 300. The PCS+ with it's connectors at the end will not.

    The new 5870 Vapor-X model has revised this to have the power connectors at the back again sadly.

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    The new 5870 Vapor-X model has revised this to have the power connectors at the back again sadly.
    Really ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Really ?
    'fraid so. I can't link the specific article as it's blocked at work, but the details and review of the new revision (which is quieter under load incidentally) can be found at www.PCGamesHardware.com

    Edit: here's the link:
    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,7...iewed/Reviews/
    Last edited by GheeTsar; 16-02-2010 at 07:38 PM.

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Powercolor. Why is it so bloody difficult to get hold of their passive 5750 model? I saw it at Novatech, but at £120 it really wasn't well priced. Now they no longer stock that model.

    This 5870 looks intresting for power gamers who don't want to go _nuts_ on budget, but for those of us who want the best performance silence can offer, 5750 seem the best compromise.
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    I like Saphire cards, they're good quality & reliable, but the extra premium for what is effectively just a more effectively cooled card (allowing it to be overclocked better) isn't enough for me. Plus, will all the cards clock as well as this sample? I would hazard a guess they picked test samples they were pretty damned sure would perform above expectations, or am I just being a tad cynical? If they all were going to perform that well then the factory overclock could be set a bit higher imo, giving better test results than this card presented, which imo were of negligible value over the std part.

    Having said all that, the extra £40 would be almost the cost of an equally effective aftermarket cooler.
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Anyone who's ever tried to contact PowerColor customer support will be more than happy to scratch this one off their list I think.
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Really ?
    Looking at the link to the review seems the Rev.2 is 1cm shorter, so maybe that will compensate enough? Even my BFG 8800GT is a tight fit in my Antec 300 I find :/
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    It might, but it would be very expensive to test ! (Alright, DSR would allow me to do so...but I'm not wholly comfortable with that)
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    Quote ;GheeTsar .... The new 5870 Vapor-X model has revised this to have the power connectors at the back again sadly.



    I am really Happy now , I took the decision to buy the ATI 5850 because was the only one between the 5870 and 5850 made with the connectors at the end of the card instead at the side of the card , now this new ATI 5870 fortunately have also the connectors at the end , and therefore I am really happy

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    An awesome looking card. Got one in the post on its way to me now from Play.com for an awesome price of £330

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    That MSI Lightning looks to be the card to have - with a price tag to match of course.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 graphics card review

    How long is this card? Hoping it is shorter than the reference design.

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    anyone know a good cheap car with direct X 11 support

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