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    Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    Equipped with military-class extras, we examine what MSI claims is the best single-GPU graphics card around.
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    Re: Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    Can we start having Bad Company 2 in the benchmarks (maybe use the Jeep part from the first level?), also I think the lightest of the green bars is too light!
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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 - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    From power draw & temperatures
    "the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X (870MHz/5,200MHz clocks) draws a system-wide 316W and the cooler is able to keep the GPU to 64°C"

    This card isn't in the tabled comparisons? It would have been nice to see it compared fully as it was referenced here. Otherwise better to reference cards that are in the tables maybe?

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    Re: Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    From power draw & temperatures
    "the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X (870MHz/5,200MHz clocks) draws a system-wide 316W and the cooler is able to keep the GPU to 64°C"

    This card isn't in the tabled comparisons? It would have been nice to see it compared fully as it was referenced here. Otherwise better to reference cards that are in the tables maybe?
    I appreciate your thinking here, but that card was tested on drivers which were three revisions old and may have skewed results in its favour. The temperatures and load readings, however, were undertaken with the same ambient conditions.

    It was included more as a cooler comparison than anything else.

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    Re: Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    I think the lightest of the green bars is too light!
    Will fix that. Are the graphs better though?
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    Re: Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Will fix that. Are the graphs better though?
    Yeah, saves me having to reference the legend every time I look at a single bar xD
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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 - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    I second that the Graphs are much better, would it not make sense to put them in performance order? (285 above the 5830)

    As for the card, its alittle out of my budget, nut good to see them pushing the hardware more.

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    I think it's abit too expensive compare to the reference one. They are plannin a 5870 Twin Frozr II cooler (non Lighting) version right? I'm interested to see how that perform and the price for it..

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    Re: Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

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    Will fix that. Are the graphs better though?
    dont think iv read a review in a while - but they are much, much better than they used to be
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    Re: Reviews - MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card review. One of a kind?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    dont think iv read a review in a while - but they are much, much better than they used to be
    Good to hear. This is a backport of sorts from something that's so much better it'll make your face explode... and i'm not just talking graphs.

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