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- Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 Like Share






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Zertz Nov 18, 09
It's huge...
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hiigaran Nov 18, 09
oh...my...god. that is impressive. were the temperatures and power consumption taken when overclocked, or on stock levels?
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ParanahJoe Nov 18, 09
What kind of F@H numbers does it put out.
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dwoo Nov 18, 09
Irregardless is not a word. it should just be regardless. and yes i know spell check thinks it is a word, but i promise you its not.
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dvrocc Nov 18, 09
Dunno about the rest of you posters but I was not expecting to see a beast this morning when I logged in holy **** that is a beast no doubt seems like it needs a 1000 watt power supply of its own by just looking at the image

If that is the 5970 what can we expect the 5990 to be? 3048 GDDR5? 965 core clock? 4800 memory clock? PCI Express 3.0 maybe?

Anything is possible, PCI Express 3.0 is due out early next year should give a bit more flexibility and breathing room.

quote Wiki PCI EXpress info
PCI Express 3.0

In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 will carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second. The spec will be backwards-compatible with existing PCIe implementations and a final spec is due in the second quarter of 2010.[14] New features for PCIe 3.0 specification include a number of optimizations for enhanced signaling and data integrity, including transmitter and receiver equalization, PLL improvements, clock data recovery, and channel enhancements for currently supported topologies
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Shadow of Death Nov 18, 09
"Irregardless" *facepalm*

I know it sounds cool to use, but it's pretty much impossible to use correctly without it sounding ridiculous (ex. "Some people think dogs are best, some people prefer cats, no doubt you prefer one or the other. Irregardless, your opinion matters, you must choose dog or cat." Whereas 'regardless' would lead to '...Regardless of your choice, both animals make good pets.")

Bah, I can't say it right even when trying XD. Basically, it's being redundant, as you'd be saying 'Not not regardless" (IE: regardFUL, or 'regarding that').

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The card is a beast....When both GPUs are accounted for >_>
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hiigaran Nov 18, 09
quote dvrocc
Dunno about the rest of you posters but I was not expecting to see a beast this morning when I logged in holy **** that is a beast no doubt seems like it needs a 1000 watt power supply of its own by just looking at the image

If that is the 5970 what can we expect the 5990 to be? 3048 GDDR5? 965 core clock? 4800 memory clock? PCI Express 3.0 maybe?

Anything is possible, PCI Express 3.0 is due out early next year should give a bit more flexibility and breathing room.

quote Wiki PCI EXpress info
PCI Express 3.0

In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 will carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second. The spec will be backwards-compatible with existing PCIe implementations and a final spec is due in the second quarter of 2010.[14] New features for PCIe 3.0 specification include a number of optimizations for enhanced signaling and data integrity, including transmitter and receiver equalization, PLL improvements, clock data recovery, and channel enhancements for currently supported topologies
i know that no cards (possibly the 295) use up 8x bandwidth, but is it possible that this card would be able to get close to the x16 mark overclocked?

quote dwoo
Irregardless is not a word. it should just be regardless. and yes i know spell check thinks it is a word, but i promise you its not.
mate, the last thing you need to worry about on the internet is something that ridiculous
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Supernova1332 Nov 19, 09
quote The Dictionary
Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.
It's a coined term, not a real word.
Ir- is a negative prefix and adding that to a negative word, such as regardLESS, would make it a double negative in itself. If you can't do it in an entire sentence I doubt it's allowable in a single word.

tallteen,
It doesn't sound cool. I'm not sure how people think it does, but I don't get it. There is no way to use it correctly as it's not even a word.

Back on topic, what a beast. I want one but I dont want to shell out $600 and money for a new power supply lol.
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hiigaran Nov 19, 09
why, what power supply do you use? youd need, a 700 watt for this wouldnt you? it uses less power than a GTX 295.
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ChiroVette Nov 28, 09
Great review! I am an Nvidia man, but I am going to seriously look into this card.

quote dwoo
Irregardless is not a word. it should just be regardless. and yes i know spell check thinks it is a word, but i promise you its not.
Actually, it has been sort of inducted into the dictionary simply because people have been abusing the "made up" word for YEARS. For the record, it should be EITHER irrespective or regardless, both mean the same thing. People (I believe) heard some others using irrespective in a sentence and regardless, and mistakenly combined the two into a word that actually cancels itself out.
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ChiroVette Jan 22, 10
Sorry to bump this thread, but are the video cards based upon this dual GPU the best on the market right now? I don't think NVIDIA is coming out with anything that can compete any time soon. But is this Radeon's best right now?
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Player1 Jan 22, 10
Currently they are the best, but I wouldn't be so quick to judge Nvidias cards that don't exist yet.

Especially when some of the gt200 cards can still compete with the 5XXX series cards.
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Vendetta Jan 23, 10
Nvidia's next generation of cards are due in a few months. I can see a GTX 395 taking the video card throne once it's released.
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ChiroVette Jan 23, 10
Okay cool. I am not looking to upgrade and build any time soon. I was just curious what the best card was right this second. The truth is I have always preferred Nvidia to Radeon anyway.
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