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Gigabyte to launch super-overclocked Radeon HD 5870 - set to challenge Fermi

by Tarinder Sandhu on 1 March 2010, 14:30

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Gigabyte sells both NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards. Whilst the manufacturer is waiting for stock of NVIDIA's DX11 GeForce GTX 480 cards, it will be releasing a special-edition of the ATI Radeon HD 5870.


Outfitted with a custom cooler with inward-facing fans, the card is clocked in at 950MHz core and 5,000MHz GDDR5 memory, up from the default 850MHz/4,800MHz.

Due to be made available in the same week as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 launches, Gigabyte reckons that the performance of the £370 GV-R587S0-1GD is 'close' to the twin-GPU Radeon HD 5970. We're not convinced by the bullish claims, but it will be interesting to see how it compares against NVIDIA's finest. Who is your money on?

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only 950MHz? lame

should just about beat fermi since GTX470 is supposed to be between 5850 and 5870 in performance.
So, just to clarify, they've released a card that's clocked.. 31% faster on the core, 25% faster on the memory, than the 5970. But the 5970 has two of the slower 5870s, essentially making it.. 50% faster on the core, and 60% faster on the memory, than the ‘super-overclocked’ 5870. That's hardly close, even when taking in poor Crossfire support.
is it just me or does that look like it has a triple slot cooler?