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XFX HD 5870 Black Edition - XSs
Posted by newsbot on June 08th 2010



TheATI vs Nvidia or Red vs Green battle has been played out for over adecade with many tech enthusiasts strongly camped in one corner or theother. Over past years, the graphics giants have traded blows with thependulum swinging back and forth but the DirectX 11 skirmish would seemto signal a victory for the red corner.At its launch, ATI’s flagship 5 series card – the Radeon HD 5870 – wasduly praised but could never definitely be hailed a success untilNvidia’s response was analysed. Some six months later, the green campfinally had a product fit for launch. The GTX 480 was just that.Unfortunately, whilst performance levels were reasonable, high powerconsumption, high temperatures, high pricing and a noisy stock coolerultimately cost Fermi and Nvidia.So the HD 5870, endorsed by Fermi’s poor showing, is many enthusiastsgraphics card of choice and as expected, the ATI vendors are quick torespond releasing factory overclocked and tweaked versions of theflagship card to heighten performance and lower noise levels andrunning temperatures. Enter the XFX Radeon HD 5870 Black Edition...

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