View Full Version : Sapphire HD5970 Toxic vs Non-toxic
06-13-2010, 05:02 PM
I haven't been able to find anybody who knows the answer to this.
Sapphire has two different 4GB models of the 5970.
They both have the three fan cooling and 4GB memory...
The regular one (no one talks about) is clocked at 850 MHz and the toxic edition is clocked at 900 MHz...
My question is whether they have the same hardware.
I've seen the toxic edition clocked to 1000MHz and I plan to do the same... but I want to know if the non-toxic edition should be able to do the same.
Is the extra 50MHz just an out-of-the-box overclock?
06-13-2010, 05:07 PM
However, they're probably binned, so if you want to push it to 1000, it's probably a good idea to go with the Toxic.
Then again, if you can afford to buy two--should you fuck up and burn out the first--go ahead. (c:
06-13-2010, 05:27 PM
If I had the money for two I would have just got the toxic without blinking... and probably bought two out of the gate :)
I'm dumping quite a bit of money into this card because I've upgraded everything but my graphics over the past couple years... and I doubt this card is going to be lacking in raw epic-ness anytime soon... There's talk of the 28nm northern island cards... but nothing solid enough to make me suspect they're worth waiting for...
06-13-2010, 05:37 PM
Have you already built the system? I was (before my job disappeared and I had to live solely off student loans) going to build a nice, cheap excellent gaming computer with the power of at least a 5970 for the cost, well, 1.25 of them--the whole computer, that is, was going to cost what 1.5 5970s would. (c:
edit: I'm retarded. Disregard. (c:
06-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Yeah... This is a system I've had for two years...
I've been upgrading as I go... I wanted to put a new x58 board and possibly a six core chip... but I really needed the graphics more.
Plus I've heard that 1366 might die young as intel moves on to more 6/8 cores
06-16-2010, 05:13 AM
i am just excited somebody spelled the word 'whether' properly:):):):)
06-18-2010, 12:17 AM
haha... thanks man.
Grammar is not something to be ignored :)
06-18-2010, 02:04 AM
"Let's eat, Grandma!" "Let's eat Grandma!"
Punctuation and grammar save lives.
Who's grandma, yours or mine?
I'd need an apostrophe as an appetizer if we're uncertain on that, but I suppose I could do without if it was yours.
06-25-2010, 12:37 PM
Soo... when are we going to eat your grandmums ?
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