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August 28, 2011, 06:07:11 PM
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Newegg has some more HD5970s in stock if anyone is interested:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814105001&Tpk=hd5970

I can't post this in the other forums since I'm still a Newb, but I though some of you fellow Newb's would be interested Wink

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August 28, 2011, 07:16:31 PM
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they've been in stock for awhile. Not many seem too interested.. Will probably be OOS soon though.
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August 28, 2011, 07:21:02 PM
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They were in on Friday, then OOS again.  Just back in this morning.  Anyway, just wanted people to know.

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August 28, 2011, 07:34:26 PM
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The numbers for the HD5970s seem off herehttps://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison.  Are there any more recent benchmarks for the 5970?
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August 28, 2011, 07:45:25 PM
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Actually it's about right.  Although it's 2 5870s on one card, it was downclocked to 725MHz to meet the PCI Express Power spec.  It is fully unlockable, and can easily achieve 850MHz with a voltage bump to bring it in line with 2 5870s (but only using 1 PCI express slot).  My limited experience with BitCoin mining is that you can overclock the card more than you would for gaming.  My 5850s are rock solid at 950-1025 MHz for BitCoin mining, but they were never stable at these speeds for gaming.

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August 28, 2011, 07:56:23 PM
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Thanks for the info..I was thinking that the card should overclock easily (without a voltage bump) especially if it is a mild OC for example 800 MHz.
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August 28, 2011, 08:11:14 PM
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Solid card. I'm surprised its still in stock.
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August 28, 2011, 08:36:38 PM
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I just bought 2 of them.

I usually heat my home addition with a 2000W space heater.  This year, I plan on using both of these bad boys to heat the space instead.  In essence, it's free electricity since I would have had to pay to run the space heater. In the end, the money I make from BitCoin mining in 5 months will pay for these cards, so even if they are worthless after that, I'm still good and can use them to game.   I think it's a good idea and I hope you do too.

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August 28, 2011, 11:59:51 PM
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Here is a better deal, same card with more stuff at the same price

Check this out http://www.unityelectronics.com/products/6475/ATI_Radeon_HD_5970_PCI_E_PCI_Express_x16_2GB_GDDR5_2560x1600_Video_Card_Dual_DVI_Mini_Display_Port_102C0000300_New .
Looks like the same card, but with some extra goodies for the same price

DVI-to-HDMI Adapter (with Audio, p/n 6140063501G)
CrossFire Bridge (p/n 6110024000G)
Mini Display Port -to- Display Port Cable (p/n 6110028300G)

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August 29, 2011, 12:54:42 AM
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I just bought 2 of them.

I usually heat my home addition with a 2000W space heater.  This year, I plan on using both of these bad boys to heat the space instead.  In essence, it's free electricy since I would have had to pay to run the space heater. In the end, the money I make from BitCoin mining in 5 months will pay for these cards, so even if they are worthless after that, I'm still good and can use them to game.   I think it's a good idea and I hope you do too.

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I've been thinking about donig the same thing. What will you do when the winter is over tho? I may have to get a portable air conditioner or window unit.
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August 29, 2011, 12:57:58 AM
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srry noob ? here but y 5970 over 6990?

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August 29, 2011, 01:18:10 AM
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^^^The 5970's are more energy efficient as well as faster when it comes to mining than the 6990.The 6990's are also ridiculously expensive vs. the current price of the 5970.

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August 29, 2011, 01:33:18 AM
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oh nice! i didnt click on ur link i was using the mining hardware comparison for pricing. 500$ is very nice! i like!!!!!

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August 29, 2011, 01:44:03 AM
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Cool!  Then please consider donating for the advice.

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