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    Default GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Super Overclock Edition GV-R587SO-1GD A Quick Look

    GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Super Overclock Edition GV-R587SO-1GD
    A Quick Look





    Special thanks to everyone @ GIGABYTE for providing today's test samples.



    GIGABYTE makes high quality ultra durable products, and this is no exception, so lets take a look at a few quick pics and overclock/benchmark results with the GIGABYTE 5870 SOC GV-R587SO-1GD.

    For anyone who hasn't had a chance to look at this card up close yet, or heard of how nicely it performs, you will now have your chance.
    This is GIGABYTE's top end HD 5870 graphics card, it runs super cool and quiet, the build quality of the card itself is superb.
    The card comes factory overclocked at 950Mhz Core speed / 5000Mhz (1250Mhz QDR) Memory speed, and also included is a custom overclocking & over-voltage utility (OC Guru).

    I will be posting a full review in a few weeks, using the GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Vs. Sapphire 4890 Vapor-X.
    I know this type of comparison is often asked about, older gen. vs current, and since these are the two models I have access to I thought it would make for a great review comparison.

    For now I will only include a few images, and benchmarks, for a complete set of images and benchmark results please keep an eye out for my upcoming review!



    Packaging

    Click images for a larger view, and of course many more images will be included in my review.




    Here you can see the front and reverse of the packaging, it is attractively designed in a very distinctive black and silver and exhibits the Super Overclock Emblem on the front and an abundance of specifications on the reverse.




    As we see here, even the inner packaging has a distinct design as well, using the same black and silver again with an embossed Super Overclock Logo.
    Inside we find the card very securely seated in it's protective foam casing. In the upper folded area, not imaged, is the 2 included power adapters, a DVI to VGA Adapter, and a Crossfire connector.
    Also included but not shown is the manual and install CD which included the OC Guru software.


    The GV-R587SO-1GD Up Close



    Ahh finally, the card in all it's glory! You can see the dual inclined 80mm fans which keep the entire card running very cool.
    GIGABYTE uses 4 large 5mm heatpipes to disperse heat away from the GPU, two of which are very long adding more cooling capacity.



    Here we see the card in all it's naked glory, cooling assembly removed
    On the front you can see the RV870 Cypress XT Chip, while it is manufactured on a 40nm process it is still quite a bit large at 334mm˛ which is about 1/3 larger than the die size of the 55nm RV790 HD 4890 at 260mm˛.

    On the reverse of the card you can see the new proadlizer quintuple film capacitors that GIGABYTE has introduced with this model.
    These are special capacitors made by NEC TOKIN that can deliver up to 5000uF, this provides high switching capacity and current delivery with lower ESR ensuring clean power delivery under heavy loads.
    Closer to the rear of the card is an array of 6 green LED's to indicate power phase usage, more on this in my review.



    A few Quick Benchmarks

    Setup Used:
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
    Intel 980X ES EX Hexa-Core @ 4.2Ghz
    GIGABYTE 5870 SOC GV-R587SO-1GD
    Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 1600Mhz @ 1680Mhz 787-20
    Ultra Products X3 850W PSU (ULT40312)
    Asus Designo MS238H 23" LED LCD
    Windows Vista Business SP2 x64
    ATI Catalyst Drivers 10.4


    Futuremark 3DMark06

    Stock Speed Standard Settings Test




    Overclocked @ 1000/1300 Standard Settings Test



    I'm not sure what happened with this, I ran this test 3 times to be sure, seems overclocking is worse for this benchmark, at least in the OS I am using.
    It could be a driver issue, or OS issue, not sure and I did uninstall, clean, and reinstall drivers and nothing would change though.


    Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

    Stock Speed 1280x1024 (P) & 1680x1050 (H)

     


    Overclocked @ 1000/1300 1280x1024 (P) & 1680x1050 (H)

     



    Lightsmark 2008 V. 2.0

    Stock Speed 1680x1050 & 1920x1080

     


    Overclocked @ 1000/1300 1680x1050 & 1920x1080

     
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Super Overclock Edition GV-R587SO-1GD A Quick Look

    Heaven DX11 Benchmark 2.0

    DX 11 Tessellation



    Stock Speed 1680x1050 & 1920x1080

     

    Overclocked @ 1000/1300 1680x1050 & 1920x1080

     


    DX 11 NO Tessellation



    Stock Speed 1680x1050 & 1920x1080

     


    Overclocked @ 1000/1300 1680x1050 & 1920x1080

     



    Aquamark 3

    Stock




    Overclocked 1000/1300





    Extreme Benching




    Last week I was able to have a Dry Ice session, but I was unable to buy the amount of ice I wanted, they only had 10 pounds left.
    So I was only able to get in a few benchmark before I ran out of ice, I plan another session this weekend so I will post any further testing I do after that here as well.




    In a few months I will have a Dry Ice Pot for graphics cards as well, so then I will be able to push this card a bit further than the stock cooling can handle, but for now it was CPU only under the ice.


    Best I could get in 3DMark06 @ 5Ghz (5870 SOC @ 1000/1300)

    I will pass 30,000 this weekend for sure!!




    Aquamark 3 @ 5Ghz (5870 SOC @ 1000/1300)






    I know this is short and does not include many results, but keep your eye out for my review, I should have it completed in a few weeks!
    I have had this card for a few weeks now, but time has not permitted me to gather all the needed data for my review yet, so sit tight and it will be posted very soon!


    Again I would like to give a huge thanks to everyone @ GIGABYTE for supplying the 5870 SOC and GA-X58A-UD7 samples used here!!


    Also, thanks to everyone @ Mushkin for providing the memory used in this, and upcoming reviews!
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Super Overclock Edition GV-R587SO-1GD A Quick Look

    How much is that card going for. I may be looking to upgrade my 4890.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Super Overclock Edition GV-R587SO-1GD A Quick Look

    Sorry I was going to add the current price and a comparison, but I thought I would leave that until my review.

    Current price at Newegg is $499
    Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R587SO-1GD Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    This would be a great upgrade from 4890 if you have the $$

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    When I first read about this card, earlier reports stated this card was going to be clocked at 1000Mhz, why did Gigabyte downclock it to 950Mhz? But nevertheless, thats still decent and what I really like is that you don't need a 8 pin PCI-E power connector to power this baby. I'm still thinking if I should get this card or not, though its quite highly priced.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE 5870 SOC Super Overclock Edition GV-R587SO-1GD A Quick Look

    Ya I saw that as well, I think I read somewhere that they were able to create many more that could run 950 easily so they went with that instead, so they could produce more is all.

    I am sure most all of them will do 1000Mhz with the right voltages.

    You do need dual 6 pin connectors for this, but no 8 pin

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