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  1. Fallacy

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    Since a 5870 consumes up to 150-160 Watt in Games and up to 200 Watt in Furmark, Power-Consumption will be an very interesting topic on this. With one 6-pin and one 8-pin, it isnt allowed to consume more than 300 Watts. But i´m pretty sure, that at least in Furmark the card will exceed the specs.
     
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    I stopped using Furmark a long time ago, due to the fact that it is as AMD describes as a "power virus".

    The pressure it puts on the GPU is unrealistic and will never happen in a game. My 4890 didn't crash, despite being overclocked and overvolted, but I just fail to see the justification in using Furmark.

    I now use 20-30 Crysis benchmark runs at max settings with AA to check for stability.
     
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    Fu... what a monster and it's black to.
     
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    At least if you go out to buy it and get mugged on the way back, you can use it to knock the guy out...
     
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    Hello Mr. Blurry Cam...
     
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    5850X2 looks like it could slice cake.

    Duoorb cooling worries me slightly- what about the RAM?
     
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    Either the RAM ICs don't need cooling or they have small heatsinks which are obscured by the GPU HSF. FWIW I have a DuOrb on my 8800 GT which comes with very small heatsinks for the RAM ICs and they don't even get warm to the touch. I know, GDDR3 vs. GDDR5 so it's not an apples-to-apples comparison but I can't say I've really heard of or seen modern GDDR overheat.
     
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