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DIAMOND 5970PE52G Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity

  • 3200 (1600 x 2) Stream Processors
  • 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Mike B.
  • 10/30/2012 8:05:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card, didn't last...

Pros: Very fast and a huge upgrade from the 9800GT I had. Easily ran every game at max settings.

Cons: The card runs very hot, usually 80-85C during gameplay. The card is also extremely long, I had to take a pair of metal shears to my case's HDD rack to fit it in.

The main con I have with this card though is it didn't even last a year. About a month or 2 ago I started getting small memory corruptions with it, it eventually progressed into major memory corruptions to the point I would "blue screen" multiple times in a day.

Other Thoughts: I received the card late November last year when it was on sale for $300 but since it was a gift to myself I waited till Christmas to open and install it. It was a great card but since it started getting memory corruption I had to go back to the 9800GT I had which itself was near death but at least I wasn't crashing.

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  • connor h.
  • 1/11/2012 5:04:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible.

Pros: Its a 5970

Cons: Its from diamond.

Worst brand ever. They buy the cheap 5970s, refurb them, and resell. Mine had WAY too much thermal compound on the GPUs and it died within a month. It artifacts all over and drivers crash every minute or so. Do yourself a favor and stay away Diamond OEM cards....

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  • John P.
  • 12/1/2011 2:09:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsDon't know what I should do.

Pros: If it would work, I'm sure it'd be just what I'm looking for.

Cons: Every so often (Very often) my screen goes black and shutters and reloads. I have artifacts in a few of my games and I'm getting blue screens if I try to tweak the settings.

Other Thoughts: Anyone know of a surefire way to get this card running smoothly? Otherwise I'm going to end up returning it because honestly my MSI 6870 runs everything better and smoother than this thing.

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  • D T.
  • 10/4/2010 4:56:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsANY OTHER BRAND BUT DIAMOND!

Pros: UMMM. . . .

Cons: Diamond. Avoid the headache do not buy from DIAMOND! I purchased a 4870 and registered it with Diamond, after 2 years the card spontaneously started smoking out of my case. (YES SMOKE!) I shut everything down, looked at the card, and realized a transistor had blown on the top if the card, leaving a black scorch mark on my BLUE pci-e slot. I am just fortunate that I was there to shut it off and get the card out before anything got destroyed.
I notified Diamond, had my original receipt from the store I purchased it at, but not my registration info. The pretty much told me to eat it when they replied (4-5 months later!!!).
Not only were they not willing to do ANYTHING to help, but they were rude about it too. First and last Diamond product I will ever own (And as a custom system builder /enthusiast I buy at ridiculous amount of top of the line parts, so Diamond won't be seeing a cut of my annual budget EVER AGAIN!).

Other Thoughts: I even told them I was looking at upgrading my card, and instead of RMA'ing, or repairing it, could they just hook up a rebate of some kind in interest of good faith, (seeing as I can no longer sell my 4870 used to help finance the cause) They didn't even acknowledge my business, they don't seem to have any interest in keeping customers or making them happy. DON'T BUY DIAMOND! (If they keep this up they will go out of business, doubtful that will effect their customer service)

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  • Mike W.
  • 7/20/2010 3:56:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Customer Service Ever

Pros: Fast Card, Seemed to work well enough till warranty needed a look at. :(

Cons: Worst tech support in the world, BTW if you don't register your card within 30 days you are stuck with a shotty one year warranty (yea nice) So after i registered the card the fan starts failing but they LOST my registered info and now its outside of warranty according to Daimond. They told me to (just replace the fan) its not our issue its yours. ITs a blower fan i cant. Customer service = EPIC FAIL

I have some EVGA cards that had fans fail, EVGA just asked where do you want the replacement parts shipped? Plus the card was out of warranty! Now that's customer service!

Other Thoughts: I will NEVER I mean NEVER buy from this rip off company again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/6/2010 12:56:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsoh my

Pros: oh my this thing is so sweet u dont understand

Cons: None

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  • Christopher B.
  • 6/30/2010 7:14:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCatalyst drivers severly faulty

Pros: Well let me tell you, the card itself is very powerful and will run any game on the market without a hitch. However, in my opinion that is as far as the pros for this go.

Cons: I have had issues with this card ever since I bought it. A swear, just as soon as I booted it up, no more than 1 hour in I was met with repeated crashes and freezes. With Diamond's support being virtually non-existent, I went to ATI and told them I have updated the drivers and done everything they were going to suggest thinking I might save them a little time. Guess what? They tell me to do everything I just told them to do. Recently I downloaded their latest drivers, and though the crashing has stopped, I now deal with unexplained black screens ever now and then. ATI, FIX YOUR FREAKIN DRIVERS!!! Obviously if the card mysteriously starts working better after you install new drivers (sometimes), it mean there is something wrong with the drivers, why can't the figure that out? And why is it that when I was using Nvidia, I never had one problem? It is very frustrating trying to watch a movie, or working on a school report which has taken hours, only to have the screen go black.

Other Thoughts: I gave this thing two eggs only because it is a very powerful card, and will run any game on the market today without a hitch. As a result I cannot really say whether this thing is worth 700 bucks, but for that price they should at least take a closer look at their own faulty drivers, instead of making it seem like it is the costumers fault somehow. Yes, you get a powerful card but you will have endless software issues and system crashes, and you will get very frustrated at times. For example, I wasn't even going to write a review on this, but after having lost HOURS of work no more than 5 minutes ago, I got so angry I was motivated to write this review your reading. Really, it is up to you whether or not you decide it is worth it, but as for me I just can't comment. But I will say I can't help but to feel a little regret for having chosen ATI over Nvidia. You guys got a long way to go if you ever want to beat the boys in green.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/28/2010 2:40:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY FROM DIAMOND!!!

Pros: This model card is awesome but NOT THIS BRAND!

Cons: If you have any issues with your video card remember this!!! DIAMOND MULTIMEDIA HAS NO SUPPORT!!! THEIR SUPPORT IS NON-EXISTENT!!!!!

They will not reply to any online submitted tickets. 4 months after i submitted a ticket they replied with a "sorry we are having technical difficulties" and thats it Zero help.. Ive called them over 20 times and every time i was on hold for over 2 hours then the line disconnected..

Other Thoughts: SCAM OPERATION! BUYER BEWARE!

Google this and you will see MANY ppl with the same issue...

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  • Christopher B.
  • 5/13/2010 3:29:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest card out there!!!

Pros: Well let me tell ya, this card is a beast. It will chew up any game you throw at it without a hitch. Every game I have played on it (Crysis, Borderlands, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 to name a few) can be set to maximum settings without any hiccups in FPS. You won't need to worry about meeting any graphics requirements for any game now or probably at least a year from now, maybe longer. Basically this card is every bit worth it if you are a hard core gamer, you will not be disappointed in its performance.

Cons: Ok now for the bad. Firstly, this card is severely underclocked in 2D settings (basically everything done on desktop), which will cause many crashes giving you the infamous "Display driver has stopped working and has recovered" message, and requiring you to manually reboot. It is very frustrating for me after having spent $700 bucks on this card, to have to search the web for a fix for this common issue because I cannot get any help from the vendor. But it blows me away to think how they could mess something so stupid up? Secondly, Diamonds support is horrible if not non-existent. I submitted a ticket with them not one, not two, but three time and each ticket was met with absolutely NO response. Luckily, I have found a fix for this issue (almost), which requires you to manually overclock the 2D settings of the card. This drastically decreased the crashes, but I still do encounter them every now and then (especially while watching videos or movies).

Other Thoughts: All in all this card is every bit as powerful as you would imagine. Worried about running any game on the market? No need to if you got this bad boy in your system. For me, the powerful performance this card dishes out outweigh the things wrong with it. Although I really wish AMD would look into those issues. Also, I had read many reviews on this card, and almost all of them talk about how huge this card was, a fact I will admit I kind of took for granted. My last card was a 4870x2 and I thought that was big, however when this one came in the mail, let me just say the 4870x2 doesn't look so big anymore. Let that be a testament to how big this thing is.

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  • Matthew F.
  • 5/7/2010 1:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The best card on the market.

Cons: ATI drivers and a little pricey.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for.

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