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High singlecore clock speed.
Supports DirectX 11.
Supports Multiple Displays.
Low power draw.
Low idle power.
Like all ATI cards, it could use more memory bus width.
Pricey (compared to international markets)
High power consumption at full load.
Needs matching high end hardware to appreciate fully.
Not the best price/performance.
Tends to be noisy under load.
Not much overclocking potential on our sample.
Long card, might not fit all cases.
DirectX 11 wont be relevant for quite a while.
No support for CUDA / PhysX.
By TechSpot on September 23, 2009
In addition to the Radeon HD 5870 we are reviewing today, AMD is launching a cut down version as well called the Radeon HD 5850. This card is set to cost around $260, and given the similarities with its bigger brother, it should also be a very...
By ImpulseGamer on October 20, 2010
At the end of the day, this card has the power but unfortunately the world is not just ready for this card. In a few months time, when more games support the features and more specifically DirectX 11, this card will start to advance in performance...
By The Tech Report on July 29, 2010
Putting together these value comparisons is harder than it looks. Oh, sure, looking at our overall value graphs and making broad generalizations is a lot of fun, but it can be quite misleading. You've gotta keep the hidden variables in mind. If this...
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
Great card for what you pay for, with no real debilitating hardware...
By Bit-tech.net on April 13, 2010
Using three 1,920 x 1,080 screens represents the largest practical amount of screen space with which to show the benefits of the 2GB of memory of the Eyefinity 6 card, as 21.5in and 23.5in screens use this resolution and the 16:9 aspect ratio is...
By Overclock3D on January 20, 2010
So what conclusion can be drawn from todays testing?Firstly I'm sure a lot of you have come into todays review with a preconceived notion of exactly what card you'd like. In previous times the general consensus was to purchase the highest priced...
By DigitalVersus on November 19, 2009
The card at a glance For our tests, we used a stock card supplied by ATI. The cooler is the standard double-decker model and rear connectivity comprises two DVI outs, a DisplayPort connector and an HDMI out. We like the fact that the HDMI out can...
By Elite Bastards on November 17, 2009
It would probably be something of an insult to your intelligence to being our conclusions by telling you that two Radeon HD 5870 boards in CrossFire is faster than a single card, but.... well, it is. Thankfully, the days of poor performance scaling...
By PC Authority on November 12, 2009
A stunningly powerful card that tops the last generation’s best dual-GPU monsters....
By itreviews.com on November 03, 2009
The HIS HD 5870 delivers a huge amount of DirectX 11 power that gets you ready for Windows 7 and the next generation of gaming. It currently looks rather expensive at £299 but this new graphics card takes a massive step forward and makes the...
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