Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 Super OC 1GB

  • Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 Super OC 1GB
85
Based on 8 scores, 19 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Very quiet fans under heavilyloaded operation, 1600 GPU cores at 950 MHz, Great performance for highend games, Outperforms stock Radeon HD 5870 versions, Adds DisplayPort monitor interface, Native HDMI 1.3b uncompressed audio and video output, Eyefi
  • Factory OC, Good Performance, DX11, Dual Inclined Fans, Voltage Adjustment, Voltage Measurement Point, Gauntlet Core Sorting, Samsung/Hynix Tier one memory, OC Guru Software

Cons:

  • Overpriced premiumlevel product, Consumes 38W at idle and 269W under full load, Heated air is exhausted back into case, Lacks free bundled DX11 video game
  • Not the top performing single core GPU.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Ocaholic on

General +-Quick and easy: This card simply is a dream! Due to the new cooler the card is more silent and therefore does it's job better than ATIs reference. Also with 27 Watts dissipation power in 2D mode you can even have a clear conscience when...

By Atomic MPC on 84

Doesn’t quite fit, but if you can afford it you’ll do...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

The only 1GHz GPU we’ve seen is the , and even that has been withdrawn as there wasn’t a sufficient supply of fast enough GPUs that Sapphire could use. We had hoped that the Gigabyte SOC would become the second 1GHz GPU to grace our labs,...

By TechRadar on 70

AMD's best performing single chip GPU, the Radeon HD 5870, isn't quite a match for NVIDIA's bellwether, the GeForce GTX 480.If you want comparable performance from a high end AMD-based card, you have two options. Either stick two chips on...

By iXBT Labs on

Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD is an excellent solution. The combination of factory overclocking with a highly efficient cooler yields a great result. There's just one thing: that's not a unique advantage of GV-R587SO-1GD, this is relevant to all...

By HardOCP on

The GIGABYTE HD 5870 Super Overclock Edition provides the best out-of-box experience we have seen yet. With the GPU and memory frequencies operating well above standard Radeon HD 5870 frequencies your gameplay performance advantages will be real. If...

By AnandTech on

Last but not least we have Gigabyte’s top-end custom card, the 5870 Super Overclock. If the Sapphire Toxic is a card for buyers that just want a factory overclocked card, and the MSI Lightning is a card for serious overclockers, then the 5870...

By PCStats on 96

After a grueling battle that really did go the full twelve rounds, the epic bout between the Radeon HD 5870 and the Geforce GTX 480 comes down to a split decision. Both videocards have excellent gaming performance, and in older games especially the...

By Benchmark Reviews on 84

Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all...

By Bjorn3D on 85

We like the Gigabyte HD5870 SOC and it represents an alternative for people that want an overclocked GPU but don't want to hassle with OCing one themselves, or prefer to keep their warranty intact legitimately. The HD5870 SOC also had a dual...

By Guru of 3D on

Terrific... yeah this is a wonderful product. As IF the standard Radeon HD 5870 wasn't already fast enough Gigabyte ups the ante a little more by increasing the base and memory clocks even further, and not a little. That is a spicy pre-overclocked...

By Neoseeker on

The Gigabyte HD 5870 Super Overclock left good impression on us. First off, perhaps the most important thing, the performance: the sizable overclock has boosted the HD 5870 almost into a hypothetical HD 5890's performance level: across more than 75%...

By HotHardware on

Before running a single benchmark, it was easy to postulate the outcome of our testing. Now that the scores are in, Gigabyte's Super Overclock has established itself as the undisputed performance leader. It consistently racked up the highest scores...

By Hardware Canucks on

This Gigabyte card had a lot to live up to considering the pedigree shown by the previous two iterations in the Super Overclock family of GPUs. Ever since it was first shown to the press at CES in Las Vegas, there have been some small leaks but never...

By FiringSquad on 95

Gigabyte hand picks the very best 5870 chips for use in their Super Overclock boards, and it definitely shows. Its out-of-the-box graphics core speed is higher than many stock 5870 cards can hit when OC’ed – neither...

International Review By Ocaholic German on 100

Die Gigabyte 5870 SOC richtet sich ganz klar an Overclocking- und Gaming-Enthusiasten, die keine Kompromisse eingehen wollen. Diese Leistung hat dann aber auch ihren Preis: Mit über CHF 600.- (EUR 430.-) ist die Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD eine der...

International Review By PCWorld France on

Quant à ceux qui veulent se payer la super carte graphique du moment, peu importe le prix, notre choix se porterait vers l'Asus Matrix. La Gigabyte est certes la plus overclockée mais aussi la plus basique avec un étage d'alimentation moins...

International Review By svethardware.cz on

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC se pyšní především mimořádně vysokým taktem pro jádro a také jistým příslibem extrémním přetaktovávačům v podobě...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Gigabyte hatte mit der Radeon HD 5870 Super Over Clock ein Ziel: die schnellste ATI Radeon HD 5870 anzubieten. Dieses hat man auch erreicht. Anders als MSI verzichtet man dabei auf umfangreiche und aufwendige Modifikationen des PCBs bzw. der...