PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 6 scores, 19 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    0
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Overclocking Performance.
  • Fast Gaming.
  • Excellent Build quality.

Cons:

  • Slightly More Expensive.
  • Major quality problem with wave soldering process.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakNews on

When it comes to the decision of upgrading to the latest and greatest, the PowerColor PCS+ HD 5870 sure doesn't make that decision easy. In some benchmarks, it pulled ahead, and in other game which highly rely on tessellation, it fell behind. Where...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

When we reviewed the 5850 PCS+ a couple of months ago we praised the card for its good build quality, noting that it felt solid and the design was attractive for those with case windows. The same can be said of the 5870 PCS+ while mentioning that...

By Kitguru.net on 90

The Powercolor HD5870 PCS+ is one of the quietest graphics cards we have yet to test, which is some achievement, especially considering the HD5870 is a performance card. It overclocks like hell and will make a perfect match for a performance oriented...

By LanOC Reviews on 100

We put the HD5870 from PowerColor to the test in both synthetic benchmarks and real world gaming. Not only did it out perform everything we tested, but I was highly impressed with their PCS+ cooling. It kept the card cool while keeping noise to a...

By iXBT Labs on

PowerColor PCS+ HD5870 1GB GDDR5 (AX5870 1GBD5-PPDHG2) is a nice solution with a flawless cooler. On the downside, factory overclocking doesn't yield much, just about 3%-4% more...

By OverclockersQH on

Well a few things I have to admit: the card performed above and beyond, but, and this for me is a big deal, I wasn't able to get any stable overclock on this card. Does that mean you won't? No, in fact I have seen several excellent overclocks on...

By Techgage on

One thing is for certain... it's hard to write a conclusion for a graphics card that's not much different than a model you've taken a look at before. Despite the fact that I took a look at the reference HD 5870 last fall, I still...

By HotHardware on

he PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ is a little harder to find, but if you do it is only $15 - $20 more expensive than a stock, reference Radeon HD 5870. If you're looking for a quiet, high performance graphics card, that paltry premium is well worth...

By Benchmark Reviews on 88

The PowerColor PCS+ AX5870 easily improved on the basic performance levels set by the reference cards. That's important, because the AIB partners don't want to be in the position of degrading the performance capability just to save a few bucks....

By HardOCP on

From what we have seen today, the feature that should be most hyped on the PowerColor PCS+ HD5870 and HD5850 video cards are their thermal solutions. The PCS+ cooler does its job very well, and if the power utilization wasn’t as high as it was,...

By Overclockers Club on

In all of the benchmark testing, the PowerColor HD 5870 PCS+ did great! Usually in the top two, it got first place many times as well thanks to the factory overclock. The massive quad heat-piped heat sink also kept the core and card running cool...

By HEXUS.net on 72

In spite of the dual-GPU competition from NVIDIA, the Radeon HD 5870 remains our overall choice if contemplating a £300-£350 card.The main question we're answering in this review, therefore, is whether you should you pay an extra...

By techPowerUp! on 96

PowerColor's HD 5870 PCS+ is one amazing piece of hardware. It offers enough 3D performance for any title, at any resolution, at any details setting, yet it runs so quiet. PowerColor's latest card is probably quieter than most midrange and...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Sieht man von allen anderen Konkurrenzprodukten ab, so ist die PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ ein schickes Stück Hardware. Doch zieht man die durchaus starke Konkurrenz zum Vergleich heran, so kann sich der Testkandidat kaum absetzen. Zwar liegt...

International Review By TweakPC on

Leise, kühl, schnell - gut Die Radeon HD 5870 wurde bisher ja schon mit viel Lob ausgezeichnet. Die Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ ist nun bei Powercolor die zweite verbesserte Generation dieser Karte. Die Performance der PCS+ Version ist leicht...

International Review By ComputerBase on

In Sachen Performance gibt es zum Schluss eigentlich nicht viel über unsere heutigen Testkandidaten zu berichten. Beide Modelle takten exakt gleich schnell und sind dabei in ihren Frequenzen nur bedingt angehoben worden, sodass die Leistungssteigerung...

International Review By PCWorld France on

Tout comme la Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X, la PowerColor a des arguments intéressants à faire valoir par rapport aux Radeons arborant le design de référence. Toutes deux sont overclockées légèrement avec une...

International Review By Le comptoir du hardware on

Nous savons ce que valent les HD5870 depuis leur introduction fin septembre 2009, et leurs performances s'améliorent au gré des versions de pilotes, la preuve en est sous Dirt2, qui, à configuration identique, offre quelques images...

International Review By HardTecs4U on

Wir können aktuell nicht wirklich beurteilen, in welcher Preisklasse die PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870 spielen wird. Derzeit finden sich noch keine Händlerlistungen in Deutschland und die Vermutung - besser gesagt der Herstellerhinweis - dass...