Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 15 scores, 27 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • DirectX 11 ready and enough power to use it.
  • Enough power to use Eyefinity to its full potential.
  • Great start on a new generation of GPUs.

Cons:

  • Warranty support requires return to retailer.
  • Fan Noise.

Expert reviews and ratings

By X-bit Labs on

I guess that rich people won’t really choose between a CrossFireX configuration built out of four Radeon HD 5870s or a 3-way GeForce GTX 480 SLI, but will buy both. Or they can assemble a 4-way SLI even. However, none of the configurations tested in...

By Ninjalane on 100

Sapphire has created a very impressive package with the Radeon HD5870 that tends to make up for the fact this card is based on the ATI reference design. However none of that should matter considering the overall gaming experience and included care...

By iXBT Labs on

Since all of the cards are identical, we'll generalize the conclusion. Once again we showed that RADEON HD 5870 is a great product in its price range (about $400). It easily outperforms the competing...

By Maximum PC on 90

Sapphire’s take on the Radeon HD 5870 is pretty much middle-of-the-road As with all Radeon HD 5870s, Sapphire’s version offers superlative performance, making it one of the fastest single-GPU cards available today. At its core is AMD’s...

By Rage3D on 100

SapphireThe Sapphire HD5870 is a excellent card, the pinnacle of gaming performance for enthusiasts available today. The Vapor-X cooler does a great job of not only being more effective that the already impressive reference design, but more compact...

By GamePlanet on 85

ATI's new video card is the first on the market to support DX11 and Eyefinity technologies. Combined with solid performance this card is sure to be on a few Xmas...

By Hi Tech Legion on

For those of you who want the best performance from your video card when gaming, the Sapphire HD 5870 will not let you down. At this time, it is the most powerful single GPU on the market. It is also capable of maintaining acceptable frame rates at...

By Club Overclocker on 90

In a lot of ways, this HD5870 review appears to be almost the exact opposite of the HD5770 review. For example, while the 5770 was expected to compete with the HD4890 and fell short, the HD5870 was expected to be a drop in replacement for the...

By Elite Bastards on

To be quite honest, it's hard to know what to say about Sapphire's Radeon HD 5870 that you haven't most likely already figured out for yourself. It's the fastest single GPU graphics board money can buy (and while £300 isn't...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at different points in time. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are...

By RegHardware on 80

Runs cool yet deliver 50 per cent more performance than its predecessor. The ultimate AMD gaming card - if you don't mind the...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

In our 5870 launch article we praised the performance and features of the reference design card. It was able to outperform the fastest product from Nvidia and had a much better list of features, including DirectX 11, DirectCompute and connectivity. ...

By Computer Shopper on 92

With superb speed, support for three monitors, and DirectX 11 capability, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 redefines the graphics-card leading edge....

By Fudzilla on

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 is a card we'd wish for ourselves. The Cypress GPU's performance is already excellent, without its potential being utilized to the max, which makes it a potential blockbuster. Unfortunately, the HD 5870...

By Fudzilla on

Sapphire has been kind enough to send us the first of the two DX11 graphics cards. This is the new AMD card dubbed the Radeon HD 5870, based on the Cypress graphics processor. HD 5870 performance has so far proven to be excellent even when compared...

By HEXUS.net on 76

Final thoughts, rating and HEXUS.right2replyThe cost of high-end CrossFireX configurations ensures that dual Radeon HD 5870s remain a pipe dream for many consumers. Nonetheless, the performance is unmistakable, and the cards sheer throughput is...

By Overclockers Club on

I didnt think ATI had it in them to step up the performance on a video card this much in one fell swoop. The disappointing small jumps in performance from the 3 series to the 4 series are laid to rest with the massive performance increase over the...

By Hardware Canucks on

There is a lot that should be said in this conclusion so I’ll get right down to it. The Sapphire HD 5870 is simply one of the most powerful cards available on the market. Is it the undisputed king of the GPU world? No, but it doesn’t have to...

By Motherboards.org on

In the world of video cards it’s always about the chicken and the egg. On the one hand video cards need to support standards like DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.2, on the other hand having a card release before there are games that take advantage of the...

International Review By pcmasters.de on

Die Aussage seitens AMD, dass nun endlich der Stromsparmodus richtig funktioniere, stimmt leider nicht ganz. Bei uns funktionierte er eher schlecht als recht. Positiv zu betrachten sei, dass es AMD endlich geschafft hat, den Referenzlüfter wieder...