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.
Plays everything at maximum settings.
Easily taking the fastest single GPU chip video card to date.
Fast 3D gaming performance.
Two bundled games.
Warranty support requires return to retailer.
Fan exhausts some heated air back into case.
11" Long graphics card may not fit some cases.
By X-bit Labs on July 21, 2010
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 February 16, 2010
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...100
By iXBT Labs on December 12, 2009
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 November 16, 2009
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...90
By Rage3D on November 03, 2009
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...100
By GamePlanet on October 24, 2009
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...85
By Hi Tech Legion on October 21, 2009
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 October 20, 2009
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...90
By Elite Bastards on October 15, 2009
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 October 14, 2009
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...90