- by David_W @Sep 23, 2009
ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
STEP INTO OUR REALITY
Taking 3 enormous steps towards realistic gaming, the The XFX Radeon HD 5870 with Eyefinity Technology, gives the first-ever wrap-around in-picture experiece to fully immerse yourself in the game, or maximize your productivity at work. Additionally, with ATI Stream Technology, boost your systems performance by offloading tasks originally sent to your CPU, to your GPU and max out your settings with the first ever full support for Microsoft Directx11.
1GB GDDR5 memory
ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays (1,3)
Window 7 support
ATI Sream technology (2)
Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) (2,4)
Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
Supports OpenGL 3.2
40 nm Process technology
ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance (5)
ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology (6,7)
Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology (6)
Display Port, HDMI, 2xDL-DVI
PCI Express® 2.0 support
(1) Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector.
(2) Requires application support for ATI stream technology.
(3) ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for spanning across three displays
(4) Digital rights management restrictions may apply.
(5) ATI CrossFireX™ technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect(s) and may require a specialized power supply.
(6) ATI PowerPlay™, ATI Avivo™ and ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain XFX Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
(7) HD capable display required.
Dirt2 download coupon (game available on 12/11)
Minimum Power Supply Requirement:
500W with two 6-pin power cable
HDMI, Dual-Link DVI
11 X 4.376 X 1.5
Directx 11 support, DirectCompute 5.0, Open CL, Eyefinity Technology, Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 3.2, Windows 7, DisplayPort, HDMI
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I went with this 5870 over a 480 because of the significantly lower temperatures and power usage, as well as my personal poor experiences with Nvidia stuff (my last 2 cards, a 9700M and an 8600 desktop have both fried themselves via overheating, while my old Radeon 9600 is still ticking away just fine. XFX also has a great reputation for building solid tech, with great warranties.
My previous video card was a grossly outdated Geforce 7800 GS (AGP!!!), so needless to say, this card is a huge improvement. Coming from an owner of two Nvidia cards, I made the switch to this ATI card for its lower cost , power efficiency, and excellent performance compared to the competing Geforce 480. While playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and other "current" generation games, the 5870 stays cool and quiet, and has no trouble maintaining high frame rate throughout the game. If you want high-end, and cost effectiveness (both in price and power savings), then this is the card for you.
It's been awhile since i've owned a XFX card (5500 FX), but when I decided to replace my 1GB 4870s (in crossfire) in favour of an eyefinity 5870 setup, I decided to go with XFX in my 5870 purchase. The unit is very well packaged. You get a great warranty. I am getting very close to the performance of two Sapphire 1GB HD4870s in Crossfire, so that just goes to show how great these cards are. Eyefinity is wonderful. I am hoping to purchase a second one right away so that I can blow any game out of the (oh so very realistic) water!
This card out performs every other card that I have had before without blinking. One issue though is the fan noise, anything above 40% and it sounds like a jet taking off but the card does not get that hot. So far its only hit 72c while at 35% fan speed so there are no problems there.
It lives up to the hype, it really is that much better than anything Nvidia has on the market but the 400's are just around the corner. They are progressing so fast that finding apps that can utilize the full capacity is getting harder and harder.
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