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ATI Radeon HD 5870


$380.00 Released September, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:DirectX 11. Triple Display Support. Low power consumption / TDP (27Watts idle).

The Cons:High price. DirectX 11 capabilities won't be in use for a while, might be outdated / slow by the time they are. Large size - will not fit in some smaller cases.

Released in September 2009, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 is AMD's top-of-the-line graphics card. Supporting up to three displays, the 1GB GDDR5 GPU incorporates a long list of advanced technologies, including ATI Stream, enabling large-scale parallel processing, and ATI CrossFireX, which provides scalability with multi-GPU support.

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Product Shot 2 Built to enable maximum performance in the most demanding of today's games, the HD 5870 is also one of the first cards to support DirectX 11. It is a step up from the second-tier model, the HD 5850, offering greater clock frequencies and memory bandwidth.

Features 

  • 1 GB GDDR5 memory (153.6GB/s memory bandwidth)
  • 2.15 billion 40nm transistors
  • 1600 stream processor units
  • 2.72TFLOP processing power
  • 850MHz engine clock
  • DirectX 11
  • PCI Express 2.1
  • OpenGL 3.2
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display capability
  • ATI Stream parallel processing
  • ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU support
  • ATI PowerPlay power management
  • 188W maximum board power
  • 27W idle board power

User Reviews (14)

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Pros
  • 8

    DirectX 11

  • 7

    Triple Display Support

  • 6

    low power consumption / TDP (27Watts idle)

  • 6

    DisplayPort

  • 6

    HDMI 1.3 output

  • 6

    GPU is built on the latest 40nm fabrication process - less energy consumption, heat output, faster, cheaper to produce/sell

  • 6

    GDDR5 memory

  • 5

    extremely powerful - can play all of the latest games at high resolutions, detail settings, AA/AF, etc...

  • 3

    performs twice as fast as the previous generation offering (better framerates than the 4870 x2)

  • 3

    low noise

  • 2

    Feature packed and low noise

  • 2

    Eyefinity 6 edition includes additional gigabyte of memory, allows for up to 6 displays to be used at once for super high-resolution gaming

  • 0

    Awesome cheap price

Cons
  • 3

    high price

  • 3

    DirectX 11 capabilities won't be in use for a while, might be outdated / slow by the time they are

  • 3

    large size - will not fit in some smaller cases

  • 2

    limited availability for some time after launch

  • 1

    Tessellation performance not as good as the competition.

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