ASUS EAH5870 V2 Review

Introduction and Technical Specs



We've been looking at a few variants of the 5 series ATI cards lately. Today is no different. Except it is, otherwise we wouldn't be reviewing something we have before.

If you plan to ever water-cool your graphics card then most of the high-end variants aren't any good because they use non-reference circuit-boards that mean you can't use an "off-the-shelf" water-block.

Of course you can go with the reference designs which enable easy water-cooling, but then you lose the many other benefits such as factory overclocking, more stable voltages or whatever.

If only it was possible to combine the extra cooling power of a non-stock cooler, with the ability to upgrade to water at some point in the future.

Hello Asus, and the EAH5870 V2.

Technical Specifications

Fairly standard specs for a 5870, apart from the inclusion of the ASUS voltage tweak BIOS and the 850MHz core speed.

Graphics EngineATI Radeon HD 5870
Bus StandardPCI Express 2.1
Video MemoryGDDR5 1G
Engine Clock850 MHz
Memory Clock4.8 GHz ( 1.2 GHz DDR5 )
Memory Interface256-bit
D-Sub Max Resolution2048 x 1536
DVI Max Resolution2560 x 1600
D-Sub OutputYes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1 )
DVI OutputYes x 2 (via HDMI to DVI adaptor x 1 )
HDMI OutputYes x 1
HDCP SupportYes
Adapter/Cable Bundled1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor
1 x CrossFire cable
2 x Power cable
1 x HDMI to DVI adaptor
Software BundledASUS Utilities & Driver
Notethe Card Size is 10.25 inches x 5 inches.
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Most Recent Comments

23-06-2010, 10:09:28

That fan looks a good bit bigger than the reference fan. Is it quiet? I might be looking to get two of those.Quote

23-06-2010, 10:28:37

Hmmm this or wait for some kind of 5890......Quote

23-06-2010, 10:30:19

Its a bloody good card tbh, voltage tweak, better cooler, still ref PCB for watercooling, great performer. And all for the same price as a normal 5870..... Tis a no brainer.Quote

23-06-2010, 13:40:57

Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
Hmmm this or wait for some kind of 5890......
that would be a beastQuote

23-06-2010, 18:58:22

Excellent review... also well timed post as i was looking to buy one of these, and now have. Thx for the clear on consise manner in which you present the facts.

P.S does this come with the STALKER game ?

Thx in advance, Sean. Quote

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