ASUS EAH5870 V2 Review
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.
Fairly standard specs for a 5870, apart from the inclusion of the ASUS voltage tweak BIOS and the 850MHz core speed.
|Graphics Engine||ATI Radeon HD 5870|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express 2.1|
|Video Memory||GDDR5 1G|
|Engine Clock||850 MHz|
|Memory Clock||4.8 GHz ( 1.2 GHz DDR5 ) |
|D-Sub Max Resolution||2048 x 1536|
|DVI Max Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|D-Sub Output||Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1 ) |
|DVI Output||Yes x 2 (via HDMI to DVI adaptor x 1 )|
|HDMI Output||Yes x 1|
|Adapter/Cable Bundled||1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor |
1 x CrossFire cable
2 x Power cable
1 x HDMI to DVI adaptor
|Software Bundled||ASUS Utilities & Driver|
|Note||the Card Size is 10.25 inches x 5 inches.|