XFX 5870 XXX Review

The XXX up close

XFX 5870 XXX

The XFX 5870 XXX

In keeping with the XFX HD5870 XXX branding it seems like these pictures should be heavily pixellated. On top of the main graphic that neatly apes the box art there is a plastic cover that ensures your card will look its absolute fingerprint free best once installed and it's very easy to remove.

Turning the card over we find the robust cross brace for the heatsink, installed very neatly. 

XFX 5870 XXX Inputs     XFX 5870 XXX Connectivity  

Despite the various funky graphics that manufacturers adorn their cards with, this is the view most of us will have when installed. The black and red theme neatly compliments most high-end kit.

We also see that the card has two crossfire fingers, and only requires two 6-pin PCI-E power lines.

XFX 5870 XXX Cooler     XFX 5870 XXX

At the cooling end are two vents that help suck the cool air in from the front of your case before speeding it up through the fan and ejecting it out the rear of your case. And yes, it really does look like the front of the Batmobile.

The black and red theme is continued on the fan that also comes with an XFX sticker. Although normally in that yellowy-green that isn't too attractive in great swathes, it compliments the red very nicely when used in small doses like it is here.

XFX 5870 XXX Overclocking     XFX 5870 XXX Speeds  

With the HD5870 supporting Eyefinity, the XFX XXX version is no different. We have two DVI-D, a Display Port and a HDMI output.

XFX 5870 XXX Core     XFX 5870 XXX Crossfire

So it comes in exceptional packaging and looks the bees knees. How does it perform?

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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2010, 17:43:20

Yet another Great Review Tom

What better way to spend a Holiday than testing an XFX 5870?

I know I'd rather be doing that than being stuck here at work selling car parts.


05-04-2010, 19:42:20

Hello Tom

Im just abit curious here, coz as far as i understand u can run a Xfire setup involving a 5870 + 5850 so i was wondering if u would make such review and/or for instance also one including maybe a 5970 + 5870 to see how well this would scale in price/performance.


05-04-2010, 20:35:08

Originally Posted by name='AMD_PBz'
Yet another Great Review Tom
*VB wonders why we have our names at the top of the article*Quote

05-04-2010, 21:15:00

Hey VB

Maybe u would be so kind to answer my question if possible.....

Can u run a Xfire setup with a 5870 and a 5850 and if so, do u have any experience with the performance?


06-04-2010, 05:22:22

Next time use the flashing font and larger type face vb Quote

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