Menu
Three Breast Woman Jasmine Tridevil is a Hoax

Three Breast Woman Jasmine Tridevil is a Hoax

iPhone 6 Plus Has Not the Best Smartphone Screen

iPhone 6 Plus Has Not the Best Smartphone Screen

Amber Heard Topless Photo Leaked

Amber Heard Topless Photo Leaked

Kim Kardashian Leaked Photos Backlash

Kim Kardashian Leaked Photos Backlash

Stephanie Beaudoin Dubbed Worlds Hottest Criminal

Stephanie Beaudoin Dubbed Worlds Hottest Criminal

XFX Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Review

Dec 7 2009, 12:00am CST | by , in Reviews | Computer Hardware

XFX Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Review
 
Buy XFX Radeon HD 5870 from Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now
 

Today I am going to check out the ATI HD 5870 video card. This card is one of the highest performing ATI video cards in the line and offers gamers lots of performance. If you have a video card on your holiday wish list, the XFX Radeon HD 5870 may be exactly what you need.

Gallery

5 images
XFX Radeon HD 5870 Video Card ReviewXFX Radeon HD 5870 Video Card ReviewXFX Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Review

Benchmarks

Features & Specifications
The XFX Radeon HD 5870 has a core clock of 850MHz and a memory clock of 4800 MHz. The car has 1GB of GDDR5 memory and supports DirectX 11. The video card requires two 6-pin power cable connectors. The card was built on the 40nm process and support ATI CrossfireX and plugs into a PCI Express 2.0 slot.

Test Machine
I will be testing the XFX Radeon HD 5870 in my ATI test system with the following specifications:

  • CPU- Phenom II X4 965 BE
  • Mainboard- Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
  • Memory- 4GB RAM
  • HDD- 1TB

    Benchmarks
    To test the XFX Radeon HD 5870 I will be using 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, Crysis, and Call of Duty: World at War. The first test up is 3DMark06.

    3DMark
    The XFX Radeon HD 5870 scored 18925 3DMarks on the benchmark and has a SM2 score of 7301, a HDR score of 9702, and a CPU score of 4665. On 3DMark Vantage, the total score for the video card was P14023. The XFX ATI 4770 I reviewed last scored P11513 for comparison.

    Crysis
    The first gaming benchmark up was Crysis. I ran the game at 1920 x 1200 with 2x AA and all settings on medium, Fraps recorded the following frame rate data while playing from the initial beach insertion to the first encounter with enemy soldiers on the beach. For comparison, the HD 4770 I reviewed had an average frame rate of 46 at the same settings.

    • Min- 56 fps
    • Avg- 81 fps
    • Max- 114 fps

    Call of Duty: World at War
    The last gaming benchmark for the XFX Radeon HD 5870 was World at War. I ran the game at 1920 x 1200 with 4x AA and all setting on except dual video cards and Vsync. Fraps recorded the following frame rate information:

    • Min- 71 fps
    • Avg- 88.79 fps
    • Max- 93 fps

    Final Thoughts
    The XFX Radeon HD 5870 video card performed very well in my testing. I was very impressed with the video card and the XFX Radeon HD 5870 will give similar offerings form NVIDIA a run for their money for sure. The card is rather loud when operating at full capacity, but extra noise is a small price to pay for the performance the video card delivers. The card does require two slots and a pair of 6-pin power connectors. It was also a tight fit inside the mid-tower chassis that my video card uses because of its physical length. If your case is not very deep, the XFX Radeon HD 5870 may not fit. The card comes bundled with a coupon for the free Dirt2 racing game.

    Verdict

    Conclusion

    Pros

    • Great performance
    • Nice bundle

    Cons

    • Card maybe too long for some cases
    • Loud

    Verdict
    The XFX Radeon HD 5870 offers loads of performance and works very well for gamers that like high-performance video cards. The XFX Radeon HD 5870 is a fantastic video card with the best performance I have tested.

    9.0
    10
     
     

    You Might Also Like

    Updates

    Shopping Deals

     
     
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Netflix Declines to Hand Over Subscriber Info To CTRC
Netflix Declines to Hand Over Subscriber Info To CTRC
The video streaming company was ordered last week to give the data to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission by Monday.
 
 
Tyler Perry Expecting His First Child
Tyler Perry Expecting His First Child
Perry talked about the one thing he wanted to accomplish was fatherhood.
 
 
Pittsburgh Steelers Reactivate James Harrison
Pittsburgh Steelers Reactivate James Harrison
The Pittsburgh Steelers reactivated recently-retired linebacker James Harrison after they lost three defensive starters during the Sunday Night Football Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 21.
 
 
Alice Cooper Cuts Ribbon on His New Thrift Store
Alice Cooper Cuts Ribbon on His New Thrift Store
The rock star also wants to teach kids about music.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.