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Released in September 2009, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 is AMD's top-of-the-line graphics card.

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Pros

DirectX 11

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Triple Display Support

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HDMI 1.3 output

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low power consumption / TDP (27Watts idle)

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GDDR5 memory

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DisplayPort

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

6 agree

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

5 agree

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

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low noise

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

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Feature packed and low noise

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Awesome cheap price

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Cons

large size - will not fit in some smaller cases

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high price

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DirectX 11 capabilities won't be in use for a while, might be outdated / slow by the time they are

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limited availability for some time after launch

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Tessellation performance not as good as the competition.

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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. 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
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