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It is a video card for the gaming enthusiast willing to spend a little extra but not ready to buy the top of the line.

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Pros

Excellent utility that allows users to adjust GPU voltage either for overclocking purposes or for power saving needs

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Fastest single GPU card on the market (at the time of release)

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With the good cooling system and voltage adjustments, the HD85870 has plenty of room for overclocking

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Offers a range of video outputs, 2x DVI, display port, and HDMI out with audio

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Good accessory bundle that includes a game, CrossFire bridge, and a range of adapters/cables

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DX11 and AMD Eyefinity multi monitor support

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Cons

Relatively short warranty offered by ASUS compared to some companies that offers 5yrs or lifetime warranties (e.g. EVGA)

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The Asus EAH5870 is a video card for the gaming enthusiast willing to spend a little extra but not ready to buy the top of the line. It has a fast processor, a good amount of speedy memory, and outputs for almost any kind of display. Expect good frame rates for most games.

The processor is a 850MHz ATI Radeon HD 5870, which works with 1G of DDR5 memory. The memory is clocked at 4.8GHz and runs 256-bit to maximize throughput. It works with PCI Express 2.1 slots, and can output in VGA, DVI-I, HDMI, and DisplayPort formats. The maximum resolution is 2560x1600, and it carries HDCP support.

Model Variations

The Asus EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5 is the standard model that comes with a DVI to D-Sub adaptor, a CrossFire cable, and a power cable. The Asus EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5 comes with all the same specifications and accessories, but also includes a copy of the game "DiRT 2" as a way of showing how the card works with DirectX 11.

Features
  • 850MHz ATI Radeon HD 5870 processor
  • PCI Express 2.1
  • 1G GDDR5 memory
  • 4.8 GHz memory clock (256-bit)
  • 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • VGA, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, and DisplayPort outputs
  • HDCP Support
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