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DIAMOND 5870PE51G Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

  • 1600 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Prepare to experience a riveting high-definition gaming experience with ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics processors. Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with revolutionary ATI Eyefinity Technology. Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC. The first to deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX 11, these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.

  • newegg TeraScale 2 Graphics Engine The new TeraScale 2 engine combines over 2 teraFLOPs of graphics processing power, 1600 stream processors and next generation GDDR5 memory, so you can enjoy the high resolutions and seamless frame rates previously only available with dual-card systems.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The new DirectX 11 GPU with full Shader Model 5.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg ATI Eyefinity Technology ATI Eyefinity advanced multiple-display technology launches a new era of panoramic computing, helping to boost productivity and multitasking with innovative graphics display capabilities supporting massive desktop workspaces, creating ultra-immersive computing environments with super-high resolution gaming and entertainment, and enabling easy configuration and supporting up to six independent display outputs simultaneously.
  • newegg ATI Stream Technology ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system’s central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables better balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks faster than ever.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding 2 (UVD 2) capability. ATI Avivo HD also introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, which enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to your big-screen TV or home theatre receiver.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • John M.
  • 1/3/2013 3:46:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWay too buggy

Pros: I am very disappointed with this product. I paid $400 at the time when this was purchased. It works well for Starcraft II and Civ IV, but other games such as Crysis, Civ V, Sonic Generations, Batman Arkham City, etc. will lock crash with a black screen or a black screen with grey lines. I have tried everything to remedy this and nothing has fixed it. I'm switching over to NVIDIA.

Cons: buggy

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  • JEFFERY B.
  • 8/7/2011 7:27:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome for the price

Pros: Easy install, plays all of today's games, no problems.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Upgrading from a 8800 GTX which makes me happy, same size but a lot more powerful.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2011 10:45:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Card but...

Pros: Really great graphic card that vastly improves your gaming experience. Pretty much every game I tried with it was able to be run at max settings with little to no slowdown whatsoever.

Cons: ...but the card I purchased lasted only a week before it quit working.

Other Thoughts: Other then that big con, I was really happy with the card in the short time I had it. I have since ordered a new card of the same type hoping that it lasts this time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2011 8:03:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest gpu i have ever had

Pros: plays all my games at high settings. runs at 38c idle max 80c.
now my gaming rig is the best pc out of all my friends.
it beats my old xfx hd 4870 1gb and i had a 9500gt whiff it for physx. but got to move on. p.s it is faster then a hd 6870 at the same cost.
Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 runs at max settings over 60 fps @1920x1080p@60hz
gta 4 50 fps @1920x1080p@60hz high settings
Mirror's Edge over 60 fps @ 1920x1080p@60hz at max settings
see a patten

Cons: none it fits in my pc case runs great

Other Thoughts: my pc
name. zero mark 3
case:Rosewill DESTROYER
mobo:asus p5q pro turbo
cpu:intel q9400 overclocked 3.20GHz and @1.285votts and a 1600mhz ratedfsb
masscool model # 8wa743 cpu cooler
ocz gold ddr2 @800mhz @1.9votts 8 gigs timings 5-5-5-18
gpu: diamond ati radeon hd 5870 1gb gddr5
1 bul-ray player samsung Drive Model SH-B123L
1 sata DVD rw+ lg Model GH24LS50
antec ea650 650 watts psu
1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black Model WD1001FALS hdd windows 7 64-bit u
250gig Western Digital Caviar Blue Model WD2500AAJS backup
and 6 fans not counting cpu or gpu
mouse Microsoft SideWinder X8
keyboard Microsoft SideWinder X4
monitor 1 acer p215h 1920x1080p@60hz
audio amplifier Sony ta-ax295_200watts_two channel- to run subs
headsets plantronics gamecon 377 gaming headsets
sound baster x-fi go pro usb-for headsets
Philips 5.1 surround sound+Logitech z-2300 subwoofer

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  • Christopher B.
  • 3/14/2011 6:48:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsInconsistent Build Quality

Pros: Standard Radeon HD 5870 implementation. Good performance, reasonable power consumption, pretty good cooling solution. Seems to work fine with the generic ATI drivers.

Cons: First card had intermittent issues: white "snow" speckles during games, screen corruption upon wakeup, messed up textures, etc. Because these problems only showed up some of the time, I spent weeks trying different drivers, configurations, and power supplies before I finally gave up and RMA'd the card. Replacement card seems to be working fine so far. RMA cost me $53 though because I had to forfeit the $40 MIR (couldn't get a replacement in time to meet the 30 day submission deadline) plus $13 to mail the card back to NewEgg.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this card based on the MIR because you might not actually get to collect it.

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  • Sean R.
  • 2/24/2011 7:58:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCooling not as pictured.

Pros: It's a reasonable card, similar to others.

Cons: I got 2 cards, one was as pictured, with the squirrel-cage fan and front-to-back air-flow. The other has an IMHO fairly traditional single fan configuration which vents half inside the case half outside. The boxes for them both are identical, unfortunately.

Other Thoughts: These cards put off enough heat that I'm relying on them venting out the back.

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  • Nucki F.
  • 1/28/2011 11:03:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Lovin It, Now in Crossfire.

Pros: -Able to max out most games with 60FPS or better
-Runs cool at Idle 32-40c
-Temps maxing out games 52-70c
-Price keeps dropping
-Overclocked with ease

Cons: -In crossfire, ATI Catalyst will not let you adjust fan settings for 2nd card

Other Thoughts: I bought this 1 year ago to replace a 4870X2. It runs faster and cooler than the 4870X2 and got better frame rates in mostly all my games. I finally got around to buying a 2nd one for crossfire last week after the price dropped. Crossfire me is great on my ASUS Rampage Extreme using Dual 16X lanes. My friend has 2 6870's and to be honest, the 5870's are a better choice.

Im debating moving to Sandy Bridge and 1155 Mobo because my 775 socket just ain't cutting it anymore. But until more 1155 Mobo's make Dual 16X PCI/E available, I will wait. From what Ive read, the 5870 in crossfire performs poorly at 8X/8X PCI/E.

Until then I am happy with the performance and would highly recommend a pair of these in crossfire for those running Dual 16X mobos.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2011 8:58:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: I have had this card for over a year now and couldn't be happier with it. I have never had any issues with it (other than the occasional ATI driver mishap, which is usually fixed with newer releases) and it performs beautifully.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This card overclocks very well and I have never had any heating issues.

I am still debating on whether or not to go for a 6970 as this card works so well for me, its almost worth getting another of these than a different card.

Also, this card outperforms the 6950 in almost every benchmark.

i7 920 @4.0Ghz
12GB Corsair DDR3 @ 1900Mhz
Radeon HD 5870
EVGA X58 SLI
1000W Corsair PSU
60GB OCZ Vertex

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  • Joshua M.
  • 11/14/2010 11:49:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood as it gets for the money

Pros: This card is still one of the best cards out there. Have had mine for about six months and to think it has been over a years since it release long before nvidia's.And it still rips.I game at 1680x1050 maxed out no problems.

Cons: cost me over four hundred :(

Other Thoughts: Mine was an older version of the diamond 5870 still kicking today. iracing and bad co. 2 being my games of choice right now.

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  • Chris C.
  • 8/15/2010 2:28:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReliable Brand, Good Price

Pros: This is the third Diamond card I've ever used. I had an X1600 pro from them years ago. I recently just had an HD 3870 from them which I used until I bought this. That card worked great for 3 years, and was well cooled with lots of over clocking headroom. I raised that card from 777mhz to 850mhz on stock cooling. This card keeps up with my high expectations from Diamond. ----- First off, the price is right. The 5870 should cost not much over $380.00 since that was ATI's target price when the 5870 released at the end of 2009. You'll see this card is currently at $420.00 which is reasonable, and is clocked at default factory speeds. You'll see other 5870 brands clocked a mere 50mhz higher costing up to $499.99! The cooling on this card is great, and there is lots of head room for over clocking. I went from 850mhz to 960mhz. The fan is quiet considering the card's power. The heat output is reasonable. The power draw is also excellent, better than Fermi for sure. Diamond is excellent.

Cons: The cons I'm about to list have nothing to do with Diamond, but rather the actual design of the 5870 itself which is credited to ATI, of course. The card is big. It's not behemoth like the Fermi cards from Nvidia, but this card's size is still considerable. The market will have to get used to this, GPU's and graphics cards are simply getting bigger and it looks like this generation is no exception. That being said, their is no other drawbacks to speak of.

Other Thoughts: I've seen complaints of the card have plastic built around the cooling system and having a flimsy fan. Listen, the cooling on this card is great, and there is a lot of head room for over clocking via the Catalyst Control Center or Riva Tuner. As for using plastic, that's not a problem, that's a good thing. Why? Because as long as the cooling is adequate and silent, which it is, adding extra fins to the fan or making an extra fancy aluminum designed heat sink is just "marketing". So if you want over the top cooling, go buy liquid cooled GPU sinks, and if you want some cool looking metallic over lay on the entire card, enjoying spending an extra $100.00 buying from ASUS, XFX, or Sapphire. Unless your card is delivering a factory over clock of at least 100mhz higher than standard clocks, then you're wasting money on what essentially is a $400.00 card. This card delivers high end performance, at a good price, with a reliable life span, and a standard fair warranty.

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