- Radeon HD 5870
- 2GB GDDR5
- PCI Express 2.1 x16
Very fast. Quieter than I expected. 09/19/2010
* Supremely fast.
* A pair of these is cooler and quieter than my old 4870x2.
* Glowing "Matrix" activity lights are kinda neat.
* Price, I suppose. That's not so much of a "CON" as a fact of life, though. Top performance costs money, period.
* Size, I suppose. Again, this is just a fact of life. If you want to keep something like this cool and quiet, you need a large cooling solution.
* The stock memory speed is actually 1200 MHz - not 1225. That's not a serious problem, though; I overclocked mine to 1225 MHz with no issues. So if you just can't live without that extra 25MHz, you may be able to get it by overclocking. Still, the specs and product should match.
* You *cannot* install two of these cards side-by-side without blocking airflow into the "top" card. However, the included CrossFire bridge cable is not long enough to do anything else. The package should really include a longer CrossFire bridge cable.
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