- Radeon HD 5870
- 2GB GDDR5
- PCI Express 2.1 x16
One Sweet Card 10/15/2010
This card has all the gimmicks and you paid for it in premium price! For me, I've always love Asus brand. It's know for very OC friendly and high quality parts. The Matrix light on the card changes with GPU load which is a very cool feature.
The first card I've received is a lemon. It made my PC behave erratically. The computer failed to wake up from standby. Other times, PC boot but there was no video signal. The power led on my LCD screen flashed like its still in standby; pressing the power button off and on a couple times eventually will give me video feed and everything work like they should. I ran Furmark with stability check and what do you know, artifacts all over while temp remained below 85C! RMA requested! NE approved!
5 days later the second card received and the different is night and day! PC boots right everytime. It goes to sleep and wake up with no problem. It shrugs at Furmark, the temp never goes above 85C! This card is a cooling beast! I was looking for a waterblock for this card but after some playing around with iTracker fan settings I have stop looking since the card at full load never goes above 72C! I am going to CF this baby when the price drops a little.
Test your card throughly the first 30 days for a lemon.
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