Reviews and Problems with Asus EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5
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Fastest single card right now.
Guy H., Newegg
28 February 2010
Summary: Do not install the drivers in the CD. Get the latest AMD drivers online; and download MSI Afterburner to overclock.
Pros: This card is fast! In 1080p I get 170fps in Batman AA, 40 in Crysis Warhead, 300+ in MW2!! Packaging is really good, feels like you get your money's worth. :) Runs super cool; idles at 30C. I'm running it at 900/1300 @ stock voltage.
Cons: Super long; but it fits in my micro atx Cooler Master 341!
Pros: Update to "Great Card" review of 2/4/2010. Regarding the problems with the software utilities which ship with this card -- specifically, 1) ASUS Gamer OSD and 2) ASUS Smart Doctor -- I downloaded 'Driver Sweeper' (free utility), ran it, and removed all previous traces of graphics-card drivers (in...
Summary: Will definitely add second one at some point. I have EVGA P55 now which is only PCI-E x16 x8 in crossfire so im probably going to upgrade first to new 1156 MB with x16 x16 pci-e Corsair Obsidian 800 Corsair Dominator 1600 x 8gigs Corsair HX1000 psu Asus HDVA 1.3 Deluxe 3Ware 9650se SATA x4 RAID...
Pros: Blazing fast , looks great , no cartoonish emblems or pics on it, DX11 yes, All I really play is BF2 which it handles easily with all settings maxxd. Did I say IT LOOKS GREAT !!! Its NOT that loud when fan speed is down to 20-25 percent
Cons: Some minor issues with output through ASUS HDVA 1.3 Deluxe, WINAMP and other DVD / video software is very reddish washout with SPLENDID video enhancement enabled. Disabling this feature fixes that issue / thought it was a driver conflict at first. Also will not play BF2 through the HDVA 1.3 Delux...
Summary: I have played the following games at an average of 55-60 FPS at MAXIMUM setting with AA and Anisotropic Filtering MAXED. Fallout 3 Left 4 Dead 2 Bioshock Call of Duty Modern Warfare The Orange Box Wolfenstein Grand Theft Auto IV (Maxed out but view distance only at 40. I can live with that.
Pros: After studying a few GPU benchmark charts i decided to switch from my usual Nvidia preference and go with this card. Upgraded from a 9800 GT and wow i am impressed. If you are a 60 fps enthusiast i suggest going with this card. I really see no need for crossfire mode at this time, just make sure ...
Cons: Driver problems? I experienced none. Windows 7 picked up the card right off the bat and i downloaded the latest catalyst drivers from the AMD website. The card is smooth as silk and i have had absolutely no bugging or problems whatsoever.
Summary: i7_950 3.06 ASUS P6X58D Motherboard 6Gs. Ram Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000w Cosmos 1000 Case
Pros: Plays any game I throw at it on max settings (Bioshock, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, MOA Airborne, Call Of Duty World at War, Red Faction Guerrilla, S.T.A.K.E.R.,Ect...). Thats just with one 5870 card.
Cons: It gets a little hot, but you can control that by downloading the ASUS Smart doctor. It controls fan speed at different temp levels. Otherwise there are no cons.
Summary: Okay - here's the deal. I'm hoping to save someone out there a lot of time and guess-work solving potential problems associated with installing this card - problems I experienced, but maybe others have not?
Pros: Nice, noticeable, upgrade in performance from a GTX 260 - which is not a bad card to begin with. Quiet fan at 'auto' speed setting. Card runs cool. Overclocked to 960-Core and 1250-memory stable. The card runs all games with higher FPS as others have stated of course; but I've also noticed the 'm...
Cons: The card is very long - I had to move a drive-cage to accommodate the card. The case is listed as a 'TS514 10-bay case w/250mm side fan' on the Polywell site. But no big deal - just be aware of the length of this card as others have stated.
Summary: Quit looking at these reviews and click add to cart you pansy! Specs Q9950 @3.8 4gig OCZ DDR2 Asus X38 Mobo WD640 Black HD Asus 5870 Cooler Master Case and P/s 750watts Corsair H50 water cooler Dell 24" LCD
Pros: For over 5yrs now I had been using a 6800gt. Then I upgraded to a 3870x2 which left a bad taste in my mouth after spending 4 Benjamins. I gave it to my cousin after replacing it with 2 4830's that smoked it. Still not happy I went with a gtx285. It was fast, but when the 5870 released I had to tr...
Cons: None, I have a HAF Cooler Master Case. So room is no concern of mine.
Summary: Before this new build I was running an 8800 GTS and that thing was flaming hot constantly. But that could have been my small case. I cannot believe how cool this 5870 runs even when on load. Tremendous job done by ATI/AMD and ASUS.
Pros: I've not been much of a gamer for the last couple years as work has pretty much consumed my life. After I threw this new computer together I had to test out this card. I played Dirt 2 for around 3 hours straight. Then I installed Red Alert 3, RA2, Generals, Generals ZH, Yuri's, etc. and it runs a...
Cons: The size of the card but you can't really control that when you get to the level this graphic card can handle. :p
Summary: If FERMI's going to be more powerful, then so be it. But at least I've been able to own this since launch and use them. I have two of them in Crossfire. Driver support for Crossfire is slow like usual for ATI. However, I can run a single card and everything is just fine.
Pros: Great Powerful Quiet card. Completely stable.