Summary: Let me start off by saying this card is MASSIVE. Yes, it's been said before, but just make sure your case is big enough for this guy. Luckily, I had no problem at all getting this card in my system. Downloaded the latest drivers from ASUS, and I was up and running. I opened up Crysis 2 not expecting much from this card, seeing as how it's only about $200, but much to my surprise it was handling Gamer settings fine, so I cranked it up to Hardcore just for fun and I must...
Summary: GREAT PERFORMANCE But, like some review said out there.... IT IS A BEAST OF A CARD!! It will Definitely not fit in a small computer case. 1 big Con: it is crossfire capable but it is so big that you will be lucky if you can add another similar video card to your system. I have an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX and this video card took the space of 2 PCI-E 16x and 1 PCI-E 1x.
Summary: I have an older computer, a DELL Inspiron 530 with a Q6600 Quad Core. I wanted a video card that supported 3 monitors. So I bought the ASUS Radeon HD 6870 since it was on sale. I installed the card and loaded the drivers. Everything looked fine until I tried playing with the display settings i.e. resolution and desktop configuration. I would restart the computer and a blue screen (not the Blue Screen of Death) would pop up, then turn black, then nothing.
Summary: This card has been able to handle every game I have thrown at it, most on ultra settings. Overclocking is very simple, however when you do overclock, it becomes very unstable. I have had it for almost a month and not too many problems yet. I did a FURMARK test, and it never went over 80C which isn't uncommon for most high end cards these days. I would recommend the card to anyone looking to build a very good system or looking to upgrade.
ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express Dual DVI/HDMI Video Card
15 February 2012
Summary: Top quality GPU, as you'd expect from top tier manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte etc. Runs very quiet, very cool. The cooling solution is excellent, even after playing BF3 on high quality settings sees the card run only 70-odd degrees. With the cooling and top quality compnents, hope to get a lot of hours out of the card, perhaps with a matching card in Crossfire at the next CPU/RAM/mobo upgrade (still running a S775 Q6600 DDR2 rig).
Summary: This is an awesome card. I can play any game with no issues and high graphics. It runs cool and it is quiet. For the performance I get out of it and the price I payed I am VERY happy with this card. I did not mark off a star for this but I did have driver issues. Certain ATI drivers I tried to install gave me blue screens, however once I found an updated one that was made for Rage, it performs flawlessly.
Summary: I purchased the Asus HD6870 to perform bitcoin mining, and it does that very well. However, like all ATI video cards, it becomes very unstable when overclocked, runs hot enough to fry eggs on, and even when not overclocked is buggy. With this product, you will enjoy the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)quite frequently, unexplained system crashes due to driver problems and varies programs and features on your PC suddenly not working, requiring either a system restart or a log...