Summary: I got my first one on Newegg for $399 (on sale) in 2009, I still have it in my Rig and am running Titanfall on very high settings. I got my second from Amazon for half, maybe less, in 2013 for Xfire. However, I couldn't get them to play well together.
Summary: First, let me point out that so far the only 1 star review for this card is from someone who COULDN'T GET ONE! That says more about this card than the 5 star reviews does! I love this card. It is very quiet, not like the last card I had (a BFG Nvidia 6800GT).
Summary: Despite staggeringly powerful specs the 5870 it is worthless. I can't run my pc on hopes and dreams. While nvidia is flooding the market with 285's and i can buy a ton of 295's, the best card both spec wise and price wise is nowhere to be seen. It seems the only thing amd and ati can sell is hype!!!
Summary: i was lucky..after searching for 2 weeks I located an open box at at a fry's in San Diego ..They said the card was tested on return ..I hate buying open box items.So I really don't know why the card was returned ...OK ..the card is 10.5 inches long so it runs past the length of the mobo.
Excellent Single GPU Video Card, Faster than my old 4870X2!
M. Brandenburg, Amazon
21 December 2009
Summary: I was running a Tri-Fire combination with a Dual GPU 4870X2 & a Single GPU 4870. This Combination gave me a 3Dmark06 score of 23416 using an Intel 3.0 Quad Core and 8 gigs of DDR3 Memory. It also gave me over 50 FPS in Crysis with all settings maxxed out.
Summary: Excellent video card, especially if you want to run games at high resolutions and graphic settings. I used to use a GTX280 and it put out a lot of heat. This runs quite cool in comparison. They did a lot of work on throttling back the chip when it doesn't need the power and it shows.
Summary: Seems i was lucky enough to find one of these at my local shop. Upgraded from an 8800GT and this card is great. It is fast.. (usually over 100 fps in 2500x1600 with wow latest patch) and it does not make a lot of noise. Very happy for now and i highly recommend that.
Summary: So far this card has worked great. I had read about all the nightmares with installing it, but it went smooth and easy. Once installed Win7 recognized it and I installed the drivers from the CD. Then went to ATI web page and downloaded the newest ones.
Summary: Recently upgraded to the 5870 from an 8800GT. This is my first ATI card as I was previously convinced that Nvidia were the kings. Oh how times have changed. The benchmarks for this card pretty much blow away anything Nvidia has (not to mention the added benefit of low heat and low power...
Summary: ok... so this is a beautiful card as we all know. Sadly it took nearly a month to get to me and I merely got A card, not THE card posted/listed in shipping confirmation. Turns out I got the HD 5770 which as long as it works, for the money it'll do but definitely a let down