Summary: Only issue so far is that 1) One of my video games no longer work. 2) On a mostly black screen with white text I see visually flickers/glitches. Stripes of color both short and long that flicker at various hights on my screen.
Summary: Like Tom Kim notes in his review, there isn't even any fine print publicly displayed about the need for a special adapter for more than two monitors. So right off the bat I had to buy an adapter for $110-$120.
Summary: This card is outstanding! I love everything about it except for the DP port. I understand that this is the "wave" of the future, but for ATI(AMD) to disable the ablity to use three monitors at once from one card unless you either have a DP capable monitor or spend another $100 to buy a active DP...
Summary: This card is worth the money. This ONE card outperformed my 4 video cards (3-Way SLI GTX 260 Superclocked + Physx 9800GT)on Crysis Highest Settings. The 260's Pulled 20-30 fps & This HD Radeon Pulls 40-60 fps!! Dont Make The Same Mistake I Did!
Hot but Cool n Quiet :-) Contradictory statements, but read on.
7 February 2010
Excerpt: In my opinion, compared with the same spec cards from other manufacturers, Sapphire's Vapor X 5870 is the better choice as it's unique cooling technology allows it to operate significantly cooler and quieter than the other brand's versions while achieving the same level of performance.
Pros: Very fast, Quieter and cooler than competing manufacturers cards .
Cons: Expensive at over £300 . Wait for Nvidia to release their DX11 cards and watch the prices tumble .
Summary: Nach dem dritten Abrauchen (nichts übertaktet!) meiner "Asus EN8800GTX" wollte ich keine zwei Monate lang mehr auf die Reparatur warten und war somit gezwungen, mich nach einer neuen Grafikkarte umzusehen. Somit kam ich auch auf die ATI HD 5870, die mich sofort aus mehreren Gründen überzeugte: 1.