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: This video card is almost as good as a HD6970 for those of you bitcoin miners that are out there. The only thing I don't really like about it is that it runs HOT with the stock fan. I would suggest adding an aftermarket fan such as the Artic Cooling Accelero Extreme to it if you plan on using it 24/7 like I do. It also works very well for running modern games.
Summary: Hi Everyone! I just both this VGA to make a crossfire. I already had one before and I was very satisfied with it. The card arrived in onepened box. Everything went smooth. Although the crossfire stoop up immedietly without any problem, I expected more from these two babies. Not every games use the CF (of course it is not the cards problem) but the heat is. The upper is 80-82 the downer is 75. I still think it is a good choice to buy.
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. My other complaint is that ATI makes the minimum effort to provide help in setting up either Eyefinity or Hydrovision. Luckily, Eyefinity can be set up with a bit of trial and error. However switching between profiles is still giving me fits.
Summary: I think the card itself is GREAT! It runs smoothly, cool, and not very overworked! The biggest problem I see is the drivers ATI has out right now, they're new and still have a few bugs, but I believe that in the next few months they will fix those problems.
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 dual link dvi adapter (passive adapters will not work!) is pretty chessy IMHO. But once you drop the money and buy an active adapter or a DP monitor, it works great!
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! This Card Runs A Little Warm, Be Sure To Have Sufficient Airflow!!! +Power Too...
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. DirectX 11 Unterstützung: Der optimale Grafikboost für die nächste Spielegeneration.