HIS HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Video Card Review

 
 
 
HIS HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Video Card rated 100% KICKASS by 3dGameMan.com

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The HIS HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Video Card is jam packed with amazing features, technologies and has the ability to run up 6 displays. The core speed on this product is 850MHz and the 1GB of GDDR5 256 bit memory is 4.8GHz DDR. It comes with 1600 stream processing units for vertex, pixel and geometry data, 80 texture units and 32 raster operators. The pixel fillrate is 27.2 Gpixels/sec, texture fillrate is 68GTexels/s and the memory bandwidth is 153.6GB/s.


 

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Anonymous

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Soon getting my second vacuum cleaner in my computer :>

Anonymous

EPIC!
but can you get hdmi-2-displayport/mini adapters as one cable?

P.s. I would go powercolor they seem to work for me

Anonymous

Sorry .. I meant Rodney... HIS is a great product , I have the XFX version of this one

Anonymous

super review Randy

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Why always HIS video cards products?

HIS is in the Netherlands not a very good brand. I work in a computer store and i get a lot of complaints about HIS video cards.There are better HD5870 around. I would like to see some more brands to be fair.

Anonymous

awesome review but hell this is a loud card!!!
is the card while testing the noise inside a closed case?

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but what happens to the 5970 2GB? , the price of 5870 2GB is the same as 5970 2GB. but 5970 has 2 cores. ah well.

And nice video Rodney =D.

question : is the GTX 480 fasten then 5870?

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Yes really this site is awesome. It's annoying that im german so i got some grama Problems in my comments :S but however. I would like to have a normal HD5870 with 2GB GDDR 5 because I think, mostly Gamers would buy an HD5870 and almost no one would play Games at 6 Monitors :x. But i got 1 Question. When I would have 2 HD5870s in Crossfire, would I be able to use 6 Monitors, too ?

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Wow, the site is looking great. Although, having to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to leave a comment is a bit annoying. Awesome review, awesome card. ATi has never failed to impress me.

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Thanks.

I agree with you on the comment box location. This site is still being tweaked, so expect changes, hopefully all will be for the better.

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Hey Rodney, do you have an idea if there's going to be a Vapor X version of this card? and if so do you know if it will... squeeze inside a CM Scout?

I have just enough money saved for the 1GB version of the Vapor X so was just wondering.

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HI, wanted to say i really enjoy your video reviews. I am looking at getting the HIS HD 5870 that you've reviewed, but want to know is if my current monitor  plus 2 more of the same model would work. ( would hate to spend money on extra monitors and find out that i couldn't use them)

 I have an acer x223w With 1D-Sub and 1 DVI connector on my pc

plus i have another Acer X213Hbid that has the same ports plus an HDMI port ( this one is on my sons PS3)

 Thank you 

 

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with eyefinity you can only have 2 display which are not running on displayport connections. this means that you need at least 1 screen which is connected with displayport in order to run 3 screens.

however this doesn't mean that you need to get a different monitor, active adapters also work.

so to make your 3 screen setup functional, you need to purchase 2 additional screens and an active display port to dvi adapter

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thank you for the clarification. thats what i needed to know

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good card for eyefinity, and eyefinity is better then nvidias surround because you need two cards or more to do it with nvidia though you get the advantage of 3d.

 

ps: the new commenting system is better then the old!!!

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Glad you like the new commenting system.

Many many more site improvements and tweaks coming.

Anonymous

you 've made a mistake in the review rodney
the eyefinity card has a TDP of 228 thats also why it has a 6+8 pin power and not 6+6 pin like a normal hd5870

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Hmmm, that's not the case according the ATI website: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5870-eyefinity-6-edition/Pages/specifications.aspx

Maybe they made a mistake, but I will confirm with ATI and see.

Thanks for letting me know.

Anonymous

yes maybe thay have

here are 2 sites whit a TDP of 238w :

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3621/amds-radeon-hd-5870-eyefinity-6-edition-reviewed

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=889
here thay have a sreenshot of what looks like a slide from the official presentation

and i also remember other reviews mentioning that number

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I just got word back from AMD, "You are correct.  Someone did a bad thing and copy/pasted.  Max is 228W and idle is 6W higher at 34W.  I will make sure that page gets updated"

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I'm still waiting for confirmation from AMD on the 5870 Eyefinity 6 wattage.

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When I receive confirmation from ATI on this I will post here and update video review if need be.

Anonymous

You forgot to say "Hi my name is Rodney Reynolds" before the "Welcome to a another video review" You always used to say your name first.

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Not saying the 'Hello again, i'm Rodney Reynolds..." ATM.

Anonymous

Great Video Rod,
However, you should explain more clearly this cards ability to have a six monitor eyefinity Setup. You make it sound like you can only do up 3 monitors in this configuration.

Anonymous

Question... with those new video cards that have 2DVI + 1HDMI connectors... does that mean that I could connect 3 monitors at the same time... those being recognized as 3 different 1920*1080 screens... (i.e. not Eyefinity...)???
I think that Eyefinity is great for games or for applications where you need a huge screen... but what I'm looking at is some kind of 3 desktops settings...

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None of the ATI 5800 series video card come with a 2 DVI + 1 HDMI video connetion setup that I'm aware of. They come with 1 DVI, 1 HDMI & 1 DisplayPort. 

Anonymous

My mistake...
That's the Asus EAH5970/G/2DIS/2GD5/A I've been thinking about...

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Methinks I'll get 5 of these for an Eyefinity setup. That'd be very cool.

Besides, there're no bezels to worry about once I align them properly. :)

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Yea.. 5 would be sweet, but would take up a lot of desk space.

Should have to enter CAPTCHA stuff all the time. I will look in to this.

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Quick ?, does it matter what cf bridge i get? i mean are they all the same? i have 2 xfx 5770 but they didnt come any bridge.

P.S. i built my new pc because of all ur wonderfull videos reviews.

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ATI brands include a crossfire bridge with each video card, so you don't have to worry about that.

Unlike NVIDIA video cards which don't, but NVIDIA SLI motherboards include the SLI bridge.

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It seems my 2 5770 didn't come with any from newegg, but my questing is will any cf bridge connector work on my cards if i buy them from Newegg?

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Please link me to that product.

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XFX is kind of new the ATI card business. Nvidia cards have the bridges included with the motherboards, but ATI cards should come with the bridges. Did both of your cards not come with a bridge? You only need one. I would setup a service ticket with XFX and see what they can do, perhaps ship you one for free.

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yea none of them came with a bridge. now im wondering if i should return 1 of them and get the 57770 from his?

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SebeTheRedMage wrote:

yea none of them came with a bridge. now im wondering if i should return 1 of them and get the 57770 from his?

Depends if you have to pay a restocking fee or not. The XFX cards are normally Lifetime warranty and the HIS are not. The HIS costs more money, but HIS is a solid ATI card maker.

Try the XFX support and see what they say.

http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support.aspx

Worse comes to worse you can buy one. I'm not 100% sure if this will work, but I'm pretty sure it will.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999002

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Wow... that's odd. You can see from the box contents image and the specs that the CrossFire bridge really isn't included. This is a XFX, not an HIS product though. 

All HIS products that have a CrossFire bridge(s) connection have a CF bridge included. At least all have to date. Maybe not including the CF bridge is something new.

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Is it possible to connect all 6 display port at 2560x1600 each?

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Well, display port's specifications say they can run up to 3840 x 2160 at 60hz, so theoretically you could run 11520 x 4320, or even 23040 x 2160! ...you'd probably just have to hack the drivers...

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No, for a six monitor setup the max res for each display would have to be 1920x1080. More details on this in video at timecode 3:42.

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What about in between, such as 4 or 5 monitors? Is it still limited to 1920x1080?

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no maximum is three 2560 x 1600 or six 1920 x 1080. If you do connect six 2560 x 1600 monitors I guess you will just not be able to use them with that resolution.

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Great Video review.

 

I am really thinking of Nvidia 400 series. Are they good enough to beat Ati 5000 series.

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I've haven't tested any of the NVIDIA 400 series Video Cards yet, but from what I hear they don't perform a lot better than the ATI 5000 series Video Cards.

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So what you're saying is you haven't read most of, or any articles yourself.

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great video Rodney =D, question:  what type of power supply do you recomend ? 800 w?

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