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

o.O 6 mini Displayports on the video card but only 5 adapters? Why?

May I got that wrong but as I know HDMI only supports displays up to 1920 x 1080. So If you want to use three 2560 x 1600 monitors you have to use at least one displayport right? Does the (mini) Displayport support 2560 x 1600?

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Well, they included a few common adapters that most would use. There are so many video hookup combinations it would be impossible to include all of the comments adapters or enough the of the correct adapters for every setup.

Yes, Mini DisplayPort supporting resolutions up to 2560x1600: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort

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I don't wanted to say that they should have included all possible display connections but rather a sixth adapter. The main difference between the Eyefinity 6 and the 'ordinary' version is that you can connect up to 6 displays.
For me it's like somebody tells you that his car is better because it has six tires but he only includes 5 of them when reselling it to you. If the six ports are the main difference than they should really include that sixth adapter so that you can start connecting six displays right after you have opened the box and have installed the video card.

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You should register so we know who we replying to ;) Only takes a min :)

Oh... I hear ya, but many products these days don't come with all the stuff we'd like. Like for example displays without cables, or smartphones without a carry case ;)

Anonymous

How come you don't say "Hi I'm Rodney Reynolds and welcome to another video review"? I miss that.

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Just something new I'm trying which is working well and I suspect I will continue to do it. I've always said my name so fast anyway, most probably didn't catch it. This way I don't have to rush through my name, don't have to repeat myself so much and people know how to spell my name ;) LOL

This is a very common technique and I believe it works well.

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Anonymous wrote:How come you don't say "Hi I'm Rodney Reynolds and welcome to another video review"? I miss that.

Every few hundred videos or so he gets bored of doing the same old thing over and over and tweaks it up to keep things fresh and new.

That fan makes a ton of noise, after 50% I'd have to put the the computer in a closet and shut the door..lol

Anonymous

I heard that you Can Crossfire/SLI with an a ATI & Nvidia Video card using the MSI Big Bang Fusion Motherboard.

Anonymous

oooh me love goodies!, nice work!

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nice review Rodney, Is this card longer than the 1GB version? I hope it's not then Sapphire release a Vapor X version because that would fit in my case and I might save up for one.

 

After you do the vid of the eyfinity set up if your not busy could you do a vid of GTA IV maxed out at 2560x1600 please? =P

I always wanted to see that and with 2GB of video memory on a single card this could do that without any problem, thanks again.

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Correct, the HIS HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Video Card (28.3cm) is a little longer than the standard 5870 Video Card (26cm).

Sorry, I don't have GTA IV, never been a fan of the GTA games.

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this video card is awesome i need! xD

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could u trade in the game for something else?

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No, that would not through HIS, but your friend might trade ;)

Anonymous

holy moly that things sounds like a airplane

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Great Video Rodney, Makes me want to go out and buy this card right now

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Really Nice Video Review. For me it would be unnecessary to buy the Eyefinity 6 Edition, because i would never use so much monitors. But one question: When I would have 2 HD5870 in Crossfire would it be able to use 6 Monitors, too ?

 

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I haven't tried it, but I can't see why not. I would recommend though identical  HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Video Cards.

Anonymous

70+ on crysis very nice

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Rodney Sir don't get me wrong. But Your case reviews, case and cpu cooling reviews and psu reviews are very impressive at the best. But all your GPU reviews are identical please show a game running under fraps and show how smoothy it is or something different type and some overclocking ability it can do. Thank you. Your reviews are Great :)

Also min-fps would be the most important thing i would seek in a gpu.

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I guess Standard HD 5870 1GB & HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 are almost the same. The difference between HD 5870 1GB & 2GB video card is that HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 video card has more memory capacity to filter more textures, 6 mini display ports, length of video card increased, and uses 6-pin & 8-pin power adapter. Same systtem requirements and new features has been added a little bit. Decent video card and GPU performance.

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Well i did make registration. So i hope i can ask you one thing more. Well developing your own IT tech tip site is good thing and it's not problem for me. I am interested more in your videos , because I liked them. So i hope you will use my recommendations in the future. And i am really looking forward for your GTX 480/ GTX 470 review (more benchmarks, less specs reading remember ?) ).

 

 

 

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Thanks for taking the time to register, it will make is easier for you to post and other to reply to you.

Well, my style of reviewing is... my style of reviewing.

Anonymous

sorry for mistakes. I did no preview of my post

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the whole time i were watching this video i had in my mind - how boring it is. Everytime you are talking so much about specs, that no one interested about or knows about it for a while. You can just let people see the GPU-Z screenshot for second or two and if some one is interested - he would pause the video and find out. This video is SO IDENTICAL to other Standard 5870 videos and you didnot mentioned one of the main features of this card - how good or bad it performs with high resolution gaming due to 2Gb of memory, because 1 Gb is not enough know sometimes. And what is wrong with benchmarking ? Old school syntetic benchmarks and to directX10 games? One of the main feature of this card is directx11 , and people want to see how good or bad it performs in....Metro 33 for example. I am interested how this videocard performs with Depth of Field option turned on using high resolution. Well i am your subscriber for quite a long time and disappointed with your last releases.
P.S. So you wont use youtube service anymore ? Viameo only ?

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It would have been nice if you registered so I could address you. If you have time please register, it only takes a min ;)

Sorry you don't like the video review.

If all goes well, I will have another video following this one later this month detailing an Eyefinity setup using 3 LCDs.

At the moment I don't post video reviews on YouTube first anymore because my main focus is on this site. So while I'll still be posting video reviews on YouTube, they will be posted here first. Which makes sense, consdiering this is my site and YouTube isn't ;) While this might not go over well with some YouTubers, I believe most people understand why and would agree it's best for everyone. Remember, there are lots of other popular tech sites out there that refuse to even upload to YouTube.

Also... YouTube comments on all recent and future videos will be disabled. I suspect this will not be an issue for most people since YouTube channel comments is filled mostly with off-topic, harsh, and inappropriate comments. I don't see the point of having a tech channel that's supposed to help people, be filled with garbage.

Here, comments will be on-topic because we have more controls in place. And this is win-win situation for everyone. Being able to ask me a question directly should also help many people. Well, that's my hope anyway.

Anonymous

I want to do Eyefinity so rather than spending about $100 bucks for the DVI active adapter, This looks like a better deal, $100 bucks more but 2GB of GDDR5. I wounder if you could get another mini display to DVI cable, cause 3 of my LCD's are DVI?

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Found this site:

http://www.monoprice.com

They sell Mini DisplayPort to DVI cables (not adapters) up to 15ft in length. Hope that helps.

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Do you mean get another mini display port to DVI adapter? I take it you want to use your existing DVI cable with a mini display port to DVI adapter?

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Good video, look forward to seeing the Eyefinity setup. Also, are you going to be getting in on the GTX480/5870 benchmark battle?

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Thanks.

Well, it really depends on when Palit sends me the GTX 400 series video cards. I'm hoping this will be soon, but no confirmation yet.

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That's unfortunate. I have a 480 shipping, but it's stuck 4 hours away until Monday. Gotta love UPS.

Thinking about picking up a 5870 for my secondary rig though, close performance at near the same price, but higher availability.

Anonymous

Wow, what a killer card! Those ports look sexy (no pun intended)!

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I'm still working on producing the HIS HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Video Card video review for this product, but hope to have it finished by tomorrow or Friday if all goes well.

If all goes well, I will have another video following this one later this month detailing an Eyefinity setup using 3 LCDs.

Anonymous

If you get a chance would like to hear your thoughts on all those DP connections vs having a internal HDMI, I would appreciate it 3DGameMan. Since I really prefer a card with HDMI but would like to know if you think DP would be a better choice to start migrating. I did see the unboxing with all the adapters I just feel better doing straight HDMI to HDMI on monitor. As if DP to HDMI might detract some how from a HDMI monitor since it's using an adapter. Or you could fit it in a question an answer video. I was just curious about it is all.

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6 monitors on a video card... wont do that good in games... and who has 6 monitors? 3 are enough... and I think its kinda hard playing shooter games on 6 monitors setup...

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True, 6 displays is not recommend for FPS style games. For FPS games, 3 or 5 is recommended. For the 3 display set, 1 for the center and 2 peripheral.. for the 5 display setup. 1 for center and 4 (2 on each side) peripheral.

Now, racing and flying games would be sweet using 6 displays.

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I dunno, the bezels probably still would get in the way. They need bezel-less monitors that "snap" together seamlessly, THAT would make a large number of monitors a much more enticing prospect.

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Well, it's a bit of an issue, but the new drivers have bezel compensation. And after a while you forget the bezels even exist.

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yeh the bezels around monitors have always put me off from setting up a multi monitor system, id rather just have 1 large 26"+ screen infront of me than havin a inch of black stuff flashin by, always felt like i was missing some pixels, but think that was just psychological :)

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Why are they using the displayports again instaead of HDMI? HDMI was the better one right so why is this the case. I don't know any pc monitor or tv with an displayport, only Apple...

Anonymous

Its the HDMI replacement. No monitors really have it yet but they will do!

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the stupid thing is mw2 doesn't support dx11 and they give it whit a dx11 card so you can't see the the diference

Anonymous

I reckon its for productivity as someone said before , like people at the stock exchange , video production , editing etc etc
Does not really appeal to me

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Hey Rodney!

Don't just put your name on the video! You gotta say it!

That is like losing some of your originality!

~VagueDustin

Anonymous

hey gr8 vid but why dont u do asus cards 4 onces

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Anonymous wrote:hey gr8 vid but why dont u do asus cards 4 onces

Tell  Asus to send us some video cards. smiley

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Trivia Question:

1. Who was referred to as the "Master of the Universe" when he appeared on the cover of Time magazine?

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I kind of fail to see the point with Eyefinity 6 as using 6 monitors for gaming really won't do because of screen bezels. Eyefinity seems like more of a productivity thing to me. I think I see that the back of the card is covered which would be cool, I wish all ATI cards had that.

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Are you going to be getting any of the GTX 4xx cards for review at all Rodney?