ASUS EAH5870 V2 Review

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Thanks to its exclusive tie-in with S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat the main design of the box is dominated by that very game.

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The box itself is the standard ASUS black and gold number with the crossfire cable, power adaptor leads and suchlike. Just in case anyone has made it this far without being aware of the exclusivity of the Call of Pripyat deal, they certainly are reminded upon getting down to the card.

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Here it is, the V2 in all its glory. Anyone who saw our Matrix review will recognise the design of the cooler, and it's as attractive here as it was there. A nice variant upon the red and black we see usually adorning the high end ATI card.

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The business end is, as you'd expect from a modified reference design, all exhaust and outputs. Patience, we're getting there.

Up the other end we see the two power connectors, 8 and 6-pin in this case, and the decent sized fan to pump cool air up the card.

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Despite this looking at a glance like a reference design, there are some changes under the hood. The fan is robust and slightly larger than at stock. We can also just see a wedge of shiny copper that should help really give this good cooling.

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Most Recent Comments

23-06-2010, 06:09:28

steve30x
That fan looks a good bit bigger than the reference fan. Is it quiet? I might be looking to get two of those.Quote

23-06-2010, 06:28:37

Bungral
Hmmm this or wait for some kind of 5890......Quote

23-06-2010, 06:30:19

tinytomlogan
Its a bloody good card tbh, voltage tweak, better cooler, still ref PCB for watercooling, great performer. And all for the same price as a normal 5870..... Tis a no brainer.Quote

23-06-2010, 09:40:57

AMDFTW
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
Hmmm this or wait for some kind of 5890......
that would be a beastQuote

23-06-2010, 14:58:22

Br1t1shB33f
Excellent review... also well timed post as i was looking to buy one of these, and now have. Thx for the clear on consise manner in which you present the facts.

P.S does this come with the STALKER game ?

http://www.crescentelectronics.co.uk/asus-eah58702dis1gd5v2-graphics-adapter-radeon-hd-5870-1-gb.html

Thx in advance, Sean. Quote
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