ASUS EAH5870 V2 Review

Test Setup and Overclocking


Test Setup

Corsair Dominator GT @ 1600MHz
ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
Intel i7 930 @ 3.6GHz
Corsair HX850
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Noctua NH-D14 with Arctic MX-3

Overclocking and Temperatures

Let's start with temperatures and see if the cooling is up to snuff.

Following a 15 minute Furmark run we saw 57°C at load under stock speeds, and on the right 66°C under load when overclocked.

This is still loads cooler than reference, and yet in the compact adaptable size we're all used to.

ASUS EAH5870     ASUS EAH5870 

Speaking of overclocking, it's always easier thanks to the excellent Asus voltage tweak BIOS.  Using the Smart Doctor software we managed to get the core all the way up to 999MHz. Just one shy of the magic 1000GHz. Considering this isn't a specially selected "high clocking" chip, that's great and should show up in the results.

It's rare to find a card we can overclock the RAM on to any great degree, but 49MHz is not bad.


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Most Recent Comments

23-06-2010, 06:09:28

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

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

23-06-2010, 06:30:19

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

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

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 ?

Thx in advance, Sean. Quote

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