ASUS EAH5870 V2 Review

Gaming Results

ASUS EAH5870

Gaming

Crysis Warhead

If anything should really take advantage of any differences between the standard 5870 and Asus' upgraded one, it should be Crysis Warhead. Sure enough although the maximum frame-rate is close, minimum completely strolls off into the distance which really helps the smoothness of the game. There might only be a 10FPS difference between the reference card and an overclocked V2, but when the V2 stays above 35 minimum it makes an enormous difference to the gamers experience.

 

Dirt 2

Here is a curious one, but we've come to expect slightly strange results from Dirt 2. All through our testing the stock V2 and reference 5870 have been fairly close, with the overclocked one sprinting off into the distance.

Here the Asus is miles ahead of our reference card, and yet the overclock doesn't bring huge benefits. Still, 15FPS average is not to be sneezed at.

 

Just Cause 2

One of the most graphically demanding games of recent times, Just Cause 2, should make even the most powerful single card systems sweat.

As you can see, there is clearly one winner here. The EAH5870 V2, when overclocked, decimates the graph utterly. Taking into account this is a fixed benchmark, it really emphasises the potential there is.

 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat

Not normally part of our benchmarking suite here at OC3D, we couldn't resist testing it out, especially as it dominates the packaging of this card so much.

Both out the box and overclocked the EAH5870 V2 can handle the detail of S.T.A.L.K.E.R without a problem. Even in DX11 with all the effects turned on, we stay well above the 60FPS that are important for gameplay.

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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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