XFX 5870 XXX Review

Packaging

XFX 5870 XXX

Packaging

Often packaging is either perfunctory, or quite good. XFX have absolutely pulled out all the stops. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

The box externally contains all the information you'd expect to see on a graphics card, with a large explanation of the technical specifications and the badges of the various technologies the HD5870 is capable of.

XFX 5870 XXX Box     XFX 5870 XXX Manual  

The side panels are equally informative with everything laid out in a clear style that is a far cry from some of the more complex tables and lists we find on some products.

Naturally with a graphics card we're far more forgiving of gaudy packaging than for many products, but XFX have obtained a nice balance between the need to be brash and the subtleties a product of this quality requires.

XFX 5870 XXX Contents     XFX 5870 XXX Packaging  

Opening up the side flap we find an incredibly sturdy inner box. In fact it's so sturdy you could paint it white and live in it in case the bomb drops.

Lifting the top we find far and away the cosiest most protective foam we've seen. The cut out of the card is precise and the cables and such are tucked away at the front under the green, equally sturdy, cardboard.

XFX 5870 XXX Specs     XFX 5870 XXX Specifications  

So fantastic is this foam packaging it really needs a photo all to itself. A stunning effort by XFX and something all manufacturers should aspire to. It's not often you find something you'd feel safe sending via "Big Budget Couriers" but I doubt anything could cause damage to the card.

Finally before we look at the card itself we see the manuals and driver CD that all come in the very crisp XFX style. Only the door hanger hints at this items main use.

XFX 5870 XXX Pictures     XFX 5870 XXX

Ok. So what is hiding in that anti-static bag?

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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2010, 13:43:20

AMD_PBz
Yet another Great Review Tom

What better way to spend a Holiday than testing an XFX 5870?

I know I'd rather be doing that than being stuck here at work selling car parts.

CheersQuote

05-04-2010, 15:42:20

zillion
Hello Tom

Im just abit curious here, coz as far as i understand u can run a Xfire setup involving a 5870 + 5850 so i was wondering if u would make such review and/or for instance also one including maybe a 5970 + 5870 to see how well this would scale in price/performance.

Regards.Quote

05-04-2010, 16:35:08

VonBlade
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Originally Posted by name='AMD_PBz'
Yet another Great Review Tom
*VB wonders why we have our names at the top of the article*Quote

05-04-2010, 17:15:00

zillion
Hey VB

Maybe u would be so kind to answer my question if possible.....

Can u run a Xfire setup with a 5870 and a 5850 and if so, do u have any experience with the performance?

RegardsQuote

06-04-2010, 01:22:22

lasher
Next time use the flashing font and larger type face vb Quote
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