ASUS ROG Radeon HD 5870 

Released April, 2010
  • 894 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
6.9 Out of 10

Desktop157 MHz300 MHz0.95 VBlu-Ray Playback400 MHz900 MHz1.03 V3D Load875 MHz1225 MHz1.18 V AMD includes their own overclocking utility with Catalyst Control Center.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2010)
Desktop157 MHz300 MHz1.06 VBlu-Ray Playback400 MHz800 MHz1.11 V3D Load894 MHz1200 MHz1.24 V AMD includes their own overclocking utility with Catalyst Control Center.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2010)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 5870 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Radeon HD 5870
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon HD 5870
7.3
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon HD 5870
6.1
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 5870
7.4
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Radeon HD 5870
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 5870
7.0
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

Radeon HD 5870
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 5870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
134.18 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6870
184.71 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
173.22 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
18.8 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
44.94 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6870
15.89 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
980.53 frames/s
Radeon HD 6870
861.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
3,354.97
Radeon HD 6870
3,357.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
3,712.06
Radeon HD 6870
3,716.5

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5870
31.71

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5870
198.58

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5870
18.43

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 5870


8.8
For overclockers, the Matrix Platinum is a treat when it comes to out of the box overclock, headroom to overclock further, and all the features that help.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Memory

One reason is that the clock speeds are increased, the additional 1 GB of GDDR5 memory needs power too, another factor is the different voltage regulation circuitry.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2010)
Thanks to the new error correction algorithm in the memory controller, every memory error is just retransmitted until everything is fine.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2009)
MSI has slightly increased the clock speeds on their design to 900/1200 up from 850/1200 on the reference design.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2010)

Performance

You have to manually increase the clocks and observe the framerate until you find the point where performance drops.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2009)
At resolutions lower than 1900 x 1200, 2 GB has very little performance benefits.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2010)
Crossfire dual, triple and quad configurations are supported to improve performance even further.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2009)

Applications

Overall this is a nice choice of added features and the software is reasonably easy to use.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2010)
8.9The HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo is a rock solid card that can play every game you throw at it, at resolutions up to 1920x1200, with highest details settings, and some anti-aliasing eyecandy.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2010)
GPU voltage is managed by a UP6225 voltage controller, which supports I2C software voltage control up to 1.85 V. MSI's Afterburner lets you adjust the GPU voltage up to 1.35V. Unfortunately you can only change GPU voltage via software, adjusting the other voltages requires a hard mod via soldering.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2010)

Power

Along the top edge of the card ASUS has placed a lit Matrix logo which changes color when the GPU load / power draw changes, a very nice touch.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2010)
Due to reduced power requirements, AMD has decided to fit the card with two 6-pin power connectors only.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2009)
I find the power consumption improvements very impressive.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2009)

Overclocking

Desktop157 MHz300 MHz0.97 VBlu-Ray Playback400 MHz900 MHz1.11 V3D Load900 MHz1200 MHz1.17 V AMD includes their own overclocking utility with Catalyst Control Center.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2010)
Afterburner which is made by my good friend Unwinder, who also makes Rivatuner, is clearly one of the most advanced and easy to use software for GPU overclocking.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2010)
The overclocks seen on our card are neither spectacular nor disappointing, they pretty much represent a good average of what you can expect from most HD 5800 based graphics cards.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand ATI
GPU name Cypress
Market Desktop
Clock speed 894 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card ATi Radeon HD 5870 850 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,600
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Compute units 20
Pixel rate 28.61 GPixel/s
Texture rate 71.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,860.8 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 188W
Idle noise level 42.4 dB
Load noise level 53.8 dB
Idle power consumption 123W
Load power consumption 352W
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