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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6


$550.00 Released March, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Runs in Crossfire mode with a second card flawlessly, no glitches or errors. Can handle the highest-end games at full settings gracefully. Can handle 6 monitors at once, perfect for an extremely large display.

The Cons:Power consumption is extremely high, will significantly impact your electric bill. Need to ensure that your power supply can handle the increased load. Somewhat larger than normal, will not work in anything but a large case.

The Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is a high-end graphics card from AMD, released in early 2010. This card is a step up from the Original Radeon HD 5870, with twice the amount of memory (2GB) and support for 6 monitors as opposed to only 3 on the original card.

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This product can also be compared to the mid-range Radeon HD 5830, which has lower specifications overall, including 1GB of memory and support for only 3 external monitors. The Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 has a clock speed of 850MHz, a memory clock of 1.2GHz and a potential data throughput of 4.8Gbps. At idle, this card will use 34 watts of energy, but will increase to 228 watts under a full load. CrossFireX multi-GPU technology is fully supported, meaning users can network 2, 3 or 4 separate graphics cards together. The Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Features

  • DirectX 11 capable
  • CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
  • Eyefinity multi-monitor mode
  • Core clock: 850MHz
  • Memory clock: 1.2GHz
  • 2GB GDDR5 RAM
  • 4.8 Gbps throughput
  • PCI-E 2.1 x16 compatible
  • 34 watts idle, 228 watts under load

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Pros
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    runs in Crossfire mode with a second card flawlessly, no glitches or errors

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    can handle the highest-end games at full settings gracefully

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    can handle 6 monitors at once, perfect for an extremely large display

Cons
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    power consumption is extremely high, will significantly impact your electric bill

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    need to ensure that your power supply can handle the increased load

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    somewhat larger than normal, will not work in anything but a large case

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    while sold as a multi-monitor video card, it needs an adapter to work like that which isn't included and costs another $100

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