We love the new GIGABYTE package. As soon as we opened it the light started reflecting off the front of it and we thought "Ohhh, so shiny". As for the box design, there isn't really anything we haven't seen before apart from a new picture in the middle. Across the top we still find the GIGABYTE logo while to the right we have the Windows 7 and ATI ones.
Moving down, we see a sticker that makes mention that the card is DisplayPort ready. Further down we have mention that the card carries with it 1GB of GDDR5, while below that we have the model which is of course the HD 5870.
Turning over, we've got the model across the top with a number of ATI logos. Moving down, we've got a bit of a blurb on the card. Down again we've got a fair bit of information on some of the technology the card offers including Direct X 11 and Eyefinity multi monitor support. The rest of the box is rounded off with a few more features and more of the standard information we're used to seeing on our graphics cards.
As far as paperwork goes, we've got two manuals along with the standard driver CD. At the moment you'll probably find yourself wanting to make use of it. In the next few weeks, though, we should see the Catalyst 9.10s come out with full support for the model. Not seen but included is the Dirt 2 voucher that we've seen with other HD 5870s. The only reason it's not here is because GIGABYTE made sure the sample was quickly sent out. We did confirm that the game does come with the card which is great.
Looking at the cables, we've got two duel molex to 6-Pin PCI E connectors along with a DVI to VGA connector and a CrossFire bridge that we will be making good use out of today.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [Video Card]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Crysis Warhead]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Sound Tests]
- Page 14 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 15 [Final Thoughts]
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