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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Card in CrossFire X

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 30, 2009 4:11 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Video Card

 

Having a look at the card, the only difference we have is the sticker that GIGABYTE has opted for. We can see on the top half we've got the brand while across the bottom we have the ATI logo along with the model. We can also see that GIGABYTE has placed a sticker in the middle of the fan.

 

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Sitting just behind the fan at the back of the card we have a couple of vents which seem to help with cooling. We're not sure if they're able to suck in a bit more air or they're just letting some of the hot air escape from another location.

 

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Just above the vents sitting on top of the card we have our two power connectors which come in the form of two 6-Pin PCI Express connectors. Staying across the top but moving closer to the front we have two CrossFire connectors which we'll be fortunately making very good use of today.

 

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The I/O department doesn't hold any surprises. We've got a small vent that takes up half of the top section of the I/O plate, while next to that we have a single Dual-Link DVI connector. Below we have another and to the left of that one we have a native HDMI connector along with a DisplayPort one.

 

Specifications

 

As you would expect, there's no difference when it comes to clocks. We can clearly see that the core comes in at the same 850MHz while the 1GB of GDDR5 carries with it a 1200MHz clock which translates into 4800MHz QDR.

 

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What's different about this GPU-Z screen shot that we haven't seen before is that three GPUs are enabled in our CrossFire bar across the bottom.

 

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