XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review :: Card

01-14-2010 · Category: Hardware -

By Benjamin Sun

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Card

Card

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review 47-fin fan

47-fin fan

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review HD 5870 logo

HD 5870 logo

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Card 2

Card 2


XFXs card is the same as the reference design in most respects. The card is 10 inches long with a shroud on the front of the card. The XFX logo is on the front of the card with the name of the card; XFX RADEON HD 5870 below it. There is a 47-fin fan on the far right portion of the front of the card. This is exactly the same design as found on the reference HD 5870.


XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review PCI Express connector

PCI Express connector

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Rear of card

Rear of card

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Top of card

Top of card

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Crossfire bridges

Crossfire bridges


The rear of the card has two holes for efficient air flow. The fan draws air in throw the holes blowing the air across the graphic chips and out the front grill. The top of the card has two bridges for installing up to four of these cards in a single system offering Quad-CrossfireX mode with four HD 5870sinstalled. The top of the card is also where the 6-pin power connectors are located. Note that ATI indicates that a maximum of 188Watts are necessary for this card more than that provided by a single 6-pin and the PCI Express slot.


XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Two 6-pin power

Two 6-pin power

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review ATI RADEON Premium Graphics

ATI RADEON Premium Graphics

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review Bottom of card

Bottom of card

XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX Edition Video Card Review I/O

I/O


The back of the card has the Part Number and Serial Number stickers as well as the mounting screws for the Cypress XT chip on the card. The I/O on the card consists of two DVI-I outputs, a HDMI output and a DisplayPort output. To use three monitors the DisplayPort output must be used as a requirement of Eyefinity along with two of the other connections. There is a 6 DisplayPort HD 5870 on the market but this card supports three monitors.