Written by Tim Smalley
September 30, 2009 // 5:58 p.m.
Tags: #5870 #amd #analysis #architecture #ati #compute #cypress #directx11 #dx11 #evaluation #examination #feature #features #g80 #geforce #gt200 #hd #nvidia #opencl #performance #radeon #review #rv77 #rv870
We show you how to get the best from your graphics card with our simple guide.
Asus' new HD 5870 packs a factory overclock and custom cooler, at a reasonable price tag.
Asus goes to work on an HD 5870, trying to turn it into a world-beating juggernaut.
XFX attempt to push a HD 5870 as far as it will got to to try and topple the GTX 480
Concept single slot coolers by Taiwanese company, Triplex, were on show at Computex
The fastest graphics card in the world, and it's actually pleasant to live with too.
Features six display outputs and 2GB of memory for super-high resolution gaming.
Following our GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 reviews at the weekend, there's been some confusion over some of the benchmark results; in particular Colin McRae: Dirt 2. We've done some digging to get to the bottom of things.
The pricey GeForce GTX 480 has a smaller, less crazy sibling in the GeForce GTX 470. We take this more modest graphics card for a spin through our DX10 and DX11 games to see if this Fermi card is the one that's worth buying.
The wait is finally over - Nvidia's new graphics cards based around the Fermi architecture are here! We take a look at the flagship card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1,536MB. Read on to find out if it's able to wrestle the single-GPU gaming performance crown from ATI's Radeon HD 5870.
We've finally got our hands on an Eyefinity Edition card from ATI, and six screens to use it with. We take the kit for a test drive to see how good it is for 6-screen gaming and whether the future is multi-monitor.
Sapphire have taken the Radeon HD 5870 and fitted it with a unique vapour chamber cooler and a factory overclock to offer a card that claims to be as cool and quiet as it is fast. Does the Vapor-X deliver? We find out.
It's big, fast, power hungry and hot like Scarlett Johansson in a sauna - what's not to like? The size? Yes, at nearly a foot long this dual-HD 5870 beast won't even fit in the front page image box! Read on to see how the new card performs (don't call it a HD 5870 X2 though, or you'll look like a n00b)
Rounding out ATI's new line of DirectX 11 graphics cards comes the Sapphire Radeon HD 5750. With 1GB of GDDR5 and running on a cut down Juniper GPU, does this more affordable offering provide an attractive stepping stone to DX11? We find out.
Today marks the day when you can place your order for the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-x graphics card.
The first look at ATI's forthcoming dual-gpu, DX11 graphics card.
We announce the winner of our Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X competition.
The ATI Radeon HD 5870 is the fastest single GPU graphics card available right now, but Asus looks to have a way to make it even faster with its Voltage Tweak edition. Allowing you to alter the card's Vcore voltage and unlock even more overclocking headroom, just how fast can the HD 5870 go? We find out.
AMD has announced the release of the ATI Stream SDK Beta 4, which finally introduces support for GPGPU computing.
Looking for a DirectX11 GPU but don't want to drop £300 on an HD 5870? Then meet the HD 5850, the new GPU from ATI looking to dominate the popular £200 price point. We strap it into the bit-tech test system and find out how it measures up with the competition.
AMD has launched two new mid-range graphics cards today, the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon HD 5750. We review the Radeon HD 5770 from Asus and look to see whether the game has changed at this hugely important price point. Read on to find out.
Batmobile? Oh that. Yes, we can see why you might think that but it's actually ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 1GB graphics card. The new model is based on the company's next generation Cypress GPU, but is it worth snapping one up right way? To the Batmobile!
We've got the low down on the new Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 275 cards from ATI and Nvidia, so you know what upgrade to get. Do you grab either of the latest bad boys or are the older cards a better punt for your pound? Read on to find out.
Nvidia launched its 55nm update to the GeForce GTX 280 at CES and we're now able to disclose how that card performs. The new Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 boasts higher clock speeds and lower power consumption, but is the price right? Let's find out.
We've seen the benchmarks and how ATI has comeback from nowhere to reclaim the mainstream performance crown, but what's behind this sudden change that makes the new HD 4000-series so compelling? We dive deep down inside to find out.
Nvidia's GT200 GPU arrived just a few days ago - we dive deep into the architecture to find out what's changed inside the chip. We take a look at the GeForce GTX 280's performance, while also looking at GPU computing--and CUDA in particular--to see how things are progressing in that space.