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XFX HD 5870 ATI Radeon Graphics Card (HD-587X-ZNFC)

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: XFX
  • Model Number: HD587XZNFC
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: AMD
  • Graphics Card Ram: 1.0 GB
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Product Description

Product Description

Taking 3 enormous steps towards realistic gaming, the The XFX Radeon HD 5870 with Eyefinity Technology, gives the first-ever wrap-around in-picture experiece to fully immerse yourself in the game, or maximize your productivity at work.

From the Manufacturer

Smash through the latest graphical benchmarks with the ATI Radeon 5870. This powerful graphics card is fully compatible with DirectX 11 and can run all of the latest games without any stuttering or slowdown. It is loaded with advanced rendering technologies that make your games look more realistic than ever before. And thanks to ATI Eyefinity, you can expand your display across three monitors--adding an extra level of immersion to your gaming. With certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, the Radeon 5870 will take your gaming experience to the next level.

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RADEON HD 5870
Graphics Card
At a Glance:

  • Powerful graphics card handles demanding games with ease
  • DirectX 11 support for next-gen graphical processing
  • Multi-monitor display with ATI Eyefinity
  • Quiet and energy efficient processing
  • Multi-GPU Crossfire compatibility
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RADEON HD 5870 Graphics Card

RADEON HD 5870 Graphics Card
Supports Crossfire allowing you to link two graphics cards together.
RADEON HD 5870 Graphics Card
Utilizes advanced GDDR5 memory to keep up with high-bandwidth demands.
RADEON HD 5870 Graphics Card
Utilizes PowerPlay technology for quiet and
energy efficient processing.
Unrivaled Visuals with DirectX 11 Support

The Radeon 5870 is a graphics powerhouse. With more than two billion transistors and 2.72 TeraFLOPS of processing power, it can muscle through even the most hardware-intensive games. It also uses advanced GDDR5 memory that can keep up with the high-bandwidth demands of today's games. With so much graphic power at its disposal, the card guarantees a smooth, latency-free gaming experience.

The card also boasts superior filtering capabilities. It supports up to 24x super-sample anti-aliasing that works to smooth out jagged edges and eliminate graphical artifacts. And with up to 16x anisotropic filtering, textures appear sharper than ever.

Most importantly, however, the Radeon 5870 gives you access to DirectX 11 (DX11)--the next generation of PC graphics technology. DX11 unlocks brand-new graphical features like tessellation, which allows for greater realism and detail. More and more games rely on DX11, and with the Radeon 5870, you won't be left behind with an inferior graphics card.

ATI Eyefinity for an Immersive, Panoramic View

The Radeon 5870 also features ATI Eyefinity, a radical new technology that allows you to expand your display across up to three monitors. Using Eyefinity, you can achieve a wide, panorama-like display. Since each monitor preserves its native resolution, you'll be able to link your monitors without a decrease in sharpness.

If you're a gamer, the added visual space gives you a real advantage. Shooter fans will have expanded peripheral vision and will react faster to incoming enemies. Real-time strategists will get a commanding view of the map and will be able to execute strategies more effectively. And flight simulators will feel more immersive than ever, placing you directly in the cockpit.

High-Definition Video and Audio

With the Radeon 5870, you'll be able to enjoy all of your HD media with unparalleled crispness and clarity. The card is equipped with ATI Avivo, a new reference technology that speeds up HD image processing. With Avivo, you can expect flawless, smooth video playback, with faster decoding and post-processing than ever. Avivo also enables full HDMI connectivity and support for the latest HD color profiles, so you can watch Blu-ray movies on your computer.

The Radeon 5870 also sports an integrated audio controller that supports HD audio profiles like AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD. It features up to 7.1 channel surround audio and delivers a powerful HD audio performance.

Energy Efficient and Quiet

Thanks to ATI's industry-leading power design, you'll also enjoy the ultimate in energy efficiency and quietness while using the Radeon 5870. The card utilizes PowerPlay technology, which dynamically adjusts power use depending on how active the card is. This helps the GPU disperse heat more effectively, ensuring that your card runs safely and stably. It also makes the card quieter, so you can hear your games instead of your computer.

Crossfire Support for Multiple GPU Power

PC gaming is more immersive than ever before, but it is also much more hardware intensive. To keep up with the latest benchmarks, one graphics card sometimes isn't enough. Thankfully, the ATI Radeon 5870 supports Crossfire, which allows you to link two graphics cards together for a greatly increased GPU output. This added graphic power eliminates frame-rate hiccups and slowdowns and improves your gaming even more.

The RADEON HD 5870 Graphics Card is backed by a three-year warranty.

What's in the Box

RADEON HD 5870 Graphics Card, DVI to VGA adapter, ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect, and user's manual.


Radeon Graphics Cards by XFX
Transistor CountProcessing PowerDirectX 11 SupportMemoryPre-Overclocked Stock Cooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670627 million620 GigaFLOPSYes1 GB DDR5NoYes
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 HD577AZNFC1.04 billion1.36 TeraFLOPSYes1 GB DDR5NoNo - Features new, compact cooler fan
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 HD577XZNFC1.04 billion1.36 TeraFLOPSYes1 GB DDR5NoYes
XFX ATI Radeon HD 58502.15 billion2.09 TeraFLOPSYes1 GB DDR5NoYes
XFX ATI Radeon HD 58702.15 billion2.72 TeraFLOPSYes1 GB DDR5NoYes
XFX ATI Radeon HD 59704.3 billion; dual GPUs4.64 TeraFLOPSYes2 GB DDR5YesYes


Product Information

Product Dimensions 11 x 4.4 x 1.5 inches
Item Weight 3 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.9 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B0037YMWXO
Item model number HD587XZNFC
Customer Reviews
2.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,216 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com March 17, 2010

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By E. S. on September 17, 2010
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I have been building my own PCs for a number of years now. I have to say this is the most powerfull and most well founded GFX card I have ever purchased and used. I modded the card to a watercooled card with ease. Much easier then many of the NVIDIA cards I have worked with. I run 2 of these in Crossfire and my system more then maxes benchmarks. I get about 100 FPS with my system. If you are looking for a great GFX card for your system look no further. I am also able to run a 3 monitor setup form this one card with the Display port it has...EASILY ONE OF THE VERY BEST CARDS ON THE MARKET!
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I picked up a pair of these to upgrade from my previous Xfire setup. Every game I play including Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 perfrom flawlessly with virtually no slowdown. Multisampling at 4x, texture at 16x and 1080p res gives high frame rates (fps hover around 50). Love this card. Like most other reviewers said, The fan is a bit on the noisy side but with a good 5.1 sound system you'll never notice =)

By the way. I live in the northern US and I keep my machine in the basement. Ambient temps never go above 65F so with a full tower HAF chassis and a few 240mm fans the cards rarely get above 55C even with the fan on auto.
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Works well as advertised, email support is very good.

The fan is way too noisy at full power. I prefer those hamster-wheel fans some of the cards of this class have.

If you can afford it and can install such things, get the Arctic Accelero Xtreme cooler for it. Those are quiet, light and cool much better than stock fans.

If you want to mine Bitcoin with it, it's too slow now. Even 5970's are mining slow now that Bitcoin is more popular. Unless you can buy a rack of these, you are probably better off in a mining pool...

Have fun!
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I built a new PC with the following:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Case
2 Front 120mm Fans (In)
1 Side 120mm Fan (In)
1 Rear 120mm Fan (Out) [Case hase perforated top for extra exhaust/ventilation]
DG45ID Intel Mobo
Q9550 Retail, stock cooler fan
8GB Crucial DDR2 800MHz RAM
500GB Seagate 7200RPM HD
Sony 24x DVD/CD RW Combo
Ultra LSP550 PSU
Win 7, 64 Bit

I started with a fresh Win 7 install, fresh Norton 2011 install followed by full Norton update and scan, full Intel mobo Integrator Update (all latest intel drivers), then Win 7 full update via MS Update. Validated latest drivers on all peripherals and proceeded to install XfX HD Radeon 5870, along with Catalyst suite 11.2.

CPU Passmark at this point was 4,667, CPU idles with 62 DegC Thermal margin, GPU idles with the temp needle at the bottom of the scale, Mobo stable at 32DegC, Chipset and I/O buffer both at 66 DegC. Case has positive air flow coming out of the top of the perforated metal at the top of the case.

Installed Crysis, patched up to 1.2.1, Crysis Warhead (patched to 1.1), and CODWAW (patched to V1.7)

I am not running any CPU or GPU overclock, all Catalyst settings on factory default. (850 GPU, 1200 memory, auto fan)

Games start fine, but then the screen randomly (2 - 10 minutes) freezes, and then the screen changes to black or green vertical lines, the system crashes and then reboots.)

I verified voltages and currents from power supply, with 3.3, 5 and 12 VDC all stable under loads from idle to 100% max CPU and GPU load.

Ran TessMark at extreme settings, and found that the "freeze" ocurred at 60 DegC on the GPU, with the fan on "Auto" running around 35-40%.
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By Polski on January 8, 2011
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This is an awesome card... lots of bang for the buck. I mostly play BC2 and can do so with settings maxed out getting an average of 40fps. This is without any overclocking or tweaking. I can say that the fps drop below 20 when there are multiple explosions near by, but this lasts maybe 1sec then ramps back up.

My only complaint is that AMD have their heads up their butts when it comes to releasing stable drivers. They seem to think that releasing drivers every month is a must, even if they aren't polished. C'mon guys, WE ARE ROOTING FOR YOU!!!
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I have been owning XFX for some time. Their quality is good. This non-reference model 5870 looks good. The only thing you should notice is that you should get reference model for overclocking because you cannot adjust voltage on this model. If you are not, this is for you. This card should last enough for modern games.
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This Card is a very good choice. isn't the fastest single GPU card actually but for the price (210 bucs) it's the better product to buy.
In my case this card run Battlefield Bad Company 2 at 4X AA and 16 AF in 1680x1050 resolution without a problem and others DirectX11's games in high setups perfectly.
Also this card have Double Lifetime Warranty and a excellent costumer support by the manufacturer.
XFX is a great Brand.
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