Product Type: Powercolor graphic cards
Newest Review: ... is like a walk in the park on the highest settings along with Final Fantasy 14 and Dead Space 2. I haven't personally run any frame... more
An epic card for epic gaming
Powercolor Radeon HD5870
Member Name: souljasam
Powercolor Radeon HD5870
Advantages: Graphical powerhouse that doesnt let anything stand in its way
Disadvantages: High price tag puts this out of some budgets
This graphics card is simply amazing. I have this card installed in my newest computer and it plows through any obstacle Ive put in its path. I have this card installed along side a intel i7 and 6gb of DDR3 1033mhz ram. with that combination of hardware i have yet to have any problems with playing new games on their highest settings.
Crysis is like a walk in the park on the highest settings along with Final Fantasy 14 and Dead Space 2. I haven't personally run any frame rate tests with the card for these games but from the looks of it the games all play at at least 45 frames per second. Even when there is a lot of action this card doesn't just chug along, it powers through and keeps the game going smoothly.
Crysis is one of the games that is known to be extremely hard on graphic cards. So this card being able to run it very well definitely gives this card some merit. I didn't notice any times when the game became slow or the frame rate became jagged.
Final Fantasy 14 is an absolutely beautiful and incredibly graphically intense game, and this card just displays everything flawlessly. I played Final Fantasy 14 on an older Nvidia 8800 GT card and it couldn't handle the highest settings of the game. On the highest settings the Nvidia card would get swamped down even in areas with not much going on.
I must say that the only negative thing i can say about this card is the price tag. £202 is definitely on the expensive side, but its worth it if you want a card that has no problem playing games on high setting and that will last for years to come as new more graphically intense games are produced.
Summary: A must have graphics card for any gamer
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