ATI Radeon HD 5870 Video Cards overclocked straight from the factory

by Rafael Hernandez on May 9, 2010 · 0 comments

Getting yourself up to speed on the video card overclocking front usually takes quite a bit more cash in the form of added third-party heatsinks and the warranty voiding that entails.

HotHardware has rounded up a trio of ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards that are overclocked from the normal speeds straight out of the factory and sport custom coolers which are quite a bit more fancy than what you’d find on reference designs:

Each company has taken the Radeon HD 5870 recipe that ATI originally designed and spiced it up. While the reference cards check in at 850 MHz core and 1200 MHz memory, these overclocked models sport increases up to 100 MHz on the GPU and 50 MHz for memory frequency. How much does the extra horsepower translate into gaming performance? And will the performance bump be enough to justify the extra cheddar they demand? Let’s take a closer look at each one to see how they differ and how much of a boost you can expect to see from them in various benchmarks.

A decent bump in performance although their test usage is a bit extreme as they’re playing with frame rates in the teens there.

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