PowerColor has released some interesting editions of the HD5000 series video cards with premium aftermarket cooling solutions , pre-overclocked and with bundled software. Today PCWizKid takes a look at the PowerColor PCS+ ATI Radeon HD5870 - Call of Duty Modern Warfare II Edition card. Looking at the bundle, we've got everything we would expect out of a high end model. PCWizKid takes a close look at the card in the video review below.
Standard Display Connecors
ATI Stream Technology
ATI Eyefinity Technology
ATI Hypermemory Technology
Dual Link DVI-I x2
Power Specs + Board Dimensions
Minimum System Power requirement (W)
Extention Power Connector
Two 6-Pin PCI Express Power connectors
PCWizKid's Test System
- Phenom II X4 965 Overclocked to 4Ghz - Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard - OCZ 4GB DDR3 AMD Black Edition (8-8-8-24) - WD Caviar Blue SATA HDD 500GB - Tuniq Ripper 1000 Watt Power Supply - Cooler Master Scout Case - Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Note: Ambient room temperature is 20C Celsius during tests.
- All tests are performed at 1280x1024 and 1680x1050 resolution for consistency in results and comparisons with other system tests an video cards in the same test system. These are benchmarking resolutions which are commonly used.
Game settings for benchmarks are always maxed out, AA at 4x or 8x either Very High or Enthusiast levels when available.
The thermal performance of the PowerColor PCS+ HD5870 is excellent, and that is one noticeable mark which makes this card a terrific choice. Secondly, the fan is much more quiet than a stock blower type fan which gives another thumbs up! Last but not least is its frames per second performance and rendering, as demonstrated in the video review, are above average for a HD5870 with overclocking capability taking performance of the card up a level easily without increasing voltage or adding much heat we squeezed a little bit more out of what is already a lot. The addition of a recent new game adds bonus to get you started on enjoying this premium top notch video card to the max! An A+ "Recommended Choice" award from PCWizKid.