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ATI Radeon HD 5850/5870/5970 Graphics Cards

From AFOX, Manli, Sapphire, XFX.

March 15, 2010



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Bundles

A basic bundle for such cards should include the following items: a user manual, a software CD, and a CrossFire bridge. Now let's see what other accessories are bundled with each card.


Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Overclock 1024MB

A basic bundle plus a DVI-to-HDMI adapter, as well as Battlestations: Pacific and Colin McRae: DiRT2 games.

AFOX Radeon HD 5870 1024MB

A basic bundle plus a DVI-to-VGA adapter.

Manli Radeon HD 5870 1024MB

The same.

AFOX Radeon HD 5850 1024MB

A basic bundle.

XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition 1024MB

A basic bundle, a DVI-to-VGA adapter, Colin McRae: DiRT2.

XFX Radeon HD 5970 2x1024MB

The same.

If your monitor has a DisplayPort interface, remember to check if your HD 5970 card comes with a Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort adapter. You won't be able to connect this card to your monitor without one.


Boxes


AFOX Radeon HD 5850 1024MB

For many users a box counts for the first impression. This company might have to reduce prices a bit to attract more users to its products.

AFOX Radeon HD 5870 1024MB

Same here.

Manli Radeon HD 5870 1024MB

A stylish case. The bundle is stowed into compartments. The card is securely fixed.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Overclock 1024MB

The card is stowed into a papier-mache compartment, while the rest of the bundle is inside a separate box underneath. The box has a glossy jacket of the traditional Vapor-X design.

XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition 1024MB

A traditionally small box in a glossy jacket. The card is stowed into a cardboard compartment, the rest of the bundle is inside a separate box.

XFX Radeon HD 5970 2x1024MB

A larger graphics card requires a larger box. The card is securely fixed in its compartment.



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