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Asus EAH5870 v2 Review

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Temperature testing will be accomplished by loading the video card to 100% using the MSI Kombuster utility that is paired with MSI's afterburner overclocking utility for temperature monitoring. I will be using the stability test set to a resolution of 1920x1200 using 8xAA. I will use a 15 minute time frame to run the test ensuring that the maximum thermal threshold is reached. The fan speed will be left in the control of the driver package and video cards BIOS for the first test with the fan moved to 100% to see the best possible cooling scenario. The idle test will be a 20 minute cool-down with the fan speeds left on automatic.


  • Monitoring with MSI Afterburner
  • GPU Stability test in MSI Kombuster
  • 15 minute load duration
  • 15 minute idle duration
  • Temperature Measured in degrees Celsius
















Lower = Better


The EAH5870 is definitely a cool cat. When the huge fan on this thing is cranked up, the numbers only go lower. At full speed, it gets pretty loud though.

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