Pick up an HDH870 with a custom cooler and a STALKER - Graphics Cards 2
[H]ard|OCP had a chance to try out a new graphics card from ASUS, the EAH5870 V2 STALKER Edition which comes with a copy of STALKER:Call of Pripyat.  The card its self sports a new cooler and an extra 18MHz on the GPU, the RAM is still at stock speeds.  During testing the new cooler was seen to provide slightly better cooling than the stock cooler under load and did so at a much lower volume than the stock fan, even running essentially silently at idle.   [H] had luck overclocking the card as well and when they bumped up the vCore the GPU was still stable 169MHz above the reference speed.  In the end though, the decision was against picking up the card as the price premium added onto the card wasn’t justified.

“ASUS is back making another play for your hard-earned upgrade money. This time, ASUS have brought out the EAH5870 V2 STALKER Edition, a Radeon HD 5870 with an improved cooling device. Does a bundled game and improved cooling device make up for its $100 price premium?”

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