Ah launch day. How I have missed thee. It has been almost 5 months since the last video card launch we covered (the HD 4770). Well AMD is back bitches! And by the looks of these reviews, they have succeeded in raising the bar in several graphical areas while also using less power than the HD 4890!
I have the HD 5870 and HD 5850 pages up and I have added all the cards and reviews that I could find at the moment. I have not had time to read through many reviews yet but I have a few things I would like to share with you. Check out the comparison pics at the top of this page. The HD 5870 has drawn an almost perfect circle all the way through the rainbow tunnel of happiness! TechPowerUp created a seconday article about how the HD 5870 handles decreased PCI-E bandwidth. And finally Hexus and TweakTown were able to do some CrossFireX testing.
Sometime later today I will put together an overclocking roundup and I will also get some Newegg links connected.