Date: December 21st, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: PowerColor
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So what do you exactly get for US$299 - $319 when you purchase PowerColor's PCS+ version of the HD 5870 performance videocard.
PowerColor supplied the usual driver CD, a basic installation guide and a free full version Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. all that is needed is to download the game, use the included serial number and have fun. You have to love when free games are included for no additional cost.
The hardware kit is limited to a crossfire bridge and a DVI-VGA adapter. No other power cables are provided and PowerColor must assume you have a newer power supply which has the additional power connections needed.
And finally you unearth your PowerColor PCS+ graphics card. The first thing you will notice is the enormous quad 8mm copper heatpipe heatsink cooled via a very large 90mm fan. This should be a rather effective cooling solution that will allow for the pushing the overclock while keeping temperatures down. But at this time it is mere conjecture. Read on to see how it performed.