While the model number may seem confusing and excessively long at first, ASUS does this to distinguish each card among its many other offerings. In the 5870 lineup for example, they make no less than seven different variants! What the other letters and numbers translate to is that the card we have for review today features a game bundle, STALKER Call of Pripyat in this case, two DVI connections and DisplayPort capability, 1Gb of GDDR5 video memory and the non-reference "version 2" ASUS designed card cooler. With their Voltage Tweak Technology, ASUS claims performance can be boosted up to 50% over a reference 5870 card, while the larger fan and all-copper GPU sink keeps temperatures 17% lower.
Join us as we take a closer look at the ASUS EAH5870 V2 STALKER Edition.