The days of buying a stock reference video card and not having other options is long past and Gigabyte is capitalizing on the aftermarket bonanza. Their Ultra Durable line of GPU's feature a 2oz copper PCB to decrease electrical resistance and decrease operating temperatures. Solid Capacitors to extend the life of the GPU and Tier 1 Samsung or Hynix memory for better overclocking. Combine all that with a great aftermarket fan factory installed and you have a lean mean overclocking machine.
Enter the Gigabyte HD 5870 Ultra Durable (GV-R587UD-GD) ATI Radeon video card and you get all that in a massive graphic powerhouse and it features a nice dual fan inclined cooling solution that is pretty unique. While we love the look of the ATI 5800 series GPU's and their black and red cowling heat is always a concern when purchasing an expensive GPU and the Inclined cooling fans on the Gigabyte HD 5870 might be just what the doctor ordered.