Originally Posted by henrys
Thanks. My case is super tight and my 5870 is only 1 cm away from the HD rack. Good to know that they are the same length.
I see your 5870 is an XFX. XFX has three lengths for their 5870.
HD-587X- series is 254mm (central fan)
HD-587A- series is 279mm (front centrifugal fan) except the HD-587A-CNF9 which is 283mm (Eyefinity 6 edition).
XFX lists their 7970s at 275mm.