upon further examination this cannot be a 5870. Even though the length is bigger than the said dimensions of the 5850, the power plugs are located on the front of the card. The 5870 has them on the side. I just don't understand why my default speeds are 850/1200, and the bandwidth/fillrates match the 5870.
Anyone has any thoughts feel free!
your card got "flashed". They took the 5870 bios, whether accidentally or not, and installed it to your 5850. Keep in mind the bios controls your voltage core, clock speed ect. So your basically running a 5870 without the number of transisters, kudos.