Your 5870 card was stock clocked at 1080 Mhz?
You are getting a great speed out of your 5870 already. 500 Mhashes/sec is awesome
I have a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 running at out of the box settings, 850 Mhz/ 1200 Mhz and I get around 370 Mhashes/sec hashing speed.
I am interested to know which utility you used to tweak the core clock/memory clock settings for your GPU?
What temperature does your GPU operate on? From the screenshot, it looks incredibly cool. Only 57 degrees with 99% GPU load!
My 5870 runs at around 80 degrees. What cooling mechanisms do you use?