AMD is on a high note these days with releasing wonderful range of budget graphic cards with performance like the 5750, 5770 and the high end ones like 5850 and 5870.Today AMD announced their new dual graphics card – ATI Radeon HD 5970.Besides being the fastest, it’s the one of the first(others being 5850 and 5870) to provide support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and Eyefinity multi-display at a max resolution of 7680×1600.
As we all know ATI are no longer naming these dual cards “X2′s” as it is difficult to remember their names.HD 5970 is basically two RV870′s in one solution and the core clocks will be between 725-750mhz and has 3200 stream processors (2×1600) along with the 2GB GDDR5 memory via a dual 256 bit bus implementation. These are basically two 5800 series i.e HD 5850s running together the HD 5970 with 2x 80 texture units which is double what is implemented on a HD 5870.
The rest of specification includes 160 texture units, 116 Gtexel/second texture fill rate, compute performance of 4.64 Tflops as well as 64 ROPs. Pixel fillrate is 46.4Gpixels/s, Z / stencil is at 185.6 Gsamples/s and the memory data rate is 4.0 Gbps.It’s outrageously fast. It delivers approximately 5 TeraFLOPS of computer power (and up to 10TeraFlops when combined with ATI CrossFire).Just imagine how fast it is.
Maximum board power is 294W, while the idle power is 42W but its reportedly 325W.t’s also got easy access to overclocking via AMD’s OverDrive.There is no need to worry about heating as the advance onboard fan does cool the card pretty nicely due to the new vapour chamber technologies and a vented exhaust.
Features & Benefits
- Get unrivalled visual quality and intense gaming performance and for today and tomorrow with support for Microsoft DirectX 11
- Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with ATI Eyefinity Technology.
- Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC.
- Enable rich, realistic visuals with explosive performance so you can dominate your gaming competition.
- State of the art overclocking capabilities give you the control and flexibility to tune your rig for maximum performance and unleash its true potential
- ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode with support for up to 4 GPU’s
- Ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 memory
- Two DVI interfaces
Some links worth reading
Review 5970 – TechTree