# ATI Radeon HD 5870 Has a TDP of 188W

Here are some parts of the final specifications of the upcoming

**Radeon HD 5870**(DX11 graphics card): 1600 scalar processors, core clock of 850MHz, 1GB of graphics memory and the board will have a thermal power design (or TDP) of

**188 Watts**. Keep in mind that Radeon HD 4870 has a TDP of 157W and Radeon HD 4890 has a TDP of 190W. As claimed in this news, AMD seems to have improved the power consumption side of the Radeon HD 5000 series.

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[...] Posted by sodaholic134 Well, we know the TDP of the 5870 is about 188W (source), so multiply that by two and you have a ballpark figure of where the 5870 X2 will be. They were [...]

[...] And one of the major problem is the power consumption: Radeon HD 5870 X2 has a TDP of 376W. This sounds logic when we know that the Radeon HD 5870 has a TDP of 188W. [...]

seeing how power hungry is the new nvidia 480, this gpu looks great, would be greater if ATI lower this pricey gpu.