ATI Radeon HD 5970: Hemlock is the King!



ATI Radeon HD 5970
Radeon HD 5970 reference board

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970



The Radeon HD 5970 is the AMD’s new flagship graphics card. This card is today the world fastest 3D card. The Radeon HD 5970 is based on the Hemlock GPU which is actually two Cypress GPUs welded on the PCB.

ATI Radeon HD 5970
The two Cypress GPUs

From this image, you’ll need a big tower to install the HD 5970:

ATI Radeon HD 5970
From left to right: GTX 295, HD 5970, HD 5870 and HD 4890

Here are the specs of the beast:

  • GPU: Hemlock (or 2 x Cypress) @ 725MHz / 40nm
  • Shaders cores (or stream processors): 3200 (2×1600)
  • Memory: 2 x 1024MB @ 256-bit per GPU
  • Color ROPs: 64 (2 x 32)
  • Z / Stencil ROPs: 256 (2 x 128)
  • Texture units: 160 (2 x 80)
  • GPU Computing: OpenCL and Direct Compute
  • 3D APIs: OpenGL 3.2 (when Catalyst will bring the support) and Direct3D 11
  • Price: around 600$
  • More specifications HERE

Reviews:

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - OpenGL test: quake4
OpenGL test: Quake4

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - Direct3D test: Far Cry 2
Direct3D test: Far Cry 2

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - Power Draw
Power consumption with FurMark

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - Power Draw
GPU temperature with FurMark

Graphics cards makers roundup

MSI Radeon HD 5970
MSI Radeon HD 5970

XFX Radeon HD 5970
XFX Radeon HD 5970

HIS Radeon HD 5970
HIS Radeon HD 5970

Powercolor Radeon HD 5970
Powercolor Radeon HD 5970

Club3D Radeon HD 5970
Club3D Radeon HD 5970





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