Radeon HD 5970 

Released November, 2009
  • 725 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5

You will also need a motherboard with two PCI-Express slots, which supports ATI CrossFire technology.
by techPowerUp! (Nov, 2009)
If you want to build the fastest rig money can buy then a HD 5970 CrossFire setup is what you need.
by techPowerUp! (Nov, 2009)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 5970 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Radeon HD 5970
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon HD 5970
7.4
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon HD 5970
n.d.
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 5970
7.1
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Radeon HD 5970
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 5970
6.2
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Radeon HD 5970
7.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 5970

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Radeon HD 5970
2,588

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5970
3,213.45
Radeon HD 6970
3,359.48

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5970
3,454.16
Radeon HD 6970
3,718.5

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5970
33.01

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5970
231.13

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5970
19.38

Battleforge 1920x1200 - Maximum quality + 4XAA

Radeon HD 5970
93.3 fps
Radeon HD 6970
77.1 fps

Hawx 1920 x 1200 - Maximum quality + Low AO + 4xAA

Radeon HD 5970
155 fps
Radeon HD 6970
133 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 5970


9.3
Display: LG Flatron W3000H 30" 2560x1600 All video card results were obtained on this exact system with the exact same configuration.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand ATI
GPU name Hemlock
Market Desktop
Clock speed 725 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 3,200
Texture mapping units 160
Render output processors 64
Compute units 40
Pixel rate 46.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 116 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,640 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 294W
Idle noise level 42.8 dB
Load noise level 58.9 dB
Idle power consumption 138W
Load power consumption 439W
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