Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1 

Released June, 2009
  • 725 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5

SMX Streaming Multiprocessor - The basic building block of every GPU, the SMX streaming multiprocessor was redesigned from the ground up for high performance and energy efficiency.
by Marcus-Yam (May, 2012)
While that card is the king of gaming (for now), the big daddy of Nvidia Kepler-based GPUs isn't even here yet.
by Marcus-Yam (May, 2012)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
7.4
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
n.d.
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
7.1
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
6.2
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
7.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
2,588

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
3,213.45
GeForce GTX 670
3,359.89

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
3,454.16
GeForce GTX 670
3,719.62

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
33.01

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
231.13

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
19.38

Battleforge 1920x1200 - Maximum quality + 4XAA

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
93.3 fps

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

Radeon HD 5970 Protoype A1
155 fps

In The News From around the web

5
Oct

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1

by Scott Michaud |
www.pcper.com
Also, performance issues in The Crew should be fixed with this release.
You can download AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 from their website.
30
Aug

Battlefield 1 Beta is out, as is the GeForce 372.70 driver

by Jeremy Hellstrom |
www.pcper.com
There is not much to see in the release notes, although you can now enjoy Deus Ex in glorious 3D vision assuming you have the monitor and glasses.
Next-gen GPUs won't be here for at least 3-4 more months, and they will be expensive.
I would be happy with recommending the GTX 980 for 4K gaming, but I would recommend pushing the details down a little.
20
Feb

You have to pay to play, Gigabyte's overclockable GTX 980 G1 GAMING

by Jeremy Hellstrom |
www.pcper.com
Today we have the GIGABYTE GTX 980 G1 GAMING, which features the WINDFORCE 600W cooling system and a high factory overclock.
[H]ard|OCP took the already overclocked card from a boost GPU frequency of 1329MHz and RAM of 7GHz all the way to a boost of 1513MHz with RAM topping out at 8.11GHz.

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 ATi Radeon HD 5970 725 MHz 2 GB

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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