AMD ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB PCIe
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Based on 21 scores, 74 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Outstanding graphics performance. DirectX 11, Eyefinity support.
  • Undefeated performance in contemporary games, Wide range of supported FSAA modes, Best Edgedetect CFAA in the industry, Best anisotropic filtering in the industry, Supports up to three monitors, 3200 ALU, 1600 texture processors and 64 raster processors.
  • Best Ever Performance by a Graphics Card, Supports DirectX 11, Supports Multiple Displays

Cons:

  • Large size, Heavy weight, High level of noise in 3D mode, Dependence on software multiGPU support.
  • Very Expensive, Runs Hot

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

As expected the Radeon HD 5970 is vastly superior to the GeForce GTX 295 in terms of performance beating it in every single test, at all tested resolutions. On average the Radeon HD 5970 was 53% faster than the GeForce GTX 295 at 2560x1600. Even...

By IT-Review on

AMD’s Radeon 5000 series has been on the market for almost a year now, and its dual GPU 5970 just a little bit less. Even with the introduction of NVIDIA’s DX11 flagship, it should - at least on paper - be the fastest card on the market....

By The Tech Report on

Putting together these value comparisons is harder than it looks. Oh, sure, looking at our overall value graphs and making broad generalizations is a lot of fun, but it can be quite misleading. You've gotta keep the hidden variables in mind. If this...

By AsiaOne on

A great graphics card; it's price is what you pay for...

By PC Mag on

The dual-GPU ATI Radeon HD 5970 is the current king of graphics cards, delivering front-of-the-pack performance in every benchmark test. But its sky-high price—and uncommon length—may be prohibitive for many....

By PC Authority on 67

The fastest graphics card on the market, but it’s too expensive and bulky to be practical...

By Overclock3D on

So what conclusion can be drawn from todays testing?Firstly I'm sure a lot of you have come into todays review with a preconceived notion of exactly what card you'd like. In previous times the general consensus was to purchase the highest priced...

By BeHardware on

January 19, 2010 After the Radeon HD 5800s and 5700s, it's over to the Radeon HD 5970 to make its appearance. A bi-GPU Radeon HD 5800 model, it completes the top end of the AMD range of cards and should reinforce current AMD domination.The range is...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The card at a glance For our test, we used an HIS Radeon HD 5970. It has the same spec at the ATI stock card: clocks and cooler are identical. The only difference is the HIS sticker. Connectivity is also standard with the two DVI outs and a mini...

By ThinkDigit on

The ATI Radeon HD 5970 is an extreme high-end graphics card which comes equipped with a dual GPU thus making it the fastest card from ATI in 2009. The ATI Radeon 5970 has a 512-bit bus with a core clock of 725 MHz and memory clock of 1000 MHz along...

By InsideHW on

and Test Results ATI Radeon HD 5970GPURV870 x 2Manufacturing process45nmStream processors1600 x 2Core frequency 725MHzROP units32 x 2Texturing units80 x 2Memory [ammount/type/bus]2GB / GDDR5 / 256 x 2Memory frequency [real/effective]1GHz / 4...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

Until now, AMD’s graphics performance crown came with an asterisk. Although the Radeon HD 5870 was hands down...

By The Inquirer on 80

Just a bit bigger and longer than its already large single GPU cousin, the HD5970 abandons ATI's old 'X2' moniker for the dual GPU cards, going for a distinct base product number instead, a whole 100 points more. How does it compare with the...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The HIS HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 Video Card has a core speed on this product is 725MHz and the 2GB of GDDR5 256 bit memory is 4GHz DDR. It comes with 3200 stream processing units for vertex, pixel and geometry data, 160 texture units and 64...

By TechRadar on 80

And here it is, the ATI Radeon HD 5970, the fastest graphics card in the world.All hail its mighty rendering pathways and the gods of silicon for bringing us this technological wonder.It's faster than any graphics card we've ever tested,...

By PC Advisor on 80

AMD alleges that the ATI Radeon HD 5970 is the “fastest graphics card in the world” and we're inclined to agree. If spending a fortune on a single PC component seems reasonable, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 is definitely the highest performing...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card delivers high-end performance for a high-end price. If you’re looking to flaunt the latest PC component or just want to future-proof your new PC, this is the way to do it....

By X-bit Labs on

Some time has passed since AMD’s graphics department introduced the fourth generation of Radeon HD graphics cards. AMD has been doing great through all this time. It has been winning back the ground it had lost to Nvidia previously, the attack...

By Guru of 3D on

Final Words & Conclusion So there you have it. The Radeon HD 5970 is actually a really nice overclocker if you give it the right environment and tools. Now a couple things you'll need to keep in mind. You need the extra voltage on core and memory....

By PC Pro on 50

Unsurprisingly, it's the fastest card we've ever seen, but it's far too expensive and bulky to be practical...