ATI Radeon HD 5870 vs ATI Radeon HD 5970

Graphics Processor

GPU model Cypress Hemlock
GPU variant Cypress XT (215-0735033) Hemlock XT (215-0735075)
Architecture TeraScale 2 TeraScale 2
Foundry TSMC TSMC
Manufacturing process 40 nm 40 nm
Number of transistors 2,154 million 2,154 million
Die size 334 mm² 334 mm²

Graphics Card

Release date Sep 23rd, 2009 Nov 18th, 2009
Generation Evergreen Evergreen
Production End-of-life End-of-life
Launch price 399 USD 699 USD
Interface PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews 171 in our database 74 in our database
Predecessor Radeon R700 Radeon R700
Successor Northern Islands Northern Islands

Clocks

GPU clock 850 MHz 725 MHz
Memory clock 1200 MHz 4.8 Gbps effective 1000 MHz 4 Gbps effective

Memory Configuration

Memory size 1024 MB 1024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bus width 256 bit 256 bit
Bandwidth 153.6 GB/s 128.0 GB/s

Render Configuration

Shading units 1600 1600
TMUs 80 80
ROPs 32 32
Compute units 20 20
Cache L1 8 KB (per CU) 8 KB (per CU)
Cache L2 512 KB 512 KB

Performance

Pixel rate 27.20 GPixel/s 23.20 GPixel/s
Texture rate 68.00 GTexel/s 58.00 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance 2.720 TFLOPS 2.320 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 544.0 GFLOPS (1:5) 464.0 GFLOPS (1:5)

Dimensions & Outputs

Slot width Dual-slot Dual-slot
Length 280 mm 11 inches 311 mm 12.2 inches
Width 111 mm 4.4 inches 111 mm 4.4 inches
Height 37 mm 1.5 inches 40 mm 1.6 inches
TDP 188 W 294 W
Suggested PSU 450 W 600 W
Outputs 2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort 2x DVI1x mini-DisplayPort
Power connectors 2x 6-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board number C001-37 C000-37

API Support & Features

DirectX 11.2 (11_0) 11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL 4.4 4.4
OpenCL 1.2 1.2
Vulkan
Shader model 5.0 5.0

Other Features

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