Thursday, November 12th 2009

Radeon HD 5970 Gets Listed

Some of the first online store listings of AMD's newest high-end graphics accelerator, the ATI Radeon HD 5970, have started to surface. Austrian computer hardware online store aggregator Geizhals.at has sources out three such stores which list the accelerator by AIB partner Sapphire, between € 505.39 and € 514.46, including 20% applicable tax (excluding which, it is priced between € 421 and € 428). The Sapphire HD 5970 accelerator listed carries the part number 21165-01-50R. It features a total of 2 GB of memory (2x 1GB), contrary to an earlier report. A short list of stores can be found here.
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121 Comments on Radeon HD 5970 Gets Listed

#1
cool_recep
Chip frequency: 2x 725MHz
Memory frequency: 2x 1000MHz
• Chip: Hemlock
• Memory Interface: 2x 256-bit
• Stream-Processors: 2x 1600 •
Texture units: 2x 80 •
Fab process: 40nm •
Maximum consumption : no idea
• DirectX: 11 •
Shader Model: 5
• Size: Dual-Slot •
Features: 7.1 HD Audio controller, CrossFireX support.
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#2
adrianx
run nvidia ....run for your life :)

a killer card :)
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I suppose the price isnt too bad - its around £386 most 4870X2's are around £250-360
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#4
Sasqui
by: FreedomEclipse
I suppose the price isnt too bad - its around £386 most 4870X2's are around £250-360
They've been killing NVidia on that front. A normal 5870 costs $400, where a 295 is $600. Performance difference is about 10% (if that).

Hopefully, the availability picks up!
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#6
Aceman.au
Nvidia day on reckoning is coming soon!!! Muwahahahaahahhahahahhaa and so on
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#7
mechtech
Hmmm well up here in Canada a 5870 is about $430.00 so two of them would be about 860.00 bucks

So a 5970 will be about??????
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#8
Sasqui
by: mechtech
Hmmm well up here in Canada a 5870 is about $430.00 so two of them would be about 860.00 bucks

So a 5970 will be about??????
420 Euro is about $620 USD (the suggested price w/out tax).
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Sasqui
420 Euro is about $620 USD (the suggested price w/out tax).
Near enough a new system huh.
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#10
Benetanegia
by: Sasqui
They've been killing NVidia on that front. A normal 5870 costs $400, where a 295 is $600. Performance difference is about 10% (if that).

Hopefully, the availability picks up!
Why do you feel the need to lie in order to enforce/exaggerate a point that is true in ultimate instances? GTX295 is and has always been $500 and is 15% faster according to Wizzard's review. Apart from that your point is on spot, but it's not as clear cut as you were trying to put it. Sincerely, I don't understand these actitudes. :shadedshu
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#11
pr0n Inspector
Like the 5800s, the stock will last for about ten minutes, after that it's weeks of back order;).
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#12
Sasqui
by: Benetanegia
Why do you feel the need to lie in order to enforce/exaggerate a point that is true in ultimate instances? GTX295 is and has always been $500 and is 15% faster according to Wizzard's review. Apart from that your point is on spot, but it's not as clear cut as you were trying to put it. Sincerely, I don't understand these actitudes. :shadedshu
Yea, mia culpa... I recall seeing a price of $600 the other day, but searching around, I see prices hovering around $500. And you are right about the 15% performance. So forgive me :wtf:

Still, with low power draw and the 295 being 25% more in cost, I'd choose the 5870 :)
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#13
inferKNOX
by: Sasqui
Yea, mia culpa... I recall seeing a price of $600 the other day, but searching around, I see prices hovering around $500. And you are right about the 15% performance. So forgive me :wtf:

Still, with low power draw and the 295 being 25% more in cost, I'd choose the 5870 :)
For goodness sake, save the kittens; DFTT!:laugh:
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#14
mdm-adph
by: Sasqui
420 Euro is about $620 USD (the suggested price w/out tax).
Wasn't there a time when ATI said they weren't going to release any cards above $500 ever again? :ohwell:
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#15
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Come on benchmarks... it's shaping up to be a touch better than dual 5850's which aren't nearly as inspiring as they should be.....yet?

come on Catalyst 9.12 and shut me up already, I don't like being pessimistic, but 5850's don't seem much faster than 4890's.

The next 3-6 months should be a really interesting time for graphics cards, come on competition. :cool:
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#16
Sasqui
by: mdm-adph
Wasn't there a time when ATI said they weren't going to release any cards above $500 ever again? :ohwell:
Never say never :) Hell, with a single chip card going for $400+, sure would be nice to see the dual version only $100 more. I think the game has changed... yet again.

Though only benches will tell if it's worth it.
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#17
3volvedcombat
by: mdm-adph
Wasn't there a time when ATI said they weren't going to release any cards above $500 ever again? :ohwell:
Well in this case there ahead in the performance lead with there single card solution with 2400 stream processors by 50+ % over a gtx 295 and it supports techs that not nvidia or any other people(big company's) are offering right now. If you got this card you are ganna be set on a long road of bragging and crazy performance in games. :roll:
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#18
OneCool
Maximum consumption : no idea
Hover Dam comes to mind :roll:
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#19
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Terrible card, worse price. :toast:
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#20
imperialreign
by: mdm-adph
Wasn't there a time when ATI said they weren't going to release any cards above $500 ever again? :ohwell:
Yep, and ATI have gone to great lengths to uphold that statement - IIRC, when the 4870x2 was released, it came into the market right at $499 USD (prices were higher in EUR, though, IIRC).

I'm fairly certain the 5970 will enter the US market at that same exact price point . . . and you'll see the 4000 series drop in price (although, don't expect the 4870x2 to fall below $300-$350 just yet).

ATI adjust their prices as the hardware is released - the new upper end cards "displace" the lowers and older series both in price and performance.

You'll even see some of their direct sellers (i.e. VisionTek) list the card at $499 - but what they can't control, though, are the retailers throwing in some kind of markup . . . AMD/ATI have no control whatsoever over retailer gouging. Certain retailers can afford to seel the card at the MSRP (i.e. newegg), but not all of them can do so . . .

Like always, before you purchase, do your research, and compare prices from one retailer to the next.
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#21
kid41212003
^ Agreed.

Facts: HD5850 >= $299, and HD5870 >= $399

Retailers can jack up the prices depend on the market situations.
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#22
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: mdm-adph
Wasn't there a time when ATI said they weren't going to release any cards above $500 ever again? :ohwell:
I don't believe so, the 4870x2's were over $500 and I believe so were the 3870x2s (that one I could be wrong on though). Either way, think of this as 2 cards for over $500, not one, if you want one, get a 5870 or 5850.
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#23
mdm-adph
by: 1Kurgan1
I don't believe so, the 4870x2's were over $500 and I believe so were the 3870x2s (that one I could be wrong on though). Either way, think of this as 2 cards for over $500, not one, if you want one, get a 5870 or 5850.
Well, like imperialreign said, the 4870x2 came out right at $499. I remember that, too.

Just wondering if they'll keep to their word!
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#24
AltecV1
i will trump you all 5870 costs in my country $650 and the 5850 $350:eek:
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#25
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
well with a kick ass new card and much hype and reviews to prove it,they are trying their luck with Nvidia still a couple months out from the Gt300 (which looks to be killer itself). When that is released, I suspect prices will retract, and then we will all be happy with huge boners! :)
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