Wednesday, November 18th 2009

XFX Announces its Radeon HD 5970 Graphics Card

XFX takes technology for a trip down the fast lane with the debut of The XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card. The fastest dual GPU-on-a-PCB card on the planet, in addition to the base powerhouse, this card also comes in an “I’ve-never-seen-that-kind-of-performance-before” Black Edition with an exclusive performance enhancing Overvolt Tool.

Created for the true performance enthusiast, this card offers the ultimate in speed, with the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 scoring in excess of X10000 in 3DMarkVantage v. 101, the highest single graphics card score achieved to date. It also features all of the latest, state-of-the-art technologies that hardcore gamers want, including ATI Eyefinity technology, ATI Stream technology and full DirectX 11 support.

ATI Eyefinity technology puts users in the game by expanding the user’s field of view across up to three displays. No detail is lost with innovative ‘wrap around’ capabilities that deliver an incredibly intense gaming experience.

ATI Stream technology boosts system performance by offloading tasks that were previously CPU bound to the GPU. In addition to creating a better-balanced platform, it accelerates everyday applications and helps increase productivity.

Full DirectX 11 support enables users to play the latest HD games with unparalleled quality and ultra-fast frame rates. And, performance enthusiasts can tune their rigs for maximum performance.

Dual second generation terascale engines offer more than 4 teraFLOPS of compute power delivering more speed and performance than any other graphics card available. And ATI CrossFireX technology increases gaming performance up to 180% in dual mode with quad GPU support.

GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory, for great speed and higher bandwidth. And, ATI PowerPlay Technology with enhanced support for GDDR5-based boards scales power draw according to activity, so that when GPU activity is low, the power draw in minimal. Power draw is further minimized with 40 nm process technology and ATI CrossFireX™ technology ultra low power (ULP).

The HD 5970 also features DirectCompute11, which improves performance by taking on some or all of a DirectX 11-enabled application’s processing load, freeing up the computer’s main processor to take on additional tasks. And, with complete Microsoft Windows 7 support, users can take full advantage of all of the new Windows 7 features, including built-in drag and drop transcoding.

Movie buffs will appreciate Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio support, which provides a fully immersive high-definition audio experience with the latest Blu-ray movies, and ATI Avivo™ Technology Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2, which provides a richer video playback experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder features.

Black Edition owners will appreciate the power to fine tune the GPU and memory voltages with the XFX OverVolt Tool. Designed to work only with this Black Edition model, it is the resource to extend the overclocking capability of this amazing card.
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12 Comments on XFX Announces its Radeon HD 5970 Graphics Card

#1
pantherx12
Hey Bta, Isn't it a little pointless posting a news story for each company that puts it name on the card?

You'll just end up with 10 of the same story with a different company.

Wouldn't it make more sense to just have one thread/news post that lists all the companies that have released the card.


Not meaning to be rude at all just a suggestion : ]
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Zubasa
by: pantherx12
Hey Bta, Isn't it a little pointless posting a news story for each company that puts it name on the card?

You'll just end up with 10 of the same story with a different company.

Wouldn't it make more sense to just have one thread/news post that lists all the companies that have released the card.


Not meaning to be rude at all just a suggestion : ]
This one is a "Black Edition", maybe its OCed? :confused:
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#3
pantherx12
by: Zubasa
This one is a "Black Edition", maybe its OCed? :confused:
No its just XFX pretending the special unlocked overclocking features of the card are their own.
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#4
Live OR Die
how will this stack up against the GT3XX?
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#5
HTC
by: Live OR Die
how will this stack up against the GT3XX?
All you have to do is wait until the GT3XX is released to see W1zzard's review and compare for yourself.

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by: pantherx12
Hey Bta, Isn't it a little pointless posting a news story for each company that puts it name on the card?

You'll just end up with 10 of the same story with a different company.

Wouldn't it make more sense to just have one thread/news post that lists all the companies that have released the card.


Not meaning to be rude at all just a suggestion : ]
A possible way to do this would be for batrun to, when creating the topic, make it locked and add replies for each of the different brands: then unlock it.

I do see a likely drawback in this: the companies that had their offerings in the 2nd, 3rd, and so forth "places" would not like that @ all. In a worse case scenario, it could result in those companies not supplying TPU with cards for review @ launch day.
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Zubasa
by: Live OR Die
how will this stack up against the GT3XX?
Better yet, how will the GT300 stack against the RV970? :laugh:
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
by: pantherx12
No its just XFX pretending the special unlocked overclocking features of the card are their own.
Maybe so it still comes with a tool for it. And there is another feature that should not be over looked the double life time warranty which a lot of them give a shady 1 year.

After all it kinda amused me how XFX said the 1st part were i cannot say that for the others. lol
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#8
kid41212003
by: pantherx12
Hey Bta, Isn't it a little pointless posting a news story for each company that puts it name on the card?
They get money from advertise these products, to be able to maintain this website.
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#9
mdm-adph
by: Live OR Die
how will this stack up against the GT3XX?
The GT3XX will be like 5x as fast while using half the power. I thought everyone knew that.

It will also be only $199 and will be delivered to your house by supermodels wearing nothing but green underwear embossed with the Nvidia logo.

It's just being delayed right now because they're having trouble finding that many supermodels to work during release week.
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#10
HalfAHertz
by: mdm-adph
The GT3XX will be like 5x as fast while using half the power. I thought everyone knew that.

It will also be only $199 and will be delivered to your house by supermodels wearing nothing but green underwear embossed with the Nvidia logo.

It's just being delayed right now because they're having trouble finding that many supermodels to work during release week.
:roll::roll:Dang you got me hooked! Where are them supermodels
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#11
SteelSix
Badass looking card. Not worth a premium over standard models, but damn I'm grab this in a heartbeat if only a few bucks more..
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