Tuesday, April 27th 2010

Sapphire Launches Radeon HD 5970 4GB TOXIC Graphics Card

Leading graphics supplier, SAPPHIRE Technology, has begun sampling the world’s fastest graphics card, the SAPPHIRE HD 5970 4G TOXIC Edition. Previewed at CeBit 2010, the SAPPHIRE HD 5970 4G TOXIC Edition has 4GB of fifth generation GDDR5 memory, a total of 3200 stream processors and 160 texture units and runs with world leading clock speeds of 900MHz core and 1200MHz for memory (4.8GHz effective). This is significantly faster than the standard model, and makes the SAPPHIRE HD 5970 4GB TOXIC Edition not only the fastest card in its class, but the fastest in the world.

With twice the computing power of the highly acclaimed SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Series, this new HD 5970 model shares all the exciting features of the HD 5000 family – including support for the DirectCompute 11 instruction set of Microsoft DirectX 11, hardware tessellation and multi threaded communication with the system CPU. It also enables the acceleration of applications supported by ATI Stream, and the ability to display across three monitors simultaneously with ATI Eyefinity. All of this comes with a modest active power consumption and ATI Powerplay Dynamic Power Management to achieve super-low power consumption in 2D and idle modes.

The card is cooled by a customised solution from Arctic Cooling with nickel plated heatpipes and fins, featuring three low-noise dual ball bearing fans and developed specially to mate with the SAPPHIRE original design pcb. This efficient solution also provides scope for further performance tuning.

All of the SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series cards have an on board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder) considerably reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. In the SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series the UVD has been enhanced to be able simultaneously to decode two 1080p HD video streams and to be able to display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support.

The SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series is supported by AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver for Windows 7 and Vista which delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications.
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38 Comments on Sapphire Launches Radeon HD 5970 4GB TOXIC Graphics Card

#1
blobster21
by: Delta6326
I must resist NOOOO ARGH :cry:
shouldn't be too difficult, actually this thing comes at a premium, nearly 990€ :ohwell:
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#2
my_name_is_earl
Great news and everything for anyone who haven't jump into ATI HD5xxx series. But waiting for my Zalman VF3000 heatsink to be release while the hd6xxx series and Nvidea gtx5xx was announce.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That is just some serious awesomeness. It looks like a mini triple rad on there ha ha!
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#5
mrsemi
Why, why must you tempt me. Never good enough, damn you sapphire.
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#6
manchesterutd81
I want 8 monitors now!!!
Just when i was about to order 4 more to do the 6.. something this amazing comes along Im glad i live in the future and not the past..
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#7
mdsx1950
by: mtosev
you have too much money?
Nope. I got a friend who i consider is my personal black market in tech. Through him i should be able to get two of these easy. And after trading in my two 5970s i will only have to pay a small amount to upgrade :cool:
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#8
gumpty
:eek: This is the ideal badass card[s] for eyefinity.

by: newconroer
Much like the 2GB Eyefinity card, it has very acute and obscure uses.
Very true. But when I win lotto this weekend, one of the first things I'll be doing will be ordering two of these bad mofos, 3 full-fat 30" monitors, an i7 980X to feed them, and assorted other goodies to make it run like a banshee. :rockout:

You can describe me as obscure, but you can't call me cute.
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#9
H82LUZ73
by: Divide Overflow
Does it allow for voltage adjustments via software?
I would think so they are using the original AMD design....Man myself stiff and long just like that card.What a beast....OH:eek: no I am addicted to geek porn......:banghead::roll:

I just gonna wait for the 6800 Global Foundries cards .......:toast:
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#10
PCpraiser100
To the ppl with the towers, if your interested in the card buy two instead of one...

...I DARE YOU!
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#11
mdm-adph
by: newtekie1
Please excuse me, I need to go change my pants...
Is that because you're excited by it or because you're worried about Nvidia's future? ;)
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#12
u2konline
you need a full case to be able to use that thing, wow.
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#13
Vladimir True
Sapphire HD 5970 Toxic Fan settings in RBE

Hello))
Do anybody have the information about RBE fan settings of Sapphire HD 5970 Toxic??
May be somebody have a BIOS images for Sapphire HD 5970 Toxic??
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