1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Radeon HD 5970 Gets Listed

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,750 (11.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,683
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. cool_recep

    cool_recep

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    344 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    63
    Location:
    Istanbul/Turkey
    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.
     
    WarEagleAU says thanks.
  3. adrianx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    324 (0.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Location:
    Bucharest ROMANIA
    run nvidia ....run for your life :)

    a killer card :)
     
    Master says thanks.
  4. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,869 (5.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,343
    I suppose the price isnt too bad - its around £386 most 4870X2's are around £250-360
     
  5. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,734 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,465
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    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!
     
  6. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND
    Over kill is over kill!
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  7. Aceman.au

    Aceman.au

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,445 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Nvidia day on reckoning is coming soon!!! Muwahahahaahahhahahahhaa and so on
     
  8. mechtech

    mechtech

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    251 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    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??????
     
  9. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,734 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,465
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    420 Euro is about $620 USD (the suggested price w/out tax).
     
  10. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    11,026 (4.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,733
    Location:
    US
    Near enough a new system huh.
     
  11. Benetanegia

    Benetanegia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,683 (1.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    694
    Location:
    Reaching your left retina.
    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
     
  12. pr0n Inspector

    pr0n Inspector

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,334 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Like the 5800s, the stock will last for about ten minutes, after that it's weeks of back order;).
     
  13. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,734 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,465
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    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 :)
     
  14. inferKNOX

    inferKNOX

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    899 (0.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    118
    Location:
    SouthERN Africa
    For goodness sake, save the kittens; DFTT!:laugh:
     
    Sasqui says thanks.
  15. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Wasn't there a time when ATI said they weren't going to release any cards above $500 ever again? :ohwell:
     
  16. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,543 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    842
    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:
     
  17. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,734 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,465
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    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.
     
  18. 3volvedcombat

    3volvedcombat New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,514 (0.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    261
    Location:
    South California, The desert.
    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:
     
  19. OneCool

    OneCool

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    844 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    66
    Location:
    Look behind you!!
    Hover Dam comes to mind :roll:
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  20. Binge

    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,982 (3.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,752
    Location:
    PA, USA
    Terrible card, worse price. :toast:
     
  21. imperialreign

    imperialreign New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,043 (2.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    909
    Location:
    Sector ZZ₉ Plural Z Alpha

    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.
     
  22. kid41212003

    kid41212003

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,584 (1.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    533
    Location:
    California
    ^ Agreed.

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

    Retailers can jack up the prices depend on the market situations.
     
  23. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    10,325 (4.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,371
    Location:
    Duluth, Minnesota
    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.
     
  24. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Well, like imperialreign said, the 4870x2 came out right at $499. I remember that, too.

    Just wondering if they'll keep to their word!
     
  25. AltecV1

    AltecV1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,290 (0.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    173
    Location:
    Republic of Estonia
    i will trump you all 5870 costs in my country $650 and the 5850 $350:eek:
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page