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ATI Radeon HD 5870

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Image ATI Cypress Image
The Radeon HD 5870 was a high-end graphics card by ATI, launched in September 2009. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Cypress graphics processor, in its Cypress XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The Cypress graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 334 mm² and 2,154 million transistors. It features 1600 shading units, 80 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. ATI has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 850 MHz, memory is running at 1200 MHz.
We recommend the ATI Radeon HD 5870 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, its power draw is rated at 188 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon HD 5870 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 282 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 399 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Cypress
GPU Variant: Cypress XT
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 2,154 million
Die Size: 334 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Sep 23rd, 2009
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 399 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 850 MHz
Memory Clock: 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 154 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1600
TMUs: 80
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 20
Pixel Rate: 27.2 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 68.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,720 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 11.1 inches
282 mm
TDP: 188 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.3
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 5870 OC V2 868 MHz 1200 MHz 10.25 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 5870 V2 850 MHz 1200 MHz 10.25 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 850 MHz 1200 MHz 2048 MB, 11.5 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 Platinum 894 MHz 1200 MHz 2048 MB, 11.5 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE HD 5870 SOC 950 MHz 1250 MHz
HIS HD 5870 iCooler V 850 MHz 1200 MHz 10.63 inches
HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo 875 MHz 1225 MHz 10.63 inches
HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo X 900 MHz 1225 MHz 10.63 inches
MSI HD 5870 Lightning 900 MHz 1200 MHz 10.906 inches
MSI HD 5870 Lightning II 900 MHz 1200 MHz 10.906 inches
PowerColor HD 5870 LCS 875 MHz 1250 MHz 8.5 inches
PowerColor HD 5870 LCS V2 950 MHz 1200 MHz 8.5 inches
Sapphire HD 5870 Toxic 2 GB 925 MHz 1225 MHz 2048 MB
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X 850 MHz 1200 MHz 10.5 inches
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X 2 GB 850 MHz 1200 MHz 2048 MB, 10.5 inches
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 875 MHz 1250 MHz 10.5 inches