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ATI Radeon HD 5870
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, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw 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.
||Sep 23rd, 2009
||PCIe 2.0 x16
4800 MHz effective
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