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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition

Cypress
Graphics Processor
1600
Cores
80
TMUs
32
ROPs
1024 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
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The Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition was a high-end graphics card by ATI, launched in June 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Cypress graphics processor, in its Cypress XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2. 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 1195 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 228 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 279 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 479 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Cypress
GPU Variant
Cypress XT
(215-0735033)
Architecture
TeraScale 2
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
2,154 million
Die Size
334 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jun 30th, 2010
Generation
Evergreen
(HD 5800)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
479 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

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Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
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707%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
850 MHz
Memory Clock
1195 MHz
4780 MHz effective

Memory

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

Render Config

Shading Units
1600
TMUs
80
ROPs
32
Compute Units
20

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
27.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
68.00 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
2,720 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
544.0 GFLOPS (1:5)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
11 inches
279 mm
TDP
228 W
Outputs
1x DVI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors
2x 6-pin
Board Number
C078

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
5.0

Cypress GPU Notes

Graphics/Compute: GFX4
Display Core Engine: 4.0
Unified Video Decoder: 2.3