Report an Error

ATI Radeon HD 5870

Graphics Processor
Cypress
Cores
1600
TMUs
80
ROPs
32
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
PCB Front
PCB Front
PCB Back
PCB Back
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 11.2. 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 1200 MHz.
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 PCI-Express 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
(215-0735033)
Architecture
TeraScale 2
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
2,154 million
Die Size
334 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Sep 23rd, 2009
Generation
Evergreen
(HD 5800)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
399 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews
171 in our database

Relative Performance

6%
GeForce 210
7%
GeForce 9400 GT
9%
Radeon HD 4550
12%
Radeon HD 5450
14%
Radeon HD 6450
15%
GeForce GT 520
18%
GeForce GT 220
24%
GeForce GT 430
24%
Radeon HD 5570
26%
Radeon HD 4670
27%
GeForce GT 440
28%
GeForce GT 240
32%
GeForce 9600 GT
34%
Radeon HD 5670
36%
GeForce GT 640
38%
GeForce 9800 GT
39%
Radeon HD 6670
40%
Radeon HD 4830
43%
Radeon HD 4770
46%
Radeon HD 4850
47%
GeForce GTS 250
48%
GeForce GTS 450
50%
Radeon HD 5750
57%
Radeon HD 7750
57%
Radeon HD 5770
58%
GeForce GTX 260
59%
Radeon HD 4870
59%
Radeon Vega 8
60%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
60%
GeForce GTX 650
64%
Radeon HD 5830
67%
Radeon HD 6790
68%
Radeon HD 4890
71%
GeForce GTX 460
71%
Radeon RX Vega 11
72%
GeForce GT 1030
72%
GeForce GTX 275
73%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
73%
GeForce GTX 280
74%
GeForce GTX 465
78%
Radeon HD 6850
79%
GeForce GTX 285
85%
Radeon HD 5850
87%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
87%
Radeon HD 7790
90%
Radeon RX 550
90%
GeForce GTX 470
94%
Radeon HD 6870
100%
Radeon HD 5870
103%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
104%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
106%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
106%
Radeon HD 6950
110%
GeForce GTX 295
111%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
112%
Radeon HD 7850
114%
GeForce GTX 480
119%
Radeon HD 6970
121%
Radeon R7 265
123%
Radeon R7 370
124%
Radeon RX 560
124%
GeForce GTX 660
124%
GeForce GTX 570
134%
GeForce GTX 950
135%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
139%
Radeon R9 270X
140%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
141%
GeForce GTX 580
142%
GeForce GTX 1050
142%
Radeon HD 7950
145%
Radeon RX 460
145%
Radeon HD 5970
149%
GeForce GTX 760
161%
GeForce GTX 670
165%
GeForce GTX 960
169%
Radeon R9 380
170%
Radeon R9 285
172%
Radeon HD 7970
174%
GeForce GTX 680
178%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
182%
GeForce GTX 770
186%
Radeon HD 6990
191%
Radeon R9 280X
194%
GeForce GTX 590
194%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
215%
GeForce GTX 780
222%
GeForce GTX 1650
236%
Radeon RX 470
239%
Radeon R9 290
255%
Radeon R9 390
257%
Radeon R9 290X
260%
GeForce GTX 970
264%
GeForce GTX TITAN
266%
Radeon RX 570
267%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
271%
Radeon R9 390X
272%
Radeon HD 7990
274%
Radeon RX 480
276%
GeForce GTX 690
291%
Radeon RX 580
297%
GeForce GTX 980
301%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
301%
Radeon R9 FURY
302%
Radeon RX 590
331%
Radeon R9 295X2
336%
Radeon R9 FURY X
342%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
368%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
386%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
388%
GeForce GTX 1070
405%
Radeon RX Vega 56
439%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
450%
Radeon RX Vega 64
450%
GeForce RTX 2060
462%
GeForce GTX 1080
530%
GeForce RTX 2070
530%
Radeon VII
556%
TITAN X Pascal
570%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
616%
GeForce RTX 2080
712%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

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
153.6 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1600
TMUs
80
ROPs
32
Compute Units
20
L1 Cache
8 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
512 KB

Theoretical Performance

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

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
11.1 inches
282 mm
TDP
188 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
2x 6-pin
Board Number
C001-37,
C004

Graphics Features

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

Cypress GPU Notes

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

Retail boards based on this design (16)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 5870 OC V2 868 MHz 1200 MHz 10.25 inches/260 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 5870 V2 850 MHz 1200 MHz 10.25 inches/260 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 850 MHz 1200 MHz 2 GB, 11.5 inches/292 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 Platinum 894 MHz 1200 MHz 2 GB, 11.5 inches/292 mm, 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/270 mm
HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo 875 MHz 1225 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm
HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo X 900 MHz 1225 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm
MSI HD 5870 Lightning 900 MHz 1200 MHz 10.906 inches/277 mm
MSI HD 5870 Lightning II 900 MHz 1200 MHz 10.906 inches/277 mm
PowerColor HD 5870 LCS 875 MHz 1250 MHz 8.5 inches/216 mm
PowerColor HD 5870 LCS V2 950 MHz 1200 MHz 8.5 inches/216 mm
Sapphire HD 5870 Toxic 2 GB 925 MHz 1225 MHz 2 GB
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X 850 MHz 1200 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X 2 GB 850 MHz 1200 MHz 2 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 875 MHz 1250 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm