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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition

Graphics Processor
1024 MB
Memory Size
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 11.0. 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 1195 MHz.
We recommend the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
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 PCIe 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
Architecture: TeraScale 2
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 2,154 million
Die Size: 334 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 30th, 2010
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 479 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 850 MHz
Memory Clock: 1195 MHz
4780 MHz effective


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
Pixel Rate: 27.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 68.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,720.0 GFLOPS

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


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