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ATI Radeon HD 5870

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 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.
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.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Cypress
GPU Variant
Cypress XT
(215-0735033)
Architecture
TeraScale 2
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

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Radeon HD 5870
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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

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

Graphics Features

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

Reviews

Our review database contains 171 reviews of the Radeon HD 5870.

Cypress GPU Notes

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 2048 MB, 11.5 inches/292 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 Platinum 894 MHz 1200 MHz 2048 MB, 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 2048 MB
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 2048 MB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 875 MHz 1250 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm