ATI Radeon HD 5970, the fastest gaming GPU from AMD…
Engineered for speed, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 delivers an unrivaled HD gaming experience so you can play the latest, most demanding HD titles like never before. Featuring cutting-edge graphic, display and memory technology, this next-generation powerhouse delivers unprecedented performance straight out of the box.
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Engineered for speed, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 delivers an unrivaled HD gaming experience.
DirectX 11 is a key feature of Windows 7 and is important for two key reasons: it helps consumers experience better performing games and faster computing. To do this, DirectX 11 brings several new features which collectively improve the graphic fidelity of games and 3D applications while also enhancing the ability of the CPU and GPU to work together more efficiently. This in turn will allow end-users to potentially realize significant increases in performance as application developers harness the power of tessellation, multi-threading and compute shader technology, three key new features of DirectX 11.
The Ladybug demo shows the results of a new approach to simulating lens-accurate depth-of-field effects based on real-world parameters of focal length and focus distance. This technique is made possible by the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series of graphics processors and the Microsoft DirectX 11 and Direct Compute 11 technologies. Depth-of-field is used in feature films by cinematographers to subtly guide a viewer’s attention through a shot or to heighten the emotion of a scene. This technique finally provides developers with a way to achieve the same effects and bring new levels of cinematic realism to their games. This approach is enabled by features such as atomic operations and shared memory.
Expand your view of gaming, productivity, and entertainment and discover a new realm of panoramic computing with ATI Eyefinity advanced multiple-display technology. With the introduction of new GPUs from AMD which are compliant with next-generation DirectX 11, ATI Eyefinity Technology with DisplayPort connectivity, enables a single GPU to support up to six independent display outputs simultaneously. Boost everyday productivity, and ease multitasking with a vastly expanded visual workspace.
Intensify gaming with ultra-immersive playing environments, and expand your entertainment landscape with a breathtaking field-of-view. Offering easy configuration and flexible upgradability, the innovative graphics capabilities of ATI Eyefinity multiple-display technology helps dissolve visual limitations and adds a new “surround-sight” sensation to your PC experience.
ATI CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve system performance. For The Ultimate Visual Experience, be sure to select ATI CrossFireX ready motherboards for AMD and Intel processors and multiple ATI Radeon HD graphics cards.
ATI CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four ATI Radeon HD graphics cards, making this the most scalable gaming platform ever.
ATI 5970 System Requirements
PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
650 Watt or greater power supply one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended (850 Watt with two 75W 6-pin and two 150W 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx for a list of certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Blu-ray playback requires Blu-ray drive
For an ATI CrossFireX system, a second ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required
Dual GPUs with a total of 4.3 billion 40nm transistors
TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture: 3200 Stream Processing Units, 160 Texture Units, 256 Z/Stencil ROP Units, 64 Color ROP Units
GDDR5 memory interface
PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
DirectX 11 support: Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute 11, Programmable hardware tessellation unit, Accelerated multi-threading, HDR texture compression, Order-independent transparency
OpenGL 3.2 support
Image quality enhancement technology: Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes, Adaptive anti-aliasing, Super AA, 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering, 128-bit floating point HDR rendering,
ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology: Three independent display controllers, Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Display grouping: Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
ATI Stream acceleration technology: OpenCL support, DirectCompute 11, Double precision floating point processing support, Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling, Native support for common video encoding instructions
ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, Dual card performance scaling, ATI Avivo HD video & display technology, UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator, Advanced post-processing and scaling, Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction, Brighter whites processing (blue stretch), Independent video gamma control, Dynamic video range control, Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2, Dual-stream 1080p playback support, DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support,
Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP: Max resolution: 2560×1600
Integrated DisplayPort output: Max resolution: 2560×1600
Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio: Max resolution: 1920×1200
Integrated VGA output: Max resolution: 2048×1536
3D stereoscopic display/glasses support
Integrated HD audio controller: Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required, Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
ATI PowerPlay power management technology: Dynamic power management with low power idle state, Ultra-low power state support for single and multi-board configurations
Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
Speeds & Feeds
Engine clock speed: 725 MHz
Processing power (single precision): 4.64 TeraFLOPS
Processing power (double precision): 928 GigaFLOPS
Polygon throughput: 1.45 billion polygons/sec
Data fetch rate (32-bit): 464 billion fetches/sec
Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 116 Gigatexels/sec
Pixel fill rate: 46.4 Gigapixels/sec
Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 185.6 Gigasamples/sec