ATI Radeon HD 5970 technical specs and benchmarks
ATI started Radeon HD 5970 sales 18 November 2009 at a recommended price of 699 USD. This is a TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 2x 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 2x 128.0 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 305 mm. An additional 1 power connector 6-pin and 1 power connector 8-pin are required, and power consumption is at 294 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.35 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.