The ATI Radeon HD 5970: The Fastest Video Card… EVAR!

Well, that’s according to Tom’s and they are not short on sensationalist headlines. Well, I’ll give them a pass this time because, the new Radeon HD 5970 is, currently, the fastest high-end card on the Market.

Coming in at an inch longer than it’s predecessor, the HD 5870, the HD 5970 is a beast.

And the comparisons…

ATI Radeon HD 5970

  • Computing power: 5 TeraFLOPS
  • Idle power consumption: 168W
  • Load power consumption: 476W
  • Dual-GPU
  • Core clock: 725MHz
  • Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • 2 DVi ports, 1 mini-DisplayPort
  • Price: 650 – 700€

My EVGA GTX 275 1792MB

  • Computing power: Around 1 TeraFLOP
  • Idle power consumption: 143W
  • Load power consumption: 343W
  • Single-GPU
  • Core clock: 633MHz
  • Memory: 1792MB GDDR3
  • 2 DVI ports, 1 S-Video port
  • Price: 250 – 300€

You can go to Tom’s or Anandtech to read comprehensive reviews on this card.


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