We finally figured out out the final specification of the chip that we called RV870 and the fact that AMD plans to call it Radeon HD 5870 doesn’t come as a big surprise. The chip works at 800MHz and has 1600 shaders, two times more than RV770 which indicates that the chip is two times faster than the year old RV770.
The chip has as many as 2.1 billion transistors and is more than twice the number the RV770 packs, which has 956 million transistors. The card uses GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.3GHz (5.2GHz in quad mode) and can provide more than 150GB/second bandwidth. The power of this card stays at 180W while in idle the power drops down to 27W, three times less than the 90W on 4870.
By a rough specification-based estimate, the Radeon HD 5870 could end up two times faster than the Radeon HD 4870 but realistically, you should expect the new card to be faster by about 60 percent across the board.
Mighty impressive looking if I do say so myself. :)
11-09-2009, 07:40 PM
hopefully without the powerplay bug features ;)
11-09-2009, 07:58 PM
this is some serious card :O
12-09-2009, 07:02 PM
I have the only one in SA :D
Unfortunately, I cant say anything more for now. Fudzilla is breaking a media embargo by publishing this information. I guess when you are as big as them you can do what you want :)
12-09-2009, 07:04 PM
We hate u tincan..........
and u most prob got it for free as well :mad:
Lets start a mutiny :mad:
12-09-2009, 10:44 PM
That's really awesome Tinman! :D
When can we expect to see a review?
13-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Quoting directily from interwebs...
The Radeon HD 5870 1GB should sell for $399 at launch, while Radeon HD 5870 2GB should sell for $449. At the same time, the slower Radeon HD 5850 with 1GB memory will sell for $299. The launch date for all three cards is September 23rd in Europe whereas in the US we are talking about the 22nd.
13-09-2009, 01:15 PM
My 8800GT might finally have found it's replacement. Still waiting on nVidia's DX11 cards too though.
13-09-2009, 01:19 PM
I would wait till dec time, when hopefully it would be a bit lower. But I doubt it, investing into a 4870 now which goes for +-R1400 is still a good upgrade for a few year :)
13-09-2009, 01:29 PM
Yeah, but still not enough of a performance increase IMO. I'll probably wait until middle of next year still, when prices of even the 5870 should have come down a bit. My 8800GT is still serving me quite well as it stands. Playing Crysis on High setting at 30+ fps is more than good enough for me atm. :)
13-09-2009, 03:44 PM
AMD is showing off a brand new technology today called Eyefinity (press release). AMD's next-generation of DirectX 11 graphics cards come with support for up to to six independent displays, which allows you the ability to connect anywhere from one to six displays to just one video card. AMD says that the experience is unlike anything you have ever seen before. This is because using six 30" LCD displays will give you an insane 7680x3200 pixel resolution for gaming! This setup is capable of 268 Megapixels!