With essentially the same performance of the , the brings some new features into the mix in what looks to be a great start to the new AMD lineup. Well the Sapphire HD is in what we like to call the sweet spot for gaming. In order to meet the W limit, AMD went and binned Cypress chips specifically for the , in order to find chips that could operate at MHz at only 1. Select Your Operating System: We can see that they are making many changes from the previous generation in performance and with Tessellation. Recommended by Cluboverclocker The HD is a great card. All reference board designs of the Radeon HD series are half-height, making them suitable for a low profile form factor chassis.

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Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications. This feature is now supported on Evergreen family GPUs.

SAPPHIRE Technology

Current technologies and software. In order to meet the W limit, AMD went and binned Cypress chips specifically for thein order to find chips that could operate at MHz at only 1. The replacement of the stock heatsink and blower cooler with heatpipe cooler and axial fan gives the card a smart look and great thermal management. Fix flicking issue when adjust clockvoltage with HD5K and 6K series. If you have not personally seen it in action then you need to track down someone that has the ability to run it on a good machine and you will be amazed.


A compatible HDCP display is also needed for this.

AMD Radeon Benchmarks, Linux Performance –

The Sapphire HD performed awesome in nearly all the gaming tests and outdid the Sapphire HD previously reviewed. The Radeon HD Crossfire Eyefinity will make its way in to the mainstream Catalyst drivers and be enabled for other cards early next year. Codenamed Redwood XTthe series has all five of Redwood’s shader engines 8560. Retrieved from ” https: Given the power creep coming from the series, binning for the best am is the only way AMD could get a W card out.

Windows Vista bit Windows 7 bit Windows 8. This also brings up the matter of the name of the card. The free and open-source “Radeon” graphics driver supports most of the features implemented into the Radeon line of GPUs.

A,d non-reference cooler from Sapphire seems to do a good job of keeping the cards cool without adding much noise. Win the Editor Choice Prize!

The Radeon HD 5970: Completing AMD’s Takeover of the High End GPU Market

The entire HD series products have Eyefinity capabilities supporting three outputs. HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup. Tessellation, I think, is an under used quality feature that a lot of people are missing out on.

Also, the card has plenty of overclocking potential. The clocks are the same as thebut here all 20 SIMD units are enabled. As of Julyother operating systems are not officially supported.


The series is designed to assume a low-profile card size. We suspect AMD wanted to be rid of the X2 name — their processors go up to X4 after all — but there you go as far as an official reason is concerned.

With essentially the same performance of thethe brings some new features akd the mix in what looks to be a great start to the new AMD lineup. The launching model of Radeon HD can support three display outputs at most, and one of these has akd support DisplayPort. These cards would be business-grade-able and with a decent silicon they could ask for enormous prices. This card is going to go head to head with Nvidias GTX UVD 7 [10] [d].

Radeon HD 5000 Series

Select Your Operating System: Editor’s Choice by Modders-Inc. Moving on, for power, the uses an 8pin and a 6pin power connector although the 6pin sits on top of a spot silk-screened for anther 8pin. But we do know that this Sapphire is a very am model, running rather cool and quiet, and packing quite a bit of gaming horsepower under the hood for a very good price.