Radeon HD 5970 Overview

Radeon HD 5970
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Nov 2009
Radeon HD 5970

Core Configuration

GPU Hemlock
Architecture ATI_TeraScale
Shaders : TMUs : ROPs 1600 : 80 : 32
Performance 4640.00 GFLOPs

Memory Configuration

Memory Size 1024 Mb
Memory Bus Width 256 bit x2
Memory Speed 1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Bandwidth 256.00 Gb/s

Summary

Relative performance

  • GeForce GTX TITAN X (Pascal)
    539%
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    407%
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    356%
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    333%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    331%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN X
    292%
  • Radeon R9 FURY X
    255%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    254%
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
    253%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    252%
  • GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
    251%
  • Radeon HD 7990
    250%
  • Radeon RX 480
    248%
  • Radeon R9 FURY
    243%
  • GeForce GTX 690
    241%
  • Radeon R9 390
    240%
  • Radeon R9 Nano
    239%
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    234%
  • Radeon RX 470
    225%
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    221%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    218%
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    216%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    212%
  • Radeon R9 290
    208%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
    200%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN
    190%
  • GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
    190%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    186%
  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    185%
  • GeForce GTX 780 Rev. 2
    185%
  • GeForce GTX 780
    185%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    180%
  • Radeon R9 380
    165%
  • Radeon R9 380 OEM
    165%
  • GeForce GTX 980M
    165%
  • GeForce GTX 770
    150%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    147%
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    146%
  • Radeon R9 285
    145%
  • Radeon HD 7970
    145%
  • Radeon HD 6990
    144%
  • GeForce GTX 680
    144%
  • GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition
    144%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    140%
  • GeForce GTX 960 OEM
    140%
  • GeForce GTX 970M
    133%
  • Radeon R9 280
    132%
  • GeForce GTX 590
    131%
  • GeForce GTX 670
    125%
  • Radeon HD 7950
    123%
  • Radeon HD 7950 Boost
    123%
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    123%
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    118%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    117%
  • GeForce GTX 760
    116%
  • GeForce GTX 760 OEM
    116%
  • GeForce GTX 760 OEM Rebrand
    116%
  • GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM
    116%
  • GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM Rebrand
    116%
  • Radeon HD 7870 XT
    115%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    114%
  • GeForce GTX 950 LP
    114%
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    111%
  • Radeon R7 370
    110%
  • Radeon RX 460
    109%
  • GeForce GTX 880M
    107%
  • GeForce GTX 965M
    106%
  • GeForce GTX 965M Rev. 2
    106%
  • GeForce GTX 965M Rev. 3
    106%
  • Radeon R9 270
    105%
  • Radeon R9 370
    105%
  • GeForce GTX 780M
    102%
  • GeForce GTX 780M Mac Edition
    102%
  • Radeon HD 5970
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 870M
    97%
  • Radeon HD 8970M
    97%
  • Radeon R7 265
    93%
  • Radeon HD 7850
    92%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    91%
  • GeForce GTX 660 OEM
    91%
  • GeForce GTX 660 Rev. 2
    91%
  • Radeon HD 7970M
    90%
  • GeForce GTX 580
    89%
  • GeForce GTX 680M
    87%
  • GeForce GTX 680MX Mac Edition
    87%
  • Radeon R7 360
    86%
  • Radeon R7 260X
    84%
  • Radeon HD 7790
    82%
  • Radeon HD 6970
    80%
  • GeForce GTX 570
    79%
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
    78%
  • Radeon HD 6950
    77%
  • GeForce GTX 480
    76%
  • GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448
    76%
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    75%
  • GeForce GTX 960M
    71%
  • GeForce GTX 770M
    71%
  • GeForce GTX 775M Mac Edition
    71%
  • GeForce GTX 860M
    68%
  • GeForce GTX 860M Rev. 2
    68%
  • GeForce GTX 750
    65%
  • GeForce GTX 670MX
    64%
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    64%
  • GeForce GTX 560 Ti OEM
    63%
  • GeForce GTX 470
    63%
  • GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    62%
  • GeForce GT 740
    62%
  • GeForce GT 740 OEM
    62%
  • Radeon HD 6870
    61%
  • GeForce GTX 295
    59%
  • GeForce GTX 850M
    59%
  • GeForce GTX 950A
    59%
  • GeForce GTX 950M
    59%
  • GeForce GTX 950M Mac Edition
    59%
  • Radeon HD 5870
    57%
  • Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
    57%
  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    57%
  • GeForce GTX 765M
    56%
  • Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
    56%
  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    56%
  • Radeon R7 250X
    54%
  • GeForce GTX 560
    53%
  • GeForce GTX 560 OEM
    53%
  • Radeon HD 6850
    51%
  • GeForce GTX 460 v2
    51%
  • GeForce GTX 465
    50%
  • GeForce GTX 460
    47%
  • GeForce GTX 675M
    44%
  • GeForce GTX 560 SE
    44%
  • Radeon HD 4850 X2
    44%
  • Radeon HD 5830
    44%
  • Radeon HD 6970M
    43%
  • Radeon HD 6970M Mac Edition
    43%
  • Radeon HD 6990M
    43%
  • GeForce GTX 745 OEM
    42%
  • Radeon HD 6790
    41%
  • GeForce GTX 460 SE
    41%
  • GeForce GTX 285
    39%
  • GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition
    39%
  • GeForce GTX 650
    38%
  • GeForce GT 755M
    37%
  • GeForce GT 755M Mac Edition
    37%
  • GeForce GTX 280
    37%
  • Radeon HD 8870M
    37%
  • Radeon HD 5770
    37%
  • Radeon HD 8670 OEM
    37%
  • Radeon R7 250
    36%
  • GeForce 9800 GX2
    34%
  • GeForce GTX 660M
    34%
  • GeForce GTX 660M Mac Edition
    34%
  • Radeon HD 6770
    34%
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    33%
  • Radeon HD 3870 X2
    33%
  • GeForce GT 750M
    33%
  • GeForce GT 750M Mac Edition
    33%
  • GeForce 940A
    33%
  • GeForce 940M
    33%
  • GeForce 940MX DDR3
    33%
  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    32%
  • GeForce 840A
    32%
  • GeForce 840M
    32%
  • Radeon HD 4870
    32%
  • Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
    32%
  • Radeon HD 7660D IGP
    31%
  • GeForce GT 640 GDDR5
    30%
  • Radeon HD 8730 OEM
    30%
  • GeForce GT 640
    29%
  • Radeon HD 5750
    29%
  • Radeon R7 Graphics IGP (APU A10-7850K)
    29%
  • GeForce GT 650M
    28%
  • GeForce GT 650M Mac Edition
    28%
  • Radeon HD 8790M
    28%
  • GeForce GTS 450
    28%
  • GeForce GTS 450 OEM
    28%
  • GeForce GTS 450 Rev. 2
    28%
  • GeForce GTS 450 DDR3
    28%
  • GeForce GTX 560M
    28%
  • Radeon HD 8750M
    27%
  • Radeon HD 6750
    27%
  • GeForce 930A
    27%
  • GeForce 930M
    27%
  • GeForce 930MX
    27%
  • Radeon R7 Graphics IGP (APU A10-7700K)
    27%
  • Radeon HD 4860
    26%
  • Radeon HD 6670
    26%
  • Radeon HD 8570 OEM
    26%
  • Radeon HD 8570 OEM Rebrand
    26%
  • Radeon HD 4850
    25%
  • Radeon R7 M260
    25%
  • Radeon R7 M260 Rev. 2
    25%
  • GeForce GT 740A
    25%
  • GeForce GT 740M
    25%
  • GeForce GT 740M Rev. 2
    25%
  • Radeon R7 M265
    24%
  • Radeon R7 M265 Rev. 2
    24%
  • Radeon R7 240 (HD 8570 rebrand)
    24%
  • GeForce GT 730A
    24%
  • GeForce GT 730M
    24%
  • GeForce GT 730M Rev. 2
    24%
  • GeForce GT 735M
    24%
  • Radeon HD 4770
    24%
  • Radeon R5 M230
    23%
  • Radeon R5 M230 Rev. 2
    23%
  • GeForce GT 640M
    23%
  • GeForce GT 640M LE
    23%
  • GeForce GT 640M LE Rev. 2
    23%
  • GeForce GT 640M Mac Edition
    23%
  • GeForce 920A
    23%
  • GeForce 920M
    23%
  • GeForce 920MX
    23%
  • Radeon HD 4830
    22%
  • GeForce 9800 GTX+
    21%
  • GeForce 9800 GTX
    21%
  • Radeon HD 6570
    21%
  • Radeon HD 6570 OEM
    21%
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    21%
  • GeForce GT 730 OEM
    21%
  • Radeon HD 4730
    20%
  • Radeon HD 4730 OEM
    20%
  • Radeon HD 8670M
    20%
  • Radeon HD 8670M Rev. 2
    20%
  • Radeon HD 7670 OEM
    20%
  • Radeon HD 4810
    20%
  • Radeon HD 6770M
    20%
  • Radeon HD 6770M Mac Edition
    20%
  • Radeon HD 5670
    19%
  • Radeon R5 M330
    19%
  • GeForce GT 630 Rev. 2
    19%
  • Radeon HD 7670A
    19%
  • Radeon HD 7670M
    19%
  • GeForce GT 635 OEM
    19%
  • GeForce GT 550M
    18%
  • GeForce GT 555M
    18%
  • GeForce GTS 240 OEM
    17%
  • GeForce 9800 GT
    17%
  • Radeon HD 8570M
    17%
  • GeForce GT 720
    16%
  • GeForce GT 440
    16%
  • GeForce GT 820M
    16%
  • GeForce GT 630
    15%
  • GeForce GT 710
    14%
  • GeForce GT 710 OEM
    14%
  • Radeon HD 5570
    14%
  • Radeon HD 5570 OEM
    14%
  • GeForce 710A
    14%
  • GeForce 710M
    14%
  • GeForce GT 630M
    14%
  • GeForce GT 630M Rev. 2
    14%
  • GeForce GT 630M Rev. 3
    14%
  • GeForce GT 635M
    14%
  • GeForce GT 635M Rev. 2
    14%
  • GeForce GT 635M Rev. 3
    14%
  • Radeon HD 7750
    14%
  • GeForce GT 430
    13%
  • GeForce GT 430 OEM
    13%
  • GeForce GT 540M
    13%
  • Radeon HD 7650A
    12%
  • Radeon HD 7650M
    12%
  • GeForce GT 620
    9%
  • GeForce GT 620 OEM
    9%
  • GeForce GT 520
    7%
  • GeForce GT 520 OEM
    7%
  • GeForce GT 520 PCI
    7%
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    7%
  • GeForce GT 520M
    7%
  • GeForce GT 610
    7%
  • GeForce GT 610 OEM
    7%
  • GeForce GT 610 PCI
    7%
  • GeForce GT 610 PCIe x1
    7%
  • HD Graphics 4400 (Haswell GT2)
    7%
  • Radeon HD 6450
    7%
  • Radeon HD 6450 OEM
    7%
  • Radeon HD 5450
    4%
  • Radeon HD 5450 PCI
    4%
  • Radeon HD 5450 PCIe x1
    4%
  • HD Graphics 2500 (Ivy Bridge GT1)
    4%

Performance summary, based on benchmarks charts.

The Radeon HD 5970 is a graphics card released by AMD on 18 Nov 2009. The graphics card houses the Hemlock die, based on the ATI_TeraScale architecture which packs 2,154 million transistors on a 40 nm, 334 mm2 die.

Radeon HD 5970 pros and cons

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.


Specifications


Compared to similar performing cards

Radeon HD 5970Radeon RX 460GeForce GTX 950 LPGeForce GTX 965M Rev. 3GeForce GTX 950
Radeon HD 5970Radeon RX 460GeForce GTX 950 LPGeForce GTX 965M Rev. 3GeForce GTX 950
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Shader units16008967681024768
ROPs3216323232
Graphics processorHemlockBaffinGM206GM206GM206
Process size40 nm14 nm28 nm28 nm28 nm
Memory1024 Mb GDDR5 (1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1653 MHz
6612 MHz effective)
4096 Mb GDDR5 (1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1653 MHz
6612 MHz effective)
Memory bus width256 bit x2128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit
Memory bandwidth256.00 Gb/s112.00 Gb/s105.80 Gb/s80.20 Gb/s105.80 Gb/s
Release date18 Nov 200929 Jun 201614 May 20161 Jan 201620 Aug 2015

Benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 950
    8490
  • GeForce GTX 950 LP
    8490
  • Radeon RX 460
    8080
  • GeForce GTX 965M Rev. 3
    7890
  • Radeon HD 5970
    7410

Points (higher is better)