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AMD Radeon HD 5970

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How well can the Radeon HD 5970 run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon HD 5970 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 5970 in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 5970 has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 5970? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 5970 is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 147% more powerful and can run 897 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 85% better and can run 686 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The Radeon HD 5970 was released on 18 Nov 2009

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GPU
Architecture
Hemlock XT (x1)
Process
40nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
116 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
46 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3200
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11
Shader
5.0
Open GL
3.2
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
Memory Speed
1000 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
725 MHz
Power
Max Power
294 Watts
PSU
650 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 5970 Game Requirement Analysis

The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.


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Radeon HD 5970 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 7% 88%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 65% 158%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2% 88%
Death Stranding 16% 158%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 158%
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 158%
Halo: Reach 74% 40%
Need For Speed Heat 5% 88%
Planet Zoo 0% 102%
Borderlands 3 21% 98%
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CPU (30% overclock)

2007
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$851.00
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8 GB

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Still good even in 2018. Vram is a problem though.

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CPU (30% overclock)

2014
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$146.99
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2016
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$430.00
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8 GB

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5

30% better than GTX 750 Ti :D

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CPU (45% overclock)

2014
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$396.00
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2015
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$679.00
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32 GB

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Its a very good dual gpu card but he low vram is the main drawback. Nowadays to play games in full hd and above you need minimum 3gb vram.

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CPU

2012
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$1,556.00
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12 GB

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this card for £54 or a hd 6990 for £90?

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CPU (30% overclock)

2014
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$146.99
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2016
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$430.00
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8 GB

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hd 6990 if good psu.

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2018
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$329.00
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2018
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$799.00
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32 GB

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5

wow it beats my graphics card by 43% im very suprised

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2019
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$250.00
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2019
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$279.00
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8 GB

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you dont say :)

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CPU (30% overclock)

2014
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$396.00
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32 GB

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Can i run this with my CPU ??

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2011
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$187.00
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6 GB

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It will bottleneck in some of the most powerful games such as watch dogs. It will run with your cpu though!

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2013
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$314.00
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2016
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$699.00
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32 GB

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If i was to upgrade from my XFX 5970 Black Edition 2gb what should i upgrade to (if its possible keep it under $800).

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CPU (20% overclock)

2017
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$219.00
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GPU (10% overclock)

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2014
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$349.99
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16 GB

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for under $800 you could get an r9 290x

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2011
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$187.00
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6 GB

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With luck he can get an r9 295x

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2018
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$249.00
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2019
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$379.00
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16 GB

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Is this card better than mine? As I just bought this card today.

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CPU (35% overclock)

2007
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$851.00
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4 GB

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Not even close

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2018
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$249.00
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2019
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$379.00
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16 GB

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OK, thank you! But by how much? I have the Sapphire HD 5970 2GB GDDR5.

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GPU (5% overclock)

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2016
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$480.00
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16 GB

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In rough performance comparission they are about the same but 770 will berform better because it is much newer

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2019
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$329.00
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2018
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$799.00
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16 GB

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omg this is better then my card hhahahha what a beast card and yes need a lot of power…

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CPU (30% overclock)

2014
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$250.00
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GPU (10% overclock)

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8 GB

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140

your card is better overall, since it's a single card, there are barely any issues, the 7870 will consume less power, heat less etc…

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2009
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$175.00
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0
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4 GB

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this card is better thn 7970 ? :O O.o

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