ATI Radeon HD 5950 will appear in the first quarter of 2010

Monday, November 23, 2009

More recently, we reported the release by AMD's most powerful to date, consumer-class video card ATI Radeon HD 5970. This graphics card supports DirectX 11 and is based on two 40 nm GPUs Cypress, and its computational power reaches 4.64 teraflops.

Naturally, everyone is interested in, and when AMD is going to provide the youngest dual-chip graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5950, photos of which appeared recently in the network. The issue is more than relevant, given that the ATI Radeon HD 5970 was the "queen of cards" not only in performance, but at a price - 599 dollars.

It was assumed that the ATI Radeon HD 5950 will appear in late November or early December. However, recent data resource of the German Hardware-Infos, announcement of the youngest dual-processor model will be only in the first quarter of 2010. Perhaps, AMD went for it including for marketing reasons, not wanting to cause harm Advent sales of its "graphic monster.

In terms of the announcement, the source of published and information about the characteristics of the youngest dual-processor graphics card. According to her, ATI Radeon HD 5950 will receive 2880 stream processors and 144 texture units (the older model, we recall the corresponding figures were 3200 and 160, respectively).

At the same time keep the number of ROP units - 64, and GDDR5 memory will continue to communicate with video chips on the bus 2 x 256 bits. As clock frequencies Radeon HD 5950, mentioned indicators 650-675 MHz for the GPU and 1800-2000 MHz for the memory. In addition, a new video card will certainly support DirectX 11 technology, and ATI Eyefinity, as well as the mode of CrossFireX.