AMD’s Radeon HD 5870: the Next Generation of GPUs

Technology.am (Sept. 23, 2009) — AMD finally launches the two new cards: the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850.

amd_ati-graphicsAll the new cards are based on AMD’s “Cypress” graphics processor, which could be described as RV870 equivalent.

Cypress XT is Radeon HD 5870 while Cypress PRO is Radeon HD 5850.
Radeon HD 5850 Radeon HD 5870
Shader units 1440 1600
ROPs 32 32
GPU Cypress Cypress
Transistors 2154M 2154M
Memory Size 1024 MB 1024 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit 256 bit
Core Clock 725 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Clock 1000 MHz 1200 MHz
Price $299 $399

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