AMD launched the latest ATI Radeon series today, the 5970. Sporting 3200 stream processors, and 40nm arc, it’s fast as fuck, and doesn’t chew up a ton of power. Unfortunately, this also marks the day that top of the line is going to cost you quite a bit more. IF you can find one (I couldn’t after searching for 3 hours) expect to pay 500-600 bucks. And thats just for 1. I would expect the prices to come down a bit closer to fake jesus birthday, but they will still most likely be in the 400+ range.
Features & Benefits
- Get unrivalled visual quality and intense gaming performance and for today and tomorrow with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11
- Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with ATI Eyefinity Technology. 4,5
- Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC.6
- Enable rich, realistic visuals with explosive performance so you can dominate your gaming competition.
- State of the art overclocking capabilities give you the control and flexibility to tune your rig for maximum performance and unleash its true potential3
- ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode with support for up to 4 GPU’s7
- Ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 memory
Anyway, you can see the benchmarks here.