ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 5970 Graphics Card

​Engineered for speed

Play demanding HD game titles and experience blazing performance straight out of the box

  • Cutting-edge graphic, display and memory technology
  • Overclocking capabilities for unmatched control and flexibility1
  • Delivers an exceptional HD gaming experience2


AMD Eyefinity Technology

Dive into the ultimate multiple display panoramic gaming experience3

AMD Crossfire™ Technology

Harness the power of multiple GPUs for extreme, high-definition gaming and 3D image quality4

AMD PowerPlay™ Technology

Dynamically manage power efficiency and take control of your performance5


ATI Radeon™
HD 5970 GPU
Engine Clock725 MHz
Memory Clock1.0 GHz
Memory Bandwidth256.0 GB/s
Single Precision Compute Power4.64 TFLOPs
TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
  • 3200 Stream Processing Units
  • 160 Texture Units
  • 256 Z/Stencil ROP Units
  • 64 Color ROP Units
Bus InterfacePCI Express 2.1 x16
  • Full DirectX® 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
OpenGL 3.2 SupportYes
Image Quality Enhancement Technology
  • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
  • Adaptive anti-aliasing
  • Super AA
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
  • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
ATI Avivo™ HD video & display technology5
  • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
  • Advanced post-processing and scaling6
  • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
  • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
  • Independent video gamma control
  • Dynamic video range control
  • Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
  • Dual-stream 1080p playback support7,8
  • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP9
    • Max resolution: 2560x160010
  • Integrated DisplayPort output
    • Max resolution: 2560x160010
  • HDMI® (With 3D, Deep Color and x.v.Color™) 
    • Max resolution: 1920x120010
  • Integrated VGA output
    • Max resolution: 2048x153610
  • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support11
Integrated HD audio controller
  • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
  • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats  
AMD Technologies

AMD Eyefinity multidisplay technology3,12

  • Three independent display controllers
    • Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
  • Display grouping
    • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display

ATI Stream acceleration technology

  • OpenCL™ support13
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Double precision floating point processing support
  • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling14,15
  • Native support for common video encoding instructions

AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology4

  • Dual card performance scaling


AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology5

  • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
  • Ultra-low power state support for single and multi-board configurations

Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP  


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  • AMD Eyefinity technology FAQ
  • AMD Crossfire™ technology FAQ

    System requirements and recommendations:

    • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    • 650 Watt or greater power supply one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (850 Watt with two 75W 6-pin and two 150W 8-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
    • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to for a list of certified products
    • Minimum 1GB of system memory
    • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
    • DVD playback requires DVD drive
    • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive

    For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™  Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™  Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required