Can someone explain to me about ATI RADEON 5970 and NVIDIA GTX 295

PLEASE HELP ME DOING COMPARISON BETWEEN ATI AND GTX..URGENT ~
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  1. Ok, the Radeon 5970 has 2x5870 GPU's, clocked at 5850 speeds. The GTX 295 is a dual GPU card as well, but it performs pretty close to a 5870, and the 5970 is much faster. So really, GTX295=5870<<5970 Not to mention that the GTX295 is still costs MORE than a 5870.
  2. flyinfinni said:
    Ok, the Radeon 5970 has 2x5870 GPU's, clocked at 5850 speeds. The GTX 295 is a dual GPU card as well, but it performs pretty close to a 5870, and the 5970 is much faster. So really, GTX295=5870<<5970 Not to mention that the GTX295 is still costs MORE than a 5870.


    THX FLYINFINNI I APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER..
    THX~ :hello:
  3. no prob. have a good one:-)
  4. flyinfinni said:
    no prob. have a good one:-)



    hey..can u explain to me what is clocked speed???
    sorry coz im asking for the silly question..

    how about the electricity usage between ATI an GTX?

    how much GTX an ATI 5970?
    coz i want to compare the price in Malaysia
    it is about $600?

    how about the max resolution?

    what is the meaning 2x5870 GPU'S?
    it is using 2 GPU???
    how about GTX?
    How many GPU can compete with ATI?
  5. Clock speed = speed that the graphic card or CPU or RAM, etc. is running at. For example, the HD 5850's core speed, which is the graphics processing unit itself, runs at 725MHz. However, the memory on the card runs at 1000MHz.

    The GTX 295 is $500 in the U.S., and the Radeon HD 5970 is meant to sell at $600, but it costs around $700.
    The GTX 295 uses a bit less power at full load, less than 3W, but the HD 5970 when idling uses around 40W less than the GTX 295.

    The maximum resolution of the GTX 295 is 2560 x 1600. The maximum resolution of the HD 5970 is 5760 x 1200 I believe, however, you need to run three displays simultaneously using ATi's Eyefinity technology with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 to support 5760 x 1200. The maximum single monitor resolution though is 2560 x 1600, like the GTX 295.

    Two HD 5870 GPUs means that there are two HD 5870 graphic processing units on one card - yes, it does mean there are two GPUs. The GTX 295 is also two GPUs on one card - it is effectively two slightly weaker GTX 275 GPUs on the same graphics card.

    As for the last question - the HD 5870 GPU competes with the GTX 295's two GPUs, but the HD 5970 is currently the fastest graphics card, the GTX 480 comes behind, although not too far away.
  6. the gpu runs at a higher frequency is what he means by clocked speed..

    ati saves on electricity more so than the gtx..

    max resolution? i think it can run whatever you throw at it..

    2x5870 gpu's means it has 2 gpu's on one card.. the 5970 runs two gpu's found on a 5870 graphics card.. the gtx does essentially the same thing, running two gpu's on the same card..

    waht do you mean gpu can compete with ATI? ATI is king of the hill i think.. is faster, runs cooler, costs less, can run an extra monitor.. hmmm..
  7. thx for your answer..i really appreciate both of your answer
    coz i doing some research about this graphic card..and have to compare both of cards
  8. If you want to buy,make sure your power supply supports it and also make sure your case has enough room for it too
  9. Maziar said:
    If you want to buy,make sure your power supply supports it and also make sure your case has enough room for it too



    can u give me an example how to choose the right power supply if i want to use ATI RADEON HD5970?

    how many W that Nvidia GTX 295 use?
  10. The recommended power for a 5970 is 650W. You can go with that which would give you lots of room for power hungry hardware.

    If you are not overclocking or running a power hungry i7 setup. You can probably get away with 500W.
  11. oke2..how many W its will use when in idle mode?
    i mean both of graphic card?

    and 1 more question,
    what are differences between GDDR5 and GDDR3 can u explain to me? coz i only know that GDDR5 is more faster than GDDR3..But i want know the concrete answer about the differences between GDDR5 and GDDR3..

    HOPE SOMEONE WILL NOT ANGRY WITH MY SILLY QUESTION
    sorry for the bad english
  12. GDDR5 is really just faster.

    A 5970 would use about the same power as a GTX 295 at load
    and about 30W less at idle.

    The rated max board power of the 5970 is higher but realistically it won't reach that high. The 5970 also states low idle power but it never reaches as low as it states.
  13. At load, they are pretty similar in power usage, the 5970 uses less when they are idle. they use typically about 230W at load, with about 300W at peak (which you will pretty much never see)

    GDDR5 is generally about twice as fast as GDDR3 and GDDR5 can generally be clocked a bit higher. Really- the 5970 is a significantly better card.
    I don't know anything about prices where you are from, but here in the US, the 5970 is around $700 and the GTX295 is really hard to find- in fact I could not find it available at any of the online stores I usually buy from.
  14. 5970s are hard to find as well but not as hard as the GTX 295 because those have stopped production.
  15. yeah- they're hard to find, but I can at least still find them listed as out of stock. Couldn't even get a price on a 295 on a respectable etailer! lol
  16. so, ATI power consumption is lower than GTX?
    is that true?
  17. They're about the same at load, and ATI is lower at idle, so overall, ATI is a little lower, yes.
  18. thx for your info~
  19. no problem:-)
  20. The 295 GTX was DX10 generation 's top performing single card w/ twin GPU's....it was cooler and more power efficient than the competing 4870x2....The 295 coulkd be had way back when for $450ish but shot up to well over $500

    The 5970 is DX11 generation's top performing single card (at this point in time) w/ twin GPU's. At this point, nVidia has not put out a DX11 dual GPU card and if they do, the 5970 will be the cooler and more power efficient card. The 5970 has a MSRP of $599 but is often seen as high as $750.
  21. WHAT CAN U CONCLUDE ABOUT ATI RADEON HD5979?
    ABOUT THE PERFOMANCE, PRICE, SIZE, QUALITY OF THE GRAPHIC, AND ANY OTHER QUALITY THAT U FEEL THAT IS RELEVANT WITH ATI RADEON HD 5970..
  22. the 5970 is currently truly the FASTEST, highest performing graphics card available. What more is there to say? :-) it'll do everything you need and is will produce very high quality images. There is no other card in the same performance range with it right now.
  23. flyinfinni said:
    the 5970 is currently truly the FASTEST, highest performing graphics card available. What more is there to say? :-) it'll do everything you need and is will produce very high quality images. There is no other card in the same performance range with it right now.


    THX I APPRECIATE YOUR CONCLUSION~..
    I HOPE ATI CAN REDUCE THE SIZE OF GRAPHIC CARD BECAUSE IT IS TOO BIG..HAHA..
  24. lol- the GTX295 was pretty huge too:-)
  25. oh yea?
    i also dont know about that..
    coz im still new~~
    :P
  26. yeah. the GTX295 is 10.5 inches, the 5970 is 12.125 inches. So GTX 295 is BIG and the 5970 is MASSIVE. lol:-)
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