What does Hemlock mean?

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  1. Hemlock is the name of the GPU on the card (I think) They both use Hemlock GPU's
  2. Sapphire's "Toxic" series are generally overclocked video cards; kinda odd the clock speeds are not listed in the specs.

    "Hemlock" is simply a code name. The HD 5870 is referred to as "Cypress". The HD 5970 is referred to a "Hemlock". The HD 5970 is actual two HD 5870 in one card; sometimes referred to as HD 5870 X2.
  3. ah yep jaguarskx is right, its the code name for the card, not what i was saying.

    +1^
  4. Rustyy117 said:
    ah yep jaguarskx is right, its the code name for the card, not what i was saying.

    +1^


    You actually had it right the first time. Hemlock was the AMD given codename for its 2 GPU solution used in the 5970. Cypress was the name for the GPU in the 58xx series GPUs. Then there were also Juniper, Redwood, and Cedar going down the performance line.

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