AMD's Dual GPU Radeon HD 5970 is Fastest Ever

You may have already noticed on our front page that there's a new king of the graphics card industry tested today.

AMD today announced the ATI Radeon HD 5970, which it calls the fastest card ever created thanks to pairing two HD 5870 GPUs together. After we put it to the test, we're going to agree with this claim (until the next best thing comes along, of course).

The ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card delivers nearly 5 TeraFLOPS of compute power. Grab two of them together in CrossFireX and you're looking at nearly 10 TeraFLOPS.

"With the arrival of the ATI Radeon HD 5970, the fastest graphics card in the world, we’ve cemented AMD as the unquestioned graphics leader," said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Group. "With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, the new card, coupled with the awesome power of ATI Eyefinity technology, is the ultimate setup for serious gamers."

For the full story, we're going to hand you over to Chris Angelini's full review complete with benchmarks.

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  • jerther
    It is monstrous!!!
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  • sunflier
    JertherIt is monstrous!!!


    That's what she said.
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  • pbrigido
    I would love to get one, but man do I hate paying the price for new tech.
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  • jerther
    It is monstrous!!!
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  • ecnovaec
    ughh I love that they make such an awesome card, but HATE HATE HATE catalyst software!!!
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  • ewood
    They named it the 5970 and it has underclocked 5870 gpus. Think when/if they go through a die shrink or get the power a little more under control they will release a 5990 with GPUs that are under clocked? eh eh?
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