ATI Radeon HD 5970 preview
The introduction of the Radeon HD 5970 is not unlike that time in 2005 when the Bugatti Veyron supercar showed their forward to the rest of the world - with two very powerful engines which merged offered nothing less than an abundance of horsepower and unprecedented performance.
This is exactly what ATI has done: They have taken two already dramatic graphics processors, combined them and then reduced the frequency slightly so that it can better be done, to control elements such as power consumption and heat generation.
The most remarkable feature in relation to the producer's previous dual-GPU graphics card - Radeon 4870 X2 - is that like with Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 now are two graphic units on a single circuit board.
Unlike Nvidia, with GeForce GTX 295, however, chose to combine two graphics cores, similar to GeForce GTX 275, ATI has this time thrown two unchanged Radeon 5870 chips (read the review here) in the map. On the other hand has been ATI's page - and not entirely without an important reason - decided to opt for frequencies from Radeon 5850 video card, as we have previously made a rating of.
The product's biggest obstacle is that, like both Radeon 5870 and 5850 will be very hard to come by - despite the fact that ATI stubbornly insists that they customize many units ready.
Radeon HD 5970 is priced at just around 600 U.S. dollars, which under Danish conditions will mean a suggested retail price at about 4000 crowns around the launch - in terms of various taxes in the process. In themselves, price tags just above average as it corresponds to invest in two Radeon 5850'ere - are expected to bid on a performance roughly similar to HD 5970.