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Written by Bruce Normann   
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ATI Radeon HD5670 HDMI Video Card
Radeon HD5670 Features
Radeon HD5670 Specifications
Closer Look: Radeon HD 5670
Radeon HD5670 Detailed Features
ATI Eyefinity Multi-Monitors
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark Vantage Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmark Results
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
Far Cry 2 Benchmarks
Resident Evil 5 Benchmarks
ATI Radeon HD5670 Temperature
VGA Power Consumption
Radeon HD5670 Final Thoughts
ATI Radeon HD5670 Conclusion

Radeon HD5670 Features

The feature set of the ATI HD5670 video card is nearly identical to the entire HD5xxx series. The important differences are all related to the fact that the HD5670 chip is half the size of the HD5770, with half the processing power. For those who perused the mountain of details that accompanied the 5800 series launch, this graphic should look half again as familiar.

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ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU Feature Summary

  • 627 million 40nm transistors
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 400 Stream Processing Units
    • 20 Texture Units
    • 32 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 8 Color ROP Units
  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 3.2 support1
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology2,3
    • 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 1.0 compliant
    • DirectCompute11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling4,5
    • Native support for common video encoding instructions
  • ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology6
    • Dual GPU scaling
  • ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology7
    • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling8
    • 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 support9,10
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
      • Max resolution: 2560x160012
    • Integrated DisplayPort output
      • Max resolution: 2560x160012
    • Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920x120012
    • Integrated VGA output
      • Max resolution: 2048x153612
    • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support13
    • 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
  • ATI PowerPlayTM power management technology7
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  1. Driver support scheduled for release in 2010
  2. Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector
  3. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for panning across three displays
  4. Requires application support for ATI Stream technology
  5. Digital rights management restrictions may apply
  6. ATI CrossFireX technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireXTM Bridge Interconnect for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply
  7. ATI PowerPlay, ATI AvivoTMand ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products
  8. Upscaling subject to available monitor resolution
  9. Blu-ray or HD DVD drive and HD monitor required
  10. Requires Blu-ray movie disc supporting dual 1080p streams
  11. Playing HDCP content requires additional HDCP ready components, including but not limited to an HDCP ready monitor, Blu-ray or HD DVD disc drive, multimedia application and computer operating system.
  12. Some custom resolutions require user configuration
  13. Requires 3D Stereo drivers, glasses, and display

AMD is slowly working towards a future vision of graphics computing, as is their main competitor, Intel. They both believe that integrating graphics processing with the CPU provides benefits that can only be achieved by taking the hard road. For now, the only thing we can see is their belief; the roadmap is both sketchy and proprietary. One look at the size of their ever-shrinking GPU dies, and it starts to look more like a possibility than a pipe dream, though.



 

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