VisionTek - High-Performance PC and Mac Upgrades and Enhancements

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AMD Radeon HD 5970

  • Dual 2nd generation TeraScale engines with 3200 stream processors and more than 4.64 teraFLOPS of compute power
  • With full DirectX® 11 support, play the latest HD games with unrivaled visual quality, astonishing realism and ultra-fast frame rates.
  • Play the latest and most demanding PC games at extreme HD resolutions with the image settings cranked all the way up and experience visual quality and performance at levels never before thought possible.
  • Expand your field of view across up to three displays and see more detail than ever before with innovative ‘wrap around’ capabilities that deliver an incredibly intense gaming experience, enhancing the feeling of being IN the game
  • With ATI Stream technology, boost system performance by offloading tasks that were previously CPU bound on to the GPU
  • ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual-mode offers advanced scalability

Microsoft DirectX
® 11 Support

ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series GPUs fully support Microsoft DirectX® 11, enabling the following

is now available to PC developers for real-time rendering with ultra-realistic characters and an incredible level of detail with 3D images

HDR Texture compression
delivers an intense level visual detail without increasing graphics memory footprint with efficiency and incredible image quality

support for DirectX® 11 accelerates rendering by leveraging all the CPU cores to enable overall faster gaming performance

improves PC performance by taking on some or all of a DirectX 11-enabled application’s processing load, freeing up the computer’s main processor to take on additional tasks. Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery

Expand with ATI Eyefinity Technology


 Manufacturer Part Number: 900305


ATI Eyefinity technology maximizes your field of view across up to three displays, fully engaging your peripheral vision and putting you right IN the game. Unleash the massive parallel processing power of your GPU to help speed up your PC and do more. Extend your view of a game across up to three displays, that’s as much as 12 megapixels for the ultimate gaming environment.Create the ultimate flight or racing simulation platform by extending supported games across multiple displays for a panoramic view that gives you a true sense of height and speed.Get a bird’s-eye view and spread out game information across multiple screens and still stay in the center of the action. See more of the battlefield without having to zoom. Get a better view of what’s going on around you, use your peripheral vision so you can see the enemy before they see you. The perfect solution for your home or office, ATI Eyefinity technology makes multi-tasking a snap by eliminating the need to flip between windows. Surf the internet, email, edit photos or videos, track your stocks and much more all at the same time. ATI Eyefinity technology is ideal for multimedia applications; it allows you to keep several ‘palettes’ or ‘panels’ open while you edit images or videos so video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players is quick and easy.

Key Features

  • Engine clock speed: 725 MHz
  • Processing power (single precision): 4.64 TeraFLOPS
  • Processing power (double precision): 928 GigaFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: 1.45 billion polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 464 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 116 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 46.4 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 185.6 Gigasamples/sec
  • Memory clock speed: 1.0 GHz
  • Memory data rate: 4.0 Gbps
  • Memory bandwidth: 256.0 GB/sec
  • Maximum board power: 294 Watts
  • Idle board power: 51 Watts


Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows7
  • Windows Vista (all versions)
  • Windows XP

Supported configurations

  • Single DVI-D (adapter required – included)
  • Dual DVI-D (adapter required – not included)
  • HDMI video and audio (adapter required - included)
  • Single VGA (adapter required – not included)
  • Dual VGA (adapters required – not included)
  • Display Port (adapter required - included)
  • Hardware crossfire

Box Contents

  • AMD Radeon™ HD 5970 graphics card 900305
  • Set-up CD
  • Manuals
  • Adapters may be included for additional output configurations

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 650 Watt or greater power supply one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (850 Watt with
    two 75W 6-pin and two 150W 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to for a list
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
  • For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable (not included) per graphics card are required

Graphics cards

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