A couple of months ago ATI launched their Radeon 5870, the world’s first DirectX11 graphics card to great critical acclaim. Shortly after this they brought to market two great mainstream cards in the form of the 5750 and 5770 which gave us price and performance similar to the older 4800 series but with additional/enhanced features, lower temperatures and more desirable power requirements.
With those products ATI have a very impressive set of high end and mainstream cards which currently have no direct competition from Nvidia due to their delay in getting DX11 products to market. This may change shortly but in the mean time ATI are now making an attempt to take a stranglehold on the enthusiast market with the release of their high end Radeon 5970.
Today we will be taking a look at the Powercolor HD 5970 2GB and putting it through its paces in a selection of real world gaming tests, including the recently released Modern Warfare 2. In addition to this we will cover GPU computing and high definition playback as well as having a play with an official ATI voltage tweaking tool. This little application may well make this product a favourite with enthusiasts who want to get the most from their purchase.