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Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition

The Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition is clocked at 900 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 720.

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AMD Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition

help iconCore Speed900 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size40nm
help iconArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress XThelp iconTexture Mapping Units80
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate72 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units32
help iconRelease Date23 Feb 2010help iconPixel Rate28.8 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power188Whelp iconDirectX11
help iconMemory1024MBhelp iconShader Model5.0
help iconMemory Speed1200MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.2
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR5help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs1600help iconDVI Connections2
help iconSPU Performance720help iconVGA Connections0

Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition has very good performance. The levels of performance that can be reached with this graphics card are in fact far and beyond the acceptable ranges when running the latest applications and games. This graphics card is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the AMD Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

With an effective SPU count of 720, the AMD Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition processes shading and special graphical effects with no trouble at all. The GPU is quite power-hungry at 188 Watts, however.

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