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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5570 1024MB Radeon HD 2900 Pro
Cyberpunk 2077 1369% 1345%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1369% 1345%
eFootball PES 2020 629% 618%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 1408% 1385%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1533% 1508%
Borderlands 3 1029% 1011%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1369% 1345%
F1 2019 1119% 1100%
Control 1131% 1111%
Doom Eternal 819% 805%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 2900 Pro are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 5570 1024MB.

The HD 5570 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 2900. This results in the HD 5570 providing 3.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 5570 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 2900, but the HD 2900 has 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 5570. As a result, the HD 2900 exhibits a 4.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 5570. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 5570 was released over a year more recently than the HD 2900, and so the HD 5570 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 2900.

The HD 5570 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 2900, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 2900 has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5570, which means that the memory performance of the HD 2900 is slightly better than the HD 5570.

The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB has 400 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 2900 Pro has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5570 is 169 and the actual shader performance of the HD 2900 is 125. The HD 5570 having 44 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 2900 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 5570 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 2900. This means that the HD 5570 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 2900. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 5570 should consume less power than the HD 2900.

The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB requires 42 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 2900 Pro requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5570 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the HD 2900. The HD 2900 requires 158 Watts more than the HD 5570 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 2900 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5570.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEvergreen Redwood PROR600 PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date09 Feb 2010vs07 Dec 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units400vs320
Actual Shader Performance8%vs6%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs16
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs9.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5.2 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power42 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 24 Ampsvs550 Watts & 35 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL3.2vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
Radeon HD 2900 Pro is a high-end GPU based on the 80nm variant of the second unified shader architecture, R600.
It's based on the R600 Pro Core and offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 256-bit memory interface of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 600MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 800MHz.
Its performance is quite superior to Radeon HD 2900 GT due to offering extra Shading Units. A GDDR4 version, paired with a 512-bit bus width and with a frame buffer of 1GB is also available should be significantly faster on high resolutions (thus better suited for today's modern games at 720p).
Today's games should run fluently at high settings using a 1024x768 resolution but beyond that, will require very reduced settings and DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 170
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Intel Celeron G460 1.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
AMD Opteron 2427
AMD APU A6-3600 Quad-Core
Intel Pentium G3440T 2.8GHz
Intel Pentium G3250T 2.8GHz
Intel Core i3-550 3.2GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v2 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v1 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Gainward GS 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Palit Sonic 1GB Edition
Quadro 6000
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 260 v3 MSI OC v4 896MB Edition
GeForce GTX 260 v3 Zotac AMP˛! 896MB Edition
GPU VariantsRadeon HD 5570 XFX 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 5570 XFX Eyefinity X 2GB Edition
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