The Next generation AMD GPU has arrived: The ATI Radeon HD 5870 should have been called Radeon 2X: when compared to the Radeon HD 4890, It has twice the number of stream processors, twice the transistors, twice the texture and pixel blending power and is worth twice as much… The theoretical numbers are impressive, and actual numbers are too. It is as fast as the GeForce GTX 295 that has two GPUs. If you have the choice, a single GPU solution is always better than a dual-GPU solution that has the same level of performance. Combine the Radeon 5870 speed with a price of $379 and you get a very compelling offering from AMD. That’s not it: did we mention that this is the only DX11 GPU on the market?
By any metrics, this is the best high-end graphics card today.