TechSpot: ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

While we usually try to bring you timely and breaking facts from the two main discrete GPU makers, Nvidia and ATI, as of late it's not been up to us to bring balance to the coverage that goes to each company. Out of our last seven graphics card reviews, only one was about a new GeForce GPU, and a terrible one at that.

The Radeon HD 5670 is based on the same Evergreen GPU that makes up the HD 5800 cards, albeit seriously cut down to reach the $100 price point. The new card has a memory bandwidth of 64GB/s, versus 128GB/s on the Radeon HD 5850, and its core configuration has been halved compared to the mainstream HD 5770. The feature set remains intact, however, so you have DirectX 11 support, Eyefinity, HDMI audio bitstreaming, and of course low power consumption.

On paper, it looks like AMD is aiming for the GeForce GT 240, and we can't help but feel worried that they have not set their goals for the Radeon HD 5670 higher. But that's not to say we won't give it a fair go, so let's move on to check it out in more detail.

Read: ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

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I need an honest opinion!!!!

About a year ago or maybe 2... I saw these HUGE video cards and I think they were 8600 ultras or something.... maybe 98 ultra? Anyway they required water cooling that's how massive...

How does THIS ATI 5670 compare to the Ultra 1 or 2 years ago? Does it mop the floor with it? How much better is this card than those high end cards even just 1 year ago?

very soon. February 6
look here http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3720&p=3
It's the 5550 and 5450 series from AMD

Neoauld said,
What would you need Dx11 for if the card is too slow to really play modern games?

+1

Though DX11 does accelerate the new Windows 7 OS/desktop with the draw/2d routines, so I guess at least it might help with that...

excalpius said,

+1

Though DX11 does accelerate the new Windows 7 OS/desktop with the draw/2d routines, so I guess at least it might help with that...

err you mean DX9 for win7 aero acceleration right

The 5670 is pretty much terrible due to its price alone. DX11 is no excuse for amd to overprice this thing by about $25 more than its performance deems it's worth.