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Old 14-01-10, 04:39 AM
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OC3D Reviews: ATIi HD5670

The latest 5000 series card is here, is it as bargintastic as we hoped?

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Old 14-01-10, 07:54 AM
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Looks like a very reasonable upper entry level graphics card. As a 400 stream processor GPU paired with 512/1024mb GDDR5, it screams DX11 replacement to the once loved Radeon HD 3850/3870 and GeForce 9600/8800 series and while it's specifications are dwarfed by the rest of ATi's range today, there's no getting around the fact that the graphics card is far from "slow" either.

It's performed very much as expected although I can't help but feel that the frame rate drop with Anti Aliasing is slightly abnormal, even for a graphics card of it's calibre. We'll see what future driver releases bring to the table.

A RRP is not bargain of the centure but is sensible when compared against the £105-130 pricetag for the HD 5750/5770. Aside being used as a graphics card for a machine for games, it's low power consumption/noise could make it an ideal HTPC or Workstation graphics card. Like it's bigger brothers it still seems to support up to three monitors and so it wins from a productivity perspective as well.

Edit - Retailers have posted their HD 5670's from around £70 upwards

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18102060

Froogle indicates similar pricing from smaller retailers. Disappointing.

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Old 14-01-10, 09:08 AM
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At the time of writing no where had prices listed, £70 isnt great but still not that bad, however for £91 I cant help feeling that I would rather buy a 4870 for example, the only reason to buy this would be its size and power requirements.
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is it worth upgrading to the 5670 from the 4670?
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Its going to perform better but I personally would advise if you want to game on it to save your money and buy something better. If you dont want to game then you have no need to upgrade.
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Old 15-01-10, 07:55 AM
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I'm just looking for a upgrade on a budget.

I can get 4850 for $120USD or the 5750 for $160USD, but the 5670 seems like a good deal for $99USD.
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I would personally hold out for a 5770 if it was me tbh.
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Old 16-01-10, 05:47 AM
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but wouldn't the 5770 be slightly bottlenecked by my cpu?
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Old 16-01-10, 07:26 AM
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What is it with everyone going on about bottle necks all of a sudden! You need as much gpu power as possible dude, better to have too much than not enough. Bottle necks only really come into play when you are talking 2 5870s in your rig
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ok thanks, I'm just asking about bottleneck since everywhere else I go people say "LOL Pentium Dual Core!1!!! BOTTLENECK LOLOLOL!!!111!!!!1!!"
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