Radeon HD 5670 brings DirectX 11 to budget segment

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Jos

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Continuing with its top to bottom Radeon HD 5000 series rollout, AMD has moved on to attack the mainstream value segment of the graphics market with a new sub-$100 card capable of supporting Microsoft's latest DirectX 11 engine. Just like its higher end siblings, the ATI Radeon HD 5670 also supports Eyefinity to spread your display over multiple monitors, and ATI Stream which allows the GPU to carry out non-graphics related tasks.

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compdata

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Would have liked to see it come in a little less to undercut the older tech more. Now you have more of a choice, 5670 or 4850 for more performance for the same price?
 

Vrmithrax

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Wonder how (if) these would work in a Crossfire configuration? Could be a fairly cheap entry into decent gaming power...
 

dividebyzero

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Vrmithrax said:
Wonder how (if) these would work in a Crossfire configuration? Could be a fairly cheap entry into decent gaming power...
Hilbert's on top of it (as usual) http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5670-review-test-crossfire/

Decent, but for the same basic performance level as a HD 5770 probably makes no sense if the pricing structure we have in New Zealand is repeated globally.
In $NZ , HD 5670 $US148 ($US296 for Crossfire), HD 5770 $US200
 

Vrmithrax

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Well then, it's just silly to consider 2 cards for more rather than the 1 better card :)

The only time it might make sense is if you were tight in the budget, to get your system up and running, then add a second card down the road a bit to kick it up a notch.
 

Kibaruk

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For once, the energy consumption does make the 5770 far superior to the performance difference of the 4850.
 

jgvmx

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Looks pretty attractive for a budget build considering the price, performance and energy consumption.
 
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