Upcoming ATI Radeon HD 5670 pictured and tested

By Jos ยท 50 replies
Dec 2, 2009
  1. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    true, a lot of reviewers give mainstream cards failing grades because some of the reviewers have better than average monitors and pc specs, making cards like these cause a bottleneck in their systems, but the truth is, the majority of gamers don't necessarily buy cards costing more than $100.
  2. WakeMO

    WakeMO TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Will this card be able to play games at full resolutions?
  3. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    For the same price, this sounds like a much better card than that Nvidia GT 240 that was reviewed here a couple of days ago.
  4. ununpentium

    ununpentium TS Rookie

    There are a lot of powerful graphic cards out there... but too waste of slots!
    Manufacturers must choose: to space out PCI-Express slots or bring external the powerful graphic cards world...
    This have always been one of my desires: a simple x16 PCI-Express host card, a cable and a nice external standard case for the graphic card. Maybe moddable... Imagine users customizing it, with silent fans, lights, liquid-cooling kits, etc...

    NVidia already made something, but this is not becoming a standard yet.
    Different solutions for different needs...
  5. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,378   +168

    I think I got the same FPS for the Heaven benchmark on my 5750. Hmmm...

    Anyway, this should be slightly faster than the 3870, the high end a couple generations back. Nice.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,378   +168

    What I also like is that ATI is apparently on track for releasing the low end cards very early in Q1. Unlike NVIDIA which has managed to draw Q4 2009 into 2010.
  7. Decimae

    Decimae TS Rookie Posts: 78

    I'm not sure whether this is real, though if it is, it's great news. It seems like a card that I can recommend for below 100 dollars, which will hopefully not be more than 75 euros in europe.
  8. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Wow I'm surprised, this card seems very good, NVIDIA just got their GT240 and it was not that good, but this one seems very nice, I agree with most of you, this card would do wonders for the average gamer, in my case I don't have a big screen, it's just 21" and my old Radeon 3850 runs most of the games in very good way.

    If ATI gives the right price tag to this card it would definitely destroy NVIDIA's options, haha, I want to see what's going to happen next with this two companies.
  9. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    This card may have the great performance in gaming am looking to get next year.
  10. timljh

    timljh TS Enthusiast Posts: 34

    no extra power,it might be a good card that consumes less power...
  11. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Wow, those are some very good specs for such a cheap card! I'm looking to upgrade my graphic cards soon and I'm pretty skint so this could be a very viable option! Can't wait for it to be reviewed to see how it performs!
  12. manintech

    manintech TS Rookie Posts: 46

    now AMD is taking upper hand in every price range, they keep doing like that, nvidia will end up being taken by intel
  13. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,665   +1,096

    Intel will never buy Nvidia since they already have their own line of GPU's and the upcoming Larrabee. They could also face a lawsuit for that. It would have been something similar to google buying yahoo.
  14. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Would make a really great budget card for light gaming. ATI has been doing a lot of really cool stuff lately, wondering when Nvidia is going to catch up with their new products to try and take back from of the marketplace.
  15. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    After all Nvidia rebranding for "low-end" cards, this should be one of the biggest hits from AMD in the low-mid-end video cards. For a sub $100 price tag the 310 or one of its predecesor will just be killed.
  16. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 127

    If this comes out before battlefield bad company 2, I'll more then likely buy it for that game :) . Currently running an x1950GT not sure if it'll handle BFBC2.
  17. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    This a a smart move from ATI/AMD. They should be bringing out cards like this that doesn't require additional power. I'm definetly looking forward to it.
  18. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    No additional power connectors, and only if they make it use passive cooling, it would be clear winner :p
  19. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I think it is a good budget card. Video cards in this price range usually improve very little from generation to generation, so a 20-30% increase in performance from the previous generation model is gladly welcome.

    And as Eddie says, unless you are a gaming enthusiast with a big monitor and powerful cpu, this card is a great bang for the buck for the average joe gamer.
  20. jjbeard926

    jjbeard926 TS Rookie Posts: 69

    I've been using ATI cards for years now and absolutely love them. With this card in the lineup now, I'm ready to officially say that no other graphics card manufacturer can come close to ATI's offerings. This will probably be my next video card, I am a cheapskate but I do play some games that this card would be perfect for. I'm excited to see a company I've believed in for so long finally come into its own.
  21. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    No additional power is nice and this would make for a fine HTC graphics solution in an micro ATX case. I wonder if they will have supply issues with this card as they are with the 5970's right now.
  22. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    I never said the video card manufacturers were to blame. The reason why developers are isolating PC gamers is because people are buying consoles more than they are buying video cards. It is the consumer base that is to blame. They're buying into the myth that PC gaming is expensive.
  23. Orionlocke

    Orionlocke TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Very nice! Its great seeing ATI give Nvidia a run for their money and taking the top performance spot most if not all categories right now. Definitely looking forward to seeing how Nvidia responds (though it's definitely taking them long enough!)
  24. PNagy

    PNagy TS Rookie

    Another nice card from ATI. I bought my 3870X2 nearly two years ago and now the mid-range cards can perform the same. It's a bit,...
  25. aSilva

    aSilva TS Rookie

    when nvidia FERMI comes out we wont have to worry about ati card prices ill tell you that
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