AMD Radeon HD 5670 redefines the low-end

by Rafael Hernandez on January 14, 2010 · 0 comments

Graphics cards have a habit of improving quite rapidly so what was high end last year is suddenly mid-range this year and on down that line. You won’t see us complaining about that trend much.

AMD’s Radeon HD 5670 sports the same great DX11 supporting feature set found on its bigger brothers but snips off a few processign elements here and there to come in as a value chip. AnandTech has the review:

At $99, the 5670 is intended to stake out the all-important sub-$100 position for video cards, which is a big price point for price-sensitive buyers and OEMs. Bear in mind that the entire sub-$100 market encompassed 2/3rds of all video card sales last quarter, according to AMD and Mercury Research. Given the low transistor count and small die size of the 5670, we expect that AMD will have a lot of price latitude to work with going forward – as 40nm production costs and GDDR5 costs come down, this board should be cheaper to make than the 4670 ever was.

A great replacement for power hungry cards of the past with plenty of horsepower to do some gaming on.

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