ATI seems to be so enamored with its 40nm DirectX 11 Evergreen chips
that at this point it's bringing out new graphics cards just
to remind us of how awesome its technology is. Slotting in between the $100 HD 5670
and $50 HD 5450
, the new Radeon HD 5570
will predictably retail at around $75 to $80, with up to 1GB of onboard GDDR3, a 650MHz core clock speed, and a thrifty 43W power budget under full load. Reviewers were big fans of its performance relative to the HD 5450 -- nearly doubling it in some cases -- but still struggled to recommend this as a better value for gamers than the only marginally more expensive HD 5670. Then again, the low profile card, single-slot cooler, and minimal power requirements make the 5570 an absolute gem for HTPC or SFF setups, so whether you're in that particular market or just curious, we recommend you check out the full reviews below.
- Legit Reviews