Conclusion: When we took a look at AMD's Radeon HD 5670 as it launched last month, our admiration for seeing DirectX 11 hardware hit ever lower price points was tempered slightly by the exact nature of that particular card's price to performance ratio - Sure, it wasn't bad, but for our money the 1GB variant of the Radeon HD 5670 just wasn't worthy of consideration over the slightly more expensive and better performing Radeon HD 5750. These thoughts were however revised slightly...
Excerpt: Dieser Artikel ist auch auf verfügbar. Vor einigen Tagen wurde die Radeon HD 5450 vorgestellt, heute folgte die HD 5570. Beide Karten sollen den Einsteigermarkt abdecken. Die 5570 ist eigentlich der kleine Bruder der 5670. Das Speicherinterface ist noch immer 128bit breit, also doppelt soviel wie die HD5450.
Excerpt: This review is also available in . Only a few days after launching the Radeon HD 5450, it’s time for HD 5570. Both cards are low end, but the numbering scheme is quick to show that the HD 5570 will be the faster of the two. These two cards belong to the HD 5000 series and are here to nicely fill out the price segments of DirectX 11 graphics market.
Conclusion: The GeForce cards offer the ability to use CUDA enabled applications for GPU computing and although they support PhysX, often these low end models are not powerful enough to utilise the feature. The Radeon offers a better HDMI audio solution with full HD audio quality. The 5570 also offers good GPU computing performance and has the ability to run DirectX 11 games giving it the most advanced, useable feature set.
Summary: It is always interesting to see how a new product fits into the marketplace and with the Sapphire 5570 we have a card which looks to be very impressive. Depending on the region of purchase it will compete against the GT240 or GT220 and when comparing gaming performance to the latter the Radeon 5570 is the clear winner. In comparison with the GT240 the two cards are very closely matched which means we must look further than framerates.
Excerpt: The Sapphire HD5570 has to be taken in context to truly see how and where this product fits in ATI's current lineup of DirectX 11 videocards. The HD5570 is targeted towards the user that wants a small form factor card to insert into a small workstation or HTPC, but doesn't want to settle for the very basic performance of the HD5450.
Summary: I'm not entirely sure what to make out of this card. It destroys NVIDIA's GeForce GT 220 in every aspect, including pricing which is probably because NVIDIA's card is horribly overpriced. But then AMD's own Radeon HD 4670 is a lot cheaper ($65 vs. $85) and faster (+11% at 1280x1024). Of course the HD 4670 does not have all the new features like DirectX 11, EyeFinity - both which do not matter in this performance class.
Pros: Small form factor, Low profile brackets included, Low power draw, especially in BD playback, Native HDMI, Decent gaming performance, Huge overclocking potential, 40 nm GPU, Support for DirectX 11, ArcSoft SimHD included
Cons: Expensive, Not too quiet, No support for CUDA/PhysX
Conclusion: The Sapphire HD 5570 is a budget card that provides the power you need to play the latest games, and even turn up the eye candy a bit. This card is also very appealing to the HTPC market. The card is a low profile card, so it will fit in the small cases that many HTPCs use. It also happens to feature a 40nm chip which uses a very small amount of power, and thus creates much less heat.
Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3 Single & Crossfire Review
4 October 2010
Conclusion: There is no denying the fact that ATI is simply hell-bent on cornering every section of the GPU market and they are doing quite well at that. The release of the HD 5570 in close proximity to the HD 5450 points towards a new emphasis on the lower end price segment which should be welcome news for all of you who don’t have $100 or more to spend on a graphics card.