Summary: Video cards have a two-year warranty after the date of purchase, and shipping and handling fees sometimes apply. Several sources review stock Radeon 6570 video cards and say they're the entry-level series to beat, but Hexus.net, HardwareHeaven.com, TweakTown.com and TechRadar.com look at the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 specifically. In addition, dozens of users at Newegg.com share their experiences.
Pros: Plays high-definition video without a hitch, Can play most games at reduced settings, Low price, Single PCI-E slot design, Very quiet, HDMI output
Cons: No factory overclocking, Less than optimal game-playing capabilities
Summary: We find the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 the perfect card for the home theatre frantic that loves great video playback, especially blu-ray. Building a HTPC around a card like this not only benefit the end user because of it great video playback but also beause of its low power consumption and quiet operation. A lot of factors goes into building a great HTPC and this card would definitely fit the bill.
Excerpt: Sapphire, the leading producer of AMD based hardware, has sent us their new Radeon HD 6570. The 6570 is an unusual product centered in the middle of the road for performance. Who will this card appeal to and why would you want to purchase such a card? The 6570 from sapphire is further complicated by its mediocre 512MB of GDDR5 memory in a market saturated with 1GB+ video cards. How much will this affect its performance in games and regular desktop use?
Conclusion: As well as the impressive design/build quality with each model we get low noise, low temperatures and the ability to game with high detail levels at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080. Added to this is the option to enable our GPU for computing tasks, enhancing the performance of our system as a whole.
Impressive gaming performance for their price point with exceptionally low noise levels and great temperatures.
Excerpt: A graphics card range has to have something to suit everyone, from highly-priced pixel-crunchers to the budget-friendly sub-£100 mainstream cards. The Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6570 is very firmly in the latter camp.