Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

ATi Radeon HD 5570; Good or Bad?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
December 1, 2010 3:28:49 PM

Hey guy just wanted to clear something up. I have recently been thinking about the HD 5570 for a gaming card, do you think this is good or would i be able to get better for cheap? Would this also work on my mobo being this card is PCI-E 2.1 while my 8600GT is 2.0

My specs are:

700W PSU (+12v 28a)

DELL Inspiron 531 (midi case NOT FULL)

8600GT 256MB

...
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 4:42:44 PM

First of all does your case take a video card with a normal bracket or you need a low profile one? Also, budget.
m
0
l
December 1, 2010 5:40:07 PM

mosox said:
First of all does your case take a video card with a normal bracket or you need a low profile one? Also, budget.


Wel I measured my 8600GT and it worked out at 6.5" so roughley a card that is 6.3" maybe? I checked that the 5570 is 6.3" but I was looking at the 5670, if better?..
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 595 U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 7:16:54 PM

m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 7:19:27 PM

Can you post some pics with the inside and outside of the case - video card, showing the plate on the back with the connectors?

For instance that one has two brackets, one that's mounted on the card and a smaller one - low profile for slim cases (last small pic)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 11:29:56 AM

If you're looking for performance and value, I'd say you could get a 9800 GT, 4850, 4870, 5670 (at the lower end of performance) or a GTS 250. I wouldn't really go any higher with that PSU, I like to have at least 30A on the 12V before I start looking at something like a GTX 260 or a 4870.

Fairly low power cards like the 5750 would also be very good. But if you're looking for performance on a budget, I'd start there.
m
0
l
a c 214 U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 12:16:34 PM

I currently own a 5570,and their are way better bang for buck cards out there,try for the 5770 they are very cheap now.
How much are you looking to spend?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 12:32:51 PM

Yeah, a 5770 will work on that PSU as well. Have a look around for a GTS 450 in addition. Those two cards will be close to the limit of your budget, but will perform very well.

If you wanted a very good balance between performance and budget, go with a 4850.
m
0
l
a c 214 U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 12:33:48 PM

Doesn't the 4850 use more power than the 450 and 5770?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 12:36:53 PM

It does, but not a huge amount more. A 700W with 28A should be able to handle it, I think I read somewhere it consumes 110W under load.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 12:47:59 PM

Guys --- HE has upgraded the PSU to a 700W unit --- A couple of posters missed that fact and mentioned the 300W unit it came with originally but it is not a problem -- He has enough of a PSU for pretty much any single card that fits in his budget !

@OP -- what is your budget ?? (since you have not mentioned it yet -- or what do you consider for cheap ?)

IF the budget is around $100 then the 5770 is a good choice (ie. the MSI 5770 is $119 +$3 shipping until DEC 3rd at NEwegg with a $15 MIR = $107 total)

Good performance for that price range and say 1680x1050 resolution (does OK @ 1920x1080 but needs some settings lowered) If you can afford a bit more then the GTS460 1GB models are a bit better from Nvidia or the 5850 or 6850,6870 from ATI (Again these are more $ but depending on budget and monitor resolution might be better choices)
m
0
l
a c 214 U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 1:13:59 PM

I was meaning in terms of power on the 12/v...he says that his 700watt psu only has 28amps,and i think that to be a problem with some higher end cards.

What type of prossesor do you have?should make sure than your not walking your new gpu into a bottleneck by your cpu
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 1:24:20 PM

purple stank said:
I was meaning in terms of power on the 12/v...he says that his 700watt psu only has 28amps,and i think that to be a problem with some higher end cards.

What type of prossesor do you have?should make sure than your not walking your new gpu into a bottleneck by your cpu


it is a 700W unit it probably has more than a single +12v rail and he is only listing the single rail !! (seeing that 28A would only be 336Watts of power it is unlikely that the PSU only has that available on the +12v !) More likely it is like this Rosewill unit with 2 rails @ 28A or 54A combined !!

m
0
l
a c 214 U Graphics card
December 2, 2010 1:48:07 PM

lol...that would make sense...having a 700watt psu and only 28amps/12v would be really shitty
m
0
l
!