ATI Radeon HD 5570 is for Bang-for-Buck Gamers

Looking for the best bang-for-buck video card to fuel your budget sensitive PC gaming habit? Then AMD may have the answer for you. AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card, packing full support for DirectX 11, as well as ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream capabilities.

"AMD recognizes that small form factor PCs are becoming more popular and low profile graphics upgrade options have been limited to date," said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division. "Customers purchasing small form factor PCs are looking for improved performance while gaming, watching HD video or working with the latest productivity applications.  The ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card delivers all of this at a price that won't break the bank."

This latest offering completes a full DirectX 11 refresh of AMD discrete graphics products – a milestone the graphics division has to be pleased about.

From our own hands-on with the card, we found it to be an excellent value at just $80.

Consider that this is a half-height reference card, able to transform even the smallest systems into viable gaming machines. Power usage is extremely low for the performance offered, and no auxiliary power connector is needed. And yet, the Radeon HD 5570 manages playable frame rates in every one of our game tests at 1680x1050 (and sometimes 1920x1200). Triple-monitor Eyefinity gaming could be viable in less-demanding titles, such as World of Warcraft, at a price substantially lower than the Radeon HD 5670. Just make sure the board you buy has a DisplayPort output first.

All of these features make it easier to recommend the Radeon HD 5570 over the slightly less expensive (but notably slower) Radeon HD 5450.

Check out our full review here.

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  • Gulli
    macer1an ati x700 will push CS:S to + 100 FPS maxed everything with a AMD 64 3500 I HIGHLY DOUBT this GPU would have ANY problems maxing anything released before 2008

    You do know Crysis was released in 2007, don't you?
  • dman3k
    Sushi WarriorOh my god, I am losing faith in Toms SO fast. This card loses to a GT240 by a good margin. This is NOT the best gaming for $80. Dipshits.
    You do understand that the GT240 they used for comparison is the Zotac GDDR5 Amp! Edition which is designed to perform better than the reference GT240? Do you also understand it is without DirectX 11? Not that you even have 3 displays, do you know it can only support 2? And wouldn't you know it cost $92?

    All things considered, ATI 5570 is the better buy; especially if Zotac decides to make an "AMP!" edition and pair it with GDDR5...
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  • alvine
    i wonder how it would run css and older games
  • Gulli
    Don't know how the situation is stateswise, but in my country the 5570 is more expensive then a 9600GT which performs better...
  • macer1
    an ati x700 will push CS:S to + 100 FPS maxed everything with a AMD 64 3500

    I HIGHLY DOUBT this GPU would have ANY problems maxing anything released before 2008