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ATI Radeon HD 5570: Reasonable Gaming Performance For $80?

Benchmark Results: Anti-Aliasing And Anisotropic Filtering

The Radeon HD 5570 incurs a performance hit with 8x anisotropic filtering enabled that the other cards do encounter. Aside from this, it is interesting to see how well the 5570 fares against Nvidia's GeForce GT 240 when anti-aliasing is employed, despite its throughput disadvantage.

  • johnbilicki
    Because someone who is going to consider buying a 5570 is so going to pair it with a socket 1366 which makes up for a massive 1% of all CPU's Intel is selling. This is the kind of card someone's parent is going to wonder to the store and pick up so their daughter can play The Sims. 50+ FPS in Crysis? >__>
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  • xaira
    i thought this would be cheaper, cant wait for fermi to come and reduce amds horrible pricing of the low end lineup, the 5670 shudve had 640 stream processors!!!
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  • megamanx00
    I would have liked to have seen how this stacks up against the GT240 with GDDR3 as the 5670 already knocked the GT240 with GDDR5 off its perch.
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  • johnbilicki
    xairai thought this would be cheaper, cant wait for fermi to come and reduce amds horrible pricing of the low end lineup, the 5670 shudve had 640 stream processors!!!
    AMD/ATI set the MSRP to $320 for the 5870, blame the retailers for jacking the prices up since nVidia hasn't yet put anything out to compete with.
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  • megamanx00
    Anyway, still a good budget card. I bet this card is made so that AMD can afford to sell it a little less than what even the Radeon 4650 is currently going for, while the 5670 may even fall below the $64 the cheapest 4670s are going for.
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  • burnley14
    Disappointing performance increase considering it's supposed to be replacing a card from over a year ago. I would have thought they could have mustered something better.
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  • skora
    I like it,that power draw had me fall out of my chair. Definitely a HTPC with limited gaming option.
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  • notty22
    Well people with a 'old' 9600gt won't be up?grading to this for a 20% loss of performance. Something for everyone I guess.
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  • acasel
    where is the crossfire mode?
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  • ta152h
    The paper clip is poor as a size reference point, since paper clips are not all the same size. Because of that, it's impossible to know the actual size of the die, since we don't know the size of the paper clip.
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