AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 Mainstream GPUs

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How We Configured Our Test Systems: We tested the graphics cards in this article on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard powered by a Core i7 980X six-core processor and 6GB of OCZ DDR3-1333 RAM. The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the system BIOS and set all values to their "optimized" or "high performance" default settings. Then we manually configured the memory timings (DDR3-1333, CAS 7) and disabled any integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use. The hard drive was then formatted and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 was installed. When the installation was complete we fully updated the OS and installed the latest DirectX redist, along with the necessary drivers, games, and benchmark applications.

HotHardware's Test System
Intel Core i7 Powered

Hardware Used:
Core i7 980X (3.3GHz)
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 (X58 Express)

Radeon HD 6670
Radeon HD 6570
Radeon HD 5750
GeForce GTS 450

6GB OCZ DDR3-1333
Western Digital Raptor 150GB
Integrated Audio
Integrated Network

Relevant Software:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
DirectX Nov. 2010 Redist
ATI Catalyst v11.4b
NVIDIA GeForce Drivers 270.61

Benchmarks Used:

Unigine Heaven v2.1
Futuremark 3DMark11
FarCry 2
Alien vs. Predator
Metro 2033

Unigine Heaven v2.1 Benchmark
Pseudo-DirectX 11 Gaming

Unigine Heaven

The Unigine Heaven Benchmark v2.0 is built around the Unigine game engine. Unigine is a cross-platform real-time 3D engine, with support for DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL. The Heaven benchmark--when run in DX11 mode--also makes comprehensive use of tessellation technology and advanced SSAO (screen-space ambient occlusion), and it also features volumetric cumulonimbus clouds generated by a physically accurate algorithm and a dynamic sky with light scattering.

As of this writing, Radeon HD 5770 and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 cards can be found for prices ranging from about $79 to $119 (after rebates), so we've included performance numbers from those two cards as points of reference throughout this piece.

The numbers show the new Radeon HD 6570 and HD 6670 trailing the previous-gen cards by a fair margin in the Unigine Heaven benchmark.

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Atticus14 3 years ago

6670 - nice HTPC card but the price is kinda disappointing (although these initial prices on all cards drop a little bit and add a rebate pretty fast) but it performs less then a 5750 and costs as much at msrp that a 5770 can be commonly had for after rebate, or less!

Cant wait to see what will hopefully be sweeping changes that the AMD 7xxx series will bring to the table from a price:performance perspective.

rrplay 3 years ago

What's great about this overview of the new 6670 & 6570 card is to see where these cards fit in the lineup.even though a 5770 will easily out perrform them they do not need need additional power and it's safe   to say the 6670/6570 will perform just fine with a PSU of 450W.Agree that better cards like a 5770 can be had for about the same $$ or a little more and I have a 5770 with a 600W 80+ PSU and OC the system.If I were to upgrade someone's PC from integrated graphics that's a few years old with a 'generic' 450W PSU would strongly recommend a quality 600W 80+PSU and better card.if they were not all that concerned about framrates and game - playability then one of these lower power 6670/6570 would likely do.

omegadraco 3 years ago

I almost feel as if they are giving people too many choices with very little difference in between cards.

infinityzen1 3 years ago

The sub $100 market is crazy crowded right now. You literally have over a dozen cards fighting it out in a ~$30 price range, between new cards like these, crippled cards, cards on massive sale, last gen cards, etc.

Since you can find a 6770 on sale for about the same price as the 6670, which offers about 30% more performance, the only reason to buy these new cards is for a HTPC.

JC1 3 years ago

60x more powerful than Deep Blue & still falling behind last generation cards? These choices may be a little disappointing, but the technology itself is still amazing.

animatortom 3 years ago

Oversaturate the market :P brilliant production plan! AMD Dill-holes!

Why cant these GPU companies just make a kickbutt card that can stay on top for more than two weeks without making one faster and cheaper than the one you just bought!

It would be nice if you can have bragging rights about how your new card runs Crysis for more time than it takes to install the game!

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