A couple of weeks ago, AMD took the wraps off of the Radeon HD 6450, an affordable DirectX 11-class graphics card targeted at users looking to upgrade from basic, integrated graphics solutions. We posted a quick look at the Radeon HD 6450 in our news, and while the card wasn’t a barnburner, it was certainly a step up from integrated graphics. The card’s low-power characteristics, low profile, and the integration of AMD’s UVD3 video engine also made it an excellent candidate for HTPC applications.
Today AMD continues to flesh out the Radeon HD 6000 series with a few more cards targeted at more budget-friendly, mainstream market segments. As their names suggest, the new Radeon HD 6670 and Radeon HD 6570 cards launching today are somewhat more powerful than the Radeon HD 6450, but they’re also priced a little higher too. We’re still talking about really affordable price-points though; 1GB GDDR5 versions of the Radeon HD 6670 will be available for as low as $99, while the 512MB GDDR5 (or 1GB DDR3) version of Radeon HD 6570 will be available for around $79...
AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 Mainstream GPUs
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.
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.
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I almost feel as if they are giving people too many choices with very little difference in between cards.
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.
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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.
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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