ATI Radeon HD 5670: DX11 For Under $100
Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: The Radeon HD 5670 put up some respectable performance numbers considering the card's affordable price point. Overall, the Radeon HD 5670 performed slightly better than NVIDIA's recently released, similarly priced, GeForce GT 240. The 5670 is best suited to more mainstream resolutions of 1680x1050 (or below), but it was able to pull off playable framerates in a couple of games while running at 1920x1200--and that's with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled and high-quality in-game settings. Cranks the IQ settings down a notch and the Radeon HD 5670 would obviously perform even better.
With each new generation of mainstream graphics cards, products like the affordably priced ATI Radeon HD 5670 get more and more attractive. The Radeon HD 5670 may not be the absolute fastest card available at its expected $100 price point because it has to compete with the likes of the previous-generation Radeon HD 4850 or GeForce 9800 GT, but it surely is the most feature rich and power friendly. There is currently no other graphics card at the $100 price point that offers the wealth of features and solid performance that the Radeon HD 5670 does. DirectX 11 support, Eyefinity, UVD2, low-power--it's all in there.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 5670
The Radeon HD 5670 will be available for purchase immediately at on-line retailers, in 512MB and 1GB flavors. If you're in the market for an affordable graphics card as an upgrade from an integrated solution or last-gen mainstream card, the Radeon HD 5670 is worth a serious look. AMD has just lowered the DirectX 11 cost of entry to below 100 bucks, and has done so with a product that doesn't skimp on features and offers very respectable performance for the money. That makes the Radeon HD 5670 a solid value in our book.