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ATI Drags DirectX 11 Cards Under $100

Gordon Kelly


ATI Drags DirectX 11 Cards Under $100

While I'm not entirely convinced by the benefits of DirectX 11 yet, ATI has done everyone who is a major favour today by making the entry level for compatibility lower than ever before...

The AMD owned unit has announced the Radeon '5670' which is made at the same 40nm manufacturing process at the existing 5700 line and yet drops prices to under $100. It will sit just above the existing 4670.

Raw specs? The 5670 comes with a core clock speed of 775MHz, GDDR5 memory at 1000MHz (in either 512MB or 1GB), a data rate of 4Gbps, 64MBps of memory bandwidth and a claimed overall computer power of 620Gflops. Yes, it isn't going to drag Crysis along at 100fps at 1920 x 1200 resolution - but in terms of bang for your buck it is hard to beat.

Away from the 3D performance, the 5670 can support up to three displays thanks to ATI's Eyefinity multi-monitor tech and third parties can extend this to four if they choose to produce a two slot design. There is also HDMI 1.3a output, hybrid crossfire compatibility and the usual GPU based transcoding and hardware Flash acceleration that gives your CPU a well deserved rest.

5670 cards go on sale immediately with the 512MB edition hitting that all important $99.99 RRP with the 1GB version a still highly affordable $119. Look out for your favourite third parties unleashing an avalanche of these cards as we speak...


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January 14, 2010, 11:54 pm

Get a manufacturer to add passive cooling and I'll definitely get one to upgrade from my passive 7600GT :P


January 15, 2010, 1:13 am

I want a slimline one...


January 15, 2010, 1:14 am

bugger - just ordered a 4770 - being delivered tomorrow......never mind


January 15, 2010, 2:11 am

@supersizeme: 14 day return?


January 15, 2010, 2:52 am

@supersizeme, the 4770 is the better purchase, http://www.tomshardware.com...


January 15, 2010, 3:12 am

Why are we still getting VGA ports? Anyone who needs to use such an analogue device can do it via DVI and an adapter, there's no reason dual DVI shouldn't be the standard for all cards.


January 15, 2010, 4:15 pm

Looks like only the reference card has a VGA port.

The retail ones seem to have 2xDVI, 1xDisplayPort and 1xHDMI.

By the way, to use 3 monitors, one of them MUST be connected to the DisplayPort.


January 16, 2010, 7:11 pm

@ Whybother - thanks for the link - it has made me feel much more comfortable. 4770 delivered installed and working perfectly. I guess until DX11 is the mainstream (2011 onwards perhaps) there really is little point in this card except the power draw savings. cheers

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