Radeon HD 5570 is one of the latest DirectX 11 mainstream video processors from AMD. Let’s see how is its performance compared to Radeon HD 5670 and its main competitors from NVIDIA. Check it out.
This new video card costs around USD 85, while Radeon HD 5670 is priced at USD 95. The closest competitor from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 240, which can be found right in the middle, at USD 90. At this price range you can also find “older” video cards like GeForce 9600 GT (USD 90), GeForce 9800 GT (USD 95) and Radeon HD 4670 (USD 95).
In this review we will compare Radeon HD 5570 to Radeon HD 5670, GeForce GT 240 and GeForce 9800 GT in order to answer a very simple question: is this video card enough for the average user that doesn’t want to spend a lot on a video card or it is better to spend USD 5 – USD 10 more and get a different product?
In the table below we compare the main specifications from the video cards we included in our review. As you can see, Radeon HD 5670 is basically a Radeon HD 5570 running at a higher clock rate and using a faster memory (GDDR5 instead of GDDR3). As you can see AMD-based models have as an advantage having more processors (“shader units”) and supporting DirectX 11, while on NVIDIA-based models the shader processors run at a higher clock rate (the second number under “core clock”). All cards reviewed were running at the chip manufacturer’s default configuration (i.e., no factory overclocking).
|Video Card||Core Clock||Memory Clock (Real)||Memory Clock (Effective)||Memory Interface||Memory Transfer Rate||Memory||Shaders||DirectX|
|HIS Radeon HD 5570||650 MHz||900 MHz||1.8 GHz||128-bit||28.8 GB/s||1 GB GDDR3||400||11|
|HIS Radeon HD 5670||775 MHz||1 GHz||4 GHz||128-bit||64 GB/s||512 MB GDDR5||400||11|
|ECS GeForce GT 240||550 MHz / 1.34 GHz||850 MHz||3.4 GHz||128-bit||54.4 GB/s||512 MB GDDR5||96||10.1|
|Palit GeForce 9800 GT||600 MHz / 1.5 GHz||900 MHz||1.8 GHz||256-bit||57.6 GB/s||1 GB GDDR3||112||10|
Now let’s take a complete look at this model from HIS.