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Friday, 30 July 2010 07:22

XFX HD 5670 1GB tested - 3. A closer look at XFX HD 5670 1GB

Written by Sanjin Rados

Review: Good bundle at a discount

XFX HD 5670 is a small graphics card; it’s only 16.8cm long and one slot wide, making it a perfect candidate for barebone and small HTPC cases. Height-wise, this is a standard sized card so you might want to check for compatibility with smaller cases.

The cooler is miniature, with a 13-fin fan (about 5cm in diameter). There was no need for a larger cooler since the small Redwood chip (40nm, 627 million transistors, 104mm2) doesn’t get hot much.


XFX made sure that the card comes with CrossFire connectors, which aren’t there on the reference version. If you’re planning on adding another HD 5670, you can do so, but note that the second card needs a CrossFire connector as well. Of course, we decided to test the card in CrossFire mode as well and you’ll find the results on the following pages.


Apart from cooling the GPU, the cooler touches four memory modules. XFX HD 5670 1GB comes with 512MB of memory on each side of the GPU. The memory modules on the back aren’t cooled.

XFX opted on Samsung K4G10325FE-HC05 memory. The memory is rated at 1000MHz (4000MHz effectively), which combined with 128-bit memory interface allows for 64 GB/s bandwidth.

XFX HD 5670 1GB is ATI Eyefinity ready, meaning that the I/O panel comes with a DisplayPort out. There are also dual-link DVI and HDMI outs.


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+11 #1 BernardP 2010-07-30 15:42
Interesting comments, but comparing the HD 5670 with much faster cards, such as GTX 460, is meaningless.

Comparisons should be mostly made with cards in the same price range.

NVidia GT240 and GT220 should have been included
-3 #2 spede 2010-07-31 07:42
Typical Fuad. ATI low end card gets compared with GTX460 and similar. No wonder ATI doesn't want to send samples to this site.
+1 #3 JAB Creations 2010-08-01 09:20
This should have been tested on a nice socket AM3 system or a socket 1156. Really, who with a system like that would buy this kind of card?

It is a nice card for the price, single slot, XFX warranty, etc. It's on par with an 8800GT if you want to compare it to any sort of high end video card.

This card is for casual gamers who should not expect decent FPS even at 1680x1050 with all the eye candy turned on however for those who don't care a couple of these in Crossfire should play most games at default settings at a reasonable FPS.
-3 #4 SiliconDoc 2010-08-03 07:18
Another piece of ati crap that 5 year old NVidia G80 and derivatives technology stomps into the dirt.

I see they want $100 on the egg, when a 9800GT beats the crap out of it for $75, includes PhysX and Cuda and OpenCL out of the box, and plays games WELL.

ATI - Stuff the crashing artifacting driver plagued piece of crap ati card in the trash bin and stop the living nightmares for the end users.
Thanks you lame losers.
0 #5 blandead 2010-08-13 06:56
troll/bash #8, it doesn't end..

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