It seems like a week doesn't go by without ATI releasing a new GPU. Today we get a GPU that slots in between the HD 5450 and HD 5670 - introducing the Radeon HD 5570.
The Radeon HD 5570 completes the 500-series line-up. Priced at around $80 it fits in nicely between the HD 5450 which is priced at $50, and the HD 5670 which is priced at under $100.
Here's the scoop on this card:
Advanced performance, affordable price: The ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card provides great game play in DirectX 11 titles such as Codemaster’s Colin McRae: DiRT 2, EA Phenomic’s BattleForge, GSC Game World’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as well as DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL titles. The ATI Radeon HD 5570 delivers up to a 60 percent performance improvement over the closest competing product in its class Based on frame rates measured using Devil May Cry 4 [1680x1050].
Expanding the Desktop: The latest in ATI Eyefinity technology enables up to three displays to be used with a single ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card, delivering a highly immersive gaming experience, and helping to boost productivity in home and office applications.
Accelerate with ATI Stream technology: ATI Stream technology helps to speed up video transcoding and to improve video playback performance with applications such as Adobe Flash. ATI Stream technology also delivers video enhancements that help enable better visual quality and sharper, more vibrant images.
Immersive HD multimedia experience: The ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card delivers the same rich HD multimedia capabilities as the enthusiast-class ATI Radeon HD 5870, with features such as HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for a premium media PC experience.
Here's the spec:
Engine clock speed: 650 MHz
Processing power (single precision): 520 GigaFLOPS
Polygon throughput: 650M polygons/sec
Data fetch rate (32-bit): 52 billion fetches/sec
Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 13 Gigatexels/sec
Pixel fill rate: 5.2 Gigapixels/sec
Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 20.8 Gigasamples/sec
Memory clock speed: 900 MHz
Memory data rate: 1.8 Gbps
Memory bandwidth: 28.8 GB/sec
Maximum board power: 45 Watts
Idle board power: 10 Watts
So, what's the HD 5570 like? Well, basically, this card is faster than the HD 5450, but if you have an HD 4670, it can't keep up.