Legit Video Card Reviews
Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 1GB CrossFire Video Card Review
|Product:||Radeon HD 5570|
|Date:||Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
ATI Radeon HD 5570 HDMI
The picture above shows the reference ATI Radeon HD 5570 edition card. The card takes up just a single-slot and has no external power needed. This is nice for those that are looking to upgrade a PC that doesn't have any extra PSU headers for a 6-pin PCIe power cable. The GPU heat sink and fan are rather small, but the fan really isn't that loud, so don't worry. All of the hot air from the cooling fan gets recirculated inside the case, so keep this in mind if you have a chassis with limited airflow. One thing that stood out to us right away is that the Radeon HD 5570 does not have any CrossFire connectors as they are not needed in order to run CrossFire.
This ATI reference card features a 650MHz GPU clock with a 900MHz memory clock, for an effective data rate of 1.8Gbps. At those clocks, the Radeon HD 5570 offers a peak texture fillrate of 13GTexel/s and 28.8GB/s of memory bandwidth. Not bad for a little $79-85 graphics card that has up to 520 GFLOPs of compute performance according to the AMD white papers. What power supply will you need to power the Radeon HD 5570? AMD recommends a 400 Watt or greater power supply for a single card. If you want to run CrossFire you will need a 475W or greater power supply. How long is the Radeon HD 5570? The Radeon HD 5570 measures six and 5/8" in length.
The GPU cooler that is used on the ATI Radeon HD 5570 reference card has a decent number of cooling fans and looks to be made from copper. The card is not that loud and has a very decent weight to it, so it should perform well. We'll put it to the test a little later when we run the GPU at 100% load to get it as hot as possible.
The back of the ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card lacks the metal plate found on some cards, but it does contain four of the eight memory chips and the tension spreader for the GPU cooler.
The ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card has a single dual-link DVI-I output along with HDMI and VGA outputs. We were told by ATI that the add-in board partners can change this configuration around and Legit Reviews has seen cards featuring a single dual-link DVI-I output along with VGA and DisplayPort outputs. If you want to run an ATI Eyefinity setup you'll need to get a card with the DisplayPort connector on it.
The GDDR3 memory chips being used on the ATI Radeon HD 5570 reference cards are labeled Samsung K4W1G1646E-HC11. These are the same memory IC's that are being used on the Radeon HD 5450 video cards, so it isn't the first time that we have run across these.
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Page 1 - Radeon HD 5570 - $79 for 520 GFlops
Page 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5570 HDMI
Page 3 - Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 1GB
Page 4 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 5 - Radeon HD 5570 Test Settings
Page 6 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 7 - Resident Evil 5
Page 8 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - FurMark 1.7.0
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - Temperature Testing
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Radeon HD 5570 Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions