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 -|
Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 1GB
Here we see the Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 edition card and right off the bat you can see that it based off the single-slot AMD reference design. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 does have three slight differences, though, as the PCB is blue, the corners of the PCB are rounded and it has a different GPU cooler on it.
This Sapphire card features the standard clock speeds of 650MHz on the core clock with a 900MHz memory clock frequency.
The GPU cooler that is used on the Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 is not the same as the one on the reference card. It appears to be made from Aluminum and has many more cooling fans that the copper reference design. It will be interesting to see which design performs better.
The Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 features 1GB of GDDR3 memory and has four memory IC's on the front and four memory IC's on the rear just like the reference card.
The GDDR3 memory chips used on the Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 are labeled Samsung K4W1G1646E-HC11, which is once again identical to the reference card that we looked at on the previous page. The only difference between the ICs on these two graphics cards just happens to be the date code.
The Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 graphics card has a single dual-link DVI-I outputs along with DisplayPort and HDMI outputs. This is the configuration that you need for AMD Eyefinity.
Now that we know a little more about the two Radeon HD 5570 graphics cards that we have in-house for testing, let's take a look at the test system and then the performance levels of the cards.
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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