So, as you get ready to look at making your upgrade from the card that cost you $100 two years ago to a card that costs you $100 today, what kind of performance increase can we see? Actually, for the investment of $109.99 plus shipping
, the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 is a pretty nice upgrade. It is certainly a faster card that allowed us to see some decent gains in framerate, but it also was an upgrade that brought in some new features with being DX11 compatible. Other features like 1GB of GDDR5 memory, being able to run three panels, HDMI out and DirectCompute help make this a card that is just a step above many of the other offerings in this price range, and it certainly is a big upgrade from the previous generation $100 card that we tested against. It also is a big plus that at load, power consumption was 11% less than the previous gen card as well!
Is this the card that will run all games at high resolutions and be the greatest gaming card ever? No. Not by a long shot, but you are spending WAY less money to get a card that will bring new features to the table along with some speed, and offer an upgrade path to higher fps by allowing you to add another video card to run in Crossfire.
In the end, it all comes down to the way a person uses their system. Is this the best choice in that price range for gaming? No. There are a couple of other options that will outperform this card in gaming, like the 5700 series
that does cost a bit more, but for the gamer, it is worth the investment for the extra performance you will get.
If gaming is not your thing, then the jump to the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 card is certainly worth looking at. It will outperform your older $100 card, provide a way for a triple monitor setup, and give you a low cost way to have a DirectX 11 card in your system. It is a card that is great for those that are looking to build an HTPC setup.
Legit Bottom Line: The Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 video card is a $100 card that will boost the performance of your system and allow you to have connectivity options, and well as DirectX 11 capability. In today’s financial climate, this card makes good financial sense!