Wednesday, December 2nd 2009

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Pictured, Detailed, and Tested

AMD's lower-mainstream DirectX 11 compliant graphics card slated for Q1-2010, the ATI Radeon HD 5670 has been pictured and detailed, sourced from a [H]ardOCP HardForum community member. The HD 5600 series is based on a 40 nm GPU codenamed "Redwood". From the specifications the GPU-Z screenshot shows, it has a 50% downscaled SIMD engine, with 400 stream processors, while it retains the 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, with 16 ROPs. Assuming the clock speeds shown in the screenshot to be the reference speeds, they are 775 MHz for the core, and 1000 MHz for the 1 GB of memory (resulting in 64 GB/s of memory bandwidth).

An engineering-sample of the card has also been pictured, revealing a red-colored PCB breaking away from the black PCB scheme of the rest of the HD 5000 series. The card draws all its power from the PCI-Express slot. The GPU cooler consists of a simple heatsink with radially-projecting metal fins, in which is nested a fan. Output connectivity includes DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub, though the leads behind the D-Sub connector shows that offering a DisplayPort in its place might be possible.

The user also put the card through two tests, in a performance comparison with the Radeon HD 4670 512 MB, the card this one replaces. The test-bed comprised of a Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.66 GHz, Gigabyte P55M-UD2, and 4 GB of OCZ DDR3-1333 memory. The first test was Street Fighter 4 1600 x 1200, no AA, 16x AF. The HD 5670 scored 10,473 points, with average frame-rate of 95.35 fps. The HD 4670 on the other hand, scored 8,559 points with average frame-rate of 65.35 fps. Next was Unigine Heaven Demo v1.0 DirectX 10 (SM 4.0) 1024 x 768, windowed. With the CPU running at 2.53 GHz (according to the screenshot), the HD 5670 scored 859 points with 34.1 fps frame-rate, while the HD 4670 with the CPU running at 2.66 GHz scored 699 points with 27.8 fps.

Source: HardForum
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80 Comments on ATI Radeon HD 5670 Pictured, Detailed, and Tested

#1
Lionheart
Awesomeness, looks like ATI are leading the DX11 market, keep it up ATI:toast:

Its like having a better version of the HD3870:rockout:
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#2
AlienIsGOD
Methinks this will go in the G/F comp when it comes out.
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#3
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: CHAOS_KILLA
Awesomeness, looks like ATI are leading the DX11 market, keep it up ATI:toast:

Its like having a better version of the HD3870:rockout:
Hard not to be the leader if your the only one in it :p
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#4
theubersmurf
This looks like it will be my recommendation to people for a video card, when they want to add one to a bland OEM computer to help them play games on it now...
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#5
insane 360
can't wait til wiz gets his hands on it and test it on games i play, that and see what kind of headroom it has.

any idea on price? ~$100 hopefully shy of the 3 digit mark...
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#6
Zubasa
by: CHAOS_KILLA
Awesomeness, looks like ATI are leading the DX11 market, keep it up ATI:toast:

Its like having a better version of the HD3870:rockout:
Oh its far more than that :p
This will finally destroy the 9600GT and should take on the 9800GT.
This little sucker has 16 ROPs and 128-bit GDDR5 dude. :rockout:
I always wonder what happen if the HD4670 has more, now we get it.
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#7
wahdangun
so this meant it will regain the fastest-non-pcie-power-card crown from GT 240
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#8
Zubasa
by: wahdangun
so this meant it will regain the fastest-non-pcie-power-card crown from GT 240
The 9800GT Green still holds that crown, the GT240 is just a joke from nVidia. :roll:
Just that it looks kinda odd with only 400SP but 16ROPs, it is just out of sync from the rest of the cards.
I guess the ATi engineers know what they are doing, since the 4770 did so well even against the 4850. :p
I guess this should stop the 5670 from spanking the 5750 in the ass.
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#9
aj28
I would appreciate a single-slot cooler on this one if possible. It seems like the TDP ought to be low enough... Gotta start saving space in my SFF -.-'
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#10
pantherx12
by: CHAOS_KILLA
Awesomeness, looks like ATI are leading the DX11 market, keep it up ATI:toast:

Its like having a better version of the HD3870:rockout:
Seriously? :laugh:

God damn I need some current cards. :laugh:
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#11
Zubasa
by: aj28
I would appreciate a single-slot cooler on this one if possible. It seems like the TDP ought to be low enough... Gotta start saving space in my SFF -.-'
That cooler on the card is by no means reference, you can see the guide lines on the PCB.
I might be using the same cooler as the reference 4670.
This means no Baby Batmobile :ohwell:
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#12
Roph
Eh, only 80 Shaders up from the 4670's 320. I was expecting 500 or 600.

I was planning to get ATI's next non PCI-E reliant card, but this doesn't seem like a big enough boost from my 4670. I guess I'll step up to the 57xx series.

[edit] Wikipedia's Evergeen article is stating 560 SPs for the 5600 series. I can't find any other source though, and none is cited in the article. If this 5670 is 400, maybe there'll be a 5690?
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#13
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Nice to see, they are filling up the market nicely with their cards, should whip a 3870 tho.

get them in fast ATI!
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#14
Jstn7477
Now all we need is an AGP version and you'd have an HD3850 killer. :roll:
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#15
Zubasa
by: wolf
Nice to see, they are filling up the market nicely with their cards, should whip a 3870 tho.

get them in fast ATI!
Whiping a card 2 Gen old is not enough, they must at lease destroy the 9600GT and whip the 9800GT which is almost 2 Gen old by now :respect:
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#16
wahdangun
by: Zubasa
The 9800GT Green still holds that crown, the GT240 is just a joke from nVidia. :roll:
Just that it looks kinda odd with only 400SP but 16ROPs, it is just out of sync from the rest of the cards.
I guess the ATi engineers know what they are doing, since the 4770 did so well even against the 4850. :p
I guess this should stop the 5670 from spanking the 5750 in the ass.
but 9800GT was not official from Nvdia and i have HD 4850 green too and don't need PCIe power Connector.

i can't wait to see the review from wizzz




WTH nvdia doing right now, it's start to get boring, we want some nice competition
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#17
markontije
I think that Radeon HD 5670 will perform between 9600gt and 9800gt but closer to the second one.:)
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#18
Zubasa
by: wahdangun
but 9800GT was not official from Nvdia and i have HD 4850 green too and don't need PCIe power Connector.

i can't wait to see the review from wizzz

WTH nvdia doing right now, it's start to get boring, we want some nice competition
It doesn't really matter, there is a card that is readily avaliable in that market segment.
ATi need to defeat it to ensure that the 5670 do well.

In this performance grade, DX11 doesn't really matters anymore, because by the time DX11 is the norm, lower end cards like these will be on their knees.
Customers that buy cards in this market segment usually looks for a card that can play their current games.
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#19
BrooksyX
Nice, hopefully this will come in a low profile variant. My low-profile 4650 just cant cut it in newer games if i turn the resolution up.
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#20
u2konline
* buying it the first day its release *
ThankS OP :)
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#21
insane 360
i too amn hoping for a low profile version, that would be great as it doesn't use much power and has gddr5 on it, be worlds better than the 4650
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Roph
Eh, only 80 Shaders up from the 4670's 320. I was expecting 500 or 600.
80 more stream processors, and double the memory bandwidth, double the ROP count.
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#23
pantherx12
If these are as good as 3870 as people are saying then one of these cards can play most games at pretty decent fps.

Two of them and you could play most games with decent fps on a high res monitor.

damn :D
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#24
niko084
Come on Nvidia, we are waiting on your stuff....

Come with SOMETHING worth a nickel please?
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#25
DarkOCean
by: pantherx12
If these are as good as 3870 as people are saying then one of these cards can play most games at pretty decent fps.

Two of them and you could play most games with decent fps on a high res monitor.

damn :D
Why you buy 2 5670 when you can buy 1 5770 and have same performance or even better.
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