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Unika Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    Pictures of what appears to be AMD's new entry-level DirectX 11 compliant graphics card has surfaced. The pictures show a Unika-branded Radeon HD 5570. At this point in time it's unclear if the GPU is based on AMD's Redwood GPU which powers the recently unveiled Radeon HD 5670, or the even smaller Cedar GPU, though looking at the package size of the GPU, we're inclined to believe it's a watered-down version of the Redwood with 1 GB of GDDR3 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface.

    The card by Unika is hardly any longer than the PCI-Express interface itself, from which it draws all its power. The GPU is cooled by a custom active fan-heatsink. Connectivity includes DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. Clock speeds include 650 MHz for the core, and 900 MHz (1800 MHz DDR) for the memory. The GPU is DirectX 11 compliant, and supports UVD 2.0. Expect more details about the GPU to surface at the CES event.

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    The bus should be 128-bit, there's a small typographic mistake.
     
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    wow that is a short card i cant even remember when i last saw THAT short card!:eek:
     
  4. InnocentCriminal

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    That really is an appealing card for HTPCs & SFFs. Obviously the stock cooling would need to be replaced and RAM sinks installed, but for me that would be part of the fun.

    I really like that card.

    :D

    I'd like to see a slightly faster version though with GDDR5, that would possibly make me buy one for one of my Shuttles.
     
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    Wow, wasn't expecting a 128-bit bus on the 5570. The previous generation's 4550 was only a 64-bit bus. With its GDDR3 and clock speeds, it seems to be the equivalent of the higher end 4650s. Perhaps its performance will around the 4670 even.
     
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  7. DonInKansas

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    Does a card like this really even need a fan? Passive should work just fine.
     
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    If this thing can take on the GTX 200 series I will laugh my ass off!
     
  9. FreedomEclipse

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    wouldnt it be cool if vendors started selling graphic cards without the shitty stock coolers for a 'cheaper' price so you could stick whatever cooler you got on it when you bought it???

    just wondering how much money goes into making a stock cooler. I think they would sell loads since a lot of people put 3rd party coolers on their cards anyway.

    but for £30-20 less without the stock cooler is a steal
     
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    It'd be an RMA nightmare, but I agree with the spirit of your comment. :toast:
     
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    I agree it would.... but Im not saying scrap stock coolers all together. Im just saying create another productline of 'naked' cards that enthusiasts are more then likely to buy because they save money & also they can have their own cooler on it instead of the stock one.

    for those less knowledgeable about pc tech can still buy the regular offerings.

    but I suppose the idea may have some conflicts with other OEMs such as XFX, Gigabyte, Asus etc etc who already have custom coolers on their cards

    but IMHO it just gives the customer a little more choice - they can opt in or out of crap stock cooling in favour of an Artic silencer or Akasa Freedom VGA cooler.


    its just an idea anyway. but because of the general idea of it - the OEM may increase the price to cover an extended RMA policy reguarding naked cards. so it could go either way.
     
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    *Some n00b buys the card, is like oh wow these chips are so advanced that it doesn't need a cooler, pops it in their rig, turns it on and the chip melts down after a few seconds*

    Yeah, about that...
     
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    haha yea...+1 to that :laugh:
     
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    I think the sellers/manufacturers would be wise enough to put up a description of the item & also have it printed on the box dont you think?

    Unless your a total pillock who does no research into what he/she is going to buy, cant read & stone deaf to listen to advice from others.

    yeah - I can totally see that happening

    also if the card costs £300-400 its obviously high end therefore Id suspect something was wrong if I was paying that much for a card that didnt come with a cooler - its common sense.

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    It doesnt matter if you buy the parts online or from the shop - there should be a clear description of what your buying. you could also ask the sales assistant at the shop if your buying the right product for you.....unless you cant talk either....
     
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    hmmm, das a nice little card, AH dammit there no crossfire bridge on it, LOL!
     
  16. crazyeyesreaper

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    you give ppl to much credit ppl are like sheep they have a herd mentality and they follow the herd there also like raccoons in that they see somthing shiny they want it hardly does anyone i build machines for know what there looking at had someone call me earlier on why they couldnt instal an 6800agp card in a C2D PCIe rig and were trying to force it in or my buddy who instead of read the FRONT of his machine that tells him exactly what his specs are buys DDR2 800 for a DDR 333 system and forced it in fried the ram slots.

    The average user is an idiot we the enthusiasts make up 1% lol

    so yea i can see a HUGE rma nightmare for gpu sales partners :roll:

    more on topic this looks like good minimal oem card that dell and the like will market as budget gaming rigs

    would be a nice addition to a low power rig for HTPC use as mentioned
     
  17. FreedomEclipse

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    not at all...

    Here in the UK there are plenty of shops that sell computers & roughly a handful of specialist hardware stores

    PC World, Currys, Dixons etc etc = mainstream shops will always stock & sell items that cater towards the general market which includes idots - thats why they can sell their services such as pc installation & general maintenace etc etc.

    yoyotech, SCAN, Novatech etc etc = more specialised hardware so stock more hardware thats geared towards the enthusiast. maybe not as average user friendly as pc world but there usually are some fairly experienced tech heads that are shop assistants that will help you with your decisions.


    If you can fork out £300-400 on something without looking at what your buying then you deserve whats coming.
     
  18. crazyeyesreaper

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    well your in the UK im in the US that makes the difference ppl here are idiots 90% of the time those that are not idiots are to lazy to do something themselves and still qualify as idiots

    as stated ive seen ppl MISS the obvious information and buy the wrong item (and ignoring advice that showed they were wrong) only to fry there machine then want me to fix it after i told them not to buy said item in the first place

    point being i see that on a nearly daily basis ppl DONT understant computers or technology they just want it to work and they want it to do everything for them

    and more on topic after looking the card over a bit more i agree that thing is small but i wonder how well it will overclock on the core

    and as far as reputable shops around here i havent really seen any the ones that were around all closed when the economy went kerplunk into the toilet all i see now is placing selling "Custom PCs" that are intel e2k series with a cheapo board and 2 gigs ram with vista 32bit and 9500gts as quality gaming rigs and asking for $650 for them and they actually sell since again sheeple dont research they see fancy shiny stuff with big numbers and go WOW
     
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  20. Mussels

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    wow, that thing is tiny.


    Looks like it could be awesome for the light gamer and HTPC crowd - imagine how low power its going to be?
     
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    Light gamer?? :roll::p You mean Solitaire freak? :laugh:
     
  22. crazyeyesreaper

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    well if the 5570 is equal to a 4670 or even a 4650 it will run many games pretty well included Grid HL2 MassEffect the recent machine i put together with a 4670 plays almost every game but crysis just fine so again if the 5570 is close to a 4670 it would be a great budget dx11 card for the entry lvl gaming market
     
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    its going to run every valve game just fine.
     
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    I hope these are going to sell for less than $80!
     
  25. crazyeyesreaper

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    should be around $65 -$75 range i would think
     

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