Last year AMD released their new Radeon HD 5800 Series of graphics cards which quickly became a big success due to the numerous improvements made over previous generations. Over the course of the last months AMD has been adding more cards to their DirectX 11 lineup quickly, one of the latest is the Radeon HD 5570. Just like the HD 5670, it is based on AMD's Redwood graphics processor which is made in a 40 nm process at TSMC Taiwan.
AMD is pricing their 512 MB HD 5670 cards around a $100 price point, and the HD 5570 at around $80. This is a tough market that is crowded with other cards like the GeForce GT 240, 9600 GT and 9800 GT. AMD's own products here are HD 4770, HD 4830 and HD 4850.
PowerColor has sent us their HD 5570. It comes with a simple OEM cooler and uses a PCB design very similar to the AMD reference PCB design as well as the stock clocks.
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|512 MB / |
|1024 MB||1024 MB||512 MB||512 MB||1024 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||128 bit||64 bit||64 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||256 bit||128 bit|
|Core Clock||550 MHz||650 MHz||600 MHz||550 MHz||625 MHz||650 MHz||650 MHz||750 MHz||650 MHz||775 MHz|
|Memory Clock||400 MHz||800 MHz||400 MHz||900 MHz||790 MHz /|
|800 MHz||900 MHz||1000 MHz||900 MHz||1000 MHz|