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Old January 13, 2010, 09:08 PM
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Default Sapphire HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 Review Comment Thread

ATI has already struck out at the high end and the mid-range price brackets and today they set their sights upon the budget market and NVIDIA's GT 240 as well with the HD 5670 series. In this review we take a look at Sapphire's version of this card which sports a custom heatsink but reference clock speeds.

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Old January 13, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Noice! Thanks for being one of the first reviews to give us a look at it.
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Old January 13, 2010, 09:22 PM
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Awesome. I was looking for reviews of this thing.


Is it just me or is there a typo on the last page?

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The HD 5670 1GBs price is supposed to be around the $115USD mark which should have many of you asking where its value lies in relation to the $130 HD5670
should that be 5750?
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Old January 13, 2010, 09:27 PM
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Not bad for taking 24 hours to write the damn review and redo benchmarks after Sapphire released a new BIOS.
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Old January 13, 2010, 09:43 PM
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So this "budget" card not only has DVI / HDMI / Displayport built-in, but it also ships with a VGA dongle and a DVI-HDMI dongle? That's pretty damn good value in my books. (DVI-HDMI dongle adds at least $5 to the bundle).
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Old January 13, 2010, 09:46 PM
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What can I say:

HD 5750 1GB = ~$135 USD

HD 5670 1GB = ~$115 USD

No matter what they added to the package, the 1GB version of the HD 5670 doesn't look like a good buy to me.
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Old January 13, 2010, 09:51 PM
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$20 is still $20, and folks who purchase these cards are probably not concerned at all with gaming performance.... the question will be "can it play my movies". If the answer to that is yes... they why would they add the extra cash to what is obviously going to be a budget build. Sometimes bang-for-buck is trumped by how-cheap-can-I-go-but-still-do-what-I-want...... ;)
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If it's only for movies, you may as well wait for the release of the Cedar cards in Feb because even this card is horribly over-spec'd for HD decoding....

Honestly, at $100 people want gaming. At $75 they want HD decoding. When an ION platform can decode 1080P / 60 video without an issue, buying a discrete $100 GPU for HTPC purposes gets a bit ridiculous. That's why even ATI targets this at "gamers on a budget" while their Cedar cards will have low profile brackets for a reason...
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Another stellar review SKY. Breaking it down for the masses and laying it out in no nonsense fashion. Impressive and inspiring. Good job!
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Should've stuck with a single slot cooler. Less than 75W load for the card. Should be a no brainer. Otherwise yeah I guess you could say it's a low level gaming GPU.

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