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Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 Ultimate 1GB Video Card - Total Value Rating (TVR) & Final Thoughts

Sapphire brings the HD 5670 into its Ultimate series. We check out whether or not it's worth considering.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 3:33 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Sapphire

Total Value Rating

 

The TVR graph is the TPR score divided by the price of the video card. The price of the video card is based on the list price of the model on Newegg.com. In the event the card isn't listed, it will be based on the U.S. $ MSRP given to us by the manufacturer.

 

In the event we can't source a price from either, the product will not receive a TVR rating. As with our TPR graph, the amount of video cards on the list will grow over time and the price of the model won't change from what it was when first reviewed. For this reason the U.S. $ price that the card is based off will be included next to the name of the model.

 

In the event you want to find the TVR rating yourself based on the current price, all you have to do is simply divide the TPR number by the list price.

 

TVR numbers are rounded to the nearest whole number; 100.3 will be 100; 100.8 will be 101 and 100.5 will be rounded down to 100.

 

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Overall value for the model isn't bad, nor is it the best. Of course, if you want a silent version of the card then you can't really look past this one.

 


Final Thoughts

 

While the new GDDR5 based HD 5500 series offer some good performance for the price, the difference that the HD 5670 brings to the table is its ability to really play games at 1680 x 1050 with no real dramas and in game settings quite high. The HD 5500s tend to need a decent detail drop to lift the performance up to the numbers we need to see.

 

For just over $100, $114.99 to be exact, you're getting a fairly good card here. Its performance at 1680 x 1050 and lower is good even when detail is set quite high in game. Older games, or less intensive ones like Dark Void and Batman AA also run very well with the ability to play them at 1920 x 1200 with game settings very high.

 

The cooler that Sapphire has opted for is fantastic; the quality is just great and this really shows when it comes to looking at the core temperature. It's almost the coolest running card we've tested to date which is saying something since it's passive.

 

The HD 5670 ultimately sits in quite a good position. It's performance is a fair bit better than the HD 5570 GDDR5 model, while at the same time the HD 5750 which again performs a good bit faster costs a fair bit more. If you're looking at spending a bit over $100, the HD 5670 continues to be a nice option.

 

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