Test System Setup
Processor(s): Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: 3 X 2GB Kingston Hyper X PC3-16000 2000MHz DDR CL9 (Supplied by Kingston)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 640GB SATA 2.0 HDD (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows 7
Drivers: ATI Catalyst Redwood Beta, ATI Catalyst Cedar Beta
Figuring out what to add in our graphs today was easy. We've added the newly released HD 5450 which isn't really a gamers card, but more so an office one. On the other side we've got the HD 5670 which is what we consider an entry level gamers card offering playable game play at 1680 x 1050 when in game settings are low.
So the question we're asking today is, does the HD 5570 lean more towards the gaming orientated HD 5670 or more towards the office aimed HD 5450? - Our initial thoughts are the HD 5450 due to the decision to use GDDR3 and also looking at the low profile nature of the card.
Let's get started!
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Straight away we can see that looks are deceiving. Even though the model is low profile and carries with it GDDR3 memory, it's clearly a lot closer to the HD 5670 than the HD 5450.
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