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ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

Date: 2010-1-16

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Despite its low power draw and 40nm manufacturing process, the Radeon HD 5670 was, quite surprisingly, the hottest card of the bunch measuring in at 71 degrees Celsius. Hopefully with driver upgrades in the future or as vendors start plonking custom coolers on it, we will start seeing temperatures going south.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

Power Consumption

Class-leading power efficiency is the hallmark of an Evergreen graphics card, and the Radeon HD 5670 continues this fine tradition. Idle readings were on a par with NVIDIA's GeForce GT 240, but readings at load pointed to an easy Radeon HD 5670 victory.

Also note that the Radeon HD 5670's power consumption readings were not that far off from that of the Radeon HD 4670's. With this in mind and considering how much faster the new Radeon HD 5670 is, we think that it's not an exaggeration to say that ATI has done wonders with the new Evergreen cards as far as power efficiency is concerned.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review


The Radeon HD 5670 seemed to be an eager overclocker as we could easily push it to the maximum allowable clock speeds using ATI Overdrive - 850MHz at the core and 4200MHz DDR. This gave us 2471 3DMarks, which translated to a bump of 5% on the Extreme preset of 3DMark Vantage.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

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