Date: February 8th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sapphire
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SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD5570 INTRODUCTION
The Sapphire HD5570 is a videocard that places itself between the HD5670 and the HD5450 at the time of this review. At a price of US$79-$85, it is slightly cheaper than the HD5670 and fills a void left by someone not wanting a full size card but wants a little more performance than what the HD5450 offered. If the HD5450 is being touted as a perfect HTPC card, than the HD5570 is its bigger brother than has been pumping iron at the gym. With 1 gig of ddr3 onboard, the HD5570 has 2.25x the memory bandwidth (28.8 vs 12.8Gb/sec), 5x the unified shader pipelines (400 vs 80), 5x times the VPU computer power (520 vs 104 GigaFLOPS) and still only sips power at 9.8watts at idle and 38 watts at max load.
To boil this down, what you get is all the lower power consumption benefits of the HD5450 with a little more gaming capability. This card is not intended nor will be marketed as a screamer and because of that it has to be reviewed accordingly. But you never know, it might surprise you to see how well it performs for such a cheap card.
Read on to page 2 to find out.
SAPPHIRE CORPORATE PROFILE
Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products. Because of Sapphire's firm position on achieving excellence with each product that leaves our ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified factories, you can rest assured that your customers will recognize YOUR commitment to selling only the highest of quality components.
"Sapphire is ATI's largest and best performing partner World Wide" Dave Orton, CEO ATI
Since ATI announced its manufacturing & distribution relationships with ODMs and AiBs in June of 2001, SAPPHIRE has been THE key ATI Graphics Boards Supplier worldwide and now stands poised and ready to capture the mainboard audience of those who seek a stable platform for their mission critical operations.