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Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00
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Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB video card review

While the latter half of 2009 seemed to be dominated by AMD releasing new, DirectX 11 capable, graphics boards without any sign of competition, so it appears that the start of 2010 is going to bring us a similar experience while we wait for NVIDIA's Fermi to finally grace the market with its presence.  With the company's ATI graphics division expected to fill out the low-end of the graphics board market with a new architecture shortly, there are apparently still some gaps in their line-up which AMD would like to fill, and today sees the release of yet another new DirectX 11 board to do just that.

The part in question is the Radeon HD 5670, which comes equipped with a GPU which looks to take up an all-important $100 price point in the US market, while also serving to plug a hole between the more expensive Radeon HD 5700 series parts and those forthcoming low-end boards we just mentioned.  While full DirectX 11 support, complete with Eyefinity and the like, at such low prices sounds tempting, will the Radeon HD 5670 be worthy of consideration?  To coincide with the launch of this new card, we examine Sapphire's take on the Radeon HD 5670 to see how it slots into the current DirectX 11 graphcis board ecosystem.

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