Being a mid range DX 11 video card, the onus is on the HD 5670 to provide a good level of gaming performance to the users. In that aspect, the HD 5670 doesn’t fail. It starts off on a good note with the price. AMD has priced this card in the less than $100 market segment. The card also doesn’t require an auxiliary power connector which leads to lower power consumption and use in a hybrid gaming HTPC machine. The custom cooler from Visiontek keeps the temperature very cool and is almost a whisper at full 100% load. It even allowed me to overclock the core clock to over 1GHz, which offers a good performance increase in our benchmarks. With a lifetime warranty, Visiontek offers an attractive bundle.
The price on this card on Newegg is slightly on the higher side, with the Visiontek HD 5670 1GB being the most expensive card on Newegg ($129.99) at the time of the writing. This is $30 more than AMD’s $99 launch price point. However, 512 MB versions of the HD 5670 can be had for as low as $84.99. For most users gaming at a resolution of 1440×900 or 1680×1050, there should not be much difference between the 512 MB version and 1 GB version of this card.
- Custom cooler that keeps the card cool and is very quiet even at 100% load
- Great overclocker, over 1 GHz on the core clock
- Great performance for its price, performed around HD 4770 levels when overclocked
- Price, the most expensive HD 5670 out there
I would like to award this card with the ABT Editor’s Choice Award and ABT Overclocker Award