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AMD Radeon HD 6670 and HD 6570 Graphics Card Review - Turks GPU is sub-$100

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: AMD
Tagged: turks, radeon, htpc, amd, 6670, 6570

Testing Configurations and System Setup

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Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Reference Specs

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Radeon HD 6570 512MB GDDR5 Reference Specs

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NVIDIA GeForce GTXS 450 1GB Overclocked Specs

Testing graphics cards in this price range can be daunting because there are SO MANY choices and options that COULD be pinned up against one another.  You like the GT 430?  What memory configuration?  1GB or 512MB?  GDDR5 or DDR3?  It wasn't possible for us to get everything so I tried to get the most relevant options to include in the lineup.

For the comparison we included the two new cards from today as well as a previous card from both NVIDIA and AMD.  The NVIDIA GTS 450 cards have come down in price quite a bit and you can get overclocked models (ours is at a nice 888 MHz from Galaxy) for under $100 after a mail-in rebate.  The Radeon HD 5770 continues to be a prime card for the price and is just a bit more than the GTS 450.  


The Galaxy GeForce GTS 450 1GB OC

  • Testing Configuration
  • ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.33 GHz Processor
  • 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 MHz Memory
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB HDD
  • Corsair Professional Series 1200w PSU
  • Benchmarks used: 3DMark Vantage, Civilization V, F1 2010, Left 4 Dead 2, 3DMark11
  • NVIDIA Driver: 270.61
  • AMD Driver: HD 6790 - Beta

Let's see some benchmarks and results!

April 22, 2011 | 02:35 PM - Posted by arkanic

Ryan,check the rendering of this and the 6790 previews in ff4 with basic styles on,apparently a flay rod has gone askew on the tredle

April 22, 2011 | 03:44 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

What are you seeing exactly? Can you check if you have the text size if FF4 non-default?

Try hitting "Ctrl+0" and see what happens.

April 22, 2011 | 07:30 PM - Posted by arkanic

Odd ok it may be at my end on a mac running ff4 everything is squeezed to the right side of frame only 1/3 of graphics show all text shows but in a very narrow column, checked on win7 systems and the reviews look fine ,if i turn off basic page style on the mac and go to no page style it looks ok looks good in chrome on win and mac . i will check more over the weekend and see if i see any other glitches

April 25, 2011 | 02:29 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Appreciate the help. Any more updates, screenshots, detail you have I would appreciate it!

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