“High MB video cards of course have their place in the high end segment and so does CrossFire and SLI in that same segment, but these days we seem so content that more is better and we forget to look at the 1s and 0s of the situation.
Following something that I was once told, “If you can’t beat them, join them”. I’m here with my second HD 5670 1GB GDDR video card and today we’re going to place it with our other one to see what kind of performance this budget CrossFire setup can get us.”
- ATI RADEON HD 5670 @ iXBT Labs
- XFX Radeon HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Graphics Card Video Review @ eTeknix
- Sapphire 5770 Vapor X @ Bjorn3D
- ATI Radeon HD 5670 @ Techspot
- Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 19.2 @ TechARP
- i3DSpeed, January 2010 @ iXBT Labs
- Thermalright Spitfire VGA Cooler @ PCShopTalk
- Axle GeForce G210 Review @ OCC
- ECS GeForce GT 240 512MB GDDR5 HDMI Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
Around about $100 the graphics market gets a little crowded, with several nVIDIA cards and quite a few AMD cards. The newest is the HD5670 also at the $100 level, which Ryan felt might be a bit on the expensive side for what it delivers. It is finally available at $114 shipped, which is right on AMDs announced price. This is a bit of a problem, as you can get your hands on an XFX Radeon HD 5770 for $170 shipped. The reason that is important is because of some testing that Tweaktown did with HD5670 in Crossfire. As it turns out, the Crossfire setup is a hair faster than the HD 5770 by a handful of frames, but as it stands it will cost you an extra $58 for those frames. If the price drops on the HD 5670 it may become more attractive to buy a pair, but as it stands it seems a steep price for a half dozen fps.