On the lower end of AMD’s GPU lineup you will find the HD 6670, HD 6570 and HD 6450 of which the first two are based on the Turks architecture and the last on the Caicos architecture. They mark a jump in transitor, shader and ALU counts from the previous low end cards, the HD5670 and HD 5450. That increase has also brough with it higher power requirements and more heat to disappate which, at least on the reference cards X-bit Labs tried, results in a louder card. They do still help a Llano based system score significantly better in gaming, but don’t add a lot to the APUs abilities as a high definition player.
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Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
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- Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 6770 XOC 1GB DX11 Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
- AMD Catalyst 11.7 Driver Analysis @ eTeknix
- Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II VGA Cooler @ Tweaktown
- Thermalright T-RAD² VGA Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- Zalman VF3000F Dual Turbine VGA Cooler @ Tweaktown
- Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Mesa 7.11 Brings Much-Needed Linux Graphics Driver Improvements @ Phoronix
- ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II TOP @ [H]ard|OCP