Easy on the pocket, easy on the frames.
We’re so often lost in high-end graphic cards at the t-break offices that the one time we do receive a budget card it comes as a pleasant surprise, especially if the performance is half decent.
Today we will look at Gigabyte’s HD 5670 graphics card supporting a cool 1GB GDDR5 memory, coming in at a factory overclocked core speed of 790MHz (up 15MHz from 775MHz!). Beyond the measly overclock, the card comes with a decent Zalman heatsink with Samsung memory chips and thankfully no power connectors.
The back slot packs DVI, VGA and HDMI (1.3a) ports. Accompanying the CrossFire capable card is a manual and a driver CD in the box. That’s not a whole lot, but at AED 515 ($ 122) I’m not one to argue the lack of extra fluff.
As usual, our testbed comprises of an Intel 965 EE Quadcore CPU @ 3.2GHz with 3GB Corsair DDR3-1333 RAM on the Gigabyte X58A-UD9 motherboard. ATI’s latest driver, Catalyst 10.7 was used for testing the Gigabyte HD 5670 1GB.