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    Reviews - Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1,024MB - invading the mid-range space

    We take a look at the newest member of the Radeon 5-series family and then strap a second one in for good measure.
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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1,024MB - invading the mid-range space

    The better-performing Radeon HD 5750 costs just a little more
    It's worse than that - a 512MB XFX 5750 (albeit not in stock) has a scan list price of £87 - cheaper than the 5670.

    It's a real shame that the price isn't significantly lower. These cards *should* be £50 - £70, making them genuinely price-competitive against the 4670 and the GT240 / 9600GT. With a starting price of £70 for a card that can't outperform a 9800GT *and* doesn't have Eyefinity or CrosfireX support, they're a huge waste of money, and if you move up the range to get those features you're solidly into 5750 territory. I just don't get it...

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1,024MB - invading the mid-range space

    Most of the 9800GT 512MB cards available at around £70 are the Green Edition versions which have lower clockspeeds. It would have been useful if this review compared the 512MB version of the HD5670 to this.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1,024MB - invading the mid-range space

    There is a mistake? "and the HD 4670 can be purchased for around £50, making it much cheaper than the HD 4670" On system setup .

    Also, how about testing this card without AA at 1200 res? My friend uses a 9600 and never uses AA.... This card seems to dislike AA so without it you may see it overtakes a bit more!.

    The 1gb isnt worth it though imo.
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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1,024MB - invading the mid-range space

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    It's worse than that - a 512MB XFX 5750 (albeit not in stock) has a scan list price of £87 - cheaper than the 5670.

    It's a real shame that the price isn't significantly lower. These cards *should* be £50 - £70, making them genuinely price-competitive against the 4670 and the GT240 / 9600GT. With a starting price of £70 for a card that can't outperform a 9800GT *and* doesn't have Eyefinity or CrosfireX support, they're a huge waste of money, and if you move up the range to get those features you're solidly into 5750 territory. I just don't get it...
    or £80 on TodayOnly at Scan for XFX 512mb 5750... this needs to be at £60 to be value

    At £60 I'd prob replace my 4670 in one machine, other has 5750 as above

    Great cards but price matters!"

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1,024MB - invading the mid-range space

    Yes exactly, the expected launch price is very wrong.
    Held off buying the 4670 as these should slot in as replacements at the same/lower price point but the 4670 has been held at an artificially high price for a long time too (compared to relative performance).

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