The current AMD 5 series graphics card range is exceptionally enticing with particular emphasis always being placed on the high end 5970 and 5870 models – its natural for us to always focus on the maximum performance hardware, right?
The only problem is that most of us cannot afford such expensive graphics cards for a system … this means that many people will end up with a HD5850 or HD5770 … which is not a bad thing as they are the strongest cards in the current lineup when you factor in price to performance ratios. What if you are on a limited budget, are you screwed?
Further down the range, AMD offer the HD5670 which is relatively inexpensive and features the same GDDR5 memory and 128 bit interface as the more costly HD5770.
Today we take a look at the Sapphire model which has been available for many months … however as KitGuru has just opened a few weeks ago we wanted to make sure we are in a position to offer current buying advice to our growing audience. The Sapphire model is not a reference design and instead features a very sexy Arctic Cooler unit – this already ticks the KitGuru ‘want’ list.