AMD has been making some major strides in the desktop graphics arena lately, and looks to continue its success with the new ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card, which offers support for Microsoft’s DirectX 11 as well as ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology…at a suggested price of just $99.
“AMD has already enabled DirectX 11 support for the majority of the PC market and today’s introduction of the ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card is yet another clear indication of AMD’s commitment to address the strong market demand for DirectX 11-capable graphics cards,” said AMD Graphics’ VP and general manager Matt Skynner, in a statement.
The ATI Radeon HD 5670 offers up to 620 gigaFLOPs of computation power coupled with a GDDR5 memory interface: AMD says the card can deliver up to 20 percent better performance than the closest competing product in its class. The card also rolls in ATI Stream technology to speed up video transcoding and playback (even in Flash applications) and ATI Eyefinity technology lets users hook up as many as three displays: the card features a dual-link DVI output (max resolution 2,560 by 1,600 pixels), DisplayPort output (same max resolution), HDMI 1.3 output (max resolution 1,920 by 1,200 pixels) and VGA output (max resolution 2,048 by 1,536 pixels. The card consumer about 15 watts when idle and peaks at 64 watts. The card supports OpenGL 3.2, although drivers aren’t slated to be available until sometime later this year.
The ATI Radeon HD 5670 should be available from resellers and system integrators shortly—and if the specs really deliver the performance AMD claims, the company might have another budget graphics winner on its hands.