ATI introduces Radeon HD 5570, targets small desktop PCs

ATI's newest graphics card brings DirectX 11 and its Eyefinity technology to small-form-factor desktops

ATI's Radeon HD 5570 graphics card

ATI's Radeon HD 5570 graphics card

Following up the recent launch of its Radeon HD 5450, ATI today announced the Radeon HD 5570. This new card supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.2, and is designed with small-form-factor desktop PCs in mind.

ATI pushes the Radeon HD 5570 as an energy-efficient, high-performance card. The company clams that the new card can provide "up to a 60 percent performance improvement over the closest competing product in its class" (presumably, other cards geared toward compact desktop PCs) and that it uses 45 watts at when under a full processing load.

The Radeon HD 5570 may be a good choice if you're interested in building a home theater PC with full 1080p HD video playback and support for HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Like other new ATI cards, the Radeon HD 5570 supports ATI's Eyefinity technology, and lets you drive three monitors off one card. The Radeon HD 5570 can also handle software that makes use of OpenCL, though you'll have to wait until OpenCL drivers ship later this year.

Pricing and availability has yet to be announced, but in the meantime you can learn more by visiting the Radeon HD 5570 product page.

Tags pc componentsgraphics cards

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Nick Mediati

PC World (US online)

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?