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Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6570 review

When is a Radeon HD 6670 not a Radeon HD 6670?

Our Verdict

A strange offering from Sapphire – the GDDR5 is welcome, but the chunky footprint less so.

For

  • Will play low-res games
  • Happy with HD videos

Against

  • Not happy with HD gaming
  • Oddly large PCB

With its latest two releases, the AMD Radeon HD 6670 and this AMD Radeon HD 6570, AMD is ducking below the £100 mark.

AMD has long been the value proposition when it comes to gaming. Whether it's processors or graphics cards, you can always rely on it to give you options no matter what your cashflow looks like.

Indeed, with this little card at around £50, it's seriously limboing that £100 price point.

So we've seen the HD 6570's big brother in action and, ignoring the more tantalising prospect of the XFX Radeon HD 5770, it's not a bad little budget gamer's card.

Based on the same essential architecture, this slightly slower £50 version ought to be pretty good value too.

They're both running the same new AMD GPU and, in Sapphire clothing, they're both set on a full-size slab of PCB with an Arctic Cooling fan sat atop the warmest parts.

But you've got to ask yourself what you really expect from a £50 GPU.

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset ModelHD 6570
HDMIYes
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 6000
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameSapphire
Standard Memory2 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.1 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width128 bit
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Card HeightLow-profile
DVIYes
VGAYes
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height94 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length169 mm
ManufacturerSapphire, Inc
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Product NameRadeon HD 6570 Graphic Card
Package TypeLite Retail
Processor Speed650 MHz
Manufacturer Part Number11191-02-20G
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sapphiretech.com/en/
Marketing Information

Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon™ HD 6570 graphics processors offer advanced video and display features, HDMI 1.4a for stereoscopic (3D) displays, as well as 2nd generation support for DirectX 11 to offer the ultimate in versatility for the everyday computing desktop.

Package Contents
  • Radeon HD 6570 Graphic Card
  • Driver CD
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Various Cable
Limited Warranty2 Year
Thickness19 mm
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11, OpenCL 1.1