AMD to offer a low cost GPU; ATI Radeon HD 5670
We've already told you about NVIDIA's latest offering targeted towards the low end of the GPU market; GeForce 310 and now AMD seems to have followed suit with Radeon HD 5670.
A community member at HardForum has posted pictures of what appears to be the upcoming Radeon HD 5670, a sub-$100 card with DirectX 11 support that's slated for a Q1 2010 launch.
The HD5670 with its low-profile, cheap manufacturing costs and low power consumption at peak and idle - makes it a very attractive proposition for light gaming machines, HTPCs and mid-range laptops.
Following are the card's specifications, as per the user on HardForum.
- 775MHz core
- 1000MHz VRAM
- 1GB GDDR5 memory
- 128-bit memory bus
- 64GBps bandwidth
- 20 texture units
- 400 shaders
- 16 ROPs
If these specs are indeed true, they're good enough to put the card nearly 20-23% ahead of the Radeon HD 4670 which proceeded it. Expect to see the card in Q1, 2010 for less than $100.