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Sixteen months ago we looked at the Mainstream segment from the Radeon 5000 series. This looked at the low-end segment in that product family, specifically the Radeon HD 5670, HD 5550 and HD 5450. My "final thoughts" in that review was, "If you have any interest in Eyefinity, or game in anything more than a cursory fashion, I would recommend the upgrade to the 5700-series. The one downside of the 5700-series is that it does require a power connection from the PSU. It would be nice to get the 5700-series performance in low-power card. Maybe next generation".

With the Radeon HD 6000 series, we're now in that "next generation", and we can now see if we can get solid 1080p gaming from a card that doesn't require an external power connection.



Architecture & Specs


The Mainstream segment has significantly smaller feature sets, Shaders, transistor counts and power draws. None of the cards in the Mainstream segment require additional power from the PSU.

Below is a spec block with outlining the specs from the Radeon 6790 all the way through the 5450. I've also included specs for two of AMD's new APUs, which have graphics cores that fall within the Mainstream specs.







Card GPUs Transistors Memory Shaders Clock (MHz) TDP (Watts) MSRP*
Core Mem Idle Max
AMD Radeon HD 6790 1 1.7B 1GB 800 840 1050 19 150 $149
AMD Radeon HD 6670 1 716M 1GB 480 800 1000 12 66 $99
AMD Radeon HD 6570 1 716M 512MB 480 650 900 10 44 $79
AMD A8-3850 APU (HD 6550) 1   1GB 400 600 800 100W (APU Total) $134
AMD Radeon HD 6450 1 370M 512MB 160 750 900 9 27 $54
AMD E-350 APU (HD 6310) 1   1GB 80 492 533 18W (APU Total) OEM
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 1.04B 1GB 800 850 1200 18 108 $129
ATI Radeon HD 5750 1 1.04B 1GB 720 700 1150 16 86 $134
ATI Radeon HD 5670 1 627M 1GB 400 775 1000 14 61 $109
ATI Radeon HD 5550 1 627M 1GB 320 550 800 9 40 $74
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1 292M 1GB 80 650 800 6.4 19 $54





Installation & Comparison


Here are two pics showing the HD 6670 and HD 6570 installed next to an HD 6970. Both low-profile cards are diminutive next to the flagship single-GPU card.

Paradox Solved




Note


I've decided to try opening comments on this review, to see how it goes. Comments will only be visible on the first page.


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