Feature Articles

The Affordable DirectX 11 Solution

As we've seen in our earlier article reviewing the new ATI Radeon HD 5670 , the new card from the red camp is a formidable offering for budget and mainstream gamers and users. And as far as sub US$100 graphics card go, the 400 stream processors based Radeon HD 5670 offers the best combination of power, efficiency and features.

It might not be the outright speed king, but its performance is certainly nothing to sneeze at (for a mainstream card, at least) and its efficiency is such that it completely shames the competition. What's more, despite its humble billings, the Radeon HD 5670 still supports EyeFinity, which means it can drive up to three monitors simultaneously. Admittedly, you might not be able to use EyeFinity for gaming given the card's ordinary specifications, but it'll suffice if all you want is additional screen real estate.

And unlike its direct rival, the GeForce GT 240, the Radeon HD 5670 is CrossFireX-ready, which means upgradeability via extra Radeon HD 5670 cards in the future is assured.

DirectX 11 gaming for under US$100? We take a look at six cards from the biggest names in the graphics card market to see what's on offer.

Therefore, the Radeon HD 5670 is a leading contender for anyone who is hunting for a value-for-money, relatively affordable graphics card (that's DirectX 11 compatible to boot!). As such, we'll be taking a look today at five of the newest Radeon HD 5670 cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, PowerColor and Sapphire to help you pick the best card.