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Written by Dan Ferguson - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
PowerColor Go! Green Radeon HD5670
Go! Green AX5670 Features
AX5670 1GBD5-NS3H Specifications
Closer Look: PowerColor AX5670
HD5670 1GB GDDR5 Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark Vantage GPU Tests
Street Fighter 4 Benchmark
Resident Evil 5 Benchmark
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
Unigine Heaven Benchmarks
PowerColor HD5670 Temperatures
Go! Green Power Consumption
PowerColor Video Card Final Thoughts
Go! Green HD5670 Conclusion

AX5670 1GBD5-NS3H Specifications

The HD 5670 was definitely built with gaming in mind. When Benchmark Reviews first tested the HD 5670 it performed in a class behind the HD 5770 and HD 5750 but still output respectable performance. Even though it performed decently it was bested by the HD 4830 making it a mid-range card. Regarding specifications, not much has changed in the Go! Green version. The following table shows the specifications of PowerColor's Go! Green HD 5670.

Graphics Engine RADEON HD5670
Video Memory 1GB GDDR5
Engine Clock 775MHz
Memory Clock 1000MHz (4.0Gbps)
Memory Interface 128bit
DirectX Support 11
Bus Standard PCIE 2.1
Standard Display Connectors DL-DVI/HDMI/VGA

Feature Support

DirectX Support 11
OpenGL Support
CrossFireX Technology Support
ATI Stream Technology Support
ATI Eyefinity Technology
ATI Hypermemory Technology

Display Support

VGA Output On Board
DVI Output Dual Link DVI-I x1
HDMI On Board
TV Output
HDTV Output
HDCP Support Support

Maximum Resolution

VGA 2048x1536
DVI 2560x1600
HDMI 1920x1200

Power Specs + Board Dimensions

Board Dimensions 205mmx131mmx38mm
Minimum System Power requirement (W) 400W



# Power consumption and heat testingMatt 2010-05-14 12:34
I am a little sad that in the review the Powercolor NON-Go! Green 5670 card wasn't compared to its Go! Green sibling. This would have been a much more valid test to compare actual temperatures and power consumptions. Not that it doesn't seem like the Go! Green 5670 power consumption savings numbers seem a bit inflated, but it still isn't a very validating test (at least of the Go! Green 5750 it seems like the power consumption numbers do seem to be about 25% lower than an actual side-by-side tested 5750 (non-Go! Green) based on a benchmark of that card).

Final comment is on the design (owning a Go! Green 5570), fanless? Sure quieter, but a 1w silent fan could probably save 2-3w on a low power card and 5-8w on a high draw card by reducing temperatures 10-15c. My 5570 benchmarks in my case at 56c using furmark and with a 1.4w 80mm held up against it drops to 35c stable (21c drop). That has gotta be worth a few watts through better electrical efficiency running 21c cooler.
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# residueJustin 2010-08-30 07:06
My video card has the same type of residue as that card, and it quit working after two years.
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# Your CardBruceBruce 2010-08-30 12:54
What brand and model was it?
Can you tell us more about the failure mode?
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# RE: Your CardJustin 2010-08-30 13:08
My computer came with a nvidia 9800 Gt. Since about a week ago I have been unable to play a video game or use windows media center. If I ever start a video game or windows media center the program crashes and I get the error message, "nvlddmkm.sys has stopped responding and has recovered." Some times I get A blue screen message and the computer has to restart. I have reinstalled drivers and even restored my computer's software to the original factory condition. About a year ago I noticed my computer screen would get dark, as if i was wearing sunglasses. I would restart my computer and the screen would look normal again. I replaced my video card and found white layers of crusty residue.
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