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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 14:31

AMD officially rolls out Turks and Caicos

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Radeon HD 6670, HD 6570 and HD 6450
As expected and confirmed eariler, this morning AMD introduced a full range of its entry-level Radeon cards starting with the previously previewed Caiocs based HD 6450 and two new Turks based HD 6570 and the HD 6670 card. All cards are based on the 40nm technology and feature support for DirectX 11.

The AMD Caicos-based HD 6450 has been previewed earlier and packs 160 Stream Processors and either DDR3 or GDDR5 memory paired up with a 64-bit memory interface. The card has different clocks depending on the version and there could be a wide variety of SKUs to choose from once it finally appears in retail/e-tail. Of course, most of the HD 6450 cards will be based on a low-profile PCB with a passive cooling solution.

The launched AMD Turks GPU will be available in two versions, the Turks Pro and the Turks XT. Both versions will feature the same 480 Stream Processors paired up with a 128-bit memory interface and the only difference is in the choice of memory and the actual clocks of both cards. The reference HD 6570 ends up with a GDDR3 memory while the HD 6670 should end up with a GDDR5 memory, although some partners have already opted for the GDDR5 memory on the HD 6570 as well. The HD 6570 ends up with a lower 650MHz GPU clock while most HD 6670 cards should work at 800MHz, although you can expect some variations in these two as well as partners roll out their SKUs.

The prices for the Turks based HD 6570 and the HD 6670 are set at US $79 and US $99. Most reviewers agree on the same thing, the Turks based cards are a nice update to the sub-$100 market but then again the price might be a bit steep considering what you actually get and what you could get for the same amount of money. The good side is that HD 6570 should end up with a low profile PCB as well and considering these don't need an additional external power, might be a good choice for a HTPC system.

You can check out some reviews on the links below.

- Anandtech
- HotHardware
- TechPowerUp
- Tweaktown

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 06:51
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+6 #1 bardenck 2011-04-19 16:27
overpriced (6670)....rather disappointed, i guess amd cant afford to sell the card for what its really worth. 75 dollar card,tops...
 
 
-3 #2 fingerbob69 2011-04-19 16:34
6670 or 5850 for the same price ....hmmmm?
 
 
+15 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-19 16:49
Quoting fingerbob69:
6670 or 5850 for the same price ....hmmmm?



How's a $185 card at the same price with a $100 card?

And I agree with the overprice... but that might also be MSI only, Club3D and other lower AIB's might drop it to a more desirable price.
 
 
+11 #4 Nerdmaster 2011-04-19 17:36
THe card is overpriced because it was launched now. Just wait a month and it will be much cheaper. It happens will all products from most copanies not just with amd.
 
 
+8 #5 Haberlandt 2011-04-19 18:01
It's a good card. Performs like the 4850/5750 and consumes less than the 5670, and it is cooler and makes less noise. I expect it will sell pretty well.
 
 
-3 #6 bardenck 2011-04-19 20:05
after thought.... a card like this, one would think it wouldn't be dual slot width or MAYBE passive cooling???
 
 
+1 #7 turingpest 2011-04-19 21:06
Quoting Haberlandt:
It's a good card. Performs like the 4850/5750(.)


4850? 5750? er, it's a good card, and once the price drops it'll be even better, but it's got no chance against something like a 5750; a card with the same mArch, 50% more shaders and tmu's, and twice as many rop's. there's also only about 20w difference in power consumption at load - not enough to warrant a different psu (and no, the fact that low wattage psu's generally don't have 6-pin pci-e connectors isn't really an issue, as i've been running my 5750 on a cheap 300w psu with a sata to pci-e cable for about a year comfortably, and never draw more than 250w from the wall even with an overclocked i5 750.)
as i said, it's good, but at it's current price it's nowhere near as good as a 5750.
 
 
+3 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-19 21:45
Quoting bardenck:
after thought.... a card like this, one would think it wouldn't be dual slot width or MAYBE passive cooling???



It is expected... the low profile (half-height) ones have been like this for a while, especially those that represent the top of their range, but there will also be a standard width 6670 that's single slot height. hothardware is showing one in what looks like a presentation screen shot.
 
 
+3 #9 thomasg 2011-04-20 06:47
Did anyone else notice that in the subtitle, and the first time in the article, it calls the 6450 the 6540?
 
 
-3 #10 makaveli 2011-04-20 13:00
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quoting fingerbob69:
6670 or 5850 for the same price ....hmmmm?



How's a $185 card at the same price with a $100 card?

And I agree with the overprice... but that might also be MSI only, Club3D and other lower AIB's might drop it to a more desirable price.


Dude Sapphire extreme 5850 is 100-120 ;)
 

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