HIS HD 5550 & HD 5570 Silence 512MB GDDR5 Video Cards Review

 
 
 
HIS HD 5550 & HD 5570 Silence 512MB GDDR5 Video Cards rated Great by 3dGameMan.com

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The HIS HD 5550 & HD 5570 Silence 512MB GDDR5 Video Cards are considered entry-level and make a perfect option for anyone who's on a tight budget. Also, since these video card have passive coolers, they are completely silent. So they are ideal for silent computer builds, like for example Home Theatre PCs.


 

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Anonymous

I bought a HIS HD5570 silent with 1GB DDR3. I put it in my htpc and my cpu temp went from its standard 85 degrees to 115 degrees.

Needless to say its going back, I think these cards are a waste of money

Anonymous

weridest looking cooler ive ever seen

Anonymous

Some info. that you missed or should be cleared up.
The GDDR5 memory seems to be listed at 3800MHz on the HISDigital website for both cards, but you claim 4000MHz in the video and 4100MHz on the chart for stock memory speed.
Also, EyeFinity is only available on the HD 5570 card (hence the DisplayPort on that card only), but you should point out that using the EyeFinity with 3 screens is only able with the active DisplayPort to DVI adapter if one of your monitors does not have a Displayport.

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That's definitely a Budget Video Card. Overall, this is for Casual Gamer, but not for Hardcore Gamer. I mean come on, this video card is not worth anything, in my opinion. Why can't they just make decent Video Card to deliver a potential performance. You know, the more money you put, the greater performance you'll get. It is what it is.

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you don't need a badass graphics card if you have a badass processor.. saving money for an Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor Extreme Edition :)

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That's not how it works, fizzy. Back in the 80s and early 90s your logic would've applied, as then indeed the graphics were also handled by the CPU. Now, however, graphics are handled by dedicated graphics processor units. CPU's are simply not made for rendering modern gaming graphics.

Also, I wouldn't waste that much money on that processor. It's a waste of money.

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fizzylumi wrote:

you don't need a badass graphics card if you have a badass processor.. saving money for an Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor Extreme Edition :)

i'll give you 2 good hints first the cpu isn't worth 1k dollars(performance isn't that much more than another core i7 x6)

and wait till next year and buy bulldozer(block hyper threading) or sandybridge(hyper threading) based cpu they will be made on a new architecture and amd will go for 32nm soi process and intel will try to shrink and if they can't do it in time than they just make it on 32nm bulk

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I like the batman style cooler.yes

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Who cares if this video card is not that great for games? Anyone for Far Cry (not Far Cry 2) and Doom III in this card? I know that those games are made before 2007, but c'mon! If you don't really care for those games that are heavily demanding, then maybe 5570 is fine for those who want to play Doom III and Far Cry at a high resolution of 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or whatever. I can wait about 3 to 4 years for AMD to release a 7550 or maybe and play Crysis that gamers are able to play just now with a 5850. But then, after 3 years or now, hard-core gamers will be playing Crysis 4 or whatever with a Radeon HD 7870!.

So just because the 5570 is a budget card does not mean it's for gamers. Budget gamers might want to play games that are outdated like earlier than 2006 (5450 or 5570) while mid-end gamers might want to play games that have been released between 2006 to 2007 (5650-70) and hard-core/hi-end gamers might want to play games that are dated back to 2008, including games that have been released recently (5750+).

I'm sorry, but I'd like to try and dispel the myth that those low-end cards are not for gaming, but somehow, I don't think I can dispel the myth that easily due to the fact that today's games require high-end graphics cards. Besides, those games made today (as of 2009) are for early adopters who have a lot of money to burn to get a 5850 or 5750.

I must apologize for going off-topic here. I've been in 3DGameMan's website/forum as of 2006.

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hey rodney what your is your choice of video card ? ati or nvidia ?

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Cisco760ca wrote:

hey rodney what your is your choice of video card ? ati or nvidia ?

Rodney does alot of ATI video card reviews, but I don't think he has a preference honestly unless it comes down to some features that he needs. Just like the rest of us we take whatever is the best at the time.

I was an Nvidia man for many years. All of my old ATI cards left me hanging dry. These days AMD seems to have kick started ATI back into my good favor. My current card is a HIS 4870, thanks to HIS and Rodney, man it kicks ass!, but I only wish it had DX11. Arg.. why do they force me to upgrade like this..lol

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Tiv wrote:

Cisco760ca wrote:

hey rodney what your is your choice of video card ? ati or nvidia ?

Rodney does alot of ATI video card reviews, but I don't think he has a preference honestly unless it comes down to some features that he needs. Just like the rest of us we take whatever is the best at the time.

I was an Nvidia man for many years. All of my old ATI cards left me hanging dry. These days AMD seems to have kick started ATI back into my good favor. My current card is a HIS 4870, thanks to HIS and Rodney, man it kicks ass!, but I only wish it had DX11. Arg.. why do they force me to upgrade like this..lol

 

I totally agree with you!

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yea i have 2 sapphire 5850's and they work great on my big screen . The reason why i asked was because rodney before used nvidia for his persanol computer but the last time i seen he had a 5970 . I use to be a nvidia fan boy but i went to ati for having more bang for the buck . IM not a fanboy of niether now but  i just like to get my moneys worth.

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He did have some Nvidia cards in his gaming rig last year to play COD:WAW. Man those were good times playing with Rodney, he is a great player.

http://www.rodsrig.com/

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Ati should move to 3D enable GPUs.

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CJ. wrote:

Ati should move to 3D enable GPUs.

it already has it http://game.amd.com/it-it/drivers_iz3d.aspx  but you need to buy a special monitor

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CJ. wrote:

Ati should move to 3D enable GPUs.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see the need for it just yet. Requires those glasses and a new Monitor. Also have you ever played in 3D for hours.. eye strain!

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Some stuff:

1) 3:40 support of Eyefinity: These video cards may support Eyefinity but I don't thing that you can three 2560 x 1600 displays on the 5550 (DVI - ok; HDMI - I'm not sure but I don't think so; VGA - not really ^^).

2) Direct Compute 11? Isn't Direct Compute OpenCL? If yes the version number is 1.1

3) 48°C and 52°C on full load for a passive cooled graphics card sound pretty good. Too good to be honest. As I saw in you Review 1100 you have a couple of fans so I don't think that you would get the near the same results in a HTPC with maybe just a 60mm fan (even the card would probably not run on full load in there)

4) These cards are not really for gaming. Rodney said 'hardcore gaming' but playing games on eg. 600 x 800px is kinda odd. However, Why is there a 10% off coupon for a game included which can not really be played on this card? (On low resolution maybe, but as I said I thinks it's a bit odd)

Anonymous

Looking forward to it Rodney!

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I hope to have the video review posted later this week.

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