Given the results from our tests you might count this card out, but keep in mind our tests are on a very high resolution with settings turned all the way up. I was able to play many games with this card on low settings and it lower resolutions. The tests were just a comparison to what we have already reviewed, which are mainly mid-range and high-end cards. We do not really have another entry-level card to directly compare the HD 6570 to.
This card is great for someone who wants something better than discrete graphics of what’s built in to their motherboard. You are definitely going to see an improvement compared to discrete graphics. Since the card does not require an extra power source, you just plug it in to an open PCI-E slot and you are good to go. The card also has the ability to support multiple monitors, which is a plus. The cooler on the card is very quiet so if you are using this card for a home theater setup you don’t have to worry about the noise. Also the HDMI connection is perfect for a HTPC as you can do both audio and video through one cable.
If you are looking for a simple upgrade from discrete graphics and don’t want to drop a lot of cash the Sapphire HD 6570 is a great choice. The card will be available soon with a MSRP of $79. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 512MB Video Card a 9 out of 10 score.
– DirectX 11 capable
– Does not require extra power
– Small profile
– Quiet cooler
– Under $100
– No HDMI cable included