Quick Look: PowerColor’s Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex Edition
2 June 2011
Conclusion: Final Words When we first agreed to review PowerColor’s Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Whatever we were expecting though was that the card would be easy to evaluate in one manner or another. This didn’t turn out to be the case.
Conclusion: While the PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-PPGV2 performed well enough to play in almost all of our game titles (you might need to lower the settings a little on the DX11 titles), it only just kept up with its competition, the GTS450.
Pros: Lots of great features, Extremely low power consumption, 1GB of GDDR5 memory, Easy to overclock and CrossfireX, Lots of cooling headroom, Requires only one 6-pin power connector, HDMI and DisplayPort native interfaces, Great price with rebates and promos
Cons: No voltage control in ATI Overdrive, no PowerColor tool available, Somewhat expensive compared to current Radeon lineup
Summary: PowerColor's HD 5770 PCS++ is an excellent addition to the HD 5770 market. It is the only HD 5770 that comes with a Volterra voltage regulator which allows dynamic software voltage control.
Pros: Very quiet, Volterra voltage regulator with I2C voltage control, Fair price, Low power draw, Good overclocking potential, Improvements to HDMI audio. 7.1 ch HDMI audio with Dolby, DTS, Native HDMI, Support for AMD EyeFinity Technology, 40 nm GPU, Support for DirectX 11
Cons: Overclock over reference design is small, DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while, No support for CUDA/PhysX
Summary: AMD's Radeon HD 5770 offers a healthy performance boost of more than 25% over the last generation HD 4770. It also brings several new features to the table like EyeFinity, support for DirectX 11 and improved HDMI audio.
Pros: Very quiet, Reasonably priced, Custom PCB and cooler, Low idle power consumption, Lower load power consumption that reference design, DirectX 11 support, Native HDMI output, GDDR5 memory, Dirt 2 voucher included, Support for AMD EyeFinity Technology, Native HDMI & DisplayPort, Improvements to int...
Cons: Overclock over reference design is small, Limited overclocking potential, DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while, No support for CUDA / PhysX
Summary: Think your old GeForce GTX 260 or Radeon HD 4870 is getting a little long in the tooth? They’ve both had a great run, but now it might be time to upgrade. We see how these two video cards compare to the brand new PowerColor HD5770.
Excerpt: For this review I will be looking at a product that comes from PowerColor and the product of theirs I will be looking at is the PCS++ Radeon HD5770. Having recently looked at the PowerColor PCS+ HD5550 here at XtremeCompting I am expecting something good from this review
Pros: Cheap for performance, Power usage low, Small footprint, Good overclocker, Good choice for those on a budget, performed close to the more expensive GTX 460
Cons: Ermm in reality for its price I have nothing bad to say really
Conclusion: With our tests now complete, we are now struggling to find an area where the HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex disappoints. Powercolor have effectively offered a quieter and more capable alternative to the reference design graphics cards at a price tag that is at most, £10 dearer.
Pros: Overclocks well, Effective Cooling Solution, Priced well against other HD 5770 competition
Conclusion: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 ile gelen Vortex, tekrar overclock ederek %30 daha hızlı hale getirebileceğiniz akıllı bir yatırım. Overclock konusunda pek bilginiz yoksa ve bütçenizi de kısıtlıysa 150 dolara satılan Gigabyte GV-R577UD-1GD'yi de tercih edebilirsiniz.