Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB and Radeon HD 5750 1GB video card review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: For so many years now, we've becoming used to seeing the launch of brand new architectures at the high-end for enthusiasts, and then having to endure a seemingly eternal (or almost literally eternal, if you're thinking about NVIDIA's current GT200 architecture) wait for that technology and functionality to trickle down towards the mainstream.
Excerpt: Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Review AMD is cranking up the heat with the new codename Evergreen product launches. Following hard on the heels of the HD5870 & HD5850 premium enthusiast cards featuring the Cypress core comes the Juniper core based HD5770 and HD5750. Still some two weeks before Windows 7 launches officially, AMD now has the mid-range DirectX11 delivered and ready to put pressure on the sub $200 USD market.
Excerpt: The Radeon HD 5770 is not a new graphics card since it was released in the fall of last year, so I was surprised when Sapphire came to me excited to tell me about a new revision of the card they were getting ready to put out for sale this month. As is usually the case, I tend to nod my head and say "sure, send it over" without really thinking too much about it. I mean really, an HD 5770 is an HD 5770.
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. Another area that has been worked on is power consumption which is now lower than ever.
Pros: Great overclocking potential, Quiet, Vapor-X cooler keeps temperatures low, Low power consumption, DirectX 11 support, Native HDMI output, GDDR5 memory, Dirt 2 voucher included, Support for AMD EyeFinity Technology, Native HDMI & DisplayPort, Improvements to integrated HDMI audio device, ArcSoft SimHD included
Cons: No overclock out of the box, DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while, No support for CUDA / PhysX
Excerpt: For a DirectX 11 launching point, the HD5770 from Sapphire is surprisingly a very quick and powerful videocard for little money. Right out of the box it plays with the HD4850, bullies it around the school yard then takes its lunch. Then it runs over to the HD4870, runs circles around it, and then gives it a black eye.
Summary: After having ran the Sapphire HD 5770 CrossfireX setup for over a week I have to say that I am more than pleased with it's performance. Being able to play some of the current range of games on the market today without lag is a real treat. Also watching the Heaven Benchmark which uses DirectX 11 is also something to behold especially when the with the speed that the dual HD 5770's provide.
Excerpt: So you find yourself wishing you had the money to get in on the new Radeon HD 5000 series action from ATI, but the problem is the HD 5850 and HD 5870, while offering pretty kick ass performance, are just a bit out of your price range. So, if you find yourself in this situation, the model we're looking at today might be the one for you.