Conclusion: The idea of three monitor gaming has captured my attention since the release of the Matrox Parhelia 8 years ago. Unfortunately, with the exit of Matrox from the gaming graphics card market no video cards have supported Surround gaming until the release of the HD 5 series from ATI last year. This series of cards have the distinction of requiring a DisplayPort monitor or active adapter to use three monitors, an expensive proposition.
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. Not this time - Even before AMD's Radeon HD 5800 series have had time to stack up on store shelves in any real quantity, we're...
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.
Conclusion: The 5770 has been the card of choice for enthusiasts on a budget thanks to its great performance at 1680x1050 and 1920x1200. As we saw today it can even game at 2560x1600 on some titles which makes it a great balance of price and performance. With the FleX Edition Sapphire have attempted to provide an improved, well rounded product but have they succeeded?
Sapphire have taken an already impressive product and improved it.
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.