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...
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.
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.
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: 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 ...
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.
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.