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XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX 1GB / Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 1GB video card review Print E-mail
Written by Hanners   
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 00:00
Article Index
XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX 1GB / Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 1GB video card review
Radeon HD 5800 architecture
XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Test setup, synthetic benchmarks
STALKER: Call of Pripyat, ET:QW
Left 4 Dead, Crysis
DiRT 2, HAWX
Far Cry 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum
Overclocking, video playback
Power, temperature, noise
Conclusions

XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX 1GB / Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 1GB video card review

When we first took a look at AMD's Radeon HD 5770 graphics board, we were torn between our happiness at seeing DirectX 11 migrate to mainstream price points so quickly and our slight disappointment that said card didn't do more to challenge the likes of the Radeon HD 4890 in performance terms.

However, we're now a couple of months further down the line, which means that DirectX 11 game titles are hitting store shelves and the pricing and availability situation is still shifting and evolving for these parts.  Alongside this, we're also seeing non-reference Radeon HD 5770 solutions hitting the market which could prove to bring us some more compelling offers than those early reference cards.

With that in mind, today we'll be examining not one but two non-reference Radeon HD 5770 boards, both of which have very different concepts in mind when it comes to customising their offerings; on the one hand we have XFX's Radeon HD 5770 XXX, which keeps faith in AMD's reference cooler but cranks up the clock speeds to boost performance, while on the other we have Sapphire's Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X, which brings the company's impressive vapour chamber cooling solution to this price point combined with an extremely modest GPU core overclock.

Will either of these parts tempt you to join the DirectX 11 revolution for 2010?  Let's get on with investigating these two boards to see what you make of them.


 
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