XFX HD 5770 review

Mid-range DirectX11 gaming on a budget

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Our Verdict

One of the few cards we'd seriously invest in for a budget Crossfire setup.


  • Single-width card
  • Decent performance
  • Cheap!
  • Suggests 2-card performance at a low price.

As the very cheapest of the HD 5770s we've tested, XFX's offering grabs our interest. Shop around, and you can have one of these for as little as £116 – that's a whole £35 cheaper than Sapphire's offering, with its four-screen EyeFinity capability.

And that's a claim that XFX's 5770 can't make. With just two DVI ports, a DisplayPort and no HDMI, it's a no-frills card. That lack of HDMI makes it less suited to home cinema, which leaves it as a pure gamer's card.

However, it makes up for it in elegance. While all the other 5770s we've tested are dual-width cards, the XFX is slim and single, which is a boon for smaller, sexier, SFF setups, and leaves more room in your case for components to breathe. Let's see how it fairs in the performance stakes.

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset Model5770
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 5000
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameXFX
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.1 x16
Bus Width128 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFireX
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs2
Height111.2 mm
Memory TechnologyDDR5 SDRAM
Length215.9 mm
ManufacturerXFX Technologies, Inc
Memory Speed4800 MHz
Product ModelHD-577X-ZMF3
Product NameHD-577X-ZMF3 Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberHD-577X-ZMF3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.xfxforce.com
Marketing Information

There's an ideal graphics card for every gamer, and the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 single slot graphics card is for the gamer looking for true quality attributes: utility, stability, and reliability, not to mention some excellent overclocking capability. A single-slot card variant of the 5700 performance card family, it sports a uniquely designed fansink, with a total heatpipe surface area that is 15% greater than the HD 5770 dual slot channel fansink. This, combined with the open space provided by the single slot environment, ensures maximum airflow to the GPU.

Package Contents
  • HD-577X-ZMF3 Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
  • 6 Pin Y Power Cable
Thickness38.1 mm
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, OpenGL 3.2