XFX HD 5770 review

Mid-range DirectX11 gaming on a budget

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We've tested five HD 5770s from the leading manufacturers against each other to see which hits the price/performance sweetspot when it comes to mid-range and high-end gaming. We also cranked the settings up (HDR, Anti-Aliasing, reflections etc) even at middling resolutions, to see just how capable these cards really are.

We tested each card using the following games and settings:

Heaven 2.1
1900x1200, 8XAA, 16XAS, Extreme Tessalation

Just Cause 2
Mid-range: 1680x1050, 8xAA, 16xAF, High setting
High-end: 1920x1200, 8xAA, 16xAF, High settings

Far Cry 2
Mid-range: 1680x1050, 8xAA, 16xAF, High setting
High-end: 1920x1200, 8xAA, 16xAF, High settings

DiRT 2
Mid-range: 1680x1050, 8xAA, 16xAF, High setting
High-end: 1920x1200, 8xAA, 16xAF, High settings

[insert benchmarks table – highlight XFX line]

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset Model5770
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 5000
DisplayPortYes
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
DVIYes
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