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XFX Radeon HD 5750 XXX review

Will a small overclocking boost make an attractive budget gaming card?

Our Verdict

One of the better HD 5750s, but not by much.

For

  • Single-slot design
  • Inexpensive

Against

  • Performance lacks against the GTS 450
  • No HDMI port

Factory-overclocked 3D cards, such as the XFX Radeon HD 5750 XXX, are a pretty common next step for most manufacturers when a GPU starts maturing, and it's no surprise. When your fabs have cranked out squillions of chips, the price-war between stock cards has stabilised and a new generation of cards is peeping over the horizon, there's the natural drive to differentiate and offer a little more performance to keep the GPU attractive.

That's exactly what this BIOS-tweaked version of the HD 5750 core is all about. 50MHz up on the core and 500MHz up on the RAM, it's an on-paper performance-hike for the puppy in AMD's midrange, DX11-capable midrange litter.

But contrary to expectations, the cooler has slimmed down from the dual-slot reference design to a single slot, making this an attractive little card for SFF and HTPC systems. Sadly, this leaves little room for an HDMI slot, so the video-out options are reduced to dual DVIs and a single display port. So just who is this card aimed at?

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset ModelHD 5750
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 5000
DisplayPortYes
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameXFX
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.1
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
Height4.4 mm
Memory TechnologyDDR5 SDRAM
Length7.9 mm
ManufacturerXFX Technologies, Inc
Memory Speed4800 MHz
Product ModelHD-575X-ZMD3
Product NameHD-575X-ZMD3 Radeon HD 5750 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberHD-575X-ZMD3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.xfxforce.com
Marketing Information

A single-slot card variant of the 5700 performance card family, it sports a uniquely designed fansink, with thermal capability of the HD 5750 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-575X-ZMD3 Radeon HD 5750 Graphics Card
  • 6 Pin Y Power Cable
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Driver CD Installation Guide
  • XFX Serial Number Door Hanger
Thickness0.8 mm
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 3.2, DirectCompute 11, OpenCL