PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The first HD5xxx series to reach goldfries.com 🙂 Of course, I certainly welcome it with more than open arms!

How good is this card? The HD4770 was alright but nothing spectacular. Now the HD5770, priced at around RM 600 – will the card be worth the price?

The Appearance

The PowerColor Radeon HD5770 uses the reference cooler, you can see that it looks JUST LIKE THAT for practically any other brand.

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The ATI RADEON words clearly STAMPED on the case.

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The fan commonly seen on ATI Radeon reference coolers.

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

4x digital output! That I like, bye bye VGA out. 🙂 Here’s 1x HDMI, 1x Display Port and 2x DVI.

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The front (or some may prefer to call it side) of the card, while it looks great, I didn’t quite like it that it’s blocking the PCI-E connector.

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The Bundle

– Driver CD
– Manual
– DVI to VGA adapter
– Crossfire cable (Yes! it comes with a crossfire cable!)

Card Details

Here’s a summarized detail of the card.

PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

More details at the official product page

Test Setup

The computer setup used for this review.

ProcessorIntel Core i5 750 @ 3.6ghz
RAMOCZ 1066mhz 4GB Dual-Channel Kit
MotherboardMSI P55-GD65
CoolerTuniq Tower 120 Extreme
Monitor20″ Dell Ultra-sharp Wide-screen LCD
Power SupplyGigabyte Odin GT 550w
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Basic 32bit
Driver VersionATi Catalyst 9.10

The Performance

World In Conflict

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

CardAverage
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB32
Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 1GB35

Company Of Heroes : Opposing Fronts

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

CardAverage
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB56.9
Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 1GB55.9

Lost Planet : Extreme Condition

Graphic Detail : Maximum at 1680 x 946

CardSnow (Average)Cave (Average)
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB43.360.5
Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 1GB64.660.6

Crysis

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

CardAverage
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB19.03
Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 1GB22.21

H.A.W.X.

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050, not using DX10.1 for mode.

CardAverage
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB44
Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 1GB52

Furmark

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

CardAverage
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB27
Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 1GB42

Operating Temperature

Furmark was used for graphic card stressing.

CardIdle (°C)Load (°C)Stress (°C)
PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB407377

Readings were taken when ambient temperature was around 25°C.

– Load, Furmark was run for 1 minute at 1680×1050 with 4xAA.
– Stress, Furmark was run under the Stress Test mode for 5 minutes.

Power Consumption

A little more details on the maximum power consumption of the HD5770 based card.

System Power ConsumptionMaximum (w)
HD5770110
HD4890190

Conclusion

Despite being a 128-bit card, the HD5770 delivers almost as well as the 256-bit HD4890. Not only that, you get really similar performance (in most cases) at less than 90% of the cost (The HD5770 and the HD4890 at a very close price range, the HD5770 being cheaper by anywhere from RM 80 to over RM 100.) and having the power consumption reduced by nearly 50%!

I’m was also impressed by how the card performed admirably against the Furmark stress test. I didn’t find the card noisy, you could reduce the RPM if you need to. Oh and just to add, the 4 digital output and the DirectX 11 support adds to the overall value of the card.

As you can see I really like this card. 🙂 I’m even more happy that it comes with Crossfire cable! Now if only I could get another HD5770 to crossfire on my P55 board.

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14 Comments

  1. I will definitely buy 5770 based on the power consumption. 🙂

  2. Did anyone Say Crossfire 5770? 😀

  3. Goldie, are u sure it’s 2x HDMI and 2x DVI?
    I thought all new HD5xxx series comes with 1x Display Port, 1x HDMI and 2x DVI??

  4. my friend just bought this card last month (he prefer 4890 at 1st but i hasut dia kaw2 :D)
    and now he want to do cfx,can psu Tagan Stone Rock 500W is enough to juice both card?

  5. Author

    @jayce – nice leh

    @boony – you fishing for buyer ah? 😉

    @cloudwan – yes, you’re right.

    @z45 – 500w to CF this one is fine, he can upgrade later.

  6. urm..may i ask..is it worthy to CF 5770 then a single 5870??

  7. is this card recommended over the hd4870 ? whats the price & performance difference like

  8. Author

    @raikein – I’d say single HD5870 makes more sense.

    @anon – I’d say the HD5770 is better. though it costs more than the HD4870, it consumes less power than the HD4870 and performs close to the HD4890. PLUS it being the HD5xxx card meaning it holds better resale value too. 🙂

  9. More speed and stream processors than Powercolor HD 5750 series.
    The performance is very good for the price I paid.

  10. can i use this gpu with asus p5ql-pro mthboard? with e7200? any bottlenecks?

  11. No there won’t be any bottleneck. The bottleneck usually comes from your processor, hard disk etc.



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