Legit Video Card Reviews
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review
|Date:||Tue, May 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
Retail Box & Bundle
The front of the retail box has the same dark mechanical aesthetic appearance like the fan shroud on the card, with the logos for XFX's "5-star support" and double lifetime warranty, along with Certified for Windows 7 badge and other featured technologies you would find on any retail Radeon HD 5770 box.
On the rear of the box, you see a long list of features including 7.1 HD Surround Sound passed through HDMI, an always welcomed feature. Also note that XFX advertises their warranty support again on the back, as well as on the two sides; they're really making sure you know about their level of support.
The sub-box is actually something to look at, where as for most retail products the sub-box is plain brown cardboard. I would certainly have no problem leaving this one out in the open.
Once you open the sub-box you are looking at the manual and driver disk on the right, and the left has any included connectors covered by a cardboard flap.
Once you remove the folded cardboard accessory tray, you see the card itself housed tightly in some more colored, folded cardboard.
Above is all that was included in the box. Missing from picture is one Crossfire bridge, as the box states there is one inside, mine must have just been overlooked as this specific card is not currently available through retail channels (this is model 577A-ZNFR, and 577A-ZNFC is available through retailers, the only difference between the two is PCIe 2.1 vs PCIe 2.0 on ZNFC), so it's not that big of a deal as I already have more crossfire bridges than cards that use them.
Something not many reviews include, the back of the "Do Not Disturb, I'm Gaming" flag is actually support and warranty information. I was not expecting anything to be on this side, honestly.
When I popped the driver disk in I noticed it used an interactive scanner so no matter what video card you get from XFX, you would get this same disk. I checked if it would work with my GeForce GTX 260 and sure enough it did as pictured above. The driver disk is just that though; it does not feature anything other than a driver scanner. Notice you have an option to either download drivers from XFX site or use on-disk drivers; the drivers found on the disk are labeled 9.8b (beta) and are dated October 8th, 2009 in properties.
Next Page - A Closer Look
Page 1 - XFX Radeon HD 5770
Page 2 - Retail Box & Bundle
Page 3 - A Closer Look
Page 4 - Test System
Page 5 - Shattered Horizon
Page 6 - Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - FurMark v1.8.2
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - NVIDIA Island Tessellation Demo
Page 11 - Unigine Heaven 2.0
Page 12 - XFX 5770 Overclocking
Page 13 - Temperatures & Power Consumption
Page 14 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions