XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

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Final Thoughts & Conclusions

XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card

Performance-wise this reference design XFX Radeon HD 5770 certainly holds its own against the much beefier GeForce GTX 260-216. With the factory overclocked GTX 260 just beating the stock HD 5770 in most tests, there is no doubt the HD 5770 can likely take out a reference GTX 260-216 across the board. Throw in an HD 5750 to the mix for some CrossfireX action and you have significantly more power than the GTX 260, at the same wattage, and way more tech. It is hard to say whether the mix crossfire setup used would beat out an HD 5830; there is not much of a gap between the two anyway, but with the HD 5830 being up in the $250 bracket obviously it would be the cheaper option over crossfireX.

XFX Radeon 
HD 5770 Power Consumption Chart

When also looking at power consumption, it is clear that at this time there is no reason to choose GeForce over Radeon in the budget mainstream sector, as with Radeon HD 5xxx you will get more graphics power, DirectX 11 and tessellation and an option for mix CrossfireX while consuming 100watts less than its direct competition, not to mention eyefinity. The XFX Radeon HD 5770 puts up a respectable overclock with the default CCC application, easily gaining 100MHz on the GPU core, and an extra 200MHz on the Hynix memory which yields an 11% or better gain in every application.

Keeping in mind the HD 5830 in the price sector above, it is safe to say the best performing card for $200 (and $50 below that) right now is an Radeon HD HD 5770, and with XFX offering a total of 12 models, 11 available in the U.S. know you’re certainly covered by the best. For those who only want to spend in the area of $130, then XFX also provides four reference spec and one overclocked Radeon HD 5750’s. As you can see in most tests, reference Radeon HD 5750’s also provide great performance over NVIDIA’s counterparts with again better power consumption and DirectX 11 so XFX still has you covered.

Legit Bottom Line: XFX offers many Radeon HD 5770 video cards, and when at reference clocks still perform on-par or better than NVIDIA’s competition but also provide the latest technology like DirectX 11 so why not get a double lifetime warranty and the great support that
XFX provides while you’re at it for the low price of $164.99.

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