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Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 512MB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 VGA DVI-I HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

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Part #: AX5770 512MD5-H

SKU: 48575
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Experience: 6 Months


Good mid level card
512MB Vram
The 5770 offers great value for a mid level card. IT can play most current games at decent settings. I use 1920x1080 resolution and I'm happy with it's performance.

Experience: 1 Months


Good mid range card for the price.
512 memory works fine for 1600x900
Game graphics look fine for me
GDDR5 memory
Runs fairly cool, although could be better for the fan noise.
For higher resolutions going for the 1 gig is probably worth it.
Not much cheaper for half the memory
Stock fan is loud-ish
Overall a good purchase if you get your's on special. Compared the rest of my computer, the fan on this is the loudest. Good mid range card for the price.
Runs fairly cool, although could be better for the fan noise. Most games won't really benefit from the extra GDDR5 if you're using 1920x1080 or below. If you're looking for a cheaper option to run current and upcoming games on decent setting you can't go wrong with this.

Experience: 3 Weeks


- Very good price for a DX11 card
- Runs quietly
- Has limited power when it comes to high resolution gaming
- Lack of Displayport means no 3-screen eyefinity
The Powercolor 5770 is an entry level gamer card, which can most likely handle all of last year's games at 1920x1200 resolution max. Anything above that and you'll have to spend 100ish dollars more to upgrade to a 58XX card.

For its purpose it does very well. It'll run modern day games at medium to high settings.

However, for its price, one can also get similar if not better performance from last generation's 4870, which can probably be found cheaper. So, if you're not going to be heavily gaming in the DX11 realm, or if you're not going to be doing 2-screen eyefinity, a 4870 will probably be a better bet than this, and you can save a bit of cash.

Experience: 1 Months


dx11 card - eyefinity "compatible"
no display port on this model, so no triple screen eyefinity. you can use only 2 screens
i buy it because it was one of the cheapest dx11 card.. but it was a bad idea to buy this card. For 20$ more, you can buy the same model (ati 5770) with 1go of ram (instead of 512mo) and with a display port for triple screens rig instead of 2.

it's a good medium level card but the price is not good for the limitation (memory and number of screen port).

the manual was (intentionally ?) not clear about the screen limitation of this model (in eyefinity mode).

On ATI site, 5xxxx model dx11 cards without display port are not even supposed to exist.

Experience: 2 Weeks


Very powerful. Overclocking room.
Loud. Hot.
Great card but gets stupidly hot in CROSSFIRE (100C-105C). Fan is louder than some other 5770's that are longer and have the stock batman cooler.

A single one is fine but this card gets too hot in crossfire.

Experience: 7 Days


-Cost Effective
-Should have gotten the dual DVI, but VGA is alright.
Super amazing card. I can literally run almost any game on high (Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2, Modern Warfare 2) and get amazing rates.

You can also crossfire two of these to get some insane performance, but that's only if you want to play Crysis at 40-50 fps...

It's also a highly overclock-able beast, so I'll probably be keeping this baby for a LONG time!

Experience: 2 Days


Price to performance ratio, DX11 compatible, Overclockability

Loud card at 100% fan speed
It overclocks like a champ and gives the 260GTX a run for it's money. The impressive thing of the PowerColor HD5770 is the fact that it uses such a small amount of power. If you are looking for a new video card to get you ready for DX11 and give you some great results at an affordable price, I would take a serious look at the PowerColor HD5770.

Experience: 2 Months


-Very fast
-Great graphics
I bought it 2 months ago to replace my 8800GT that i had since 2 years and i'm very please with his performance. It's very quiet in idle and in charge. I tought it's run very hot but no, the arctic cooling fan make a good job. A great card with great performance in Dirt2 and CODMW2.
thx NCIX

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-08-10 07:40 PM

Experience: 2 Weeks


Solid card for casual gamers. The card runs fairly cool and quiet.
Flickering when playing videos at full resolution. Customer support is non existent. Overclocking causes crashing.
I bought this card to casually game on MW2 and CSS. I get from 50fps to 100fps in CSS and my play has noticeably improved. On both MW2 I find that playing at 1280x800 gives me smooth frame rates, however going to 1680x1050 looks sharper and crisper but loses the smoothness and can be jerky in intense action sequences.
The card runs pretty quiet. I don't like noisy computer equipment, so when I say it is quiet enough, then that means it should work for most people. Temperatures are about 45 Celcius and 45% fan speed for normal Windows activity. The temperature goes up to 65 Celcius with normal game play. Also the fan kicks in louder, greater than 55% during games, which doesn't matter much since with headphones or in game you won't hear it.
I like the fact that this card uses little power. You can overclock it in Catalyst Control Center, but I find that I wasn't necessary. I also noticed that overclocking caused MW2 to crash.
One issue I had was I noticed horizontal flickering when playing videos (ie. youtube). However, to solve this issue I had to first open up Windows Media Player, play a video in WMP, then leave WMP open. Going back to playing the videos in youtube afterwards I didn't get the flickering. I don't know what's wrong with this. I downloaded the latest drivers from PowerColor but that didn't help. Also I emailed them, but they never answered.
I would purchase again because it's a pretty good card. But if you have problems don't expect customer service to contact you.

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-26-10 12:08 PM

Experience: 5 Days


Fast Card
very Power efficient
Cheap bundle ?
Very nice card, that 5770 is not for hardcore gamer. it's a mid-high end card for casual gamer. I Love mine and if i have one to suggest to anyone looking for a nice card, i will definately recomment this one !

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  • 1.04 billion 40nm transistors
  •  TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 800 Stream Processing Units
    • 40 Texture Units
    • 64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 16 Z/Stencil ROP Units
  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 3.2 support1
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • ATI Stream acceleration technology
    • OpenCL 1.0 compliant
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling4,5
    • Native support for common video encoding instructions
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology6
    • Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
    • Dual-channel bridge interconnect
  • ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology7
    • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling8
    • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
    • Independent video gamma control
    • Dynamic video range control
    • Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
    • Dual-stream 1080p playback support9,10
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
      • Max resolution: 2560x160012
    • Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920x120012
    • Integrated VGA output
      • Max resolution: 2048x153612
    • Integrated HD audio controller
      • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
      • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio format
  • ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology7
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

  1. Driver support scheduled for release in 2010
  2. Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector
  3. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for panning across three displays
  4. Requires application support for ATI Stream technology
  5. Digital rights management restrictions may apply
  6. ATI CrossFireX™ technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card)and may require a specialized power supply
  7. ATI PowerPlay™, ATI Avivo™ and ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products
  8. Upscaling subject to available monitor resolution
  9. Blu-ray or HD DVD drive and HD monitor required
  10. Requires Blu-ray movie disc supporting dual 1080p streams
  11. Playing HDCP content requires additional HDCP ready components, including but not limited to an HDCP ready monitor, Blu-ray or HD DVD disc drive,multimedia application and computer operating system.
  12. Some custom resolutions require user configuration

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Messages about Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 512MB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 VGA DVI-I HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

Powercolor HD 5770 - flickering and hdmi PROBLEMS (Clinton_C- May 27, 11, 13 Replies)
Games lock up under crossfire: CPU or Heat? (David_B- Jul 27, 10, 4 Replies)
Cross-fire? (David_B- Jun 29, 10, 4 Replies)
Beware of PowerColor Rebate scam! (Dave_L- Jun 04, 10, 8 Replies)
IS MY 5770 A LEMON? (Thorfinn- May 19, 10, 5 Replies)
no third screen with eyefinity (yan_s- May 11, 10, 2 Replies)
Help me find a review for a 5770 with 512MB ram (Coach Z&trade- Apr 07, 10, 8 Replies)
Sever image tearing. (DJ FireStorm- Mar 22, 10, 59 Replies)
How is this card? (Ferny84- Mar 05, 10, 4 Replies)
Feeding with a dual core? (Yoinkerman- Mar 03, 10, 3 Replies)
Does this have the 2 DVI 1display port and 1 hdmi (skippels_C- Jan 14, 10, 5 Replies)
Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 or 5750? (David_B- Jan 05, 10, 19 Replies)
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