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ATI Radeon HD 5750/5770 Graphics Cards

From AFOX, HIS, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX.

February 25, 2010



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Today we shall review another five graphics cards of the Juniper family dubbed Radeon HD 5750/5770. We'll do that so you have an idea what these products are capable of. Because they are not just labelled reference products, they have been actually produced by their respective manufacturers.

A few words about AFOX before we begin. This is a relatively new name in the market. The company was created as a subsidiary with Foxconn's funds involved. It also uses Foxconn's factories for manufacture own products.

Design


AFOX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper)
  • Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • GPU (ROPs/Shaders) clock rate: 850/850 MHz (nominal)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1200 (4800) MHz (nominal)
  • Bus width: 128-bit
  • Vertex processors: -
  • Pixel processors: -
  • Unified processors: 800
  • Texture processors: 40 (BLF/TLF)
  • ROPs: 16
  • Size: 200x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: red
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), VGA, HDMI
  • VIVO: -
  • TV-out: -
  • Multi-GPU: Hardware CrossFire
HIS IceQ Radeon HD 5750 1024MB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 5750 (Juniper)
  • Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • GPU (ROPs/Shaders) clock rate: 700/700 MHz (nominal)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1150 (4600) MHz (nominal)
  • Bus width: 128-bit
  • Vertex processors: -
  • Pixel processors: -
  • Unified processors: 720
  • Texture processors: 36 (BLF/TLF)
  • ROPs: 16
  • Size: 190x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: blue
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), Display Port, HDMI
  • VIVO: -
  • TV-out: -
  • Multi-GPU: Hardware CrossFire
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ 1024MB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper)
  • Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • GPU (ROPs/Shaders) clock rate: 875/875 MHz (850/850 MHz nominal)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1225 (4900) MHz (1200 (4800) MHz nominal)
  • Bus width: 128-bit
  • Vertex processors: -
  • Pixel processors: -
  • Unified processors: 800
  • Texture processors: 40 (BLF/TLF)
  • ROPs: 16
  • Size: 190x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: red
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), Display Port, HDMI
  • VIVO: -
  • TV-out: -
  • Multi-GPU: Hardware CrossFire
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X OverClock Edition 1024MB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper)
  • Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • GPU (ROPs/Shaders) clock rate: 860/860 MHz (850/850 MHz nominal)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1200 (4800) MHz (nominal)
  • Bus width: 128-bit
  • Vertex processors: -
  • Pixel processors: -
  • Unified processors: 800
  • Texture processors: 40 (BLF/TLF)
  • ROPs: 16
  • Size: 210x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: blue
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), Display Port, HDMI
  • VIVO: -
  • TV-out: -
  • Multi-GPU: Hardware CrossFire
XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 5750 (Juniper)
  • Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • GPU (ROPs/Shaders) clock rate: 700/700 MHz (nominal)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1150 (4600) MHz (nominal)
  • Bus width: 128-bit
  • Vertex processors: -
  • Pixel processors: -
  • Unified processors: 720
  • Texture processors: 36 (BLF/TLF)
  • ROPs: 16
  • Size: 200x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: black
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), Display Port, HDMI
  • VIVO: -
  • TV-out: -
  • Multi-GPU: Hardware CrossFire

AFOX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB

1024MB GDDR5 DRAM in 8 Samsung chips on the front side of the PCB. Peak clock rate 1250 (5000) MHz.

HIS IceQ Radeon HD 5750 1024MB
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ 1024MB

1024MB GDDR5 DRAM in 8 Samsung chips on both PCB sides. Peak clock rate 1250 (5000) MHz.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X OverClock Edition 1024MB

1024MB GDDR5 DRAM in 8 Hynix chips on both PCB sides. Peak clock rate 1250 (5000) MHz.

XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB

512MB GDDR5 DRAM in 4 Samsung on the front side of the PCB. Peak clock rate 1250 (5000) MHz.



Comparison with the reference design, front view
HIS IceQ Radeon HD 5750 1024MB Reference card ATI Radeon HD 5750
XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB
AFOX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB Reference card ATI Radeon HD 5770
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ 1024MB
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X OverClock Edition 1024MB


Comparison with the reference design, rear view
HIS IceQ Radeon HD 5750 1024MB Reference card ATI Radeon HD 5750
XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB
AFOX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB Reference card ATI Radeon HD 5770
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ 1024MB
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X OverClock Edition 1024MB

Obviously, only the AFOX product differs from the reference design, having all memory chips on the front side of the PCB. The other cards almost copy the reference design in this regard, but have minor differences introduced by their manufacturers. The Sapphire product also bears a stylish illuminated cooler with the company logo.



These graphics cards feature audio codecs, so nothing else it required to transmit audio to HDMI.

Note that each of these cards has a 6-pin connector for external power supply.

Also note that products from AFOX and HIS have customized sets of outputs. I really have no idea why manufacturer continue to install VGA outputs, sacrificing versatility DVI could have provided. Getting a DVI-to-VGA adapter is not a problem nowadays. I also have no idea why they only installed three outputs instead of the reference four. I think the reference design of 5750/5770 graphics cards is more universal, meeting all user requirements.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2048 x 1536 x 32bit @ 85Hz Max -- analog interface
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz Max -- digital interface (Dual-Link DVI/HDMI)

As for the HDTV support, a review is available here.


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