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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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Performance tests


  • Intel Core I7 CPU 920 (2667 MHz) CPU
  • ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard with the Intel X58 chipset
  • 3GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM from Corsair
  • WD Caviar SE WD1600JD 160GB SATA HDD
  • Tagan TG900-BZ 900W PSU
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, DirectX 11
  • Dell 3007WFP 30-inch monitor
  • ATI CATALYST 9.12; NVIDIA ForceWare 195.81 drivers
  • VSync disabled


  • Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft) -- DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0 (HDR), built-in benchmarking utility (the Middle level), maximum settings.
  • CRYSIS 1.2 (Crytek/EA) -- Rescue, DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, Very High settings, batch file, timedemo available by e-mail request.
  • CRYSIS Warhead (Crytek/EA) -- Cargo, DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, Very High settings, batch file, timedemo available by e-mail request.
  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (Codemasters) -- DirectX 10.0/11.0, Ultra High settings, run the benchmark as follows: "dirt2.exe -benchmark example_benchmark.xml".
  • Warhammer 40.000: Dawn Of War II (Relic Entertainment/THQ) -- DirectX 10.0, Super High settings, run the benchmark from the in-game menu.
  • Tropics Benchmark (Unigine) -- DirectX 10.0, High settings.
  • Heaven Benchmark (Unigine) -- DirectX 10.0, High settings.
  • Heaven Benchmark (Unigine) -- DirectX 11.0, High settings.
  • 3DMark Vantage 1.01 (FutureMark) -- DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, multitexturing, Extreme settings.
  • RightMark3D (iXBT.com) -- DirectX, a synthetic benchmark, Shaders 2.0/2.0b/3.0.

We'd like to thank Unigine for helping us set up their benchmarks.

Far Cry 2

Crysis, Rescue

Crysis Warhead, Cargo

Colin McRae: DiRT 2

Warhammer 40.000: Dawn Of War II

Unigine Tropics Benchmark

Unigine Heaven Benchmark DirectX 10.0

Unigine Heaven Benchmark DirectX 11.0

3DMark Vantage Graphics Marks


Once again we can state that all of these cards are quite performing. The reviewed products demonstrated excellent results for their price, as well as a great potential for multi-monitor configurations. There is just one thing.

If you compare the results of the similar DX11 and DX10 tests, you will see severe performance drops in the former. See Unigine Heaven, for example. Considering that all DirectX 11 we have here is tesselation, the DX11 products from AMD may be not that efficient in handling it.

However, DX11 games are only entering the market. Besides, tesselation may only be a small part of all the rendering involved. So let's see how it goes.

AFOX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB is a very interesting graphics card with an efficient cooler. But its package is no good at all. If a new company wants to enter the market, they have to offer something that would be decent in every way. The set of outputs is not the best as well. There's just no sense in replacing a DVI connector with a VGA one.

HIS IceQ Radeon HD 5750 1024MB is an excellent product in almost all respects -- it also lacks one DVI output.

PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ 1024MB is a similarly good product which is also overclocked. Unfortunately, it's also badly packed. They should secure cards better to avoid transportation problems.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X OverClock Edition 1024MB is an excellent graphics card with a very efficient cooler. This solution is as attractive as that from HIS. The slight overclocking has no effect though.

XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB is a bit slower, by 2-3 percent to be exact. But this is really insignificant, the only reason is the smaller memory size. In other respects this is a good solution which also has all of the four reference outputs.

We express gratitude to AFOX, Sapphire, XFX, HIS, PowerColor for the provided graphics cards. The PSU has been provided by TAGAN, the monitor has been provided by NVIDIA.

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