The ASUS EAH5770 Voltage Tweak edition tested and reviewed ...
ATI, a short time ago, released their series 5700 graphics cards. Two products where released in the mid-range segment namely the Radeon HD 5750 and 5770. The products are stacked and loaded with exactly the same features as the 5800 series, yet their performance is cut-down and obviously in return, the pricing has been made much more attractive.
What's the buzz for series 5000 ? Well, ATI has been focusing on key primary features and selling points for the series 5000 products. First off, the new graphics adapters are of course DirectX 11 ready. With Windows 7 and Vista being DX11 ready all we need are some games to take advantage of DirectCompute, multi-threading, Hardware Tessellation and new shader 5.0 extensions. DX11 is going to be good. More on that later on in this article of course.
Another big feature of the product that you already learned about is of course Eyefinity, the ability to connect up-to six monitors (depending on AIC/AIB choices in outputs) to your videocard and use it in a desktop environment, or to create an incredibly wide monitor resolution to play games in. It's nice, it is niche and yes... certainly not an option many of you will use... but really it is breathtaking as well. We'll explain this in a separate chapter.
Slowly after launch the ABI/AIC partners now start to offer their own Radeon series 5000 products. For the more enthusiast audience out there ASUS released their Radeon HD 5770 graphics card iwith a Voltage tweak model.
More and more vendors these days allow the end user to play around with GPU voltages in order to achieve higher stable overclocks. Our sample for example ships at reference (standard) 850MHz core clock frequency and 4,800MHz on the memory much like as any other Radeon HD 5770 1,024MB, but with the help of Voltage Tweaking we achieved 1,000MHz on the core clock and 5,620MHz on the memory fairly quickly.
So in this review a little recap on the Radeon HD 5770 1024MB and then of course coverage of the overclock throughout our benchmark session with the help of some extra juice. Next page please.
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