ATI Radeon HD 4770 review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/27/2009 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Unboxing - Radeon HD 4770 512MB
On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at high-res and then scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
Right then, meet the Radeon HD 4770. This is an engineering / reference sample straight from ATI, equipped with 512 MB GDDR5 128-bit memory clocked at 3200 MHz (effective).
One thing is a fact, it certainly does not look like a budget card. At sub 99 USD you get Radeon HD 4850 game performance and a dual-slot cooling design, that quite frankly looks really swell. The cooling design is exhausting hot air outside your PC. Fan RPM is kept below 40% keeping the product quiet.
Backside of the PCB. No memory chips are located here, neither is there space for it. We do expect to see some 1024MB models in the near future though.
When we place the card into a perspective front view, we stumble into two DVI connectors (HDCP capable). Both dual-link DVI, thus supporting high-resolution monitors.
Today we have another bang for buck product, a product that I like very much. As what ATI is doing today is pretty remarkable. They are releasing the Radeon HD 4770, a mainstream product at a budget price. Trust me when I say that after reading this review, you will be impressed.
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