Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review :: Bundle

05-04-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Doc Overclock
  • Gigabyte HD 4770 video card
  • HDMI to DVI adapter
  • DVI-I to D-sub adapter
  • HDTV cable
  • 6-pin power adapter
  • Driver CD
  • User's manual in English, Chinese
  • French manual

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Box rear

Box rear

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Bundle

Bundle


As the card is meant to compete in the under $100 category, a comprehensive software bundle is not expected with the Gigabyte card. Gigabyte includes adapters for both a HDMI monitor and a CRT monitor with D-Sub interface, meaning this card has great out-of-the box compatibility with monitors. Gigabyte decided to save costs by excluding a game from the bundle. The 6-pin power cable is good for those that don't have 6-pin PCI Express power connectors on their Power Supply Units (PSU).


Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Hardware

Hardware

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Software

Software

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review AA

AA

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review AF

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Gigabyte includes two manuals one with English, Chinese and other languages and another with French instructions. The enthusiast who has upgraded their video card several times will usually forgo the use of drivers from the Driver CD and download the latest from AMD's website. ATI's latest drivers on their website does not include the INF files to support the HD 4770 as of yet. That should come next month with the 9.5 Catalyst release early next month. A new driver can add more performance to a card as new cards always have little bugs on their first release, but get improved as new drivers are released.


Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review All Settings

All Settings

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Standard settings

Standard settings

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review AVIVO

AVIVO

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Display properties

Display properties


ATI sets the clock speed of the HD 4770 to 750MHz for the reference design. Gigabyte decided to follow the reference clock speed with a clock of 750MHz for the Core, 800MHz for the memory. GDDR5 memory allows the doubling of the memory bandwidth compared to GDDR3 memory meaning that this effectively gives the card a 3200MHz memory clock. Using ATI's Overdrive utility I was able to overclock the card to a maximum of 815MHz core, and 840MHz for the memory or 65MHz more for the core and 40MHz for the memory. Not much really, but this is not a high dollar item either.


Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Review Overclocked

Overclocked