ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review :: Features

10-12-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
  • 1 TeraFLOPS Computing processor power
  • 800 Stream Processing Units
  • 40 Texture Units
  • 64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
  • 16 Color ROP Units
  • GDDR5 interface with 76.8 GB/sec of memory bandwidth
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11 support
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
  • Accelerated multi-threading
  • HDR texture compression
  • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 3.2 support1
  • Image quality enhancement technology
  • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
  • Adaptive anti-aliasing
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
  • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology2,3
  • Three independent display controllers
  • Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
  • Display grouping
  • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • ATI Stream acceleration technology
  • OpenCL 1.0 compliant
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Double precision floating point processing support
  • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling4,5
  • Native support for common video encoding instructions
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology6
  • Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
  • Dual-channel bridge interconnect
  • ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology7
  • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
  • Advanced post-processing and scaling8
  • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
  • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
  • Independent video gamma control
  • Dynamic video range control
  • Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
  • Dual-stream 1080p playback support9,10
  • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
  • Max resolution: 2560x160012
  • Integrated DisplayPort output
  • Max resolution: 2560x160012
  • integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
  • Max resolution: 1920x120012
  • integrated VGA output
  • Max resolution: 2048x153612
  • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support13
  • Integrated HD audio controller
  • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
  • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology7
  • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
  • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP


Brand Name ATI
Part Number HD5770
Graphics Chip HD5770
Core clock 850MHz
Shader Clock 850MHz
SPs800
Fabrication Process 40nm
Transistors Unknown
Memory clock 4800MHz
Memory bus 128-bit
Memory bandwidth 76.8GB/second
Memory Size 1024MB
ROPs 16
Texture Filtering Units 40
Texture Filtering Rate 42.2Gigatexels/second
HDCP Support Yes
HDMI Support Yes
Connectors DVIx2, HDMI, DP
RAMDACs 400MHz
Bus PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor Dual Slot
Power Connectors 6-pin power


Brand Name ATI
Part Number HD5750
Graphics Chip HD5750
Core clock 725MHz
Shader Clock 850MHz
SPs 720
Fabrication Process 40nm
Transistors Unknown
Memory clock 4600
Memory bus 128-bit
Memory bandwidth 73.2GB/second
Memory Size 1024MB
ROPs 16
Texture Filtering Units 32
Texture Filtering Rate 42.2Gigatexels/second
HDCP Support Yes
HDMI Support Yes
Connectors DVIx2, HDMI, DP
RAMDACs 400MHz
Bus PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor Dual Slot
Power Connectors6-pin power

ATI is launching their Juniper series of cards today, with two cards, the 5770 and the 5750. The 5770 has 800 Stream Processors, the same as on the HD 4890 and HD 4870 cards that were the top of the line until the HD 5870 and HD 5850 launched. The number of ROPs and TMUs remains the same from the HD 4890.

One key difference is the memory interface. While the HD 4890 had a 256-bit memory interface with GDDR5 memory, the HD 5770 has a 128-bit memory interface with GDDR5 memory. The memory clock on this card is 1200MHz, or 4.8GHz effective, giving a memory bandwidth of 76.8GB/second on the HD 5770. This is less than the 115.2GB/second on the HD 4870 but it is targeted for the mainstream market, not the high-end.


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The key new feature of the HD 5 series is the support for Microsoft DirectX 11. DirectX 11 adds support for Hull Shaders, Compute Shaders and advances to the other Shaders in terms of program length and complexity. DirectX 11 is set to be released with Microsoft Windows 7 on October 22nd, making this the perfect time to launch a DirectX 11 card. ATI released the HD 5870 for the high-end ($379), HD 5850 ($279). Today they are launching two new cards to support it the HD 5750 and HD 5750.

Eyefinity is ATI’s trademark for their new multi-display technology. At their launch event in San Francisco ATI showed off a 24 monitor display showing off four HD 5870s with six Display Ports on each card driving 24 monitors. The reference HD 5770 has three monitor outputs via a DP, a HDMI and a Dual-Link DVI that can be used for up to three monitors with the DP and two DVIs used to accomplish that feat. Note you can also attach adapters to the ports to connect VGA or DVI monitors to the HDMI port.

The HD 5750 card is a little bit different and designed for a little lower price. The card has 720 Stream Processors and is akin to half a HD 5850 in terms of ROPs, TMUs and the like with 36 texture units and 16 ROPs. In terms of performance the HD 5750 should be lower than the HD 5770 as the clock speed and memory bandwidth is less than the HD5770. The memory interface is also 128-bit GDDR5 memory but clocked at a lower 1150MHz giving 73.6GB/second of memory bandwidth. The HD 5750 also supports all of the DirectX 11 features, Eyefinity and the other HD 5xxx series features.