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

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

By Benjamin Sun

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

Card

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Radeon HD5770

Radeon HD5770

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Sapphire logo

Sapphire logo

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Fan

Fan


Itís obvious from looking at the Sapphire and ASUS and XFX cards that the cards are the same design in terms of looks and features. The front of the Sapphire card has a picture of a female that reminds me of Ruby with a sheathed sword on her back. The name of the card is emblazoned on the bottom center of the cooler. The same 47-fin cooler adorns the right side of the card.


ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Back of card

Back of card

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review PCI Express

PCI Express

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review GPU mounting bracket

GPU mounting bracket

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Hynix memory chip

Hynix memory chip


The card is a PCI Express 2.0 card meaning that the card can get about 75W of power from the graphics slot. This is insufficient for most high-end cards and as the HD 5770 is roughly equivalent to the HD 4890 in performance in some cases an extra 6-pin power connector is included to provide adequate power. The top of the card has two Crossfire bridges allowing the card to Crossfire with two or more HD 5770s to improve gaming performance.


ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Crossfire bridges

Crossfire bridges

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Rear of card

Rear of card

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review Power

Power

ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review IO

IO


The rear of the card has the Part Number and Serial Number stickers. Note that the three HD 5770 cards have identical Part Numbers differing only by the Serial Number. The mounting bracket for the graphics chip is also in this position. The Rear I/O on this card consists of two DVI-I connectors, a HDMI connector and a Display Port connector. Three monitors are supported via the HDMI+DVI+DP or DVI+DVI+DP.