ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review :: ASUS HD 5770 Bundle

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

By Benjamin Sun
  • ASUS HD 5770 card
  • DVI-I to D-sub adapter
  • Driver CD
  • Crossfire Bridge
  • Multi-Lingual Installation Guide

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

Box

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

Box Back

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

Open box

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

Bundle


ASUS bundles their card in a black box with a knight holding a large sword on a horse. The Voltage Tweak feature is prominently displayed on the front cover as well as the main features of the card. The back of the box has the features of the card and recommended system requirements for the HD 5770. ASUS exclusive features include Splendid, SmartOSD and SmartDoctor.

ASUS went the minimalist approach with the hardware bundle for the card. The HD5770 comes with a DVI-I to D-Sub adapter, a Driver CD, a multi-lingual installation guide and a Crossfire bridge. The Driver CD contains the latest drivers that ASUS had but I would always recommend using the latest ATI drivers. ASUS SmartDoctor is their overclocking utility. GamerOSD allows gamers to capture videos and benchmark in any game. Splendid allows users to watch video as well as on any HDTV.


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

GamerOSD

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

SmartDoctor


Tweaking the voltages on a video card is an easy way to get the best overclocks. While motherboards allow voltage tweaks to the memory, CPU and NB, video cards really have not had many options for tweaking the voltage. SmartDoctor, ASUS's overclocking utility has the ability to tweak the voltage of the HD 5770, as well as the core and memory clocks. ASUS says they were able to tweak the voltage to 1.3V on the HD 5770 and overclock the core to 1062MHz, memory to 5356MHz and improve performance by 18%. Unfortunately I did not have enough time to put the card through the paces with voltage tweaking.