Tuesday, July 6th 2010

PowerColor Vortex HD 5770 Lets You Tweak Cooler Air Flow

PowerColor's upcoming mid-range graphics card, the Vortex HD 5770, is said to feature a new feature that gives the user greater control of the fan's airflow, beyond fan-speed control. The cooler lets the user to fine-tune the direction and sweep of the fan air-flow, by allowing extension of the fan frame. With these adjustments, users can fine-tune the cooler's efficiency by directing airflow to specific parts of the aluminum heatsink underneath. Depending on how the fan is protruded or tilted, the card could occupy 2 to 3 expansion slots.

Apart from this cooling solution, the card reuses the PCB found on the PCS+ HD 5770, which is said to have factory-overclocked speeds, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. The Radeon HD 5770 is based on the 40 nm Juniper die. It is DirectX 11 compliant, and has 800 stream processors, a tessellation unit, and connects to 1 GB of memory over a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. Display outputs on this card include two DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort, with ATI Eyefinity support. The PowerColor Vortex HD 5770 will be released in a few weeks' time. Incidentally, two PowerColor Vortex HD 5770 is up for grabs on the PowerColor and TechPowerUp GPU-Z Giveaway, so you can try your luck there.
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20 Comments on PowerColor Vortex HD 5770 Lets You Tweak Cooler Air Flow

#1
mdsx1950
Thats a sweet looking card. The cooling must be awesome for it to occupy 3 slots. :twitch:
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#2
Zubasa
by: mdsx1950
Thats a sweet looking card. The cooling must be awesome for it to occupy 3 slots. :twitch:
I guess we have very different ideas of what sweet means :laugh:
That card looks kind of silly to me. :p
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#3
buggalugs
Seriously, i dont know how some of these companies stay in business. People are not interested in crap design like this.
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#4
mdsx1950
by: Zubasa
I guess we have very different ideas of what sweet means :laugh:
That card looks kind of silly to me. :p
Haha yeah it does look a bit silly to add so much cooling for a 5770. :laugh: They could have dont something like that for the 5970. But still i like the red and black design and the name Vortex sounds cool. :)
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#5

Do we care about being able to direct air over different parts of the heat sink? No! Give me decent stock cooling and Ill be happy, less of these shoddy gimmicks please.
#6
Lionheart
Looks nice but three slots hell no, wat a waste
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#7
_JP_
Is it me, or is that a low-profile bracket?

Anyway, it looks as the cooler is just a novelty, but if it is for HTPCs it could be justified.
I know it doesn't make sense to have the pcb of the PCS+ and be low-profile, but the bracket seems LP, that's all.
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#8
Athlonite
OH Gee look a wacking great chunk of HSF :twitch:and still nothing on the power regs :shadedshu Yup good goin there Power Color real good going beats me where they get these stupid ideas from:nutkick:
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#9
inferKNOX
IMHO these companies need to stop focusing on making cards "so...o amazing" coz we don't look at the cards, we look at the graphics they produce.:wtf:
Give me a good performing, good sized, well cooled card that doesn't cool itself at the expense of the rest of the system and at least doesn't look butt ugly in my chassis' side window and I'm happy.
Oh wait, I'm talking about the stock Radeon HD5850 & HD5770 (5870 is out on size)... go figure...:p
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#11
_JP_
Oh, right. My mistake then.
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#12
Athlonite
by: _JP_
Oh, right. My mistake then.
easy enough to make the pic isn't all that great even I had to look a second time when i read your post
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#13
KainXS
it looks well. . . . . . . i don know . . . . . . but I know I wouldn't buy it, 3 slots+5770=no
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: buggalugs
Seriously, i dont know how some of these companies stay in business. People are not interested in crap design like this.
I kinda have to agree - this is just stupid. so you can now tilt the fan in any direction to blow more air in certain directions??? why not just go into ATi overdrive or MSI after burner n adjust the fan speeds or make a completely new fan profile & save the hassle.

the point im trying to make is, if the heatsink is designed correctly then you shouldnt/wouldnt even need to have to direct air over a certain component of the card unless your suffering from OCD and feel the need to keep the VRMs under 0'c without having to resort to LN2.

I think its time for powercolour to get rid of some of their design staff n idiots on the payroll who come up with bum ideas like this that no one really gives a hoot about.

so long as the GPU are cooled within satisfactory levels with 'basic' no frills HS & fan setups, theres no need for such song n dance about products like this.

however if them came to us & said theyve made it so then can bolta 220-240mm fan to a small heatsink then that would be something else & possibly worthy of some interest
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like it but pretty much three slots is crazy on this.
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#16
mdsx1950
For some reason it looks like a futuristic car.
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#17
ron732
5770 + 3 slots = fail
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#18
u2konline
by: inferKNOX
IMHO these companies need to stop focusing on making cards "so...o amazing" coz we don't look at the cards, we look at the graphics they produce.:wtf:
Um i do.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The card occupies 2 slots, but with the fan extended (pulled out), it takes 3 slots.
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#20
Athlonite
whats the bet the HSF still doesn't contact any of the ram to keep it cool (yes i know it's got DDR5) which in theory should be cooler but using a program like F@H certainly heats it up real quick without Hs's on mine they get upto 80c with Hs's they don't go over 65c and thats in my RV02 with the graphics card sitting right on top of an 180mm fan on high so lots of chilly cold air hittin them

i also see nothing on the voltage regulation side either time for some trusty OCZ BGA Sinks me thinks
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