Monday, August 2nd 2010

XFX Readies Pair of Single-Slot Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Cards

There seems to be a single-slot ATI Radeon HD 5700 series trend going on, with XFX designing two single-slot ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards, a base model (HD-577X-ZMF3), and an Eyefinity-5 model (HD-577X-Z5F3). Both cards use PCB and cooler designed by XFX. The cooler particularly looks familiar in design to the countless single-slot GeForce graphics cards designed by the company, one of the recent ones being a GeForce 9800 GT. The cooler makes generous use of copper.

Both cards stick to the reference AMD clock speeds, 850 MHz core and 1200 MHz (4800 MHz effective) memory, and feature 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. Power is taken in from a single 6-pin PCI-E input. While the base model has display outputs which includes two DVI and one mini-DisplayPort, the Eyefinity-5 model features five mini-DisplayPort connectors. The cards will be released around the middle of this month, and Japan prices (which tend to be higher than US/EU prices) indicate 17,500 JPY (US $202) for the base model, and 18,000 JPY ($208).

Source: PC Watch
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31 Comments on XFX Readies Pair of Single-Slot Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Cards

#1
mdsx1950
Awesome design! And Eyefinity 5 :D Though not so impressed with the price.
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#2
yaji
It looks like 9800XT or X800 cards. Nice.
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#3
HossHuge
Great looking cards. Better looking than the Powercolor single-slot design.
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#4
Sasqui
Question... my monitor only has a DVI input. Iss there any downside to getting the eyefinity5 and using a HDMI->DVI cable?
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I've never liked this fan arrangement. I much prefer the fan at the other side of the card, by the power connector, blowing air towards the PCI bracket. This just goes better with most cases airflow, and allows a vented PCI bracket to be installed below the card so some of the hot air gets pushed out the back of the case. The way these cards are down, they are going against the airflow in most cases...

by: Sasqui
Question... my monitor only has a DVI input. Iss there any downside to getting the eyefinity5 and using a HDMI->DVI cable?
They are actually DisplayPorts, not HDMI. Yes, there are some downsides to using DisplayPort to DVI adapters. If you use cheap passive adapters, they are buggy and often times don't work properly, and usually aren't HDCP compliant. If you use active adapters they are ~$100 a piece.
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#6
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
lol a 5770 driving 5+ screens? :rolleyes:
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#7
mdsx1950
by: Phxprovost
lol a 5770 driving 5+ screens? :rolleyes:
Well it depends on the screen. If its 5x1080p screens, then of course it will be able to handle only a few games at that resolution. A game like Just Cause 2 or Bad Company 2 should be just about playable at about 30FPS. But if its 5x '1400x900' screens, it'll be able to play alot games. Theres also the other advantages when it comes to media and doing multitasking. :)
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#8
Soylent Joe
by: mdsx1950
Well it depends on the screen. If its 5x1080p screens, then of course it will be able to handle only a few games at that resolution. A game like Just Cause 2 or Bad Company 2 should be just about playable at about 30FPS. But if its 5x '1400x900' screens, it'll be able to play alot games. Theres also the other advantages when it comes to media and doing multitasking. :)
Not to mention that some people play no games at all and this is probably the cheapest card to come out with 5 mini-DisplayPort outputs.
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#9
cauby
All those new slim HD5770 make me wonder if the card is selling well.So far,the XFX is the sexiest of them.
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#10
mdsx1950
by: Soylent Joe
No to mention some people play no games at all and this is probably the cheast card to come out with 5 DisplayPort outputs.
Yep that's true.

by: cauby
All those new slim HD5770 make me wonder if the card is selling well.So far,the XFX is the sexiest of them.
The card is selling really well or atleast it was selling as an outstanding mid-range card until the GTX 460 came. :)
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#11
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Interesting. I wonder how temps are.

only one crossfire finger kills it for me though. I'd only buy singleslot to run 4 cards.
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#12
Lionheart
Looks really nice for a single slot card
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#13
DanishDevil
Awesome looking card, horrific looking price.
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#14
overclocking101
i agree with cadaveca, whats the point in sigle slot for only 2 cards?? and why would they reduce it to one when at launche there was trifire support?
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#15
DonInKansas
Single slot is also for HTPC owners with limited space. Would make a killer card for that.
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#16
DanishDevil
Oh poop. Didn't notice they killed a CF connector. Sad day.
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#17
Jizzler
Would be nice to see monitor manufacturers as enthusiastic about DisplayPort. We have a decent pool of Eyefinity 5 and 6 cards, along with the DP that's been available on Quadro/FireGL, AMD HD 5000 Series and nVidia 400 series.

Now lets get some more DP choices, drop the whole thing, or introduce something new!

Edit: One in the news today, yay! http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=127819


As for the single finger thing, it should work if someone wanted to Crossfire one of them with 1 to 3 5770's with two fingers, right? Get your 5 outputs and 4-way Crossfire in a seven slot case.
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#18
eidairaman1
Cards that perform way better than my X1950 Pro and are a single slot design, WHOOT
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#19
AlienIsGOD
If the temps are reasonable, i could see myself going for 2 of these depending on pricing here in Canada
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#20
u2konline
Alright, now this is the 5770 i plan to buy. Small, and will fit without any problems and still a 5770 , nice! I hope it shows up at newegg soon, because i plan to buy this mid next month. Maybe sooner, depending on the price.
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#21
X-TeNDeR
Higher temps, Less materials, and it would be more expensive than the full-sized card! WooT i like how these things work :laugh:

And i'm still gonna get it, to compensate for ASUS's we-only-have-six-slots-for-ya motherboards (and using several expansion cards).
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
looks nice and especially given the single slot design, can buy some nice cooling plates (H20) and be good to go.
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#23
NdMk2o1o
by: u2konline
Alright, now this is the 5770 i plan to buy. Small, and will fit without any problems and still a 5770 , nice! I hope it shows up at newegg soon, because i plan to buy this mid next month. Maybe sooner, depending on the price.
Just out of interest, how many gpu's have you bought in the last year?
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#24
KainXS
I've had a few XFX cards with heatsinks they designed themselves and when it comes to their single slot designs most are very loud with no fan control and I already see this has no fan control now I wonder if its loud.
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#25
Mad-Matt
These look very nice, and would be a nice upgrade for a cramped case and/or funny slot alignment. The picture seems to show only 1 crossfire connector. The cooling appears to be the same as the sapphire single slot coolers on my 3870 cards (apart from the colour). and should be fine with fan control, although there will likely be no overclocking going on with the stock cooler.
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