Wednesday, August 25th 2010

Gigabyte Intros HD 5770 Silent Cell Graphics Card

Gigabyte is readying a new passively-cooled Radeon HD 5770 graphics card called the Gigabyte HD 5770 Silent Cell, carrying model number GV-R577SL-1GD. This 100% non-reference design card is built using Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA technology (comprising of 2 oz copper PCB, ferrite-core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFETs, and binned high-performance memory chips. What's more peculiar is its large GPU cooler that covers the length and height of the card, and extends a couple of inches over the length of the card. At its end, the heatsink also extends a good couple of inches over the height of the card, some of its fins even protrude out of the rear panel. The heatsink is a densely-packed aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by four 6 mm thick heat pipes.

Cooling assembly aside, the card sticks to AMD reference clock speeds - 850 MHz core, 1200 MHz (4800 MHz effective) memory, and uses 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. The 40 nm Juniper GPU packs 800 stream processors, and supports the latest PC graphics technologies including DirectX 11. The card can pair with up to three more of its kind for CrossFireX. Display connectivity options include one each of DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Gigabyte did not give out a price.
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18 Comments on Gigabyte Intros HD 5770 Silent Cell Graphics Card

#1
Kitkat
bought time i was wondering when this would show its face
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#2
HillBeast
That is one MEGA cooler. It'll do the job quite nicely.
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#3
Flanker
I'm transforming my rig into a silent gaming PC, could this be the final piece i'm going to need.. ?
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#4
Rakesh95
by: Flanker
I'm transforming my rig into a silent gaming PC, could this be the final piece i'm going to need.. ?
From owning a previous silent pipe card, I can tell you its a great possibility.
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#5
scaminatrix
The HS looks like a beast!
I like the name aswell, 'silent cell'; makes it sound quiet, yet powerful...
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#6
_JP_
Nothing out of the ordinary here, Powercolor already did one passively cooled with the HD 5750.



Although, between the two, I prefer the Gigabyte card. The cooler seems more efficient and probably has to be, since the HD 5770 heats up more than the HD 5750.
Still need to create a very good airflow inside the case for these to be able to cool well.
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scaminatrix
by: _JP_

between the two, I prefer the Gigabyte card.
Definately, shame they still insist on using that blue pcb.
I saw the 5750 ages ago and thought about getting it, but I'd end up doing the same thing with the 5750 as I would do with this - fit a low-rpm, near-silent, point-defeating fan!!! (I hate heat)
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#8
Kitkat
by: _JP_
Nothing out of the ordinary here, Powercolor already did one passively cooled with the HD 5750.

http://www.powercolor.com/global/show_img.asp?id=211&file=image_b_s_2.jpg

Although, between the two, I prefer the Gigabyte card. The cooler seems more efficient and probably has to be, since the HD 5770 heats up more than the HD 5750.
Still need to create a very good airflow inside the case for these to be able to cool well.
silent cooling in general isnt out of the ordinary JP. No need to show previous examples as if the news is groundbreaking. Silent Pipe is a line most look for.
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#9
_JP_
True.
I am aware that this isn't groundbraking, but you've got to admit that recently there haven't been many powerful silent cards from factory.
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#10
HillBeast
by: scaminatrix
Definately, shame they still insist on using that blue pcb.
Well it is all a matter of taste. If you have a Gigabyte motherboard, then I'd go for this card because it's matching colours. If you have some red motherboard or something then get the PowerColor. I like the blue to be honest. It's a bit alternative to the black everyone else uses. It makes your system still look powerful but it's not trying too hard. That's my thoughts though. An artist will probably come in here and bash my opinions.
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#11
_JP_
+1

There are other combos of blue available, mine for instances, ASRock board + Sapphire card, looks great! I've also got blue fans (no LEDs!) so when light enters the inside of the case, it gets all blueish...

EDIT: I would like to add that, if you look closely, the Powercolor card had RAM chip heatsinks, also an unusual feature coming from factory, any word if the Gigabyte will also have them?
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#12
scaminatrix
by: HillBeast
Well it is all a matter of taste. If you have a Gigabyte motherboard, then I'd go for this card because it's matching colours. If you have some red motherboard or something then get the PowerColor. I like the blue to be honest.
Good point, I'm riding the red-and-black ASUS ROG boat!
I think this 5750 would look extra nice through the window of erocker's htpc...
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#13
RejZoR
I was wondering when will they make a passive HD5770. Everyone was doing only HD5750 in a passive version...
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#14
HillBeast
by: RejZoR
I was wondering when will they make a passive HD5770. Everyone was doing only HD5750 in a passive version...
It really was all just a matter of time. The 5770 is a bit more powerful than the 5750. Just look at the difference between the stock cooling for both units. I can see this will do well though. Gigabytes silent cooling always has been top notch. I have a Gigabyte 8500GT and I overclocked the shaders to over 2GHz with the stock cooling, I've seen an 8800GT with a Silent Cell cooler, and that was just as good as the active cooled model.

Gigabyte really do know what they're doing. I don't know why people don't like them. Everything they make is at least good. They never make a bad product, and they always price their stuff very reasonably. I can see this card being a winner. It's like a 4870, but silent, and DX11.
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_JP_
by: RejZoR
Everyone was doing only HD5750 in a passive version...
It was just Gigabyte, Powercolor and Club3D, IIRC. And Powercolor's passive cooler is the same as Club3D's.
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#16
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
this thing would overclock like a monster with any decent fan pointed at it, be it a slow rpm 120mm fan or a pair of 60-80mm's...

nice work gigabyte, again.
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#17
pantherx12
by: HillBeast


I don't know why people don't like them.
For me its a combination of their colour scheme and rubbish heatsinks on all but their top end mobos.

I'm sure they could make more efficient cooling systems for the mobo without spending more money ( since they make them pretty instead of efficient)
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#18
MadMan007
I am going to say something I've said before but maybe not here. Gigabyte MUST come up with these designs much earlier in the product life cycle. I know the 5750 Silent Cell has been out for a while but it was quite a bit behind other passive -as-stock options. This is just rediculously late in the 5770 product cycle, just like the 9800GT Silent Cell was. Making a custom PCB takes time certainly but a company as big as Gigabyte ought to have the resources and influence to be able to get samples early and get the designes done within a reasonable timeframe. If the Gigabyte 5750/5770 were available much nearer the launch window I'd have been tempted (the other options like Powercolor just don't sit as well with me) but now Southern Islands launch is quite close and NV has finally answered in the ~$200 bracket. And sadly these custom PCB cards don't get the clearout sales like regular cards do :( so even waiting to buy one generation behind doesn't do any good.
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