Wednesday, April 29th 2009

XFX Readying 1 GB Radeon HD 4770 Variant

Following ASUS, XFX is another partner breaking away from the reference design mold for the Radeon HD 4770 accelerator soon after its launch. The company is ready with a variant that features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. For now, a picture of only its box can be found from an incomplete promotional page of the company, with links leading to its 512 MB base-model, but what the one picture reveals, is a rather lavish packaging. The "X" shaped box shows no signs of a "XXX" branding, or anything that suggests the card features factory-overclocked speeds, though the "1 GB GDDR5" is legible. The card is backed by the company's "5-star" warranty. Its pricing and availability are not known.
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16 Comments on XFX Readying 1 GB Radeon HD 4770 Variant

#1
AKlass
Bah is everyone using that crap cooler?
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#2
NinjaCool
The 1GB model is a good idea and it separate their product from the rest currently out there but I hope we get other cooling choices on this card too please!
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#3
alexp999
Staff
When you click the learn more link it takes you to the 512 MB product page. So we dont actually know what cooler will be on the 1 GB yet.
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
by: AKlass
Bah is everyone using that crap cooler?
yeah... but only XFX is using that crap box.
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#6
alexp999
Staff
by: hayder.master
it is 40nm or not
All 4770s are 40nm
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yup, this table will silence anyone doubting the cooler's performance (not looks):

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#9
happita
I guess in that case (no pun intended), you would need good case airflow to allow that lower temp. But hmm..still seems a little high on a 40nm card that doesn't even tell you how much they OC it just to reel everyone in.

Although 1GB is nice on such a card, this time 1GB would actually more beneficial a few more % than other lower end cards receiving ridiculous amounts of memory just to make them look more appealing to idiots. But this wouldn't be a total waste on this card given its OC potential.
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#10
ShadowFold
Reviews are always WAY higher on temps from my experiance. I know that Palit uses the same looking cooling solutions so.. Imo all 4770's should've came 1gb like the 4890's.
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#12
Imsochobo
my hd 4870 doesnt reach 70 C at all, like all reviews said. hd4850 is hot though and 4870x2.

But i need a freaking dualslot cooler if im going to buy theese, microatx, and no dualslot= kill mobo....
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#13
soryuuha
the VRM parts need some love.
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#15
HeadlessChicken
the fets(vrm area) look like they will be fine, most likely they used fets that are overspec so that they wont blow easly when overclocking :)
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#16
Jejking
by: btarunr
Yup, this table will silence anyone doubting the cooler's performance (not looks):

http://img.techpowerup.org/090429/Capture107.jpg
You are talking about the XFX with reference ATi cooling or the new cooling system which covers the whole card? Interesting results anyway. If it is with the ATi reference cooling, then I suspect the card to be a bit noisier. Or am I mistaken here? Enlighten me :)
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