Thursday, April 30th 2009

XFX First to Use Premium Reference Design for Radeon HD 4770

XFX continues to show enthusiasm with its ATI Radeon line of products, by coming up with the first Radeon HD 4770 accelerator for the market to use the premium reference design for Radeon HD 4770 (model: XFX 4770ST D5 512MB). AMD had come up with two choices of coolers for its partners. Most of them choose the one which is more cost-effective, so the sales margins could be improved in an already tight pricing-segment.

XFX used the premium reference-design cooler and PCB, with a major difference that it comes in black instead of red. XFX has so far had a knack of trying as hard as it can, to color its cards black. The company did so with the Radeon HD 4870 reference design accelerator recently. This card retains the reference clock speeds of 750 MHz (core), and 800 MHz (memory). Given that XFX chose the more expensive parts in making this card, it will pass on the premium to the consumer, making it slightly more expensive than the reference design cards in its league.


Source: CPUsers.gr
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38 Comments on XFX First to Use Premium Reference Design for Radeon HD 4770

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Very nice. Im glad XFX decided to make ATI cards as well.
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#2
ShadowFold
Looks like THE 4770 to get so far. Unless ASUS or Sapphire get some special "awesome" edition cards out.
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#3
ZoneDymo
Nice and all, but where I me single slot cooler?
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#4
crtecha
Im really happy to see better cooling going into the newer ati cards.
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#5
Jizzler
Nice!

Now offer a WC version, a DIY version with no cooling at all...
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#6
aCid888*
I'm very happy to see XFX make ATI cards...more choice = more comotition so its better for us consumers. :)

Heres my ref design 4870 1GB after 4hrs of CoD4 @1920x1080:

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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Better cooler, and all Black, it is only a matter of time before I buy this...
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#8
Roph
Ugly sticker design, maybe XFX should get in on the design your own 48xx card contests :)
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#9
aCid888*
by: Roph
Ugly sticker design, maybe XFX should get in on the design your own 48xx card contests :)
I'd sooner have a ugly sticker and a card that puts out, than a good looking sticker and a card that's useless. ;)

Undertones anyone? :roll:
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#10

Wait for ASUS to release their TOP version as they always do ;)
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Roph
Ugly sticker design, maybe XFX should get in on the design your own 48xx card contests :)
It's still better looking than that ugly piece of plastic on the regular cooler...
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#15
Paintface
im waiting for an OCed vapor x version :)
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#16
Waldoinsc
Got a LANparty rig I built a couple of years ago (QPack w/ Opty 6000 & 2GB DDR) I let my kids use now has an XTX1950CF card running dual 1600x1200 monitors--been thinking of upgrading the VC to reduce the the amount of heat this thing blows out--been looking for a $100ish card to replace the XTX1950...the dual slot exhaust is a plus for this case...I almost ordered the HIS IceQ 4850 1GB last week (It's at $154 on Newegg), but this might do the trick, especially if I can OC it some (don't want too much heat), and it should have a much lower thermal footprint with the 40nm die
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#18
Bokteelo
Figured I shouldn't have wasted money on my 4830, especially when my comp won't be mine for long and it's not even all that great.
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#19
Arrakis+9
weres the pasive ram sink with the metal support beam running across the card :confused:


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#22
HeadlessChicken
ddr5 really dosnt need ramsinks, so adding them would just add extra expence(and thus higher price) without adding tangable bennifit.

also this cards not quite as long as many others(or it dosnt look as long as say my x1900xtx) so it probbly dosnt need as much support.
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#25
BrooksyX
Nice!

I wanna see someone make a 4770 with 1gb ram with a 256bit bus.
(unless of course if the rambus is on the chip, then it might not be possible. anyone know)
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