1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

MSI introduces R5770-PMD1G Graphics Card with Over Voltage Feature

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,377 (11.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,607
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Global leading motherboard and graphics card brand-manufacturer, MSI, today unveils R5770-PMD1G graphics card with over voltage function of GPU after introducing hot selling R5770 series graphics cards. MSI R5770-PMD1G adopts 40nm manufacturing process Radeon HD 5770 GPU, 800 units of stream processors, and high speed GDDR5 1GB memory. Also, it supports DirectX11 and ATI Eyefinity three-screen output technology, so that users can enjoy the latest DX11 games and use multi monitors to enlarge the view in games. MSI R5770-PMD1G is bundled with MSI overclocking utility "Afterburner" which supports over voltage function of GPU and tuning the fan speed based on different temperature triggers, becoming one of the most attractive HD 5770 cards in the market.

    [​IMG]

    Supports over voltage function of GPU
    MSI R5770-PMD1G supports the over voltage function of GPU by MSI exclusive overclocking utility "afterburner", and the maximum overclocking voltage will be up to 1.300V. The overclocking limitation will be higher, increasing additional performance. If you are looking for a HD 5770 that can easily improve the performance by overclocking, the best choice is MSI R5770-PMD1G for sure.

    Adopts 8cm engine fan, and users can change its fan speed based on different temperature triggers
    MSI R5770-PMD1G uses 8cm engine fan with PWM fan control function. Use MSI overclocking utility "afterburner" to change its fan speed based on different temperature triggers up to 8 points. Users can change the fan settings according to their preference, no matter if they like cool or silent working environment in idle.

    Supports DirectX 11 to enjoy the stunning visual effects by the latest DX11 games
    In addition, MSI R5770-PMD1G supports the new DirectX 11 / Shader 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2 standards. Users can experience the newest DirectX 11 game title “Dirt2”, experiencing the true-to-life racing game with a lot of amazing effects. MSI R5770-PMD1G can not only play 3D game or speed up HD movie, but also supports OpenCL and other GP-GPU computing technology to improve the speed of daily application by working with CPU, adding more value to graphics card.

    Brand new ATi Eyefinity technology - single-card triple-screen output
    MSI R5770-PMD1G supports the new ATi Eyefinity technology, allowing for triple screen output on one single card**; The ATi Eyefinity technology breaks with the former limitations that one graphics card could only support a maximum of two outputs, providing maximum to three x 2560*1600 resolution. With wider view, the productivities of those professionals that have to draw hi-res pictures or browse lots of excel data can be highly improved; the gamer can understand the whole battle situation within a blink of eyes, so to win the competition is not hard anymore!
  2. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,921 (7.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,500
    I wonder if there is some kind of fail safe that protects amateurs from over volting to high. It would be awesome if they started making this stuff with fuses. :rockout:
  3. Assassin48 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,450 (1.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    515
    Location:
    95350
    You can only go to a certain voltage which i'm sure is still in the "safe" zone for them

    My xfx flashed to asus, only lets me set it to 1.35v in Afterburner
  4. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,921 (7.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,500
    I still think a low voltage fuse would be a better way to go. I don't trust software voltage adjustments unless its a bios.
  5. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,213 (4.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    this looks better than the asus product
  6. sno.lcn

    sno.lcn

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    670 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    MSI is kicking some serious ass in the graphics card department. I'm glad to see them being so aggressive with the overclocking features :)

    Hopefully hitting a heat wall will help a bit :cool:

    What's the difference? BIOS is still software, just not on the fly, not really any other difference :toast:


    Afterburner lets me go as high as I want on my GTX 275 Lightning. Don't know if it's a Lightning thing or what, but don't expect them to implement a 'safe' voltage limit. Maybe a safe 'recommended' limit.
  7. MikeMitchell New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    I've have a lot of experience as an electrical design engineer and they design these cards to operate within limits so that you really can't damage the card unless you really tried to.

    Sure they allow you to set the voltage limit but it is more for marketing purposes because it sounds much cooler than having 3 settings... slow, medium, and fast.

    The only true drawback is that it does produce more heat which could damage the board if there wasn't proper ventilation.

    They typically don't use fuses anymore either and instead use over-voltage protection circuits that will adjust the card automatically and even shut down if it gets too hot. They build in a lot of protection.

    It makes sense too because the last thing they want is for people requesting warranty refunds and replacements because they screwed their own card up.

    But I do agree... these graphics cards are becoming amazing. Funny to think that graphics cards today have more processing power than old super-computers. Ha!

    -Mike

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page