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MSI Readies Redesigned Radeon HD 5770

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI is readying a new redesigned ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB graphics card. The new R5770-PM2D1G probably replaces the existing one with the same model number, which uses the AMD reference design PCB and cooler. The new design is also looking like a reference design since other board partners are also opting for it, albeit it looks to be simpler. This could also be cheaper to manufacture, and could help bring down prices of the Radeon HD 5770.

    The new cooler design consists of the round GPU cooler often spotted on design prototypes from AMD. From its base arise two copper heatpipe that form a circular frame, holding a densely-packed aluminum fin array that projects radially from the center. An 80 mm fan is nested within, blowing air onto these fins, dissipating heat. A plastic shroud sits on top of it, holding the manufacturer graphic. The PCB appears to have remained the same. With this cost cutting, the new MSI HD 5770 1 GB could be had for 130 EUR.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    Cutting costs ftw.
     
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    As a result hotter ram chips. Pushes all the heat from core back down onto the chips. Correct me if I'm wrong, I'd love to see a rather detailed review between the two. Reviews of the 4770 sorta just brushed it all off comparing the 2 same differences.
     
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    dammit another one that's just the cooler, I love my custom PCB's :(
     
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    I hate that egg shaped cooler...
     
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    Maybe they could make a Newegg special edition 5770 using this cooler :laugh:
     
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    another one thats gone to this shit looking cooler :( , glad i got my 2 before with the stock cooler as it looks better
     
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    MSI and my last board and such makes me think the less of them. Much less. I will not buy their products again.
     
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    Just to clear the air, this isn't the same cooler as the one on the HD 5750.
     
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    I share your hatred...:mad:
     
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    Correct, just the egg shaped plastic is similar. The actual coolers underneath are more like this:

    HD5750:
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    HD5770:
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    Or a little less. :laugh:

    I picked up a Gigabyte 5770 (batmobile style) for $153 shipped with a pre-BF discount code.
     
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    Very true, it was just easier to find a picture of the zalman for reference...:laugh:

    I know I've seen the cooler on the HD5770 somewhere else, I could have sworn I saw it for sale somewhere by itself, but I can't find it now.

    I was just trying to give an idea of the difference.
     
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    HD 5750 cooler is skimpier than that, while this HD 5770 cooler is beefier than that :)

    HD 5750 cooler has the same heatsink under the "egg" shroud as the one on the HD 4770 (cheap version):

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    The new HD 5770 seems to have the round Zalman-ish cooler often spotted on AMD's prototypes (not to make for a design candidate, but just to keep the prototype functional):

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    They can keep it...
     
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    Why get this cut down model with (as i think i see) ONLY 2 phases and all these missing components and not take the CONNECT3D 5770 reference design with 140EUR???
    I ll pass too...
     
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    If they cut out the L6788A voltage controller, then this revision sucks. :p

    EDIT: Nevermind, it sucks because of the fan. Non-PWM (2pin) fan FTL. :(
     
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    Omg this gets sigged. Because its true!

    Upon first glance, that cooler looked like a whale. A fail whale. On second glance, it looked indeed eggish. It probably contains a fail chick.
     
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    I prefer my videocard to suck, not blow.

    Those types of coolers are not good for certain crossfire configurations where the cards are close together.
     
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    The PWM control is internal (on the card). The two leads are merely +/- for the motor.
     
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    So it should be just like the HD 4770? The fan can be controlled, but fan monitoring is non-existant, since it lacks the third (or theoretically fourth) wire.
     

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