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PowerColor HD 5770 PCS++ 1024M

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  1. W1zzard

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    PowerColor's HD 5770 PCS++ could be described as an evolutionary step from the HD 5770 PCS+, targeted at overclockers. It is the first HD 5770 that comes with a Volterra voltage regulator which allows software voltage control. This enables tweakers to get higher overclocks out of their card without complicated modding.

    To read this review go to: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5770_PCS_Plus_Plus/
     
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    The price is mighty high, but considering you get 70% of the performance of a 5850, for ~56% of the price, it's in fact quite balanced when compared to the rest of the 5000 generation.
    The problem here is that the overall price/perf ratio of this entire generation is too high :(
     
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    to much $$ over its little brother
     
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    Is overclocked and uses LESS power than reference design, well that's a first. Nicely done, but I still like my Vapor-X :)

    That sure is a nice sample, mine crashed on MSI Kombustor with 950/1400 has to be core then seeing all these do over 1400 on memory. But nothing a little voltage bump don't fix, haven't just tweaked more yet.
     
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    Stock HD5770 has this famous Vapor-X heatsink too, but it is under the Batman shroud and can't be seen.

    What PowerColor HD 5770 PCS++ brings is a Digital VRM + Voltera PWM.

    Can we solder a PWM fan connector to this board?
     
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    $5 over its little brother, if you're referring to PCS+.
     
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    Well I wouldn't spend that much for only 25mhz more on the mem maybe on the core but you can easily overclock it to that. then spend that $5 on something you need
     
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    Yeah, but it runs 10C hotter and is more noisy idle than Vapor-X on load!

    And that's why this model is also more expensive than the previous model, prefectly just.
    (Now if they could only make 5850s like it, but cheaper :p)
     
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