Sapphire HD 5750 1 GB GDDR5  Review 14

Sapphire HD 5750 1 GB GDDR5 Review

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The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back

Compared to the stylish AMD coolers, the Sapphire cooler doesn't look too impressive. Let me tell you at this point already, it does an excellent job and runs very quiet on top of that.

Graphics Card Height

Like all other HD 5000 cards, the design requires two slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

The card has two DVI ports, one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort. This is just one of many output configurations that are possible on the new cards, thanks to the overhauled display output logic. Basically the card can drive six TMDS signals that can be combined in any way (a dual-link DVI consumes two TMDS lines).

For HDMI Audio, NVIDIA requires you to feed an external audio source, for example from your motherboard's on-board audio, to the card via SPDIF cable. AMD on the other hand has integrated a sound device inside their GPUs which is the easier solution for most users. Also AMD's integrated sound device has been upgraded to support HDMI 1.3a which includes Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3, DTS and up to 7.1 channel audio with 192 kHz / 24-bit.

Crossfire configurations are supported to improve performance even further.

Graphics Card Teardown PCB Front
Graphics Card Teardown PCB Back

Here are the front and the back of the card, high-res versions are also available (front, back). If you choose to use these images for voltmods etc, please include a link back to this site or let us post your article.
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