Diamond Radeon HD5770 XOC Reviewjlqrb - April 18, 2010
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The installation disk that comes with the Diamond HD 5770 XOC is straight forward and very simple to use. The first screen that appears after inserting the disk gives you a list of options that are all found on the left side in the form of large tabs. These tabs are Install Software, Read Documentation, Visit Website, Browse CD-ROM, and Exit. The Install Software tab will bring you into a new page that has more tabs on the left. Each tab lists an operating system so you can grab the proper drivers for your system. The Read Documentation tab opens up a PDF file that is the same as the paper manual included with the accessories. The Visit Website tab links you to the Diamond home page, while Browse CD-ROM lets you manually search the installation disk for a specific file to install. Last up is the Exit tab, which is fairly self-explanatory.
When it came time to install the drivers using the installation disk, I ran into an issue that required me to get the drivers straight from the ATI website instead of continuing with the Diamond wizard. Both install tabs (x86 and x64) for the Windows Vista drivers included the x86 drivers, which meant there was no way to install the drivers for Vista 64 from the disk. This was not a big deal though, as the 10.1 drivers are outdated anyway, so it would be recommended to get the latest ATI drivers instead of installing the included ones, even if your included disk does not give the same error as mine.
Now that we have the hardware and software installed, we are getting that much closer to the benchmarks.