Diamond Radeon HD 5750 Reviewccokeman - December 22, 2009
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Before you start getting the gaming jones you have to get the card installed and set up. First, you have to install the drivers so that you don't sit there utterly disappointed by the graphics performance of this shiny new card. Like most manufacturers Diamond has included a disc to get you started although the manufacturer or ATI websites are a great alternative to get the latest drivers. I will browse through the disc to see what is included.
After you pop in the driver disk and it completes the auto run process you are greeted with the Diamond Installation GUI. Here you have several options. The first is install Software. In this section you choose the driver package for your particular operating system. The second, Read Documentation lets you browse through the disk and read up on installation and quick start guides. The third option is to visit Diamond's website and the fourth is to browse the disk much the same way you did in the read documentation section.
When you choose to install the drivers from the disc just move forward through the process and check the options best suited for your needs. You have two options, you can choose either the Express install that manages the whole process for you or the Custom Install that allows you to choose what software you will install from a list. Agree to the EULA and let the wizard finish and do the customary reboot to finish the installation.
One of the big knocks on the 5 series cards is the fact that there were really no games available at launch to showcase the DX 11 technology. Fast forward 3 months and you have a few games to play. Dirt 2 was just released and Battle Forge has been out and patched for DX 11. Sadly neither of these games are included as part of the bundle.