PowerColor HD5770 Crossfire Reviewgotdamojo06 - November 4, 2010
Category: Video Cards
Price: $164 each
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Are you currently in the market for a new video card? Maybe you're not looking for the latest and greatest card that is currently out on the market, but rather are looking for a card that is going to be able to give you the performance that you are craving for your new games? Well, PowerColor may just have the perfect solution for you with its HD5770 single slot edition. What could be better than having a single slot video card in your system? Well obviously, having two single slot HD5770 cards for the most power you can get from the HD5770 lineup. I am very curious to see exactly how well the PowerColor single slot HD5770 is going to perform by itself as well as when it is paired up with another.
The packaging for the PowerColor HD5770 cards is very similar to all of the other Radeon cards. There is an image of a warrior that is ready for battle in his armor to represent the power that the card is capable of. At the top of the package you will find the PowerColor logo with the slogan "Unleash the Gaming Power" printed just below. In the top right hand corner you will find stickers letting you know that there is 1GB of GDDR5 memory installed and that the video output connections are DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. The bottom of the package is where you will find the Radeon HD5770 logo with the ATI Radeon Premium Graphics badge. You will also find another sticker highlighting that these cards are "The World's First HD5770 Single Slot." XFX also has their Single Slot 5770 that came out around the same time as well. When you take a look at the back of the package, you will see the main features in the top left hand corner such as ATI Stream Technology now known as APP (Accelerated Parallel Processing), CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology and much more.
Once you begin to open up the packaging for the PowerColor HD5770 Single Slot cards, you will find a brown box that houses not only the video card itself, but the user manual, drivers disc and all of the other accessories. The PowerColor HD5770 is wrapped up in an anti-static bag to prevent electrical damage as well as pink bubble wrap to keep it from getting physically damaged during the shipping process.
Included in the package is the user manual that shows you exactly how to install your new HD5770 into your system if you did not know how to do so. You are also going to get a drivers disc included. However, I strongly suggest going to ATI's website and downloading the latest drivers as the ones on the CD are most likely outdated. There is also a dongle that will convert your DVI output connection to an analog format. You are also going to find a PCI-E 6-pin extender with your new card.
Now that we have taken a look at how the PowerColor HD5770 Single Slot video card is packaged, it's time to take a look at the card itself.