Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex Review

Introduction

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+

Introduction


As per usual, time flies. It was just under 11 months ago that the Radeon HD 5000 series was launched, with the initial release of the high end HD 5800 series. Thankfully, it was only a few weeks later that ATi set out to satisfy those with smaller wallets with the value for money 5750 and 5770 graphics cards. As we have long since established, these graphics cards offer performance that is roughly on par with the best of ATi's previous generation but with a lower power consumption and overall physical footprint. Many users have since adopted these practical gaming solutions but annoyingly, there is a new kid on the block; the new GeForce GTX 460. While nVidia's new offering sits at a higher retail price, add in board partners must continue to refresh their line-up to remain competitive. Today we would like to present to you Powercolor's latest rendition of the HD 5770; the PCS+ VORTEX.

So what exactly should we expect of the HD 5770 PCS+?

ManufacturerATI
Powercolor
ModelRadeon HD 5770                    
Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ VORTEX           
Stream Processors
800800
Memory1024MB
1024MB
Memory Interface

128bit

128bit

Core Frequency
850MHz
875MHz
Memory Frequency

4800MHz

4900MHz

RRP

£129

£139


Upon face value, there doesn't seem to be much of a difference between a reference model and the PCS+; the only real difference seems to be a factory overclock of 25MHz on core and memory (100MHz GDDR5 effective). However this table doesn't quite paint the full picture - instead we'll let the photographs do the talking.

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Most Recent Comments

17-08-2010, 08:19:12

tinytomlogan
Tough days lie ahead for the HD 5770 in light of new competition from team green. Perhaps Powercolor can save the day?

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17-08-2010, 09:15:31

silenthill
Nice looking card (cheerful) but it would be nice if you could give us a power chart so people can compare power consumption with the 460 being that the HD 5770 main advantage over the 460 is its lower power consumption.

17-08-2010, 14:19:26

F-alienware
Roffle, they're totally ripped off the Ares cooler. It's nice though

Thanks again for another tip top review chaps
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