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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 01:00

XFX HD 5750 740M XXX 512MB beats reference HD 5750 1024MB

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: XXX Overclocked edition







Our friends from XFX have been pretty successful in finding recipes that turn the the ordinary slumbering reference card into an awakened beast. Their “XXX” trademarked method has been quite successful over the years and our today’s XFX HD 5750 740M 512MB DDR5 DP HDMI DUAL DVI PCI-E XXX – YHDA card will show what happens when XFX takes matters into their hands.

AMD launched its Juniper-based HD 5750 graphics card with 1024MB of GDDR5 but not long after the launch, partners have started offering 512MB versions. Naturally, this reflects on the performance and gets more evident as high resolutions and antialiasing get in the game. Note however that Radeon HD 5750 is not a high-end gaming card, so if you’re still keen on gaming you’ll probably linger around 1680x1050. Good thing about the HD 5750, as well as HD 5770 is that they use GDDR5, which provides enough bandwidth (73.6GB/s) despite the memory running on 128-bit interface.

By overclocking the HD 5750 740M 512MB XXX, XFX managed to match and quite often exceed the performance reference HD 5750 1024MB cards offer. Naturally, we’re talking about 1680x1050 or lower resolutions, as higher resolutions and texture packs won’t really like the HD 5750 740M 512MB’s smaller frame buffer, and higher clocks won’t really help in higher resolutions. This means that if you’re looking to add an Eyefinity setup to your rig, meaning working/gaming on three monitors, the 512MB might not be the wisest choice.


We’ll soon look at HD 5750 740M 512MB’s results, which confirm that in most cases (and at aforementioned resolutions), the card runs better than the reference HD 5750 1024MB. The GPU runs 40MHz faster than reference 700MHz, whereas the memory is up from 4600MHz to 4800MHz.

Radeon HD 5750 is a DirectX 11 card with all AMD’s currently hot techs, such as ATI Eyefinity. Not that all XFX cards get XFX’s 5-star support and our today’s card puts an emphasis on the Assasin’s Creed.

The following picture shows the rest of important info on HD 5750 740M 512MB XXX.

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