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Friday, 13 May 2011 08:42

Sapphire HD 5770 Flex Edition Review

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: HD 6770's cheaper evil twin

Radeon HD 5770 Flex Edition is a graphics card for multi-display solutions. Namely, the card allows for connecting three displays without using DisplayPort or active adapter, or four displays if one o them supports DisplayPort.

AMD recently renamed the HD 5700 series to HD 6700. As usual, there were no significant changes other than the name, although the “new” series did get HDMI 1.4a and Blu-ray 3D support.

Apart from the HD 5770 Flex Edition, Sapphire also offers HD 6770 Flex Edition, although there’s almost no difference between them.

If you’re looking for an affordable card that will allow for four displays at the same time, then you’ll definitely like Sapphire’s HD 5770/6770 Flex Edition. However, four-display gaming is not quite a walk in the park and you you’ll need a faster card for that purpose.

HD 5770 Flex Edition is available for less than €100, whereas HD 6770 Flex Edition will cost you about €108, here and here.

The picture below shows Sapphire HD 5770 Flex Edition, which looks like the HD 6770 Flex Edition.

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HD 5770 Flex Edition card runs at reference clocks.
 
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FeatureSet

SAPPHIRE Flex Technology supports 3 displays without the requirement of DisplayPort monitors or Active DP adapters, and can support up to 4 displays with the use of a DisplayPort monitor or Active adapter.

- Microsoft DirectX® 11 Support
- Shader Model 5.0 Support
- Direct Compute 11
- Programmable hardware tessellation unit
- Accelerated multi-threading
- HDR texture compression
- Order-independent transparency
- 1.04 billion 40nm transistors
- 800 Stream Processing Units
- OpenGL 4.0 support
- ATI Eyefinity Technology
- ATI Stream acceleration technology
- OpenCL 1.0 compliant
- DirectCompute 11
- Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
- 2nd Generation TeraScale Engine
- PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
- Advanced 1GB/128-bit GDDR5 memory interface
- HDMI 1.3 support with Deep Color and 7.1 High Bitrate Audio
- On chip HDCP Support
- ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance. (Use up to four discrete cards with an AMD 790/890FX based motherboard)
- ATI Avivo HD Support
- ATI Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray™ and HD Video.
- Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
- DVD Upscaling
- Dynamic Contrast
- Built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
- Support for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
- Dual Stream 1080p playback support
- DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support

 

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