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Radeon HD 5770 Roundup - ASUS vs. Gigabyte vs. HIS

Radeon HD 5770 Roundup - ASUS vs. Gigabyte vs. HIS



Test Setup

Test Setup

The cards will be tested using our high-end X58 system with the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard
  • 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 OCZ memory in triple channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

If clock speeds are any accurate indication of performance, then we expect to see the aggressively overclocked Gigabyte HD 5770 Super Overclock to come out tops amongst the trio, followed by the HIS HD 5770 IceQ 5 Turbo and then the ASUS EAH5770 CuCore. Even so, expect performance to be really competitive since the difference in core clock speeds is only a maximum of 50MHz. That aside, all cards have 1GB of GDDR5 memory which are all running at the same 4800MHz DDR.

Raw performance aside, we are also interested in seeing how their custom-designed coolers would perform, and how much overclocking overhead we can achieve. We've also included results from the GeForce GTX 260+ for comparison.

The list of cards tested and their driver versions:

  • ASUS EAH5570 CuCore (Catalyst 10.5)
  • Gigabyte HD 5770 Super Overclock (Catalyst 10.5)
  • HIS HD 5770 IceQ 5 Turbo (Catalyst 10.5)
  • Reference ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Catalyst 10.5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (ForceWare 197.41)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260+ (ForceWare 197.45)

The list of benchmark used are as follows:

  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Far Cry 2
  • Warhammer: Dawn of War 2
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2
  • "Heaven" from Unigine
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat