|XFX Radeon HD5750 Video Card HD-575X-ZNF7|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Bruce Normann|
|Tuesday, 20 October 2009|
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XFX Radeon HD5750
The launch of Radeon HD57xx Juniper-GPU series cards is going very smoothly. ATI learned some hard lessons when they launched the HD4850 a couple years back. All the partners seem to have their cards ready for distribution this time, and there's no price gouging, due to the stable supply. This is doubly important for the HD57xx, since they're in the middle of the pack, performance-wise, and there are lots of competitors. XFX is one of the premium retail partners in the video card industry, although they're a relative newcomer to the ATI camp, and they've supplied Benchmark Reviews a model HD-575X-ZNF7 Radeon HD5750 to review. We recently looked at an early engineering sample of the HD5770, now we have the opportunity to take a look at a production version of the lower priced companion card, the XFX Radeon HD5750. We already know it's not going to challenge the HD5770, but can it beat out its real competition at the lower price point?
These mid-range cards compete in a much more crowded market with a lot more competitors overlapping into their performance and price zones. It's much more difficult to hit the bulls-eye in a market teaming with old standards and new stars, and of course, it's not a static target. Every day, the market shifts; sometime imperceptibly, sometimes radically. The target has been a bit jumpy these last few months, so let's see where this arrow lands.
About the company: XFX
XFX dares to go where the competition would like to go, but can't. That's because at XFX, the corporate philosophy is not about pushing the limits. For example, the Research and Development team never asks "why?" They usually ask "why not?" The company's tenacious quest to be the best of the best is what enables it to continually create the mind-blowing, performance-crushing, competition-obliterating video cards and motherboards that make up its core product line.
XFX's expansive product lineup continues to motivate, inspire and exceed the demands of its diverse audience. The company is a category leader thanks to its high-performance products that generate exceptional graphics and realistic and immersive 3D environments that vastly improve the gaming experience.
Satisfying the insatiable needs of gamers worldwide is just the tip of the iceberg; XFX is also highly visible in the gaming community. Over the years, the company has expanded its For Gamers By Gamers principle through a variety of award-winning advertising campaigns and a U.S. "search for the next professional gamer" that promote gaming as a professional sport rather than as entertainment. The company also maintains a strong alliance with the world's best known gamer, Fatal1ty, with whom XFX collaborates to create a professional level of video cards and gaming accessories. It is this dedication to producing the impossible that has enabled XFX to achieve a stronghold in the gaming community and to garner hundreds of awards along the way.
XFX is a division of PINE Technology Holdings Limited, a leading manufacturer and marketer of innovative solutions for the worldwide gaming technologies market. Founded in 1989, PINE designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance video graphics technology and computer peripherals. The company's dedicated research and development team are continually pushing the limits to meet the demands of the ever-growing and performance-driven community.
The company has more than 1,000 employees worldwide with 17 offices around the globe. With distribution in over 50 countries around the world, PINE's XFX division maintains two state-of-the-art research and development facilities in Taiwan and Shenzhen, technical support centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, product marketing the U.S., and a factory in Mainland China. To learn more about PINE, please visit www.pinegroup.com