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Written by Bruce Normann   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZN
XFX Radeon HD5770 Features
XFX Radeon HD5770 Specifications
Closer Look: XFX Radeon HD 5770
XFX Radeon HD5770 Detailed Features
ATI Eyefinity Multi-Monitors
Video Card Testing Methodology
Overclocking the Radeon HD5770
3DMark Vantage Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmark Results
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
Far Cry 2 Benchmarks
Resident Evil 5 Benchmarks
World in Conflict Benchmarks
BattleForge - Renegade Benchmarks
XFX Radeon HD5770 Temperature
VGA Power Consumption
Radeon HD5770 Final Thoughts
XFX Radeon HD5770 Conclusion

XFX Radeon HD5770 Features

The feature set of the ATI HD5700 series video cards is nearly identical to the recently released HD5800 series. The important differences are all related to the fact that the HD5700 series chip is half the size of the HD5800, with half the processing power. For those who perused the mountain of details that accompanied the 5800 series launch, this graphic should look half familiar.

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All XFX ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series graphics cards come with ATI Eyefinity Technology, which can instantly triple your visual real estate, up to three displays for the ultimate in innovative "wrap around" capabilities, all with crisp, sharp picture quality. ATI Eyefinity technology engages your peripheral vision and puts you right in the game. At the office, you can multi-task without needing to flip between windows. Ideal for multi-media applications, keep as many palettes or panels open as you would like, while you edit images or videos.

ATI Stream Technology unleashes the massive parallel processing power of your GPU to help speed up demanding every-day applications. Experience fast video encoding and transcoding, so that video playback, editing and transferring content to your iPod or other portable media players is quick and easy.

As the first fully Microsoft DirectX 11-compatible GPUs in their class, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series delivers unrivaled visual quality and intense gaming performance. Enjoy in-your-face 3D visual effects and dynamic interactivity, with features like HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute 11 and Tessellation.

The 5700 Series is further supersized with GDDR5 memory, 1.8X of graphics performance boost with ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode, and unparalleled anti-aliasing and enhanced anisotropic filtering for slick graphics and supreme realism.

ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU Feature Summary

  • 1.04 billion 40nm transistors
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 800 Stream Processing Units
    • 40 Texture Units
    • 64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 16 Color ROP Units
  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 3.2 support1
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology2,3
    • Three independent display controllers - Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping - Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • ATI Stream acceleration technology
    • OpenCL 1.0 compliant
    • DirectCompute11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling4,5
    • Native support for common video encoding instructions
  • ATI CrossFireXTM multi-GPU technology6
    • Dual GPU scaling
  • ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology7
    • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling8
    • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
    • Independent video gamma control
    • Dynamic video range control
    • Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
    • Dual-stream 1080p playback support9,10
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
      • Max resolution: 2560x160012
    • Integrated DisplayPort output
      • Max resolution: 2560x160012
    • Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920x120012
    • Integrated VGA output
      • Max resolution: 2048x153612
    • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support13
    • Integrated HD audio controller
      • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
      • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • ATI PowerPlayTM power management technology7
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  1. Driver support scheduled for release in 2010
  2. Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector
  3. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for panning across three displays
  4. Requires application support for ATI Stream technology
  5. Digital rights management restrictions may apply
  6. ATI CrossFireXTMtechnology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireXTM Bridge Interconnect for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply
  7. ATI PowerPlayTM, ATI AvivoTMand ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI RadeonTMHD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products
  8. Upscaling subject to available monitor resolution
  9. Blu-ray or HD DVD drive and HD monitor required
  10. Requires Blu-ray movie disc supporting dual 1080p streams
  11. Playing HDCP content requires additional HDCP ready components, including but not limited to an HDCP ready monitor, Blu-ray or HD DVD disc drive, multimedia application and computer operating system.
  12. Some custom resolutions require user configuration
  13. Requires 3D Stereo drivers, glasses, and display

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AMD is slowly working towards a future vision of graphics computing, as is their main competitor, Intel. They both believe that integrating graphics processing with the CPU provides benefits that can only be achieved by taking the hard road. For now, the only thing we can see is their belief; the roadmap is both sketchy and proprietary. One look at the size of the Juniper GPU die and it starts to look more like a possibility than a pipe dream, though.



 

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# atiMIKE G 2010-03-15 18:51
ATI comon get us a real green card less watts and more pro formance like
better board good cooling with 2 x 5750"S SLI 100W whew come on one card/HP/green top of the line!! great for us lower price than two cards and eought to go 4 D common ATI GO Green!!!off the hook you win the frist and second round if you should need help please e mail me i will walk you thought it but you must share a few with me as rewards please I really hope i will here from you I will put you on the top of the mountain oh oh oh oh oh lol PLEASE !!!
kick it up please before the HD6730
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNMark 2010-04-04 07:55
I just bought this card and installed it on a new Win 7 64bit system. This card is a crap. System is unstable and crashes to blue screen within minutes of booting. Not even running in 3D yet. This card has been nothing but problems.
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# Call tech supportOlin Coles 2010-04-04 08:57
It's always unfortunate to hear that our readers have had problems with the products we've reviewed. In this situation, I'd make sure that you download the latest driver from ati.amd.com, and if that doesn't work exchange the unit through the merchant or use the warranty service.

I know that when you buy a new product you expect it to work, but even there are always 'lemons'.
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# RubbishPaul 2011-05-10 14:50
I have an XFX HD5770, running on Win7 64bit, with a 2.75Ghz Intel Quad Core and 8GB of RAM. Card drivers are rubbish, had nothing but blue screens and general unstable system, which Win7 SOMETIMES can recover, but its not good. XFX are not much help, telling me to try it in another system !
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# Multi Monitor Set UpRich 2010-04-25 12:32
I think this is an awesome card and it has worked perfectly for me with my 64 bit, win 7 system.

Anyhow, Could you explain to me exactly what I need to hook up 3 monitors and I also want to hook up my Sony Bravia part time.

I keep hearing about a Display Port, do I need to buy this? What cables? Right now my main monitor(NEC22WMGX) is in the center and is using an HDMI cable. I have 2 other monitors which are on the left and right and these are Mid Range LG 22's and these are both using VGa cables right now but I can only hoop up one or the other. All 3 will not display this way..

Thanks! Awesome article! I am all set to go out and by a second hd5770!

Webdevoman

PS-I hope you don't mind me asking for support here.
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# replyzxcasd 2010-04-27 14:23
so for displaying onto 3 displays: you require one monitor to use the displayport output... why?

the legacy outputs(VGA, DVI, HDMI) requires each output to have it's own reference clock, while displayport doesn't require one for each output. One graphics card has only 2 reference clocks. Therefore, if you want more than 2 displays, one has to use displayport...

Also, converting from displayport to VGA/HDMI/DVI isn't that simple either. Due to the above problem and other un-compatibilities, you need either a passive or active converter... google to find out what you need for your outputs...

if your graphics card only have DVI, VGA, HDMI(or a mixture of the three), you CAN ONLY output to a maximum of 2 screens.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNRich 2010-04-27 15:47
Thank you so much for your answer. It was very helpful.

The video card I have is the same one in this review, HD5770 and I just checked, my Dell ultrasharp has a displayport. Does the fact that my monitor has a display port mean that I can just buy a displayport cable?

If I hook up a displayport cable to the UltraSharp can I hook 2 other monitors with DHMI or will I have to use one with hdmi and one with dvi or vga??

Thank you so much. I was ready to go out and spend $130 on a powered display port adapter and I don't think I need one now..

Great blog. I will be reading all of the reviews here from now on..

Thanks
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# Yes, you're good-to-goBruceBruce 2010-04-29 18:43
Hi Rich,

Yes, you can buy a DisplayPort cable and it will work perfectly for hooking up your Dell monitor to this card. Dell has been in the forefront with DisplayPort, and their monitors are one of the few choices we have at the moment.

I think you can get a DVI to HDMI adapter if you need to add two more monitors that only have HDMI inputs. Otherwise just hook one up with HDMI and the other with DVI. The actual video signals are basically the same for these two.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNRich 2010-05-04 12:48
Hi all,

Thanks so much for your help.

I ended up buying a Dell Active Display Port to DVI and I finally have three monitors hooked up. The problem I am having now is with resolution. When I put the powered displayport monitor(LG L227WTG) up to standard resolution the darn things starts shutting off every 30 seconds or so.

I think eventually when I have the cash I will just purchase another 5770 and use the crossfire set up. This 3 monitor display has been a nightmare and after spending money on this adapter and cables I am still left with a subpar set up..

Any ideas on how to fix this res issue? My current set up is

1 HDMI
1 Display port using DVI
1 DVI

This site has been an awesome source of information for me on this and other hardware as well..

Thanks
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# DisplayPortBruceBruce 2010-05-04 18:22
I figured the best way to do it would have been to use the native DisplayPort connection on the card and the Dell monitor. That way, you just need a cable. You are one of the lucky ones to have at least one monitor that supports DisplayPort. How much is a basic DP cable?

BTW, I think you need to have the same VERTICAL resolution on all three displays. Is that the resolution you are trying to get on the Dell? Can you set them all the same?
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# this card...Vik 2010-07-15 18:37
is pretty awesome...works nicely in win7 64bit...took a bit of work to get it going but its putting out amazing results and atm i have it clocked at 957/1375 at 1264mV...haven't taken it further yet but its possible...for the people that have problems with these...in my opinion and trying not to be rude but...not ready to handle a card and should stick to a 4xxx series
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# Sweet SpotBruceBruce 2010-07-15 18:49
Both the 5770 and the 5850 stand out amongst the whole 5xxx series. Glad you are enjoying yours.
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# Give me a break...Rich 2010-07-15 20:31
Vic,

Because someone has issues hooking up 3 monitors or someone has a stability issue it means "they are not ready for this card and should stick with 4###"? This is a really #y statement and perhaps you should keep your opinions to yourself if they are related to people and not tech.

In regards to the card, it works well with multiple monitors but with my powered display port I cannot get the res past 1440.

I am concidering a crossfire set up which would allow me to get rid of the powered display port adapter. Prices are pretty decent on this card now too..

Thanks for the help and review,

Rich
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# Civility above all else.....BruceBruce 2010-07-15 20:52
It's easy enough for the discussions to get heated when we are talking about things. It's almost impossible to keep things civil if we start talking about people. We humans still have a lot to learn about behavior on the web....give us another 1000 years or so, and we might get 90% of the population normed.

Thanks for the reminder, Rich. Please smile next time though, OK? {8^)
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNVik 2010-07-15 20:57
i wasn't trying to be rude but just saying...the card takes a little bit of work...i've read that these cards perform well single but crossfire they blow away 5870s alot of the times...and for the price...can't blame...but its kinda best to do all the research possible before buying a card
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNRich 2010-07-15 22:57
I just get a bit irritated some times and I really don't want to drag this out any longer.

In my defense though I will just say that I have been building pc's since the 90's and I researched this card but I did nit anticipate the issues I would have using 3 monitors. I have been using dual monitors for as long as I can remember and I never had the need for a powered display port..

I had no issues what so ever installing the card, tweaking or even over clocking. My only issue is the third monitor and I have read everything about it. Plugging it into a powered USB terminal doesn't work and nothing else I've tried works either.

I believe the powered display port adapter just doesn't have the power to run any resbeyond 1440..

Here is a smile... :)
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# CFOBARRY 2010-07-28 11:48
I BOUGHT A NEW COMPUTER WITH THE RADEON 5770 CARD AND WHEN I SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER, THE MONITOR DOES NOT - DOES NOT TURN OFF - WHAT AM I DOING WRONG OR HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM . .THANK YOU
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# Power OptionsBruce Normann 2010-07-28 11:55
The monitor generally gets it's "sleep" commands from the computer's operating system, not the video card. Go into Power Options in Control Panel if you have a Windows system and adjust the power saving settings there.
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# Great Cardcobrax5 2010-08-09 20:40
I bought one of these, and I have been very happy with the card. It replaced an x1950 pro, and the performance is great for the $ and power consumption.

I've only gotten it up to 875/1250, so far...
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# DZZ400Kevin 2010-08-11 19:02
This should solve all our questions..
Check it out....
##youtube.com/watch?v=aYorUpN4PQo
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# Video did not helpRich 2010-08-11 19:44
No offense Kevin but the video was very basic and he didn't talk about why people are having problems. He just simply went through basic set up. I was very disappointed because after having had this card for many months I have done everything mentioned and the monitor with the active display-port adapter still gives me problems no matter what I di.

It makes no difference if I set up as a group so it is like one giant monitor of ir I set up individually.. If the res is too high the dam thing will not work. I wasted over $100 on the stupid BizLink active display adapter..

It was a helpful video though for someone just setting up but it was an over statement to say "all our questions would be answered"..You had my hopes up for a minute there..

Thanks,

Rich
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# re: 5770 output problemsbubba 2010-08-16 14:29
Wrestling with this beast today and getting no video output, VGA or HDMI.

Using 2 Dell lcd's, an Intel i7 930 chip on an Asus P6T SE mobo I installed fresh last month.Using a 500W PS. I'm stuck. Any clues?
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# More details...Olin Coles 2010-08-16 14:31
You didn't give a lot of information, such as what you've done to confirm it's a video card problem. Have you installed a different card and got your monitors working? Have you recently changed screen resolution? Have you tried this card in another computer?
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# RE: re: 5770 output problemsSuperfly 2010-09-03 15:45
Had a similar issue during the first power-up on my new build. Does your mobo have any onboard GPU? If so, use that to configure drivers, especially Catalyst for the 5770. I had to unplug power to the 5770 during this process. Configured everything, shut down, plugged power back in, then presto.

Good luck.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNbubba 2010-08-16 15:07
No, just got it home this morning. My emergency comp is an old P3 running Linux and doesn't have a slot for it.

I was using a Geforce 9600 GSO till I tried to boot this morning and drew blank screens. Had a odd screen resolution self change last night but resetting that seemed to return it to normal. Without being a genius I figgered it was the Geforce. The PS was slightly borderline for it but it seemed to hold up ok. I also upgraded the PS today with a 500W Antec before I installed the Radeon.

I read that I should check my bios but it's kinda hard to do that when you can't see inside. hehe

Sure appreciate your quick response.
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# RE: RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNOlin Coles 2010-08-16 15:12
When you first turn on your computer, do you see the POST screen (text), or anything at all?
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNbubba 2010-08-16 15:14
I see nada. Not even a blink. Just the mobo led sayin howdy and the fans firing up.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNOlin Coles 2010-08-16 15:15
Time to contact tech support. :(
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNbubba 2010-08-16 15:16
bummer. Kinda blows my whole week if you know what I mean. Appreciate the help though. Have a good one.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNRich 2010-08-16 16:24
Doesn't sound like a video card issue--try resetting cmos and see if you get a post-- You didn't supply too much info--is your power supply hard enough for your set up?

My guess would be bios or motherboard..
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# what other card would you suggest.craig 2010-08-31 09:46
I am looking at getting another Gcard atm im running a Nvidia 512mb DDR3 9600GT card which by todays games is not powerful enough. I need something which will be able to handle graphic thirsty games e.g stalker clear sky. Would it be worth getting the HD5770 or better ?

Thanks
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# RE: what other card would you suggest.Olin Coles 2010-08-31 09:48
It would, but I would consider the GeForce GTX 460 instead.
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# XFX Radeon HD5770 - Single X-Fire TabMitchell 2010-10-01 23:28
My question is that the card I bough from XFX came with only 1 TAB/Bridge to connect XFire. I see all these photos with 2 and can't figure out why mine only had one.

Can anyone enlighten me with why this is? I figure it's an older card.

thanks
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# Actually, it's newer.....BruceBruce 2010-10-02 07:42
With two Crossfire connector tabs, you can connect three cards together. With one tabe, you can only connect two cards together. Going from two tabs to one was a cost-cutting measure some manufacturers used on their low-priced versions. It's not an issue, unless you were planning to run three cards in crossfire.
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# ThanksMitchell 2010-10-02 16:24
Currently no, the reason why I bought the card was to hook it up in Xfire x4 if needed in future gaming/3d design.

I do have another question, could you set up X-Fire using the older HD (2tab) models? Or setting up an upgraded Radeon HD (HD 8 or 9 series) to the card?
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# Yes and NoBruceBruce 2010-10-02 18:56
Yes, you can do (two-card) Crossfire with a mix of one-tab and two-tab cards.

I doubt that you will be able to crossfire an HD8xxx with an HD5xxx series. Currently you cannot crossfire an HD5xxx with an HD4xxx card.
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# :DMitchell 2010-10-02 20:38
Thank you for the infomation.
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# mrdave 2010-10-04 02:37
had 1 for ages never had a proplem until now bought liteon blue ray player and power dvd 10 and it wont play blue rays ses unsupported format.power dvd tell me i have no rgb overlay any ideas and help would be appreciatted
dave
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# DVDMitchell 2010-10-04 03:22
1) Update the drivers; I know they came out with new drivers a few weeks ago.
2) update your blue ray drivers (from the website) not the CD.

That all I did and it works.
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# mrdave 2010-10-04 10:25
tried that no difference at my wits end with it
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# DVDMitchell 2010-10-07 03:38
Power DVD 10 has a Blue Ray version supplied by the CD Rom..
If I were you I would look into a new Blue Ray program or return your Blue Ray Player.
Sorry
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# Am I going to experience the same?Bill 2010-11-22 08:51
I am currently running DP45SG socket 775 with a Q6700 core 2 quad, 4gigs ocz ddr3, 500 gig sata hd with a radeon HD 3870 512mb. For over a year this vid card has served me well, until 2 days ago I have had no problems what-so-ever. 2 days ago I downloaded the brand new 10.11 catalyst driver from amd and now I get completely random crashes to BSOD for an infinite loop error. All of the research I have done tells me that it's pretty much an unsolved problem. I have tried everything from driver rollback (even back to 10.4) to wiping all of the drivers completely. I even benchmarked the card well over 100 degrees celcius and it didn't crash. The crashes seem to be completely random and happen most when there is a flash application open rather than a graphically intense games. I have 2 5770s coming to me this week. Not sure I want anymore problems like this BSOD.

Thinking of using Nvidia instead because I am running an intel chipset.

Any thoughts?
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# RE: Am I going to experience the same?Olin Coles 2010-11-22 08:54
Rolling back the driver will not remove the problem files. You'll need to go into Device Manager, and remove the device while checking the box to delete driver files.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNRich 2010-11-22 17:50
Strange,

I have had no problems at all with the latest drivers... I know a few others with the same card and drives and they are all ...

Maybe you will have better luck with a fresh install of the latest driver..

Please post your results, I too am waiting on a couple more 5770's and you are scaring me! lol

Thanks,
Rich
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# RE: RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNBill 2010-11-22 20:04
Well I completely removed all of the old drivers/devices/anything to do with ATI. Loaded ATI CCC/driver 10.10 and so far no problems. I really do think there is a conflict between the 3800 series and the 10.11 driver. Lets hope that the 5770's don't encounter such problems.

I know for a fact that this video card is not bad. I have tried all visually intense games I own and they run flawlessly but, for example, I open firefox and go to one of those stupid facebook games everyone hates but wont admit it... it would kick to the BSOD.

Benchmarked the card to 105 celcius and it held strong.

Definitely driver related. I will load the new driver when I receive the cards later in the week and post my results with those cards in xfire mode as well as the 3800 series in xfire mode.
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# RE: RE: RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNBill 2010-12-05 16:29
Well so far so good. Have the 2 5770's loaded with driver 10.11. They're holding strong and definitely an improvement.

Still having a few problems with the 3870's on the wife's computer but the VPN recovery can usually get it straight. Continuing to run 10.10 for those 2 cards and haven't had any BSOD problems.
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# just bought this..Jeremy 2011-02-07 00:09
I'm really new to the graphic card discussion, so I'm not sure if this was the right card or not. I got a hp pavilion a6620f in the beginning of 09 and it has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 graphics card. I've just started playing World of Warcraf on its lowest settings and its still a bit choppy. The game even makes my comp crash if I get into certain areas. An employee at Blizzard said I need a better graphics card, so I just purchased this one tonight online.

I don't really understand much about this, so can anyone tell me if I got the right card? Will I need any extra hardware to install this? I'm really just interested in playing wow at good settings. It would be nice to play on max settings. Would that be possible with this card? Thanks ahead of time.

Jeremy
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# RE: just bought this..Bill 2011-02-07 18:30
WOW will run pretty good on this card. Wouldn't expect to be able to run ultra settings though. Keep an eye on the heat of the card, should be able to do that using the ATI catalyst. Make sure you're running enough RAM as well.
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# thanksJeremy 2011-02-08 07:13
Thanks for getting back to my question so quickly. Is the ATI catalyst a program that comes with the card? Should I buy any kind of hardware, like another fan, to keep the heat down? I'm sorry to say but I'm not sure I understand the last part either. What do you mean running enough RAM and how do I check that? How much is enough? It says I have 4 Gb memory RAM in my system properties. Is that where I'm supposed to look? Sorry if I just anwsered my own question.
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# RE: thanksBill 2011-02-08 19:08
Your new card will come with a driver cd. However it's best to go straight to #ati.com and grab the latest driver. You can also get it from your card manufacturers website. 4 gigabytes of RAM should be sufficient. Get the latest drivers loaded in for your video card, and should all run fine. You probably wont have any problems with heat since your computer is fairly new. Just make sure you plug the power into your video card so the onboard fan runs. :)
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# thanks againJeremy 2011-02-08 20:09
I really appreciate your advice. Thank you for taking the time to respond to someone that has almost no knowledge about this subject. I guess if everything goes well I may get a second one to add in the crossfire connection. I figure I might as well try to play many future games on my computer if I'm buying a graphics card. It seems like I will need two of these in that case.
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# RE: XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZNBill 2011-02-08 22:31
When you purchase another card, ensure that you only use ONE crossfire cable. Connect the one closest to the back of your computer case. When you install 2 video cards you would do well to download MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z. Both are benchmarking and monitoring software for video cards. Both free. For best results match the video cards exactly (2 5770's) rather than trying to cross 2 cards that are different models.
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# If I decide..Jeremy 2011-02-09 07:34
If I decide to get another card I will take your advice. Thank you!

I was also wondering if you can tell me the ideal temperature range the card is supposed to be at?
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# RE: If I decide..Bill 2011-02-09 18:03
well as cool as possible is the best way. I haven't hit above 46 degrees celcius.
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# It's working great...Jeremy 2011-04-23 10:51
Well I've had the card for a few months now and it is working great. I don't know much anything about overclocking, so I was wondering if I should try to do that? Do I just go in the catalyst control center and make everything the highest it will go? Thanks ahead of time.
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# RE: It's working great...Olin Coles 2011-04-23 10:58
That's good to hear. We've got a few articles that will help you in our BmR Guides section. Start by finding the maximum GPU speed without added voltage, and then back off 10 MHz at a time.
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# RE: RE: It's working great...Jeremy 2011-04-24 10:53
I'm not really sure I understand. I will check out the BmR guides.
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# ..alsoJeremy 2011-04-23 11:03
Also, I'm still not sure I will get another card. I think that I will need one to keep my system compatible with current games. I will have to upgrade my power supply again. I just upgraded to a 650 W I believe, just so this card has enough power. Before I only had about 200W and this card needs a minium of 400 W I think. I'm now playing Lord of the Rings Online at it's max settings and it looks great. This is why I was wondering about overclocking, so I can see if it will make LotR Online look even better.
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# PCIE ConcernsChris 2011-04-24 22:46
My first upgrade. Very new to all this. Spent months doing this. Have a nice ASUS P5G41M-LE Motherboard with an INTEL Core2 Quad, 8GIG DDR2 6400 800mhz memory and a CoolerMaster V6GT. O/S is WIN 7/64 bit with 2 1tb Seagate Barracudas. Did allot of research, however I purchased the XFX HD 5770 without thinking about the PCIE req.stuff. Did I goof up here? The motherboard was mfg'ed in end of 2009. It's PCIE bus is version 1.1. Will I have a problem using this GPU and if it is OK will I be limited with its performance. Thanks alot for your advice.
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# RE: PCIE ConcernsOlin Coles 2011-04-24 22:48
Your video card (5770) should work just fine, since it's backwards compatible. Plus, that model doesn't require the bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 lanes.
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# OLIN COLES - A WHOLE LOT OF THANKSChris 2011-04-24 23:19
THANK YOU OLIN COLES. You know its folks such as yourself who really make this computing stuff really nice. I cannot thank you enough for your help. I was so worried that I did the wrong thing and mad at myself also for not checking this out. Your the Best! Now I can actually assemble the remianing items for this neat endeavour.
Thanks so much again OLIN.
I am most gratefully yours,
Chris
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# Web DeveloperWebdevoman 2011-05-10 14:57
I love this card! I have had 3 monitors running smoothly with no problems. The only issue I am having is with the overdrive feature. It just doesn't work and it hasn't ever since the last 2 updates.
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# Avid Gamer/Music ProducerAtoc Nada 2012-12-24 13:47
A friend of mine sold me a PC which included a Asus P5K-E, Intel 2 Duo E8400, 2 gb Ram, 750 gb HDD & a XFX Radeon HD 5770(The same exact one in this article), Keyboard, Razer Deathadder; All for 120 Dollars, I just had to buy a Powersupply apart from that. I was searching Benchmarks for this card and came upon this Review/Benchmark. Very well done, very informative. Thank you very much. I run Crysis 2 very well. Battlefield runs smooth everything on High/4xAA/HBAO.
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