|VisionTek Killer HD5770 Combo Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Tuesday, 15 February 2011|
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VisionTek Killer HD5770 Combo Card
Manufacturer: VisionTek Products, LLC.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by VisionTek.
The VisionTek Killer HD5770 Combo Video Card combines a Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 NIC and a HD5770 GPU to offer a complete gaming solution that undercuts the price of buying both separately, also combining the network controller with the video card takes more work off your CPU's shoulders allowing it to be better utilized in other areas of your games. I'm sure you are thinking that the HD5770 is probably not the most powerful GPU out there and that VisionTek could have maybe used something with a bit more grunt but this combination of technologies takes the original VisionTek HD5770 from 7.5 inches to 10 inches long, so it makes sense for obvious reasons. Benchmark Reviews aims to provide you with an unbiased review of the VisionTek Killer HD5770 and report back our findings, keeping you informed on the latest technologies available on the market today.
Buying a Killer 2100 network card and a VisionTek HD5770 1GB separately would normally cost you $279.98 ($219.98 with current Newegg deal), so the $199.99 price tag for the VisionTek Killer HD5770 model 900333 combo card suddenly becomes rather appealing.
For this review we will be comparing the Killer HD5770 to NVIDIA's midrange GTS 450 and GTX 460 video cards in our usual mixture of DX10 / DX11 synthetic benchmarks and current games to get a good idea where it fits in performance and price wise. The Killer E2100 NIC will also be tested to see if there are any real benefits to your gaming pleasure, so without further delay let's move on and get stuck in.