ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 Mainstream DX11 GPUs

Our Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: The new Radeon HD 5700 series cards performed very well throughout testing. The higher-end Radeon HD 5770 performed on a level just shy of the Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, which puts it right about on par with a Radeon HD 4870. And the Radeon HD 5750 typically finished about 8% - 20% behind the 5770.


Even to the casual observer of the graphics card space, it's obvious that AMD is executing very well with their first generation DirectX 11 GPUs. In the span of three short weeks, the company has introduced four different graphics cards with prices ranging from about $109 on up to $359, and they have taken a performance leadership position at the very high-end of the market with the Radeon HD 5870.


The new Radeon HD 5700 series cards don't quite dominate the competition, however. In fact, the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 can be had for about the same price as the Radeon HD 5770, but the GeForce outpaced the Radeon in every test. That said, the new Radeon HD 5700 series cards are strong performers at their respective price points, and they do offer features above and beyond anything else in their range, namely Eyefinity and DirectX 11 support. Couple that with low power consumption and low noise, and these cards become even more attractive.

If you're in the market for a new, affordable graphics card to go with that Windows 7 rig you've got planned, we'd say do yourself a favor and look into the Radeon HD 5700 series.

  • Low Power Consumption
  • ATI Eyefinity Support
  • DirectX 11 Support
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Quiet Operation


  • Performance On Par With Competing Offerings
  • DX11 Not Prevalent Yet

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