Total Value Rating
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The HD 5770 is one of the better valued mid range models. Its price to performance ratio is really quite good.
The HD 5770 has always been a good model. Going through the graphs, there's very few instances that the HD 5770 SOC from GIGABYTE struggles at the resolutions we tested at. Considering you're talking about a card that costs well under the $200 mark, it's a great little buy for the casual gamer that is going to game at 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200.
We're not sure if the model really deserves the Super Overclock tag that GIGABYTE has given it, especially since they didn't opt to overclock the memory. A 50MHz overclock on this model's core is impressive, though, and the performance for the price is ultimately very good. We just hope that GIGABYTE doesn't go silly with the SOC naming and start giving it to models that don't really deserve it. We feel the HD 5770 SOC is about the lowest point where we would give the tag.
For the money there's not really a better buy than the HD 5770 SOC. Sure, with models like the GTX 460 out now that offer amazing value for money, they're closer to the $200 mark. If you want to spend closer to the $150 area this is a better option. At the end of it all we're able to run just about everything at 1920 x 1200 with game settings maxed out. Sure, you might be avoiding AA and AF and as more intensive games come out over the life of the model you might have to drop the detail level down, but really, for the money it's a great little buy.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and The Package]
- Page 2 [The Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 4 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - BattleForge]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Darkest of Days]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Dark Void]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor]
- Page 14 [Temperature Test]
- Page 15 [Sound Test]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 17 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 18 [Total Value Rating (TVR) and Final Thoughts]