Product: MSI Radeon HD 5770 1GB PMD1G Video Card
Company: MSI
Authour: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: October 1st, 2010
Final Thoughts

MSI
MSI
The MSI Radeon HD 5770 offer a nice simple package and a solid product, without fuss or muss. The Crossfire scaling is nice, bringing the card performance up to near HD 5870 levels - exceeding it in some cases. MSI's problem is pricing - this vanilla HD 5770 is quite a bit more expensive than most other Radeon HD 5770s, now starting at just $125USD. It's almost like they are about to be replaced ...


The power consumption doesn't scale as nicely as the performance does, with Crossfire overclocked HD 5770s using a chunk more power than a single HD 5870. In use, the HD 5870 was always smooth and strong, where the Crossfire configuration sometimes stuttered, most notably in the Metro 2033 benchmark. Crossfire configurations also still have an issue with the Lost Planet 2 benchmark, flat out failing to run.

MSI Radeon HD 5770
MSI Radeon HD 5770

Crossfire does allow higher custom filtering quality modes than single cards do, with standard Box AA allowing up to 16x in games that support it, or forced through the control panel, and other MSAA modes increasing that AA sample level higher still. For older titles this can be used to offer better quality visuals at framerates you enjoy, and don't forget all the HD 5000 series offer rotated grid super sample AA for DirectX 9 titles.

MSI Logo Vent
MSI Logo Vent

3 1/2 Stars Award
3 1/2 Stars Award
Rage3D awards the MSI HD 5770 3 1/2 stars. It's a great card but not keeping pace with the rest in pricing adjustments, and the odd clock speed/core voltage issue means it's a little juicier than it needs to be. The three year warranty and overvolt support is nice to have, and the cooler is effective and quiet. Crossfire HD 5770s are a valid option for those of your without space to install the much longer HD 5870 and, if you grabbed an HD 5770 at launch, between now and Christmas may be the time to double up for cheap.  


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