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PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-5D Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 5 Edition Video Card

  • 800 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Nate C.
  • 12/23/2010 10:27:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 5 monitor support

Pros: Works great pretty solid video card for what it is.

The 5 monitor support ain't an issue just make sure you buy the ACTIVE ADAPTERS and with the active adapters you must only use SINGLE LINK DVI CABLES dual linked dvi cables won't work past the 2nd monitor I believe.

Google the difference between DUAL LINKED and SINGLE LINKED dvi cables if you plan on going past 2 monitors

It will be worth your time.

Cons: None works perfect as long as you have single link dvi cables.

Other Thoughts: If you're using a VGA to DVI adapter more than likely this won't work for you unless its a vga to dvi single link adapter.

Most vga to dvi adapters are dual linked adapters causing it to not work.

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  • Tommy L.
  • 12/15/2010 9:06:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks for the most part

Pros: drives up to 5 monitors. small form factor and single slot and comes with the adapters you'll need for the monitors.

Cons: can't get sound on hdtv from pc. dont know what's wrong. tried everything. last i checked online you can get sound from minidisplayport to hdmi cable/converter.

Other Thoughts: great price for powering 5 displays on single card. even better if it can drive 6 then people can get this instead of the way more expensive eyefinity 6 cards.

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  • benjamin Z.
  • 11/20/2010 12:50:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Excellent card, especially for the price, you just know what kind of display you need to use it. Most of the bad reviews are from people who didn't know what they were getting. Admittedly finding information for this card can be difficult.

Cons: Its a bit of a power hog.

Other Thoughts: I have always avoided powercooler because of some of the horror stories I've heard about them, but given how well this card performs I think I'll be using them again.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 9/16/2010 11:06:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot For MacPro

Pros: Great specs, great price, probably a great card.

Cons: Does not work with MacPro. Even though the specs are exactly what the new MacPro Mini Displayport out cards are - 1GB 128 bit - when I got the custom made power cable the card would not output to my Mac Cinema display through mini Displayport.

Other Thoughts: There may be another Mac-specific option only available on the official mac version of the card but cannot confirm.

Manufacturer Response:

Be sure to purchase products that are certified as Mac-compatible because not all of them are. Mac cards are slightly different, primarily in VGA bios. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. hugo@powercolor.com thanks.

-Hugo

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  • Jim F.
  • 7/8/2010 12:29:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWindows XP Experence

Pros: I have a 27w, 24w, 21 montior
Worked first try only two montiors at a time. Simple install on Windows XP. First Video Card I've Owned that my handled my 24" rotated 90 montior with out a hitch. Video plays back smoothly on rotated montior. You tube works great.

Cons: I had just received a Dell U2711 2550x1440 27" Monitor when I releaized my dual head card runing my 24 and 21 wouldn't be good enough. So I got this card figuring I'd be coverd for the Huge res as well as 4 others. But only to find out in XP it will only drive two monitors (Lost an Egg). But I'm so pleased that it works so well with the 27 I'm keeping it, and Added a an old ATI 5450 i had laying around to drive the 3rd screen

Other Thoughts: This card is really a Windows 7/ Vista card for your 5 video monitor needs. I called support and the confirmed to me that the card was only good for two monitors. Again, I'm happy and it works well. If it was a $500 card It would have gone back. But I feel the price point is perfect for my needs. Later when I install windows 7 I'll be really happy.

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  • Clayton H.
  • 7/3/2010 10:43:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWatch out

Pros: Card is great HOWEVER.....See cons

Cons: It gives you the feeling that it can support 4 monitors BUT two of the connections are for the NEW supported displayports. SMALL writing says it.

Manufacturer Response:

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this, but I'm more than happy to try and find out more. When paired with the correct connections, this card will definitely display on up to five separate displays. Feel free to e-mail me and I'll be more than happy to help you. My e-mail is hugo@powercolor.com. Thanks.

-Hugo

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  • Michael F.
  • 6/22/2010 3:11:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGoodbye nVidia Quadro, Hello ATI Eyefinity5

Pros: I have built over 300 computers from scratch. I am a quad-display guy and have been for the last 6 years. I have gone through every under/sad-performing Matrox card there is and most recently the always-buggy Quadro PNY NVS-450 that sorely tested my patience with 3 or 4 boots every morning just to get it to work properly. If your monitors are DVI/VGA then you will only be able to run two with the 2 included DVI adapters. The other 3 monitors will need from Newegg the Sapphire ACTIVE DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter (max 1920x1200) for $25 ea or a full ACTIVE DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter for $125 ea. I am using the $25 Sapphire units and I am in heaven. THIS card is pure joy to you quad-display geeks who have waited years for multi-display perfection to arrive... along with superfast GDDR5 memory. Win7 64 bit Media Center movies play without pause and clear as a bell even whilst you have 8 other windows open.

Cons: I was upset that I had to spend two hours researching passive versus active displayport adapters to figure out what additional hardware I had to buy to see all 4 of my monitors fire-up and work. There were no buyer feedback recommendations/critiques/hints on this page when I bought my card. Remember, you will only see all five monitors light up if all 5 are DisplayPort models. If all you have are DVI monitors then you need to buy three ACTIVE DisplayPort-to-DVI adapters for $125 ea. If your five monitors are combo DVI/VGA then you also need to buy 3 Sapphire ACTIVE DisplayPort-to-VGA adapters (max 1920x1200 each monitor) for $25 ea.

Other Thoughts: This ATI card is a very good deal and performs in my Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR system with 4gb memory very well. I have a 2.83 Q9550 cranked up to run at 3.11 ghz. I have set my ATI card to run locked at 100 mhz in the MB bios which now eliminates all flicker. I have also added a nice VIZO VIZO-PCL-201 70mm Blue LED Propeller Dual Fan Card next to my ATI card. I am running Catalyst 10.6 but not Hydravision software as yet. My CCC manual set fan speed on the ATI card is 65%. The CCC overdrive speed is 810 mhz for the GPU clock and 1200 mhz for the memory clock as established by the auto-tune set-up. Overall, if you take my advice the set-up of this card will be a snap. ATI has indeed become the graphics card choice of 2010 for me. I will buy more of these cards for sure.

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  • James L.
  • 6/21/2010 6:41:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsCannot use more than 2 non-displayport devices at a time

Pros: Good card from a good company but...

Cons: I had to cancel an order because ATI's Eyefinity product does not deliver on multi-monitor capability. Yes, if all of but two of your displays are DisplayPort native you will be able to get all five going. The DisplayPort spec calls for dual-mode ports that can output both HDMI and DisplayPort, but ATI has chosen to not implement that part of the spec. If you are like me and have nothing but HDMI inputs on my large format displays, then you are out of luck as there are no active displayport to HDMI converters out there and the costs would be prohibitive if there were. Customers need to be warned up front of this limitation.

Manufacturer Response:

You should be able to run 5 DVI devices on this card without any problem. It really all comes down to the type of adapter you use. In some of the other reviews, customers have reported success when using adapters they were able to acquire on their own. Feel free to e-mail me and I'll try to provide you with more information. Thanks. hugo@powercolor.com

-Hugo

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  • David M.
  • 6/17/2010 2:34:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAddendum To First Review

Pros: First, Newegg delivers. Secondly, great card.

Cons: Since my first review, I've made an unfortunate discovery.

Only TWO DVI outputs are actually supported simultaneously on this card. I should've waited for my other 3 mini-Displayport to DVI adapters to arrive and test this out before writing my first review. It took a couple calls to Powercolor tech support to nail this issue down.

If you MUST have more than two DVI links, you have to use ACTIVE adapters, not passive ones. The difference is approximately $100 an adapter presently. Only two passive mini-Displayport to single-link DVI adapters will work at a time.

Sorry for writing my first review somewhat presumptuously. Nothing in the technical information nor in the item description here mentions that only two of the Mini Displayports can be used for DVI, that was just a little surprise.

So, I've knocked one Egg off my overall rating. It's unfortunate, but this card doesn't QUITE do everything you'd assume it does by sheer technical description alone.

Other Thoughts: Powercolor support was friendly and professional, but a little hard to reach. Their timezone is unknown to me, as the one person on staff was gone to lunch at 3:30pm CST, but he did have answers.

The lack of support for more than two DVI links is saddening, but not a dealbreaker for me either, I just wish I'd known so I could've saved myself the $30 on 3 additional mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapters, which I've now opened and have to RMA elsewhere, bah.

I'm going for the mini-Displayport to VGA adapters now instead, as the smaller 17" LCD's I'm using have both DVI and VGA, and VGA is fine at 1280x1024 resolution. Powercolor couldn't promise me they'd work the way I want, but if not, then... I guess it's time to RMA this card, which I'm sure Newegg will be great about if I pay the restocking fee, but I don't want to just yet. I like this card, and I'm doing my best to document its quirks for others that follow. I'll leave one more note in a few days if the VGA adapters work or not.

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  • David M.
  • 6/14/2010 2:45:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for all intents and purposes

Pros: Pros, first off, Newegg delivers. Secondly, this card is great. It replaced a Matrox G200 MMS quad-head PCI card when I moved to Win 7 from XP. There was nothing -wrong- with my 11 year old Matrox card, but there are so many more things -right- with this card.

For one, it replaced a GTX-260. Benchmark-wise, the 5770 and the GTX-260 are on par with one another. However, this card is FAR more case-friendly.

Make no mistake, the pictures will make you think this is a 1.5 height card, but this sucker is a full double height card, taking up two slots. However, not the end of the world. It's a whole heck of a lot SHORTER than the behemoths out there. The fan is giant and quiet, keeps the card cool, Riva Tuner's been pleased.

Setup was a snap,. (Not literally of course. Snapping sounds inside of computer cases make me think of bad experiences with SATA ports. No, 'snap' as in simple and easy.) The card defaults to clone display if no drivers are installed, so software install is a br

Cons: The fan doesn't vent outside the case (meh.)

Design of the card leads you to believe it's thinner than it is. But it's as short as it appears - this card fits far more happily in my mid-ATX Centurion than my second GTX-260 did.

Only comes with 2 Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapters. Since I'm running 5 monitors via DVI, that means I had to pick up three more. Newegg's selection of these adapters is a little steep price-wise, shop around. Their prices are better than Apple's store though, that you can be sure of.

Be aware that this is an all-digital output card. Older VGA monitors may require another step or two to set up.

Other Thoughts: You might think to yourself, "Hey, I might be able to fit a PCIe 1x card under this video card." I did ponder that myself, and tried it out when placing this card. (It'd have been nice, freeing up another PCIe 16x slot.)

If you think like me, let me set you straight: No way. Doesn't work, sorry. Not a deal-breaker, or a con by any means. Just don't buy it hoping you're going to get that eSATA PCIe 1x card to fit underneath this and free up another slot.

Single 6-pin PCIe power line, as opposed to my old GTX-260's dual-6-pin requirement. This is nice, but I ran out of room in my Pro's section.

The next Catalyst driver update coming soon (10.3) will allow you to essentially remove the bezel from your game or desktop. This is cool, as it will make your games proportionally correct for the screen size. I'm too nervous about using Beta-labeled drivers to try it out yet, but it should be out July 2010.

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