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ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5770 Videocard Review

ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5770 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A videocard might just hit that wonderful sweet spot where price and performance balance perfectly... you know, when time itself becomes fluid and games run smooth at wide resolutions with all the fancy new graphics eyecandy options enabled.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Mar 23 2010   Julian Apong  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A

Overclocking past 900MHz GPU?

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU Speed: 850 MHz 910 MHz
Memory Speed: 1200 MHz 1325 MHz
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

ASUS ship the EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A videocard with its ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU running at 850MHz, the 1024MB of onboard GDDR5 memory runs at 1200MHz.

As always, PCSTATS overclocked the videocard through ATI's Catalyst Control Center using ATI Overdrive. The fan was set to run at 100% from the start and PCSTATS started with the GPU first, pausing to test the results with a quick 3D benchmark before continuing. We take note of any stability problems or artifacts, then list the maximum stable and artifact-free overclocked speed the videocard achieves.

We'll be using ASUS' P5E3 Premium Intel X48 motherboard for these overclocking tests, along with a nice set of Patriot DDR3-1866 low latency memory modules.

Given the ease in which most mainstream ATI Radeon videocards overclock, we cut to the chase and separately overclocked the memory and GPU as far as they would go. The Radeon HD 5770 overclocked to 910MHz GPU and the memory to 1325MHz.

When both memory and GPU were overclocked together 3DMark06 crashed with the GPU running at 925MHz, so we dropped speeds down to a maximum overclock of 910MHz GPU / 1325MHz memory and called it a day.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A videocard was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. All benchmarks for the videocard were run in Windows 7 Ultimate, the reference video cards were tested in both Windows XP and Vista for the DX10 benchmarks.

PCSTATS is in the process of making the transition to a Windows 7 and Intel CPU test platform, so keep this in mind as you scan the benchmark results. In the second column are the general specs this videocard is compared against.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
VGA Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (775) Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (775) AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (AM2)
Clock Speed:

15 x 200MHz = 3.0GHz

14 x 200MHz = 2.6GHz 14 x 200MHz = 2.8GHz
Motherboards:

ASUS P5E3 Premiun (Intel X48 Express)

MSI X48 Platinum (Intel X48 Express)

Foxconn C51XEM2 (NF 590 SLI)
Videocard:

ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5
Gigabyte GV-R567OC-1GI
Gigabyte GV-N285OC-2GI
Gigabyte GV-N26SO-896I
Gigabyte GV-N26OC896H-GA
ASUS ENGTX260 MT/HTDI/896MD3
Sparkle GTX260 Core 216
ASUS ENGTS250 DK
ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A Rev.B
ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A
ASUS EAH4770 FML/DI/512MD5/A
ASUS EAH4770 HTDI/512MD5/A
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB
Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI
ASUS EN9600GT DI/512MD3/A
ASUS EN9400GT/DI/1G(LP)
Gigabyte GV-R435OC-512I



Palit Radeon HD 4870X2
ASUS Radeon EAH4850/HTDI/512MA
MSI Radeon R3870X2-T2D1G-OC
ASUS Radeon EAH3870X2 1G
Diamond HD 3650 Pe 512
MSI R4830-T2D512-OC

ASUS EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
ASUS EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn 8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H SLI
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Albatron 8600GT-256
MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC
ASUS EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M/A
Palit 9600GT Sonic
Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN *

Memory:

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-1800C7D (DDR3)

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3 (DDR2)

Hard Drive:

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740

CDROM:

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Drive

Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W
Heatsink : Intel E8400 Reference Intel E6750 Reference Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Test System Setup:

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Intel INF 9.1.1.1019
ATI Catalyst 10.2

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Intel INF 9.1.1.1019
Catalyst 9.3
Forceware 185.85
nVidia 15.23

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit*

Benchmarks:

3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
STALKER Clear Sky / Call of Pripyat
FEAR
Crysis
Call of Juarez
Lost Planet

Benchmark results are organized by GPU manufacturer first (AMD/ATI or nVidia), then by GPU generation, and then by GPU class (high end, mainstream, value). This approach provides a clearer view of how performance can differ from generation to generation, and class to previous generation. The product being tested is marked with the red colour bar.

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Contents of Article: ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A
 Pg 1.  ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5770 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking past 900MHz GPU?
 Pg 3.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 4.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 5.  DX11/DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: STALKER
 Pg 6.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 7.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 8.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  AA/AF Videocard Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 11.  ASUS EAH5770 CuCore - Replacing the Old Guard

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