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Sapphire HD 5770 Flex Edition review

A 5770 with four EyeFinity connectors

Our Verdict

With four-screen EyeFinity, it's the ultimate 5770 for media centres.

For

  • Good features
  • Good bundle
  • Four-screen EyeFinity

Against

  • Price

Sapphire's Flex Edition entry into the 5770 fray is as solid and competent as you'd expect from one of the key historical ATI partnerships. It's as roundly well-featured as any other 5770 out there, boasting HDMI, DisplayPort and two DVI-out ports, and the chunky aftermarket cooler is reassuring in its girth.

It's USP, however, is that it supports four output monitors via EyeFinity, while most other 5770s only enable you to use three. That's a nice feature in itself, and if this interests you, you'll be pleased at the inclusion of a DVI-HDMI cable in the bundle.

If you're after a massive piece of four-monitor real-estate to run your apps, or to spread video output around multiple screens throughout the house, then it's an interesting prospect. But that versatility doesn't stretch to multiple-screen gaming, as the benchmarks on the next page highlight.

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset Model5770
HDMIYes
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 5000
DisplayPortYes
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameSapphire
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.1
Bus Width128 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFireX
Digital SignalYes
DVIYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
ManufacturerSapphire, Inc
Memory Speed1200 MHz
Product Model11163-13-20R
Product Name11163-13-20R Radeon HD 5770 FleX Edition Graphics Card
Package TypeRetail
Processor Speed850 MHz
Manufacturer Part Number11163-13-20R
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sapphiretech.com/en/
API SupportedDirectX 11.0