SAPPHIRE HD 5700 Series Sets New Standards


SAPPHIRE HD 5700 series

Following  the  storming  success  of  the  recently  introduced  SAPPHIRE HD 5800  series, SAPPHIRE  Technology  now  introduces  the  HD 5700 series,  setting  new  standards  for performance, value for money and features.

Only the second product line to fully support the forthcoming DirectX 11 from Microsoft, the new HD 5700 series brings many of  the exciting architectural and performance  features of the HD 5800 series to users on lower budgets. The HD 5700 series is based on a new GPU from  the ATI division of AMD built  in  low power 40nm  technology. This new series  includes support  for  the new  instruction set of DirectCompute 11, hardware  tessellation, accelerated multi-threading capability, support for ATI Stream and the ability to display across up to three monitors simultaneously with ATI Eyefinity.

The new SAPPHIRE HD 5770 has 800 Stream Processors – the same number as top of the range  cards  in  the  previous  generation  –  and  is  fitted  with  1GB  of  GDDR5  memory connected  via  a  new  high  speed  128-bit memory  interface. Clocks  are  850MHz  core  and 1200MHz  (4800MHz effective)  for  the memory delivering excellent performance. Designed to  be  installed  in  a  PCI-Express  2.0  x16  slot,  the  SAPPHIRE  HD  5770  also  has  two CrossFire  connectors  on  its  upper  edge,  allowing  up  to  four  of  these  cards  to  be  used together for enhanced performance in a suitable CrossFireX enabled mainboard. It has two Dual-link DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector on the bracket.

The SAPPHIRE HD 5750  is a SAPPHIRE original design bringing unrivalled performance, features  and  value  for  money.  It  has  720  Stream  Processors  and  is  fitted  with  1GB  of GDDR5 memory, again with the new high performance 128-bit memory interface. Clocks are 700MHz  core  and  1150MHZ  (4600MHZ  effective)  for  the  memory,  delivering  the  best performance in its class. Native CrossFire support again allows multiple cards to be used in a  suitable CrossFireX enabled  system. The SAPPHIRE HD 5750  is a  low power graphics solution requiring only one 6-pin power connector (adapter supplied) and drawing only 86W under load and a very low 16W when in 2D or Windows desktop mode. The shorter PCB is easily installed in any PC case, and the speed controlled fan assisted cooler is very quiet in operation. Two Dual-link DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connectors are provided. Both  of  the  cards  in  the SAPPHIRE HD 5700 series  support  the  new ATI Eyefinity mode which allows up to three monitors to be used simultaneously from one GPU.

Both of these new SAPPHIRE models support accelerated rendering and video transcoding applications with ATI Stream. Both models also have  the  latest generation of built-in UVD (Universal Video Decoder) delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg  files.  In  the SAPPHIRE HD 5700 series  the UVD  is able  to decode  two 1080p HD video streams simultaneously and  is able  to display HD video  in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support.


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