Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex Review

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Arriving in a typically bold Powercolor theme, the Radeon HD 5770 presents itself as a mean looking muscle car. Also note that Powercolor have made it clear to differentiate this product with the previous PCS+ model by labelling it's new VORTEX cooler design.

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+     Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+

The rear of the packaging offers a more comprehensive description of the product and its features. Of course, we're more interested in what's inside so without much thought we ripped open the outer packaging...

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+     Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+

Behind the outer sleeve you will find a sturdy cardboard box concealing the HD 5770 and its accessories. Included you will find a driver disc, Crossfire bridge, manual and DVI to VGA adapter.

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+     Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+

Here it is. As with the vast majority of HD 5770s, this graphics card will occupy two expansion slots worth of space. As I'm sure you've noticed, the most prominent feature on the graphics card itself is its huge 92mm fan, mounted on top of a heatsink of substantial size. As such we expect the fan to be very quiet.

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+     Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+

Again, much like all HD 5770's the PCS+ Vortex requires suppliment power via a 6pin PCI-Express port at the rear.

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Most Recent Comments

17-08-2010, 08:19:12

Tough days lie ahead for the HD 5770 in light of new competition from team green. Perhaps Powercolor can save the day?

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17-08-2010, 09:15:31

Nice looking card (cheerful) but it would be nice if you could give us a power chart so people can compare power consumption with the 460 being that the HD 5770 main advantage over the 460 is its lower power consumption.


17-08-2010, 14:19:26

Roffle, they're totally ripped off the Ares cooler. It's nice though

Thanks again for another tip top review chaps Quote

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