Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex Review
Published: 16th August 2010 | Source: Powercolor | Price: £138.74 |
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.
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...
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.
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.
Again, much like all HD 5770's the PCS+ Vortex requires suppliment power via a 6pin PCI-Express port at the rear.