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Date: May 29th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sapphire Technology
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES


 

 

I/O Output: Dual DL-DVI-I+HDTV
Core Clock: 750 MHz
PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
Memory Clock: 800 MHz, 3.2Gbps
512MB /128bit GDDR5 memory interface
Dual Slot Active Cooler
HDMI compliant via dongle
7.1 Audio Channel Support
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
Shader Model 4.1 support


Redefine HD Gaming

  • Advanced Memory
    GDDR5 provides twice the data per pin of GDDR3 memory at the same clock speeds.
  • Enhanced Anti-Aliasing (AA) & Anisotropic Filtering (AF)
    High performance anisotropic filtering and 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) smooth jagged edges and create true-to-life graphics, for everything from grass to facial features.
  • Microsoft DirectX 10.1
    Play today while preparing for tomorrow with state-of-the-art DirectX 10.1 graphics capabilities.
  • ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
    ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.
  • PCI Express 2.0
    Support for PCI Express 2.0 will prepare you for bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.
  • Power to Spare
    This GPU has the brute processing power needed for physics, artificial intelligence, stream computing and ray tracing calculations.

Go Beyond HD Video

  • Unified Video Decoder 2(UVD 2)
    Unified Video Decoder 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for even the most processing-intensive content, including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2. Also, take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities.
  • Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
    With ATI Stream technology, owners of ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 GPUs can help accelerate the conversion of standard and HD video into multiple formats for use on differing consumer electronics devices. The ATI Video Converter, designed to enable GPU transcoding of HD video streams, is currently available.
  • Enhanced DVD Upscaling
    Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling. The GPU uses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display.
  • Dynamic Contrast
    Dynamic Contrast automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness during scenes to consistently deliver a crisp, vibrant picture.
  • HDMI
    Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI with 7.1 digital surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.

Break-through Efficiency

  • Dynamic Power Management
    ATI Radeon HD 4770 GPU delivers high performance when needed and conserves power when the demand on the graphics processor is low.

Specifications:

  • GDDR5 memory
  • DirectX® 10.1
  • 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
  • Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
  • PCI Express® 2.0 support
  • Dynamic geometry acceleration
  • Game physics processing capability
  • ATI Avivo™HD video and display technology
  • Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology
  • ATI Stream technology
  • Core Clock: 750 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 800 MHz, 32GBs
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
  • 512MB /256bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • Dual Slot Active Cooler
  • HDMI compliant via dongle
  • Shader Model 4.1 support

PRODUCT COMPOSITION



So what do you exactly get for US$99 when you purchase this videocard. Seeing this is Sapphire's entry point for performance videocards and the small price tag, I wouldn't expect much. But I was surprised.



Sapphire supplied a rather complete software package complete with DVD creation, playing and burning software along with Sapphire's installation and driver CD. Only missing is a game to test the card out with. I personally would do without all the DVD, benchmarking and other software and supply a good game to go with it. Does anyone really use the software included with these packages? Would you prefer a game? I know I would.



The hardware kit is equally well equipped and includes an component HD dongle, an HDMI converter adapter, a digital to analog monitor adapter, a power cable and a cross-fire bridge. As I said, is is complete, but videocard manufacturers need to throw in TWO digital to analog adapters instead of one seeing a lot of enthusiasts might be using two analog monitor for a dual display setup.



And last out of the box is the videocard itself. I will be going into further detail in the following pages, but initial thoughts are that this is a very simple card with nothing more than a fancier radial cooler. Also noted is the smaller overall footprint of this card. It shouldn't be hard to install this card in any standard case.

 

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