Date: December 14th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: XFX
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So what do you exactly get for US$179 when you purchase XFX's HD5770 mainstream videocard.
XFX supplies the usual driver CD, a basic installation guide along with a full version of Battle forge which will support DX11. Any videocard that comes complete with a decent game is a huge plus in my books. there is nothing like getting a videocard and immediately being able to use it without a further investment.
The hardware kit covered all the bases with a VGA to DVI adapter, a six pin power cable along with a crossfire bridge. Nothing much more is needed.
And last out of the box is the videocard itself. This card is based off the ATI reference design but is complimented with the addition of XFX's branded sticker. First impressions brought my attention to the rather large cooler and overall size of this card for a mainstream videocard much what I saw with the Sapphire model seeing they are practically the exact same card minus some minor aesthetic differences.