Date: September 2nd, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: XFX
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES (From XFX)
Powered by the latest 40nm manufacturing processing technology, the XFX ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 Graphics Card is truly lethal. Representing an industry milestone in the advancement in gaming performance, it is capable of widespread destruction with faster frame rates, higher resolutions and unparalleled speed.
GDDR5 memory arms users with twice the data per pin at 750MHz than equally equipped GDDR3 cards. The brute processing power delivered by the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 ensures exceptional performance for physics, artificial intelligence, dual-stream picture-in-picture computing and ray tracing calculations.
Unparalleled 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering delivers unmatched realism, smoothing jagged edges and creating amazingly realistic graphics. And ATI CrossFireX™ technology seamlessly scales rigs to quad mode.
Engineered to maximize the latest DirectX® 10.1 games, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 delivers outstanding performance for today's and tomorrow's games. ATI Stream Technology enables the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 to tackle the most GPU-punishing tasks like video transcoding with amazing speed.
No matter how you measure it, the XFX ATI Radeon 4770 graphics card does it all faster, better and deadlier than anything on the market. Forty truly is the new deadly.
- 40nm process Technology (826 million transistors on 40nm fabrication process)
- 512MB GDDR5 memory
- DirectX 10.1 support
- 640 stream processing units
- 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
- Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) for Blu-ray and HD Video
- Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
- DVD Upscaling
- Dynamic Contrast
- Built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
- Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay technology
- ATI Stream technology**
So what do you get for the small and tidy sum of US$119.99?
First thing to note is the different packaging which focuses less on flare and cardboard waste and more on having a box that fits the size of the product inside. Everything is snug, but perfectly protected.
First out of the box is the installation guide, quick install guide, a driver CD and XFX's Gamer do not disturb sign. As always, download the newest drivers from XFX's website or Nvidia's direct driver download. The newest drivers will always has the latest fixes and performance improvements.
Next out is the hardware kit which includes a VGA and HDMI Adapter, a molex power adapter, a crossfire bridge and the HD output dongle. The kit is complete but again is missing the second VGA adapter which is crucial to dual analog monitor support.
And last out of the box is the videocard itself. Overall first impressions are that this is a reference based HD 4770 card with a darker PCB material and a rather larger cooler onboard. It seems be built well, is quite attractive with its non-reference color scheme and should fit into any gamer's windowed case with no problems. To be honest, if I didn't know the price of it, based on aesthetics, it looks much more expensive than it is.
Let's go through this card in better detail in the next section.
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