Introduction to the Gigabyte GV-R577UD-1GD HD 5770 Video Card
We all know AMD recently took the performance crown away from Nvidia with the release of the HD 5870 and HD 5970 graphic cards, a crown held proudly aloft by the Nvidia GTX 295/285. The honor holding it is often traded back and forward between the two. Iin order to experience the performance given by either of these cards means forking out $400 plus.
AMD is often known as the better price-vs-performance winner of the two, but not everyone is going to kiss this kind of money goodbye just to play a couple of first person shooters. To cater to people on a budget, here comes the HD 57xx series. They're a nice alternative to the more costly offerings, which will play all the current games at better than average settings. Offering a lower cost card is one thing, but you have to supply the end-user with features as well. Granted, the HD 57XX series is not going to give you 1000MHz of Core Clock or even two gigs of GDDR5 memory.
How about DirectX11, Eyefinity monitor setups and Crossfire? Yes, all the HD 57XX models share these same features with the HD 58XX. For less than $160 plus the price of three monitors, you can have a visually awesomel setup
Gigabyte also knows you have to grant people looking for a good budget GPU with the proper tools. The latest HD 5770 or GV-R577UD-1GD is just that card. For the $160 asking price, you get a blazing 850MHz Core and 4800MHZ of GDDR5 memory. Equipped with less stream processors, lower texture fill rate and memory bandwidth, the HD 5770 looks to still be a winner in our books. If you don't believe me, read the following pages for more proof.