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Windows showing Radeon 5700 instead 5770

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 4, 2010 7:06:40 AM


I recently bought Gigabyte Radeon 5770 and upon installing the card and the drivers it came with, my Windows XP system is showing Radeon 5700 instead of 5770. The same is shown in Ati Catalyst. I checked the card to see, if they gave me by mistake the wrong card, but on the heatsink it says Radeon 5770.

Can somebody help me out, please ? Should i get the latest drivers or what ?


Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4
Intel i7 870
Corsair Dominator DDR3 2x2GB
Gigabyte Radeon 5770
Windows XP
a b U Graphics card
March 4, 2010 7:08:13 AM

Sometimes, Windows will show what series your card is in rather than the exact card itself. Since there is no such thing as a "5700", I'd say you're fine.
March 4, 2010 7:10:56 AM

Huh, i just checked the available grapic cards from ATI 5700 series and you are right! There is no Radeon 5700, just 5750 and 5770. I thought there was also 5700 :) 

Ok, problem solved, thank you very much!
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March 4, 2010 11:19:19 AM

Well, i thought that there was an actual GPU Radeon 5700. In the documentation i got with the graphic card, there were print screens of Catalyst showing "Radeon 5770 Series". Mine said 5700 series, so i thought i got the wrong graphic card.

But now i know, that from 5700 series there are only two GPUs - 5750 and 5770. So i guess its only a matter of different representation.

Im planning on installing Windows 7 today wit the latest MOBO and GPU drivers, so hopefully it will show Radeon 5770.
March 4, 2010 11:28:34 AM

So why do you think it shows "Radeon 5700 Series", when on the other hand it shows "5770 Radeon Series" in the documentation ?
March 4, 2010 1:53:13 PM

Dude, you go back and read MY argument.

I said the documentation says Radeon <b>5770</b> Series, NOT 5700 (notice the difference between 5700 and 5770).

You understand my question now :p  ?
March 4, 2010 1:58:11 PM

Yeah dont worry about it! it shows my 5870 as a 5800! so does GPUz i think!
a b U Graphics card
March 4, 2010 9:17:29 PM

Your Operating system will show simply Radeon 5700 Series. If you go into GPU-Z (another application) it will say your exact graphics card. Or into System Properties -> Hardware Devices -> Video Output Devices -> it will say your exact card there. Hope I helped!
a c 376 U Graphics card
March 5, 2010 10:25:23 AM

Jeezus. Chill people.
Just DL this;
It will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about your video card(and likely much more than you will ever want to know.)