AMD Radeon HD 5770 Hits Streets Early

Even though AMD hasn't officially launched its Radeon HD 5770 yet, the cards have made their way onto e-tailers such as Newegg. Essentially, Newegg has broken the NDA on the card, which is suppose to lift quite soon.

The card is a follow-up to the previously--and recently--launched Radeon HD 5870. Our own Chris Angelini benched the beast a few days ago and found it to not only be a top runner, but also hand's down the fastest single GPU solution you can buy today.

The link, here (opens in new tab), may very well go offline any minute. But we're providing a screenshot here just in case.

Thanks to Gunny for the tip!

As for the "unofficial" specification of the Radeon HD 5770? They are, according to Newegg:

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Chipset ManufacturerATI
GPURadeon HD 5770
Core Clock850MHz
Stream Processors800 Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Memory Size1GB
Memory Interface128-bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
DirectXDirectX 11
  • nforce4max
    I want for my first crossfire box.
  • randomizer
    The HD5770 has been listed in Aus for at least a week. Even the HD5750 is listed.
  • SneakySnake
    Our local computer shop is selling them as well. $190 CDN, which is pretty much the price of the 4890. I'd love to get my hands on one. There was 4 in stock today, but I didn't have any money with me :(
  • falchard
    Thats not an HD5770, thats an HD4870. lol almost exact same specs.
  • pharge
    hmm... HD5770 is listed for $159.9 on which is almost the same as HD4870(1G). Toms, when are we going to have the compairson between these 2 cards?
    More importantly will HD5770 pushs HD4870 and HD4850 even cheaper?
    I will defintely love to see the price drop of HD4870 and HD4850!... :D
  • japnoise99
    It may be same specs as a 4870. However I'd buy a 4870 with DX11 and Eyefinity any day.
  • mlcloud
    Looks like it will be on par with the 4870, except with several more display ports and probably improved power efficiencies here and there.

    What will the 128-bit memory do to the performance?
  • pharge
    By the way, base on the nature of the crossfire setup... I guess we will not be able to pair up HD4xxx with HD5xxx on crossfire...

    Wondering if there is going to be a price drop of HD4870 and/or HD4850... will it be better to spend the money for a pair of HD4870/HD4850 or a single HD5870/HD5770?

    I hope Toms is going to roll out a lot of reviews on these setups... :D
  • Even more pain for nvidia. So much for their too little too late gt220 "budget" cards.
  • scatrdfew
    This gives me new-gear-fever... I don't need it, but I want one.